You would think having 9 days off I would get a ton of crap done around the house huh? umm no. Holy Crap, do I suck at staycationing. I read some, watched some movies, hung out a bit, listened to some music, made Lisa cook all the meals, and do all the cleaning. ;)
On Thursday I think... I ran a little 6 miler, and felt a little something something in my shin. Maybe it was Friday. I have so much confidence in my legs right now I feel like I can run almost every day. I felt my shin like I said. The only injury I ever get. Kinda like a shin splint. So I took 3 days more off, and am running tonight. No long runs this weekend like planned, but I am not afraid to take a few days off here, just so I don't miss a month there. Actually you know me... blessing in disguise. I feel like maybe my legs are now rested up, so it can train for speed, not endurance. Marathon you train to go slowish for a long time. I am going for a 5K now. I want to go fast for a short period. You know the caveat (is that even the right word???) fast for me.
So here is the plan. Tuesday night run downtown Holland. Usually 6 miles. Saturday or Sunday go long with Jim and Jerry. Really don't need to do much more than 10 miles. I have to add a speed day. My speed day will be like my 4 or 6 mile route, followed by 4-1.25 mile repeats. The 4 or 6 mile route can even be cut down to 2-3 miles too. Guess it all depends on the legs. I am so used to 10 mile workouts so who knows. Maybe my legs aren't ready for that right now. Add a day here and a day there. piece 'o cake!! :)
Anyway you want to know what?? I am pretty excited about 5K training. Let's face it most of my time is distance training, so this is like all brand new. I am ready to get at it. This is the little shit that makes life fun for me. I am a nut, and I am looney as they come. I say that as fun, although I totally totally believe in my direction. How about 5K training after marathon training? That is totally something different. It is like a whole new world. ME ME ME always got a race on my mind I am training for. Keeps everything fun. :)
Like I said before, and maybe I will say again you never know. This is fun for me. I do this for fun. It is fun. I put myself on the line to do as good as I can given my circumstances. I will never be a huge mileage guy. That being said, My last non-100 mile month was 1 year ago. I am probably like 16/17 100 mile months in a row. I build a bigger and bigger base for improvement. Next stop 5K Thanksgiving.
I got that!!! :)
That is it for today!!! :)
Thanks for reading!!! :)
Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!! :)
Love You All!!! :)
p.s. I slept til like 12:30 tonight, or rather stayed in bed. Luckily my sleep patterns are as normal as they come. Oh another thing Lisa and I watched "She's All That" last night. Good movie.... still. I need to get "Serendipity" sometime now too. :)
now for really really really cya cya cya!!!! :)