So pretty much rock bottom in my running life happened last week. I was on my way up a long hill and nearly panicked when I looked up and saw how far I had to go. I felt like death. Still, with some encouragement, I pressed on. At the top I doubled over and nearly […]
And we’re back. The normal routine has returned, and with it the runs that keep my mind rolling along. Also, I am already experiencing the euphoria of another marathon-training cycle. Just before the permanent fatigue sets in, when the thrill of running and eating and sleeping in a cycle that makes everyday seem a little […]
First let’s get the numbers out of the way: Miles: 67 Speed: 6 x 800 in the 102 degree heat, a brutal workout Hill run: run up Beaudry Blvd. (elevation gain of about 1500 feet over 3 miles) Tempo: 6 mile progression starting at 7:47 and working down to 7:03 Long run: 18 miles @8:15 […]
A funny thing about a bad race is that it sure will light a fire under you. During the last few weeks, I have been dialing it in, going through the motions of training.