Sunday, March 28, 2010

Baden Powell Redux

This morning I hit the Baden Powell for the second time. I went trail running with a a group of friends and had an enjoyable time getting lost in the North Shore Mountains.

After running to my friend's place to hop a drive to North Vancouver we landed at the trail head to exercise our minds and bodies in the fresh morning air. The trail was wet and muddy and we were soon panting and covered in mess. After a mile or so my friend and I moved to the front and went off on our own, meaning to return to the car in approximately 45 minutes. The thing about the North Shore Trails is that they are scarcely marked and the maps on the trails are not detailed in the least. My friend and I got horribly lost and with each stop to ask for directions got more and more confused. At the prearranged meet up time we texted our traveling mates to inform them of out predicament. "Where are you?" Sculler asked my friend.
"On the Baden Powell!" Stereo and I responded.
"Where?"
"We don't know, we are lost!"
Eventually my friend and I made our way to the Seymour Mountain Parkway with directions on how to find the mall to meet up with our other friends and return to the safety of the city (of course I would get directions to the mall!). Although a bit wet and tired from some extra hill climbs we were in good spirits to head to my friend's place for a wonderful Sunday brunch. Nothing works up an appetite like a good trail run.

I have discovered that the key to trail running is to avoid running 10 miles on the road before hitting the trail. I had a lot more fun today then on my previous experience even with getting lost. I can actually see myself running these trails again and maybe not getting lost next time!

Every day I am out and about I am thinking of ideas for decorating my apartment. There is so much I want to do and I have a very tight budget to do it with. I have found all the thrift and consignment stores in the city and have found some great objects. I cannot purchase much yet as it makes no sense to buy something only to have to move it twice. I also think it is important to get into the space before I start getting into my lofty goals of what I want to accomplish. I was looking at wonderful fabric today just in case I need to upholster some chairs. I am going to take a lot of photos and I will share them too! I am totally going to do a before, during and after of my new beach house. There is just so much to think about from the furniture I need to the decorating and the budget. This is all very exciting!

I am also in the process of trying to get some comp entries for races this spring. My next race ought to be TC10 km if everything goes according to plan. I have never raced the TC but have heard nothing but good things about this race. I think this will be a great race to get me primed for the Sunrun.

Happy Training!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Race Report

I ran my first race of the year today and I am delighted with the result.

After a difficult and slow workout on Thursday when I ran below pace time for the first time in a while, I felt a bit of trepidation going into today's 5 km race. My goal was to run relaxed and get a feeling for the pain of racing again. I have had a difficult past 4 weeks of training and I did not have a lot of confidence in my training.

At the start line I was feeling good. The major feeling I had was happiness to be back in the running world around familiar faces and friends. It was also great to be in an environment where I can intimidate others with the leanness of my frame. I knew by the field assembled that I would have a good group of men to run with and also that I had a chance to win the race.

Off the start and for the first 2 km I ran as if in a tempo. The pace did not feel that fast nor did I struggle. I ran at the front of the chase group as Clout went to the front and ran in first for the duration of the race. Our first km was a bit slow which was great as I did not get into oxygen debt from the start. As we hit the Seawall I was feeling strong, thus I wanted to push the pace a bit. I was running in a group of 4 guys and we were cruising along. My little surge was short lived as I was passed by Ziak and Utting. Both men surged ahead and I could not stay with their pace, although they were very close in front. As we hit the last km I was within reach of the two men ahead of me. I felt relaxed though a bit tired. I wanted another gear to catch the guys but they were a bit too quick today. I felt in control through the finish and am really happy with my result. I was 4th overall and 2nd in the BC Championships. I ran a new personal best, 15:21, which I am super happy about considering I have had a few issues the past couple of months. This bodes very well for the rest of my season.

It is always fun to go to a race with no expectations and wind up with a great result. There were a lot of factors today that made a great run. The key was being able to race in a pack. Having a group of men to run with whom I know and have trained with is wonderful. Knowing these men and the quality times they are capable of relaxes the mind so the body can get into a rhythm and relax into a race. The only time I really had to push was over the last km. This race was not mentally taxing for me and if anything has made me really excited to get a few weeks of quality training in before my next effort. Now that the marathon has been taken out of the plan I have many fast races to look forward to. I am especially excited to run the Sunrun!

