Monday, May 29, 2017

What works for you...

6 miles. Dear running gods, forgive me for my sins but it's been almost 2 years since I've ran 6 miles...An ugly, rainy day so onto the treadmill I went. It's funny that getting back to training I've had lots of people tell me what I should and shouldn't do. And, to be honest, I've had tons of self doubt about what I should be doing and how myself. But, I know what works for me: training everyday, few rest days if any, eating when I feel like it not force feeding myself and pushing, pushing myself beyond limits...or at least learning new ones. Today wasn't a land speed record but I did throw in a few sets of intervals over the hour of running (as fast as a 7min/mi pace at one point) and still averaging around a 9min pace. I'll take it...and more importantly I feel physically and mentally good about it. Now to keep building and keep pushing

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Focus on the "ups"...

Life, and training, is indeed all about the ups and downs. Honestly, lately, both have seemed more of the latter. While I'm healed up and can get back to running and riding, I honestly don't have the motivation. That's because of the need to rebuild my "base" mileage just to get me back to the pint of where I can then work hard to get to me level of training and competition...that I had before the injury and the following couple years of dealing with I can get back to the point where I was before the hip injury.

Yes, I'm very happy that I'm pain free and the healthiest (no injuries) I've been in years it's just some days the task ahead is daunting and it sucks the energy and desire right out of time. Well, it all starts with that first step each day and then making yourself do more and more. Let me see if I cant catch up on a few steps right now...and get some more in the bank!