Friday, April 4, 2008
Ok, so after stating how "well" the routine seems to be going, I go and mess it up.
Yep, last night I was unable to update yesterdays post because,(and I am ashamed to admit this) I feel asleep. I got a little to comfortable on the couch yesterday afternoon waiting for the snow to stop. Yes, I said snow 2 plus inches of it. It was followed by rain which quickly melted it. I told myself I would run up to SNAP and hit the old TM. Well I never made it.
So tonight I did double duty. I did an evening run, 10 Miles in just under 100 min. And then after cleaning up, I went up to SNAP to do the weight lifting thing. I did skip the legs tonight though.
How this will impact my run tomorrow is weighing on my mind a bit. I did not intend to go over 8 miles tonight but things just felt right. One big plus is that temps reached the mid 50's and I was able to run in shorts for the first time this year. For me, that made a big difference.
I would like to hear some of the things you guys do that help keep you going. Here are a couple of the things I have learned to do.
Keep you eye on the horizon and not on the pavement ten feet in front of you. Being able to see a goal come closer really helps. The is especially true when cresting a hill. There is one hill on my route that as you go up it you can see the roof of a house and then the whole thing slowly comes into view. It may sound like a small thing but as you approach you get that sense of gaining ground. Where if you are just staring at the pavement, it just blurs together.
Visualize yourself reaching points out ahead of you on your route. Instead of just making that next approaching corner a goal, think about reaching the one beyond it or even the next. Think about a landmark that you might have out there.
Before I close for the night, I just wanted to mention that I am glad you guys enjoy the Python parodies I put up. Whomever edited these together did a great job. I came to appreciate Python after I was out of High School. When I was younger I just did not get it. I was more into another british comedy called "The Goodies." Does anyone remember that show? As for Spamalot I have not seen it, though I do own the soundtrack. The Song That Goes Like This is by far my favorite on the CD.
Spam came through Des Moines last year and I did not make it. The closest it is coming this year is Minneapolis in May. The week of my DAM to DAM run. Also that weekend B.B. King will be in Davenport. Grrrrr I wish these were on other weeks.
Well I've been going on for awhile now and should get to bed.
Till Next Time...
Posted by Jeff W at 11:44 PM