Saturday, June 13, 2015

Letting Go

My mind wasn't in it yesterday and it wasn't in it today. So, time to listen and take a little step back. The 24 will just have to wait. When I look at my Strava log for the past 5 weeks, I see that I've run 7+ hours every week since the week of Wapack - 7:57 that week; 7:01; 7:14; 7:06 and 8:47 last week. Now, I realize for some that might not be a lot, but when I look back to the first 5 months of 2015, I see only six 7+ hour weeks overall! So, perhaps it isn't a surprise that my brain is feeling a bit tired. I'd say my legs feel fairly solid, but the mind, well, it needs a break. I feel a certain amount of pressure with this whole training/100 thing. Most of it internal and perceived, for sure, but that doesn't make it any less real. I want to do well, and I want to put in the training to make it happen. I really want to stick to the training plan I've put together, but let's face it, that plan is a bit arbitrary and since this is an experiment, I have no way to knowing if I can hit the mileage goals on the plan and if what I've laid out is really the right thing to do. This week, I have strayed way far from the plan. But I feel ok with it. I realize this whole training for a 100 thing is a process. I have 3+ months to go. No need to burn out now. So, with that, I think I'll take a quick shower and get back into bed until Sam wakes up ;) Then it is off to Wolfe's Neck for a night of camping!

6 leisurely miles on the cart paths this morning. Saw one red-spotted newt and one skunk on hole #4. Almost ran into him - got about 3 feet from him before I looked up and realized he was at the edge of the cart path. I think I startled him too - he raised his tail but didn't spray, and then just stopped and sniffed the air before trundling off into the deep grasses.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Very Smart. If you're not looking forward to running, you're overtraining. Keep it up!