Back to Work
Well, it has been a wonderful 7 days of down time, it is back to work. I am rested, relaxed, and have new sense of purpose to my training. I have deceided to give the 26.2 mile distance another shot and have placed the cross hairs directly on Chicago, Illinois for October 22 and the Lasalle Bank Chicago Marathon. I have a good plan and good group work with on that plan. Kevin will be expertly executing said plan and I don't intend to think one iota about it. My plan is to run. When I show up at the workouts, I will do what I am advised to do and not second guess, do stealth secret workouts, or do any mid-workout changes. The schedule changes you, you do not change the schedule. I will also be going to my trusted group of marathon experts who have run many more than I ever will a lot faster than I ever could (Brian Cann, Bob Hodge & Mark Coogan) trying to gleam some tidbits of knowledge about the distance and gain some inspiration as things get a little daunting as I am sure they will. If all goes to plan (meaning no injuries or serious sickness) the next 14 weeks will be a little tutorial on how to wisely prepare and race a fast marathon.
If anyone else reading this plans on racing Chicago or has raced it in the past, feel free to comment with any tips or tricks you may know.
Today was a nice start to the training. It was a sauna run at lunch with Sergeant Lutz. A comfortable 95% humidity and 85 degrees met us as we headed out of our computer controled environment into the steamy jungle of nobscot loop. Under the canopy of the trails, the air was thicker than the pack of deerflies trailing in our wake. Some light lifting afterwards and stretching.
That's all I got.
"Gentlemen, we have got to have a plan. We must have a plan, even if it is wrong."
- Mr. Cassadamius