I have a lot to look forward to this summer. A new apartment, teeth whitening, furniture refinishing and fun training. I do not think I have been this excited in years. It is nice to be filled with optimism!

Happy Training!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cross Training

Instead of a run I went for a shop and a skate ski today.

I love skate skiing and I am somewhat disappointed I did not get to ski more this year. I hope to get up to the mountain at least a couple of more times although the snow was a bit scarce in places. There was a bit of inconsistency with the snow as well. It is obvious to determine where the sun has shone throughout the day as there is fast and slow snow. I had a great time tonight and it was a great break to get some quality activity without battering my legs.

As I am moving to a new apartment I have started another type of cross training, decorating. I am a home body. I love being surrounded by nice things and touching them. I love trying to think of new ways to do old things. I am also enjoying thrift stores, consignment stores and used furniture stores. I have bought a couple of small love seats/sofas. They are Danish retro solid oak and will help me make myself a beach house. Today I managed a trip to South Granville to check out what is new in furniture.

My favorite store was Restoration Hardware. If I had the money I would have bought a full set of furniture for my place. I will use some of the pieces as inspiration for my new place. I love this coffee table. It would look great framed by my large windows overlooking the majestic Pacific. I will recreate with a few pieces from the thrift store, primer and a bucket of paint.

Yesterday I ran my tempo. 40 minutes at pace in total. I felt good over the duration of the run and generally thought I ran quite well. It was not torturous in the least and I felt much better then the previous week's run. I am getting back into shape which is a relief. I am also feeling very lean which is nice. I do not think I will have a stellar race this weekend but it will be nice to get back into the race environment.

I have a lot of change in the near future. I have a move to look forward to, teeth whitening, a race and fast training. On the downside I will be going back to full time work in April to finance my move. I guess it is a good thing I decided not to run the marathon. The race organizers for BMO gave me a comp for the 8km so, yippee! I get to race anyways!

Happy Training!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Love is in the air...

...I am in love. Efterklang, Efterklang, Efterklang!

I want to be them. I love them. Everything about them.



They are the coolest band on earth.

Future fashion choices will be inspired by Efterklang.

Happy Listening!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ski Day!

Oh balance

Now that I am planning on not running the marathon I do not have to be as rigid with my training. With that in mind I took the opportunity to go skiing today in Whistler. It was awesome! I am more tired now then I would have been if I had a quiet day in the city but it is well worth it!

I often wonder what inspires people when they are thinking of the names of ski runs. Today I was quite amused/repulsed by "Cougar Milk". Please don't make me drink the cougar milk.

One of the best things about spending a day on the mountain is the apres ski. There are few better feelings in life then prying bruised and battered legs out of Lange ski boots. A good Kilkenny on an outdoor patio a breath away from the mountains is truly a luxury that I hope to have for a long time.

A friend of mine made a comment about balance. Balance is interesting. I do not necessarily believe in a 'balanced life' as is portrayed in a self help book. I believe people should participate in the activities that give their life meaning. If working 14 hours a day to the exclusion of everything else makes you feel you are meaningful in this world then I am not one to pass judgment on your choices. In certain ways I wish I could put running in a bit of a box and not think about it as much as I do. I tend to be an all or nothing type of person though, and if I am going to do something I am going to try and do the best I can do. When running at an elite level stops being meaningful for me then I will stop. It is losing it's meaning as I am realizing I have missed a large part of certain developmental milestones due in part to running.

There may be a 'catch 22' in all of this. I think if I had a dear love in my life who was there to look for me and care if I get battered then I would be more able to relax towards running. I also believe that to meet a certain love and be able to maintain a relationship I would have to abandon running at the level I currently enjoy. The gay world is a funny world and I am afraid I have yet to figure it out. It does not make sense to me and nor am I able to navigate it's rocky waves. I am a bit seasick from all the navigating.

For now I am going to put the marathon on hold and enjoy running. I had a great workout on Thursday and I am looking forward to getting consistent again. The times on the track are still getting faster so I am going to go with it and enjoy the fun.

