I had been preparing for this run for about a week, seeing it in my mind and contemplating the length of time on my feet. This is vital preparation for me before a long run. I see myself running the distance and I feel a different sense of self as I think about it. I […]
When I have a long run to do I generally take several days contemplating the run and seeing myself, and feeling myself doing it. I “feel” comfortable as I imagine myself on the route. I get the actual feeling of comfort and total capability before I ever put my shoes on. This is what ensures […]
Today’s Training For most marathon runners Sunday is long run day and today was the usual 18 mile for me. This will be my standard long run distance for the next while and I’ll rarely do less than this unless I have an event the following weekend. I have a set route through the Phoenix […]
Today’s Training Every run you do must be given respect. When respect for the distance is not afforded no matter how long or short, it can bite you in the arse, and that’s exactly what occurred this morning. Today was a 16 miler in the Phoenix Park and I hadn’t prepared very well. I expected […]
Nothing too exciting to report today I just did the run and got home to lie about for the afternoon. Early start on Sunday is always good but lie-ins are better if you ask me, especially after a bust week. I rose about 10:30 and took my sweet time about getting ready.