Yes, it’s a speed workout day again. I don’t know if it’s because of all the training time lost last week or the bite of reality that reminded me I’m halfway through the training plan, but I was ready for this one. Well, perhaps not completely organized. Last night I thought it was 800’s and […]
I rarely oversleep and miss my alarm. At least, not so badly that I can’t recover with a bit of quick moving. This is the second time in a couple of months that it’s happened. Of course it would have helped if the volume was a little louder than a whisper. It meant I would […]
This shaped up to be a great training week. Almost half way through the training cycle and there have been fleeting moments where it suddenly all feels very real. I’m also sitting on the fence right now about changing my goals for this marathon. Well, perhaps it’s not so much changing goals as it is […]
After a lighter training week and a few days of rest, I feel really fresh and recharged again. The minor residual cold symptoms are pretty much sliding under the radar with no effect on me now. Having had time to think and review the last five weeks, I’m ready to adjust my training schedule. I’m […]
Tempo runs. I really like them. This is surprising, given my intense dislike of any speed sessions, but there you have it: the exception to the rule. Now a tempo run wasn’t actually on the plan for today. I changed it …. from intervals. Go figure.
I woke up feeling like crap this morning. My head hurts, my throat is sore and and my nose is stuffy. I was feeling pretty miserable when the alarm went off. When I was playing with the dogs yesterday afternoon I also did something to my ankle. Thinking back to when I got into bed […]
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 […]
If you train consistently, skipping a run here and there can be a good thing. Today I did just that. It was necessary to address the hypocrisy I’ve been oozing lately. Nearly through the fourth week of this training cycle and it’s always a good time to assess my strengths and weaknesses. I’m always talking […]