Oh balance. I have the cliche balanced life except for one thing. The one thing missing leaves a bit of a sting but otherwise I am beyond fortunate to have all that I have been blessed with.

Happy Training!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

On The Move

Today was one of those days.

I felt like someone took my brain today. I made mistakes at work, I forgot names and I generally felt trodden under. Despite meeting up with a great friend from University I was pretty burnt by the time I made my way home. I did have a less then stellar diet today (an oatmeal cookie, yougurt and 6 shots of espresso for lunch) and I have been struggling with my sleep and illness. Even shopping for furniture did not really make me feel that great, only somewhat good.

Running was the absolute last thing I wanted to do this evening even with the extra snack of a Cadbury Creme Egg. I was dreading my run more then the gross showers of the Vancouver Aquatic Centre. As I made my way to Stanley Park I was contemplating quitting running for good and planning my life without training to take up my time. By the time I made it to the workout I decided that I would run until Sunrun then hang up my shoes and move on. Then I talked to my coach John. We chatted about running and the impact of my injury and illness and time away from training. In the end we loosely agreed that the marathon may not be the best idea at this time. We also agreed that I have another couple of good 10 km in me with the idea of dropping my personal best to times I would never even have talked about 5 years ago let alone speak of as a possible goal based on my training times. By the time the workout started I was feeling a bit better.

Then I ran the workout. It was one of my favorites, a descending workout of 3 intervals with the last repeat finishing on a downhill. I ran a couple of seconds off of my best time for the workout. It felt great. It felt wonderful. It was the best I felt the whole day and tonight I feel happy. Tonight I feel really happy.

I love waffles. Yo Yo Ma is one of my favorite classical artists. I love going back and forth. I love running. I have always loved running and I always will. I am back into love with training. As with any great relationship (so they tell me) running is filled with ups and downs. Lately it seems like the downs have been more then the ups. I have felt running hindering other aspects of my life making me tired and easily frustrated and socially withdrawn. On a break from running I had a rush of energy and experienced some wonderful snapshots of what life holds when I do decide to take a sabbatical. For now the struggle continues to provide rewards to motivate me to push beyond what is normal and comfortable to achieve goals that are beyond the reach of most people. And besides, this is the best I have felt all week.

My marathon dreams are now by the way side. I do not have the energy to run 20 miles on Sunday or run a 13 mile tempo on Tuesday. Although I am happy to be training hard again I cannot run to total exhaustion without someone close to hold me up when I need support or a shoulder to lean on. As I have written before I like running fast, and that is what I am going to continue. My next race will be my club 5 km race on a week from Saturday.

I am also going to be moving, just in time for summer. I found a beautiful apartment on the beach. It is filled with light and beautiful South facing windows. I am already excited to decorate and I have some great ideas inspired by my trip home this past summer. I am going to have to decorate on the cheap as the rent is quite steep. I will become a thrift store/hardware store/paint store/fabric store regular. It is time to roll up my sleeves!

Happy Training!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Why?

I am really starting to wonder why I train.

Three days back into consistent training and I am totally exhausted. Not only am I exhausted but I am also on the downswing of my great mood and optimism of the weekend. I am beginning to wonder why running is taking so much energy and making me so flat.

Today I ran a tempo and it was brutal. I ran 30 minutes at tempo pace and I felt sluggish, fat and slow. The first 20 minutes were a battle to continue. The last 10 minutes were somewhat improved and I began to have some good thoughts and positive energy driving me forward. I finished my tempo with 45 seconds on the Seawall. There were only two good aspects of my tempo today one of which is that it is over and I can now move forward. The second is I found a beach glass beach. I will not reveal where this is as I have a penchant for beach glass. I hope to use this glass to do some decoration. Even my cool down felt like shit. I was happy to make it home in one piece.

Once I got home I had a quick bite to eat and then fell asleep. I woke with a start as I realized I had to be at the pool within moments. I swam tonight and it was satisfactory. I survived, that is it.

