Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Runs Running into Other Runs

Thank you for all the kind comments to yesterday's post. If you were hoping for a picture of the ring, rather than the Blatz banjo man, check out the Enthusiast's latest post. Those of you who would rather I get back on track, keep reading.

I too would rather I get back on track--with my training plan. A previous post stated that flexibility is a good thing when it comes to a running schedule. However, flexibility is starting to become interference.

My Monday recovery run became today's recovery run this morning. And let me tell you, I hate slow morning runs more than I hate fast morning runs. Perhaps that's because hitherto my latest rash of a.m. training, the only reason I got up this early was for a race. From here on out, it's go fast or fuck it.

But let me try to get back on track again, this is not a rant again running in the wee hours.

The morning run is not the issue here, dude. My failure to adhere my schedule is what has peed on my proverbial rug. Now, instead of running those slow four miles Monday and taking a day off before my planned six-mile race pace run tonight, I have to pull a two-a-day if I want to stay on target and avoid running six days in a row.

My flippancy toward my schedule is a trend that started in Week 3, when I pushed my Monday three-mile recovery run to Tuesday, then pushed my Wednesday five-mile race pace run to Thursday morning and ran my scheduled three miles that afternoon to maintain my Friday off day. Last week, I pushed my Wednesday tempo run to Thursday morning and skipped Thursday's planned three miles.

The result of all these scheduling maneuvers is my motivation has started to wain. And I'm not setting a good example for my protege. It's time to turn the willpower back on.

I can only walk the path I set before me. I've veered off route. I'm making a U-turn.


Sun Runner said...

Damn, and that rug really tied the room together.

Please tell me you have taken advantage of the past couple of glorious mornings. It was about 45 degrees when I embarked on my run just after 6:00 AM. It felt like October. Nothing kick starts my motivation like the rare gift of a cool, dry summer morning. I'm going to need this going into the weekend as the heat is scheduled to return.

Good luck keeping the mojo going.

Junk Miler said...

So basically, you want to run more and run faster. How do you feel? If you don't feel worn out, go ahead and do six in a row, says I.

Anonymous said...

ALways look three ways before making a U-turn.