February 07, 2011

First marathonsbring about something very unique in a man.  I saw what I was made of.  This winter I have had to reenvision why I run.  This happens after accomplishing something so monumental in your life.  What is next?  What else can I do?  Not hard to come up with reasons why I run but with the way i felt the months after my first marathon I had to dig deep!  Weariness hit me and my longer commute made runs problematic.  My runs have been slower than they have been in a while.

I am looking at speed next.  I have another 10 k in April.  This will be  my third, as I still have yet to get under 40 minutes, however when i try to work on speed, inevitably I get injured.  So next I will be looking at speed work without the incapacitation.  BLech.  To be honest, I hate speedwork.  The anaerobic state is one that makes my poor bod break down.  I have a harder time conquering time.  This is something I can try for the next few months.
UNDALAY!  Ariba!
We'll see...

UPDATE:  Did my first speed workout this morning.   Hill repeats.  Best of my hill was 37 seconds, normally it takes me around 45 seconds.  Repeat 6 times after a 2.5 k ish run.  25 minute workout total.  I did not thoroughly enjoy them.  Asthma was a struggle today too.  Im glad i started up  speed work and this blog helped my arse in gear. 


Mercy and Grace said...

Thank You,


pam said...
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Chad said...

Hi mercy and grace! Great to hear from you. Congrats on your new blog!

Kenley said...

Yes, that first marathon is something else. Best wishes on your speed work. I have been playing around with it, but I know my weakness is endurance, so not too big of a deal for me, since I have another marathon may 1st. Take care and God Bless.

Chad said...

ALready? Superdude!
Wow Kenley, good for you, I am excited to hear how training goes.

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