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!!!
Saturday, September 1, 2012
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.