Saturday, September 6, 2008

Back to the Basics

I finally started up my training again, it has only been 6 weeks but it feels like it's been 6 years or my body felt like that. It's amazing how much running economy you lose in such a short period of time, though I guess I could have thwarted that by cross training. Oops too late to think about that now. I did enjoy the time off after a few weeks of moping about not running, and my body certainly thanks me and will be thanking me later on.

I opened this lovely pre-season with a 5 miler that I've been racing for the past 5 years. Probably not the best of choices considering I had just laced up the sneaks literally a week prior and never topped 3 miles in all of the 5 runs. I think in future years as much as I want to feel obligated to run this race, I may have to rethink the idea since it's not at the most opportune time for me-always right as my break ends and it's just long. In the end through the uber humidity, and all too many miles I finished and with a minute faster than last year. It's not a PR for that race but I'm just happy that I was able to finish.

Photo by Ted Tyler from

Now the fun begins-Base training. Hill repeats, stadium stairs, jump runs, and active recovery runs. Going to have to make sure the ice maker's cranking out ice because I see a lot of ice bathes in my future:).

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