I had a relaxed, slow long run day today. You know; my favorite day of the week. I also like it because it precedes a rest day and after six days of training, I’m ready for my down time. Don’t text. Don’t call. Just bring more wine. My legs are heavy and tired, but I’m […]
After a good night’s sleep, I woke up feeling like a million bucks. Is it that simple? More sleep can do this? If you’ve been following so far you don’t need to be told I dislike speed intervals. Today was hill repeats. I don’t mind hills. The advanced option on my training plan was to […]
Two Runs and a Core Workout (that kicked my butt) It was one of those days that went smoothly because I didn’t know what was in store for me. Had I known, apprehension may have held me back. Two runs, one in brutal heat and a core workout. It’s like going on a roller coaster in […]
There’s something about a run with no plan that is so liberating. It’s like being given free time. I get a similar feeling from my Sunday run (or runs, if I do two) as I do from my recovery day. The difference is that I still get to run on a Sunday; or not run. […]
My long run. And a real long run, not a short-long run. This is the run that closes my third week of training. If you read yesterday’s post about the aborted hill sprint workout in a bid to save this one, I can tell you that it was worth it. What a fantastic close to […]
A double run day with a cross training session between them. It’s days like this that make me wonder if the people who say I’m nuts have a point. The workouts aren’t the toughest part; it’s fitting them in around all the other responsibilities of the day.
Speed Workout: The Progression Run Generally I like these runs. I do much better with a faster finish. That allows me time to wake up with a slower start. This season I have a new challenge to master in my Progression Run. You see, I would start out at a pace that was easy and […]
Running Doubles and More Running doubles is not a complex term. It just means running twice in a day. It’s not my primary focus right now, but usually people choose this approach either to get the miles in due to their schedules or to teach their bodies to run in a glycogen depleted state. For […]