I am really tired. Really tired. Exhausted. The thought of going to work tomorrow is frightening. I do not like feeling like this yet when I do not feel like this I crave it. Training kills me and then I run really fast and I am happy. I love being fit but hate the work it takes to get there. I am pissed off I got injured and then even more pissed off I got sick. The problem is that I felt radiant when I was rested. Now I feel like I have been dumpster diving all night and I do not look much better. Today at the dentist office the receptionist asked me if I hit my eye as she comment it looked bruised. "No, I am just really tired" was my response. Great, not only do I feel like shit but I look like shit too.

I am going to go to bed at my usual time somewhere between 9 and 10 and hope to wake up tomorrow feeling somewhat better. I am afraid I cannot keep up this pace much longer. It may be time for some serious self reflection and a look at what my priorities really are.

Happy Training!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Opens A Window

Mother Superior was so wise.

After the derailment of training caused by injury then illness I have had some time to relax, recover and have some fun. With extra energy I have been investigating new opportunities and changing things up a bit. I am disappointed my early season fitness and incredible strength have been greatly diminished but I am happy. I am really happy.

I was talking with a fellow blogger one day about the motivation to write and the quality of the posts we make. I often feel the need to write when things are not going my way or when I am down. It is the therapeutic nature of blogging that I find the most motivating. When I am feeling good and engaging in meaningful activities I do not feel the urge nor do I have the time to write. I also do not feel a happy story is as endearing as a struggle and often think my wonderful stories of how everything is peachy keen is boring and even more self indulgent then the usual blog post. However this is my blog so I will write what I want. Today I am happy and so it is a happy blog.

After being sick all week with very little running and half a workout in the pouring rain on Thursday night I was ready for a good weekend with a perfusion of activity. Friday night I attended FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery with a new friend of mine. It was great to look at some art and some of the more avant garde performances. I cannot tell a lie, I did not get some of it. I had no idea what the point was of some of the art work but I still enjoyed the mystery of what the motivation of the artist was. There is always a point to a race, to finish first. It is nice to see something once in a while that really has no point. There is an exhibit of daVinci anatomical drawings that blew my mind. Coming from a science and health background I have spent many many hours studying anatomy. Most of the anatomy texts I studied did not have the complexity of what daVinci drew. It was breathtaking to see the actual sketches on the actual paper completed by the man.

After my workout on Thursday I decided not to run on Saturday to let my body recover. Upon waking after a luxurious sleep-in I got a phone call from a friend to go skate skiing at Cypress. I jumped at the chance to ski and quickly threw my gear together. The snow was amazing and my skiing was proficient for my first foray of the season. I felt my hours of core work and time in the gym in my skiing. I was better able to one ski and when I became off balance my core was able to pull myself back over the base of my ski to maintain my balance. My skis have amazing glide as well. I finished my Saturday with drinks at the Sylvia and Alice in Wonderland.

Today I returned to long run Sunday after another sleep-in. I ran 13 miles and felt like I was floating the whole way. I still have a productive cough and a few times had a bit of a coughing fit but generally I felt really good. My injury feels almost 100% healed (although I could feel a bit of tenderness at one point) and overall my body feels good. I am a bit worried I have lost a bit of weight as I have gotten a few comments lately, but as this is my only concern it is a very good one to have.

I have a lot of change happening in my life at the moment and over the next few weeks. I have been feeling a bit unsettled and craving a bit of change. I have met an interesting chap, identified a change of habitation that could be very rewarding and have an idea of changing my racing plan for the spring. Today's long run is a welcome addition to my otherwise glorious weekend and makes me even more happy to know that I have somehow been able to maintain some sort of fitness while also living a very busy social life. With all these changes and a refreshed hope and optimism I am thinking I am going to be making many more opportunities to be a social butterfly. If I have been in a bit of a self imposed social cocoon it may be my time to come flying out.

Happy Training!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Derailment...

I have been derailed from my training due to injury and illness.

In the last 2 weeks I may have run 40 miles in total. I have had a hamstring injury and now I am starting to recover from a nasty chest cold. The chest cold has really taken a chunk out of my training and I even missed a day of work yesterday. I have missed 3 long runs and a few long tempos. My actual running workouts have been of a great quality but the inconsistency of training is a troubling issue. My marathon training has become a train wreck.

