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Location:

St. George,UT,U.S.A

Member Since:

Apr 02, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

97th at Boston

1:09:40 Half Marathon

2:25:50 Marathon

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get healthy enough to enjoy a run again.

Long-Term Running Goals:

To be able to do it... long term. 

Personal:

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift" -Steve Prefontaine

Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll be... ever again.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Baby Jogger Lifetime Miles: 623.95
Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 313.32
Asics TRI Lifetime Miles: 610.65
Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 520.90
Kinvara2 Lifetime Miles: 350.20
Ghost Yellow Lifetime Miles: 374.25
Kestrel Bike Lifetime Miles: 1883.75
NB- Rainbow Lifetime Miles: 57.80
Red Cumulus Lifetime Miles: 594.95
Neon Launch Lifetime Miles: 533.40
DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 467.77
Green Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 479.75
Lunerglide Lifetime Miles: 276.70
Blue Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 528.06
NoosTri Lifetime Miles: 283.07
BlueKinvara Lifetime Miles: 216.60
Innov Lifetime Miles: 58.50
Ride Lifetime Miles: 207.45
NavPeg Lifetime Miles: 162.50
Green K5's Lifetime Miles: 88.00
Total Distance
11.80

7.8 mile run this morning up into GS the long way and home on the trail. I decided that mileage, pace and the like will all go on the back burner for a while until the body says it feels ready for more. I just struggled through this run. So if I get in 3 or 15 miles a day I really don't care for now. Whatever feels good. I'd really like to feel well rested and fully recovered before thinking about anything else. So unless something big happens soon I'm most likely crossing off any December or January marathons. 

(Blue Stratus- 514.2)

4 miles this afternoon. I really didn't want to run again today but I went into the store and got some new shoes and had to go try them out. I've been running on shoes that for the most part are wore out or don't feel that great- and right now as sore as I am I need something that feels nice and plush.

So I just went out and back a couple miles and the shoes felt good.

(Glycerin- 4)

Comments
From paul on Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 12:23:35

There's a nice monologue in "Return to Carthage" (the sequel to "Once a Runner") that there is a difference between running and training. Running is fun and unstructured. You run when you feel like it, and as fast as you want. Training is just the opposite of all that: structured, disciplined, and certainly not fun every day. Enjoy your running!

From Superfly on Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 13:46:02

Paul I really like that comparison. I'll be running for a while.

From wheakory on Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 14:08:19

It's hard to get inspired after the ST. George bad weather. I'm really struggling as well with training to get back and train. I've almost thought of canceling my December/January marathon and just take up eating instead. :-)

From josse on Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 14:36:41

Nicely said Paul, right now I just want to run and have fun. No training for a while. I really think you need times like these to train hard. Just enjoy it while you can because you know that the bug will come back.

From Chad on Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 11:16:46

Have you looked at the mileage board lately? I would say there is a lot more running than training going on across the board. I think it's a good thing. Folks need to recharge.

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