Saturday, November 13, 2010

From Bad to Worse

I'm expecting this to be a pathetic training week. I'm on my way to Tokyo and I left home at 5:00 A.M. Saturday. I won't get to my hotel until around 7:00 P.M. Sunday. So there won't be any running this weekend. During the week I'll run about 20 minutes/day, but it will be slower than normal since I won't be on a track and it will be cold. These days biking is an important part of my training and there won't be any of that.

When I get back I'm under orders from Mark to run fast so I can get a photo taken for the blog. The problen is I'm in no condition to do this--even a 220 at a decent speed will be difficult since I haven't done any kind of "speed" work for months.

I'm so glad that spring is only about five months away where I live.

1 comment:

Sub 5 at 50 miler said...

Firstly, you shouldn't describe your training as pathetic. You need to be more optimistic, like "a rest week" or "an easy week" in preparation for harder training upon return. Second, don't be hoping for spring. Late fall weather in your part of the country is perfect for training, (except for getting dark before we are out of work). Also, hoping for spring may give you the feeling that you are just biding your time for the next few months, instead of training. I look at winter as a good chance for cross training, cross country skiing, rejuvenating my running muscles, lifting weights, and preparing for the next phase.