You know you have "training" on the mind, when you all of sudden, you think I need to do my workout!!!
Then realize, it’s a REST day. ;-)
Today is the day to heal up, lick wounds, ice, etc., then get back to it tomorrow!
Long day at school today with a number of meetings, getting things organized in the classroom and oh yes getting ready for the kids tomorrow!
Funny thing yesterday, I come out of the store and I think I see a scratch on my car, so I work on it and it comes off. The problem, it wasn’t my car as mine was parked next to it and same color. Shall we talk about my OCD?
Have a great Monday folks!
i love this! he’s flying!!! he’s one of my faves. second to kilian jornet, of course.
No trail, scree and talus, and he’s just moving, and as a guy almost twice his age, I’m trying to use him as my guide.
Well I’ll must say, I do like Killian, but Tony is #1 with me. I freak’n love the guy, and I don’t say that lightly! ;-) If I ever met the guy I’d be speechless, and that would be sad as I’d wish I could talk to him all day about training, running and life.
1. The training secret: Sleep.
2. The ultimate training secret: More Sleep.
3. It is a team sport (really): Be kind to your crew, pacer & family.
4. Stop wasting your time: Hard training without easy recovery is a waste of time – Fitness = adaptations that occur during recovery from training stress…no recovery, no improved fitness.
5. Just another day: Race day is just another (well-rested) day on the trails.
6. Use the tried and true, not something new on race day.
7. Even if the shoes fit…Foot pain? Toes jamming? Try adjusting your shoelaces.
8. Ice is your friend: in your bottle; in your bladder; in your bra; in your kerchief; in your hat.
9. You can’t bank time, but you sure can waste it.
10. Early on ask: “can I really maintain this pace all the way to the finish line?” If the answer is no, why are you going so fast: SLOW DOWN.
11. Grab and go: Have someone fill you bladder/ bottles while you fill a small plastic bag with food and grab a drink, then head out and eat on the go.
12. One minute rule: One minute per aid station is the goal. Assign a crew member to call out to you every 30 seconds you’re in the station.
This getting back to work thing may take a few weeks. Feeling a bit wiped out, overwhelmed, etc., but it always works itself out.
Got a 6.3 miler and a few 5 milers in this week, and another 5 miler planned for this afternoon. Ten plus miles for tomorrow morning.
Cross-training consisted of moving a ton of books, not only for myself, but also colleagues. Turns out, books are heavy! ;-)
My old iPod shuffle bit the dust, so spent part of this morning loading it up with tunes. The other iPod I’ll use for music in my classroom as I have a auditory-assisted room with speakers, and the kids like to listen to music between passing periods. I don’t like running with the larger iPod; I prefer the shuffle.
Need to go shopping for things, then lunch, then spend the afternoon working on school related tasks. Then before dinner, get that run in.
Next week will be interesting with work and workouts again. Every minute of the day needs to start to count again!
You most likely will not be seeing as much as me here, very soon. There are only 24 hours in a day, and they will be filled!
Training IS picking up again, and since I’ll be working, and needing to do things around the house, oh yes and sleep, I’ll post about training on rest days; which will be a few times a week, perhaps more, if I have time.
The lack of time will also stem from school/work. I’ve decided to scrap pretty much what I’ve done over the last 14 years, and start fresh. This means developing new lesson plans, tests, assessments, etc. That means time! It will be a busy year, but I hope one that will update my classroom, energize students as well as myself.
I will try to keep up with all of you the best I can.
Starting back to school this week, so that also will take it’s toll until September, getting the body/mind used to the daily routine again. Plus I’ll have to start to get inventive with fitting in workouts, doing errands/chores, schoolwork, etc. It always works itself out.