Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Man has it been awhile

So I know it has been awhile since the last post. Sorry blogging has not been on the top of my list as of late. More on that later. Now let me catch you up on things with me I guess......

Well where I left things like over a week and a half ago was good. Two weekends ago was a great weekend of running. I got in a super great hard cranking run agter work at Hyland Park. Now I knew I had a long run the next morning with Paul but it just felt to good to fly on the trails. I was attacking them. It has been some time since I felt like I was attacking the run. I got in a 56 min loop which normaly takes me like 1 hour 10 mins or so on a good day. My great tunes help cary me on this run. Man nothing like a little Rage against the machine to fuel the fire !!!!

Sundays run did prove to be harder after the run the day before but it was also so sweat. I ran with Paul and his dog Sunshine for a 23 miler down on the river bottoms. Nick ran the first 4.5 miles with us which was nice as well. On this run Paul and I kept the pace hot. On the way back we knew this was going to be a very solid run in both distance and in pace. Hell at one point on the longest climb on the trail I even got my heart rate up to 170. All in all a good run as I ended up with like 63 miles for the week.

Last week was very different. As I was doing my best to help Sonya get ready for TCM I knew I might need to scale back some. Plus after last week that might be a good idea. But much to my unhappiness about it all I found myself in one more of my weeks from hell running wise. One of the weeks where I feel depressed about my running and having the feeling of just not wanting to do it at all. As much as I hate feeling like this I wonder if I might be better for it in the end ? I do know that my Leadville run is just part of my problem. I feel like I need to find a way to get back to being that guy who just like 3 years ago ran 3:42 at Trail mix and a 16:08 100 miler at Fans just 5 days after running a solid sub 17 min 5k. What I need to do I do not know just yet but I look foward to never giving up and trying to find out what that "thing" is. In the end I thing I got in like 30 miles of running in like 4 runs.

1 comment:

SteveQ said...

We're in the same spot mentally, wondering how to recapture the magic and we have similar goals - the difference is that yours are more realistic and you're in much better shape. Some day we're going to have to run together!