The thing is, as I get better from my cold I am feeling refreshed with a bit of extra energy. A couple of people commented today that I am even looking refreshed after a day of sleeping. Most importantly I do not feel exhausted and it does not hurt to walk. With 6ish weeks of training to go I am feeling quite ambivalent to pick up where I left my training in an effort to be able to race on May 2nd. I feel like I have lost my fitness and more importantly my desire to go to the 'place' I need to go to run fast. I like having energy and time to socialize and having a balanced life is quite refreshing. At this point I am wondering if the marathon is really for me.

I want to ski. I want to go out with friends. I want to go dancing. I want to enjoy running for the pure pleasure of running. I want to feel normal with energy to engage in conversation for longer then 10 minutes. I want to be my cheerful self without stressing about mileage and the doom of the marathon.

My friend who was staying with me during the Olympics asked me a question as I anxiously prepared to go for my long run. "Do you even like running?" I love running. I love running fast. Fast. I do not like running slow. I do not like long runs or long tempos. I do not like training for the marathon. I am not a marathoner. I do not think I want to run a marathon anymore.

What does this mean? I am going skiing on Saturday and I may even try and go out on Saturday night if I have the energy.

Hopefully my cold will be healed!

No more mileage!

Happy Running!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Silver Lining

I am sick.

I did not race today much to my disappointment. I was fit, I am running fast and I believe I could have run really well today had I been healthy. My knee is almost totally pain free but I now have a really good chest cold which maybe bordering on bronchitis. I started coughing up green sputum yesterday which may be a sign of a bacterial infection. I coughed through the night last night and at 12:30 decided that racing today was not a good idea. I want to get healthy not more sick.

I did go for a short run to watch the race this morning which made me confident in my decision not to run. It was difficult to get a deep breath although my body felt good. By the time I got home though my body was starting to protest a bit. It is mostly my upper body that is sore as I am sore from coughing. I guess the silver lining in getting sick is that my body has had a chance to heal. The bad news is that I feel like I am losing most of my hard won fitness. Once my cold gets better I think I will be starting from scratch. I will bump up the training quickly once better and hope I do not injure myself.

Now time for a relaxing hot bath!

Mileage
Sunday: 5 miles

Happy Training!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I Believe

Belief is a funny thing. It is so hard to maintain and very easy to lose.

In our secular society today there is not a whole lot to believe in. Being reared to question everything we see and taught to think critically causes us to need to see evidence to believe in something. Without much in the external environment to believe in we often have to believe in ourselves in order to survive in this world. What happens when we do not believe in ourselves?

For a while I was trying to focus on things that were very important to me to the exclusion of some other really important facets of life. I was trying to believe in myself by achieving goals and crossing tasks off of a very long list. I stopped believing certain things because of the environment I found myself in. I am starting to believe in myself again and it feels really good. There is an idea in the Christian faith of being lost and then found. The whole idea of ecstasy in the presence of the lord. I am not saying I am having any ecstasy here or in the throws of some passion to myself but rather I think I am finding my way again.

I ran a really fast workout tonight and it felt really good. I was happy to be at the track again and training hard to little to no stress from my leg or symptoms of my hacking. I realized while at the track that I could have used the time well if I was not there. I also realized that I had missed the last 3 workouts because I was too busy to make it to the track. It is really exciting to have so much going on. On top of liking my job at the moment I feel like things are moving in the right direction. I have said from the beginning of the year that this was going to be a great one. I had an amazing New Years, training has been great and the Olympics turned out to be everything I thought they could be. I have been a bit on the down side with my little bit of pain and now a cold but realize that things are going very well right now.

I am hoping to keep building the momentum. I have my first race of the year coming up and I hope to be feeling good for it. I almost feel like I am tapered so it will be interesting to see how fast I run. I have a busy weekend with different friends which looks to be quite promising. By the time Monday's International Woman's Day celebrations finish I am sure to be absolutely pleasantly exhausted. As for exhausted, I think it is time for me to head to bed.

Mileage
Thursday: 8 miles with track workout

Happy Training!

