In Chris MacDougall’s book, Born to Run, Caballo Blanco is quoted as saying, “Think Easy, Light, Smooth, and Fast.” There’s more to it than that, but, well, I’m still working on easy. But I might be getting closer. Tuesday was a progression to tempo pace, 12k altogether, kick it up a notch each of the… Continue reading Week Four/Sixteen
I was feeling less than inspired with my regular running routes the other day so I decided on running west on Hwy #7. Generally it’s pretty fresh out here but a truck passed—a bit stinky—and I caught myself starting to whine. But I could be in town, I thought. Or I could be in Australia… Continue reading Air
One of the benefits of procrastinating and not getting out the door for my long run until the afternoon on Saturday is being able to listen to the opera. For years I’ve listened to Saturday Afternoon at the Opera and now that I’m a runner, I can enjoy it uninterrupted while I crank out some… Continue reading The Rose and the Long Run
My training plan began on Dec 30 with the first day being a rest day. I’m good with that. The second day was to be a progression run but I had been invited on a hike on a loop attached to the Musquodoboit Trailway. I’ve wanted to do that for a long time but… Continue reading New Year’s Eve
Sent my plan off to a couple of friends and they basically said, “Well, yeah…” and thought I should do a little more, and after doing the base-training weeks, decided I could do a little more. So I obsessed again over the plan and brought in the Intermediate Marathon plan, jigged it a little to… Continue reading Upping the Ante
Okay, I see my obsession in full flight. I spent many hours yesterday working on my training plan and getting that plan into my 2017 journal. But golly, I had fun! Just my cup of tea! Printed it out and got out the pencil crayons. Forget the colouring books—I’ve got my training plan to decorate!… Continue reading Obsession
Spent much of the day planning my running between now and the end of May. Calendars and charts, penciling in workouts and arrows. Plotting and scheming. Looks like I should be able to fit in the Around the Bay 30k in Hamilton at the end of March. As long as I just run it as… Continue reading Around the Bay 30K
Thoughts on committing to a first marathon. and then second thoughts. and then plans.