June 19, 2005
no killer weekend
No killer weekend for this joe, but I did run 18 with Albert this morning. We had hills in the form of bridges across the intracoastal waterway as well as the little bit of surprise hilliness that Clearwater has to offer. We started out slower than my solo run last Sunday, but ended faster. There was a bit too much sidewalk, concrete, and camber for my taste, but after 2 short naps I feel a lot better.
Week 1 of 18 is done. I wish I could say this week - 64 miles, which is not killer for me - felt easy and I feel great, but it's not quite true. My legs are tired and tight. Well, more tight than tired. I hope it's just temporary, because training's only going to get harder. I think a massage might help. I'm on call this coming week, but maybe I'll just have to let the damn phone ring for one hour.
Posted by joe positive at June 19, 2005 3:29 PM
Please understand that "killer weekend" can mean different things to different people. To Deena, Meb and Paula, it might mean a lot of sub-5:00 miles. For For free urine, it's whatever bullshit workout he invents on the spot. For me, it could be two 40-mile runs on a Saturday plus another 30 on Sunday. It can be done. I've been there. free urine has as well.
Yes, it's hard. But I feel myself getting stronger and faster. Day by day. Mile by mile.
In our own way, free and I - and yes, you, joe positive -- are just like Haile and Kenenisa. The difference? Those people race and race hard, while we just ramble on and on, secure in our anonymity and mediocrity and wondering why people give us such a hard time.
But screw it. And above all, please try to stay on topic. And thanks for contributing to the blogosphere, and to running. We can all learn from each other.
Posted by: peon2 at June 20, 2005 10:50 PM