I really enjoyed this run and I’m not sure why. I’ve begun to think of them less as tedious slogs to get through to improve distance and time on feet and increase mitochondria and test gear and nutrition. I’ve come to think of them as adventures. I don’t really pay attention to my time and… Continue reading Long Run August 8
A few ups and a few downs this week and I’m not talking about terrain. Monday I took as a rest day. I figured I deserved to treat my feet a little. And the fact that I finished work at 5 am and then had to be back at 3 pm left little time for… Continue reading Summary August 1 – 7
Usually when I go for my runs, I’m alone; no packs of runners or strollers or cyclists blasting by on the sidewalk. I don’t even have a sidewalk. Most of the time I run quiet dirt roads with the occasional car that will creep past. Recently that was a different story. I was running along one… Continue reading Have all the Animals Gone Mad?
I think this week has been the most that I have ever run. I’m happy with that in itself but I also spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights on my feet walking all night long at work. I didn’t track that distance since it was a lot of slow meandering. I actually looked at the… Continue reading Summary July 25 – 31
July 26 – Still hot and still humid but I needed to get a long run in so I packed up my gear and went to the trails. I tried a few different things on this run: new shoes and new fuels. First the shoes. Brand new fresh out of the box Altra Olympus. I’ve… Continue reading A Long Run
July 25 – It. Was. Hot. So hot. In the interest of avoiding overtraining and dehydrating, it was just a short 10 km run around my local dirt roads. Needless to say the run slow since the air was so thick you could actually feel it wrapping around you. As I was walking home my… Continue reading Sometimes the Drama is After the Run
July 18 – 24, 2016 Sometimes working shifts is great for training. And other times it’s not. Like this week. Usually when I’m working days, I can get in a short workout over my lunch and then a longer one after work as I wait for traffic to die down. Well this week I had overtime… Continue reading Well This Week Was a Write Off
July 14, 2016 With my legs still screaming, I decided to make today a cross-training day. The heat and humidity were still oppressive even with all of the windows open in my workout room. After 30 minutes on the elliptical, I was soaked and there were sweat drops on the floor all around me. Then… Continue reading Plans Thwarted (July 14-17)
July 13, 2016 I lay in bed and for some reason I was awake before dawn. Very strange. I felt a slight tightness in my legs but everything seemed to be OK. Until I stood up. My quads were tighter than a drum and I hobbled my way out of the bedroom. I poked my… Continue reading The Thighs are Angry
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