yup, it's been an hour off for six months. o.k., i graduated from high school, got even better grades in college and even got a bachelors degree. had to learn a little math and physics along the way and consider myself to have the ability to fix things now and then. but every year i can't seem to push in on the small button on my clock to change the time. i guess i just like daylight savings time too much, so there it stays.
training is going well. ramped it up a couple of weeks ago. right at 100 miles a week. i don't write about my training day to day for one reason.... it is pretty darn boring!!!!!!!!! run six miles at lunch, run 6-8 miles right after eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich after work. monday through friday. Long run on Saturday, 6 hours, 30 miles or so, at least if it is not a race, longer of course if it is more than a 50k. run Sunday 2-4 hours. i do this every week, race or not. i don't take days off, run every day. i don't taper for any races except two a year. the ones i want to "race". o.k., it is "racing" to me anyway speedracers. So you will never see me say i did cross fit, yoga, lift weights, ride bike, swim, do intervals, etc. etc. i just am boring when it comes to training. Yes, all those other things are good and I should do something like that but I just don't. About the only thing that changes is having a hill repeat day or two. Those are big for me as they have 10,000 feet of gain or more, ughhhh. Just thinking about it makes me tired. So, there it is. I actually have a boring training program. But I am o.k. with that.
i have good runs and ones i slog through. actually i run sooooooo slooooooow all the time. see scott dunlaps great explaination on training slow and VO2 max and all that other scientific stuff that i don't understand. anyway it is o.k. to train slow, that's my story and i'm sticking to it.
the good thing now is i eat six times a day. yum. i am starting to loose a pound here and there. i still drink coffee and beer. i do stay away from fried food now, bummer. no Michigan Bluff burgers this year even.
i don't really do speed work. it scares me. i tore my vastus medialis last year getting ready for states and i don't want that to happen again. plus, me doing speed work is like telling a snail to hurry and cross the road. it just doesn't happen.
just grade 1 tear thank goodness. not like kami's, stacy's, or kyly's. (grade 2-3 for them, yuk)
so for now speedracers i will continue to practice my 14 minutes a mile. that's all i need i tell ya. i'm going to perfect that speed if it kills me. i'll take sub 24 any day.
the good news is my clock in the truck will be right now for the next six months or so.