Monday, October 16, 2017

Race week


   So I do hope to run a 4 mile race this Saturday. I'm pretty sure I can easily break 40 minutes but 36 minutes might be a better target. Whatever it is I will just be glad to run!
   Today was a perfect day for running. 60ish, sunny, and a nice north breeze. I logged 8 miles with the last mile an 8:48. Pretty peppy for this fella!
  I will off tomorrow, then another 8 on Wednesday, then a short run Thursday, off Friday race Saturday. Potential of 24-25 mile week. Foot is feeling better, too!
   Hope all is well with you! Peace!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Strong finish


    In racing have you ever been passed at the very end of the race? Some guy comes blowing by you? It's obvious he had something left...certainly we all want to give a "kick" during the end phase of a race. Yet a race well run will have left everything on the course and the finish would be in respect to the race. A strong finish is pushing into a zone that is devoid of reserve and is dependent upon heart. It is only for you to know. One thing for sure....I will fight to keep that dude from passing me!!
   A little 3.3 miler with some pace work. Hope you are well! Peace!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Working it out


     So my new training schedule is a work in progress. Four running days per week. One run is a tempo run, or some form of speed work. One run is a progression run, and the other two are LSD runs. This week I've run three seven milers and tomorrow is my speed day.
  I do still hope to race next Saturday. A four miler for a good cause!
     Hope all is well with you! Peace!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Seasons


   Being in season is an important concept to grasp. The truly successful life understands that there are seasons in life. We will experience birth, growth, death, joy, grief, and a multitude of other life experiences. Each has a season.
   Runners must be in season and the Fall is a great time to race! The hot Summer running is now paying dividends!
   I hope to race the 21st of this month. It is a 4 mile race for a very good cause. So I can endure the entry fee. Man, fees have skyrocketed!
   I ran 7 miles in 1:07:33. Pretty good! Hope you are well! Peace!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Summer in Autumn


   We are being blessed with temps in the 80's!! It is supposed to end tonight but man I have enjoyed!!
  Last week I did a super-cutdown week. I did four runs at only 3 miles. I have been doing 4 runs a week but usually averaging 33-35 miles a week. So I did gain some significant rest. Today I decided to go real easy and test the psyche and body. I felt pretty good and finished with 7.1 miles w/o any foot burning.
   I can't imagine life w/o running. I've been doing it for so long! We were going through family pics yesterday and in virtually every picture I am runner thin. It's part of my identity. I pray I will be running in my 90's!
    Hope all is well with you! Peace!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Feeling a little refueled


            As I had a lingering burnout now I am sensing a slight refueling of zeal. I need to be careful or I will exist on the "teeter Totter of over-training."
    Keep running but keep resting. I began today's effort with a one mile walk with my Sweetheart, then I took off and notched a three miler in 29:04! That's pretty decent for me in my stage of running life. Plus I have to conquer hills on virtually every run! Oh how I miss the flats!
   Hope you are running well! Peace!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Easy street!


    So my body and psyche have determined I need to cut back I don't want to but I can sense a lingering burnout. So three miles Monday and three miles today. Seems like a short jaunt to the mailbox! I am running the third mile at around 10K pace so it's not all fun and games. I still have the racers heart! Hope to rebound and keep the strong base from eroding. Hope you are well! Peace!

Race week

   So I do hope to run a 4 mile race this Saturday. I'm pretty sure I can easily break 40 minutes but 36 minutes might be a better targ...