Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Connect The Dots
Well it seems that March is a month that is bringing some new challenges for a number of us. But have no fear fellow Team Voice members we will all find our Groove and get it on!
Having been under the weather myself, for the past few days has really bothered me. Today I finally felt well enough to venture outdoors. This morning’s temps were in the low 40s. A couple issues became clear for me. Following my walking warm up, I began jogging and about a mile out I had to slow back down to a walk. The reason was because I was running at a pace that is comfortable on the treadmill but not yet one I’m ready to maintain over long road distances. From then on it was a WOG with the jogging portions mostly being a half mile at a time. I am sure a lot of it has to do with having been ill. But man even knowing that can still be a bummer unless you place it into proper perspective, which I managed to do.
As I pondered today’s performance I found myself thinking about connect the dot pictures, and how over the next several months our different goals could be part of completing our own big picture.
My immediate goal will be to warm up between dot A and B and then prolonging a jog through the rest of the ABC’s or a least one tenth of a mile past the letter M.
So what are you guys working on connecting?
I see a couple comments have been posted before I put up the text of this post. So let me respond.
Craig, a WOG is when you alternate walking and jogging. It can be intentional or in my case today it was because I could not maintain a jogging pace. But I kept going to get those miles in. Many runners will do interval training to improve stamina which is something my doctor recommends. Typically that would be alternating pace while maintaining a jog.
Deb, I agree Mickey Ears would have suited him nicely. Here's one I made just for you.
Posted by Jeff W at 12:13 PM