Speeding Up and Slowing Down

This morning I ran a speed workout that is designed to really push my limits. Two weeks ago I did a similar workout where I had two sets fast at 18 minutes. I didn't quite make it through the entire time, but I definitely felt the effects of the workout. Today's workout was three sets... Continue Reading →

New Normal

What a difference a rest day makes. I woke up this morning to head to the pool and felt well rested. My swim went very well. After a warm up of 1,000 meters I did a little speed work to get my heart rate up but not push it. In all I only swam 1,600... Continue Reading →

Hope and Dreams

On my running schedule for today my trainer wrote that if I wanted to take today as a rest day to do it. So I did. This morning I slept in until almost 7:00, after turning the lights off at 9:30 last night. After all of the running I did over the past three days,... Continue Reading →

Let the Taper Begin

As I commented on Facebook today - I ran 35 miles in 48 hours this weekend. I am ready for taper. This morning I ran 20 miles and finished just about 48 hours to the minute from when I started my 10 mile run on Friday. My run this morning went well. As usual, the... Continue Reading →

Enjoy

This morning I decided to skip swimming and just do my 70 minute easy run. My resting heart rate was still a little elevated, so I didn't want to over do it. Today is beautiful with plenty of sunshine. When I started out on my run it was still in the 30's but the cooler... Continue Reading →

The Need For Zzz’s

My goal is to get at least seven hours of sleep every night. When I do, I operate quite well with my busy schedule. Considering I usually wake up at 4:30, it has taken some time for me to develop the habit of getting to bed by 9:00 so I am asleep by 9:30. The... Continue Reading →

Eighteen

I have gone from counting down weeks until my marathon to counting down days. Eighteen. Once again perspective is everything. If I had to wait eighteen days for an order from Amazon I would think that is a very long time. Knowing I will be running 26.2 miles in eighteen days seems like it is... Continue Reading →

Have To Do vs Want To Do

I wrote back in August¬†¬†that it is frustrating when things I have to do get in the way of things I want, and enjoy, to do. Well I had a bit of that today and as I result I am writing this post at what should be my bed time. My day started out with... Continue Reading →

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