"The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain."
- Monday: I did start prednisone...only two more days to go! Lungs are gradually feeling better and better.
- Tuesday: Climbed Mont St-Hilaire with a girlfriend in the morning and then we spent the afternoon at Spa St-Hilaire. Absolutely wonderful day!
- Wednesday: 8.1km run with intervals...felt really good.
- Thursday: wu on tm and then some plyo-strength-ab workout. I felt tired and was thinking that I need to start eating more snacks.
- Friday: 11km run in the pouring rain (included two longer intervals). I was soaking wet...at least it wasn't cold out. I actually don't mind the rain so much, but I felt quite heavy by the time I was done. My clothes were hanging on me. Overall, felt really good.
- Sunday: 11.5km run at LSD pace using a 10:1 ratio. Stomach issues and very tired (had barely slept the night before)...YET, I still felt strong and happy to be out there.
My running has been going so well the last few weeks. I am feeling strong and truly enjoying myself and looking forward to getting out there. Here are a few things I really love about my new training program:
- Running by time instead of km's allows me to plan ahead better.
- Not having a specific number of km's to run stresses me less and allows me to focus on the suggested pace. Which means I'm not constantly trying to push it in, but allowing my body to enjoy getting into a nice rhythm.
- Running by time also means that the long runs are not going to be as long as they were with my previous program. This may actually be better for me. We'll see.
- Both of my runs during the week include intervals. One has speedier intervals, the second has marathon race pace intervals. They are well spaced and I feel strong doing them.
- This program includes four runs a week...and I only do three. However I do at least two sessions of cross-training. This seems to be working really well for me...and I like the idea of regularly going for a bike ride or a trek on the mountain.
My program includes a half-marathon distance in two weeks. As mentioned, if all goes well during that 21.1k, I will register for the Montreal Marathon, which occurs on September 25th.
Congrats to everyone who ran the Seattle Rock 'n Roll!