So I am cutting down by about 25% this week. My old body is creaky and sore but still in one piece! I managed a 4.2 miler on the wonderful country roads of Ozark...actually two roads is all I have and they were busy today!
Sadly it seems more and more folks are preoccupied as they drive and they don't see or care about pedestrians. I am becoming quite familiar with the ditch!
As a runner you cannot assume the driver sees you! I am now looking over my shoulder as I hear a vehicle approaching.....as they search FB they veer!
So tomorrow I will have at least 3.5 miles to get in as speed work. I also have to officiate a funeral ....hope and pray I can encourage, Hope all is well with you! Peace!
I ran 10 miles today averaging 9:41's. I feel like I am peaking and my training has been going well. I just need to hold this level of fitness as I taper. I plan on finishing this week with 40 miles. That is the highest weekly total during this training cycle.
I will begin the taper next Monday as I trim about 25-30% of my mileage off of each run, yet keeping the LSD, mid-distance pace, and speed work efforts intact. This ought to maintain my fitness level.
I'm working on a race plan. I am thinking about breaking the HM into three segments designed to get as close to the 2 hr mark as possible. Hope you are well! Peace!
One thing you can't stop....time! That's one reason I love running. The time spent running always has rewards. Instead of sitting, soaking, and souring the Runner is growing, transforming, and competing. The time we spend training will prove itself!
Today was one of those proof days. I ran a 10 miler (medium distance run) averaging 9:42's!
I feel great...pumped actually. Now a day of rest and another med-dist. run Friday with speed work on Saturday. This 4 run per week schedule is working for this old man! Hope you are well! Oh, btw- I forgot to celebrate my 32nd year of running. Running is truly a way of life! Peace!