Nice to be trail running again. I'll run these tracks once a
week to build endurance and strength. I need to also
find a way to just run for enjoyment and not to
a preset pace. How about that view!
I do get the odd person ask why on earth do you waste your time writing a blog when virtually no one reads it? Good point, I think to myself. Very good point in fact. Is it some narcissistic trait I’ve suppressed for so long that I’m only now able to express? Probably. A therapeutic alternative to prescription drugs even? Sounds plausible. Maybe it was just a mistaken experiment that now has become an obsession and that fits perfectly with my personality. Yes, absolutely and damn it all.
|Dis I mention I have a shoe fetish? This weeks purchase was |
unavoidable given the new 'non-road' terrain I'm now faced with every
Sunday. Note how they go with the watch. That's it though, I promise
Today however I stumbled on one very useful side to writing a runners blog. Using the inbuilt search gadget within my new ‘Blogger’ template, I was able to quickly isolate a rather depressing post I’d written earlier. In it I highlighted some fairly impressive statistics. 54 km per week run for near on a full year at a consistent 4.44 – 4.50 pace. Yet how on earth was I not even close to running a PB I proclaimed! I was literally begging for help. With that post this blog was born. Feeling sorry for me a couple of you pointed out that I may want to consider working a little harder. The cheek! Running more frequently and further too was also hinted at. 80 km was given as a bare minimum with some even whispering 100 km per week should not be considered superhuman.
More than one year on I can tick off that regular 80ish milestone. I even lost a fair bit of weight too after another nasty but probably worthy comment. 75.5 kg down from 81 back in August. These days I like to think I’m a little more informed. I’ve read enough of your blogs out there to understand where to from here. It’s a progression thing which gets me thinking that maybe the title of this post is wrong. It suggests I’ve had a recent failure in some way. NO I HAVEN'T, I really haven’t (bottom lip quivering in a vulnerable kind of way). I’ve merely leveled up and with that I can now present to you my new training plan. It’s in the menu above titled ‘Current Training Plan’. Week 1 complete and I have to say … easy as.