Sunday, May 10


"The marathon's about being in contention over the last 10K. That's when it's about what you have in your core. You have run all the strength, all the superficial fitness out of yourself, and it really comes down to what's left inside you. To be able to draw deep and pull something out of yourself is one of the most tremendous things about the marathon." ~Rob de Castella

The last seven days were to be a transition of sorts. Having not laced up the shoes last week, I managed to log three easy jaunts, and capped things off with an unhurried meander through Mount Doug and Broadmead earlier this morning. It was a near perfect ending towards a gentle reintroduction to running.

Earlier this week, I met with a close friend and over a pint shared my training approach to the RVM this fall. The next 6-8 weeks are set, more or less, but he’s given me a few points to ponder before starting any crucial training. Not one to procrastinate, I expect ‘the plan’ to be finalized later this week. The approach is uncomplicated and has a solid blend of what I believe necessary to achieve my goal. I’m also excited to introduce some a new dimension to my training… very excited.

Friday: day off (scheduled)
Saturday: day off (scheduled)
Sunday: steady 57:47

Weekly mileage: 2h29’47”, +/- 35k or 22 miles


Grellan said...

The last 10k is certainly make or break time. Good luck with the new plan.

Michael said...

Thanks. I'm really curious to see how it all unfolds. Still, with the bulk of the work over three months away, I have a lot of time to rest up and play around with some shorter races.

Walter said...

We should get together and have a coffee while we compare notes;) I'd be interested in seeing the similarities and differences:)

Michael said...

Walter, I'm in. This w/e?

Mark said...

Anything structured or goals for the next 6-8 weeks?

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Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!