June 16, 2010
June 13, 2010
I have noticed, partly I guess from a stride change due to my ankle injury/rehab, that hot spots are surfacing on the outside of my right foot almost to where my toes are. I am striking way too hard I guess in that mid-fore foot area and I've conciously tried to correct mid-stride but the habit is now there. Maybe my foot will adapt to this new foot-fall? I hope as it looks like 100 miles of this may lead to serious problems is the blister department.
Busy week at work ahead, working on our sonar dome. I will most likely do another pedestrian volume, concentrating on quality...something around 36-38 miles. Yesterday's run excitement was partly due to the fabulous weather...finally hit high 70s and this week it should hover around the low-mid 70 mark. Heat training...no but I've never had a problem running in the heat. Bring it on!!!
June 7, 2010
Here's my guess at the top five guys and gals.
- Anton Krupicka
- Geoff Roes
- Hal Koerner
- Kilian Jornet Burgada
- Nick Lewis
- Devon Crosby-Helms
- Nikki Kimball
- Tracy Garneau
How will MY day turn out?
Let's put it this way...at least I won't be burnt out from training. ;) My last long run was at a race last August. Yes...LAST AUGUST!!! I also have not run on a trail since March. The tendonitis healing process has gone on a lot longer than I would have liked. I've been through acupuncture, various salves rubbed on the tendon, stride analysis...spending money that I don't quite have. But at least I am at the point where I can run again, not pain-free, but the pain diminishes over time. We'll see if I can make the distance...it will be more than an 80% mental effort but I'm going to give it ALL I have. I have a good crew coming to the race. I usually don't partake in these luxuries but this time I am going for broke. More on that later.
I leave the ship in 15 days. In 17 days I leave for the meet. I'm stoked...
Here's the last time I was at the big dance (snow in background).
June 5, 2010
So many things have been going on since I quite indiscriminately removed my prior blog. Not all have been positive but I am very excited about getting back into a regular routine of training, racing, writing, meeting new people, travelling to God knows where, eating off a menu w/ blind selection, taking one day at a time w/ Edo by my side.
Glad to be back!