Going the distance

Life is like a long distance run. Most of the time you're looking forward, but occasionally you look back at what you've covered… You know there will be obstacles throughout the journey - but deep down, you know you can handle anything that comes your way. Most importantly... you keep putting one foot in front of the other and let 'NOTHING' stand in your way!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Taper

Call it over training, or just plain stupidity. 21 days out from my 24 hour race and I'm forced to take a down week. For 2 weeks ive been running with post nasal drip and a weezing cough. A minor calf strain. Finely all came together this week as the perfect storm. A week ago I tried to buy KT tape to help the calf strain. What a worthless waste of time that was. (more on that in my product review post) Now on day 2 of no running, pumping decongestants and allergy meds. I'm itching to run. For now I'm keeping on my feet as much as possible. Tomorrow I will get adjusted at my chiro. A full work up from the feet up. and hopefully back to run a 6-10 on Friday morning. I feel I have built the endurance, now just gotta keep the legs warm until the run. If all works out well i should hit 100 in under 24 hours. My goal is 22 hours. Now its time to plan gear and food for the run. Today I will decide on my charity and post a message for per mile donations. My goal will be $1000.00. My cause will be Fathers house in Ghanna.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

30 days

30 days to Hinson Lake 24 hour Ultra Classic. This was my first 24 hour race and I became obsessed, hooked, addicted, ready to do this thing again. My training since last year has been over the top. I have overcome my medical issues that effected my training last year. I have pushed myself to the limit. Averaging 42+ miles per week to this point. I have run 2, 27+ mile long runs in the past 30 days, I have spent the past week training my brain to handle the dark transition. The goal of 100 miles is set in stone. I have 3 times the endurance base built up that I had last year. Taper is not a thing I'm good at. I know it is all part of smart training. Who ever said I was smart. I also have a hard time admitting I need rest. I have shut myself off from social media. I need to focus the next 30 days on God, family and training. The events and issues of others have no place in this busy schedule. First goal, recover from calf strain. Overuse and arrogance has led me to put undue strain on my right calf. KT tape appears to be the answer. Reduced mileage, and rest will also help. Next to taper back from 50 miles a week to 30, this should allow for time to heal before the big day. Still on the fence to use my run as a fundraiser. I have a hard time deciding what cause need more assistance. Now 29 days to go. Team Slug is ready to run.