Thursday, July 16, 2009

Some times I wonder

It has been hot for my last few runs. What I consider stupid fucking hot...100 degrees with high heat has been tough. I think it is kind of interesting that some people won't run in it. A few friends are running early mornings to avoid the heat...Shelley always asks are you running tonight? It is hot you know? I don't know if it does and good or harm but yeah I am running in the heat. If we only run/train when the conditions are good how are we going to race when the conditions are bad?

It is a miserable son of a bitch out there when it is hot or cold for that matter...but on race day we only get what is served.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ponderings and training stuff

Well this week has been a bit of a downer training week. I am still pretty tired and might have done a little much last week. I will get some good stuff in this weekend because the mind is good but the body wants more sleep. No worries, it is going to be a long year in preparing for Desert RATS 2010...

I was thinking last night about is endurance sport what I do or who I am? I have known many people in the past few years who live and die by the race clock and the time it reflects. I must admit I have been there myself a few times but I think I have turned that corner and although my lifestyle includes endurance sport and by the nature of the events I enjoy I spend a very large part of my spare time doing and training for these events. I do them purely for the enjoyment of the effort. Yes I still like to see times on the clock that I think are "good" I cherish the effort, the people and the places. I have said it is the faces and the places not the finish times of my races.

Have fun.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Keeping on keeping on

Good spin last night...knee wasn't tracking well. I think it is due to my laying off the bike. Felt okay this morning. I think I will go for a short run tonight to see how things are.

It feels awesome getting back at it.