I Believe

Belief is a funny thing. It is so hard to maintain and very easy to lose.

In our secular society today there is not a whole lot to believe in. Being reared to question everything we see and taught to think critically causes us to need to see evidence to believe in something. Without much in the external environment to believe in we often have to believe in ourselves in order to survive in this world. What happens when we do not believe in ourselves?

For a while I was trying to focus on things that were very important to me to the exclusion of some other really important facets of life. I was trying to believe in myself by achieving goals and crossing tasks off of a very long list. I stopped believing certain things because of the environment I found myself in. I am starting to believe in myself again and it feels really good. There is an idea in the Christian faith of being lost and then found. The whole idea of ecstasy in the presence of the lord. I am not saying I am having any ecstasy here or in the throws of some passion to myself but rather I think I am finding my way again.

I ran a really fast workout tonight and it felt really good. I was happy to be at the track again and training hard to little to no stress from my leg or symptoms of my hacking. I realized while at the track that I could have used the time well if I was not there. I also realized that I had missed the last 3 workouts because I was too busy to make it to the track. It is really exciting to have so much going on. On top of liking my job at the moment I feel like things are moving in the right direction. I have said from the beginning of the year that this was going to be a great one. I had an amazing New Years, training has been great and the Olympics turned out to be everything I thought they could be. I have been a bit on the down side with my little bit of pain and now a cold but realize that things are going very well right now.

I am hoping to keep building the momentum. I have my first race of the year coming up and I hope to be feeling good for it. I almost feel like I am tapered so it will be interesting to see how fast I run. I have a busy weekend with different friends which looks to be quite promising. By the time Monday's International Woman's Day celebrations finish I am sure to be absolutely pleasantly exhausted. As for exhausted, I think it is time for me to head to bed.

Mileage
Thursday: 8 miles with track workout

Happy Training!

Say what you mean...

I just came across this article on MSN. I am a person who tries to be honest. I am a man and as such I am not a mind reader. Instead of trying to figure out if he and or she is "that into you" what is wrong with asking? Why are we supposed to have an innate ability to know what the other person is thinking by underhanded and passive aggressive communication? This article puts blame on men for not being able to read the signs of being dumped. If we are going to place blame in this equation I think it is the women who expect mind reading in a partner who get the blame. Seriously girls, a little piece of advice. If you want your man to do something, go somewhere or just plan fuck off, tell him. Men are stund and women are crazy. Thank god I am gay!

Off to the track!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Getting Better

I ran a tempo yesterday and had a good 5 miles today.

Yesterday I decided to run a tempo regardless of pain. I cut my usual distance in half and ran 30 minutes at tempo pace after a 2 mile warm-up. I was a bit tired for this effort and on top of my injury I have a bit of a cold (or allergies). I was weak and tired and the run did not feel that good. My leg was sore for the whole workout though no worse then last week. I felt out of shape and not that great on my run. I finished my run with a nice 2 mile cool down.

Today I ran an easy 5 miles after buying an iPhone! Already I have made a restaurant reservation and texted a bunch of friends with my new and exciting gadget. I do not think I will post from my phone but you never know when the mood may hit!

Tomorrow night I have a track workout and I am planning on running. I have booked a car as well so we will see how it goes. I do not want to further damage my hamstring but I also do not want to stop training with no pain relief. I have decided to push my leg. If I get injured I will take a few weeks off and convalesce. If I do not get really injured then I will run really fast in pain. I have a race on Sunday so I will have a very good test of my leg. I was really fit so it will be interesting to see how I compare to last year. I was not as fit last year but I still ran a best time.

I also have a busy social calendar this weekend. I am hoping my horoscope is accurate! I am really excited to see a good friend on Saturday night. We do not have any plans as of yet but I hope a visit to Gravity Pope is on the menu. Sunday I race in the morning then dinner in the evening to celebrate International Women's Day with a group of gay men. It ought to be a great time!

Mileage
Tuesday: 9 miles as 30 minute tempo
Wednesday: 5 miles

Happy Training!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Run

I decided when I got home today to have a nap. I could not sleep despite being totally and completely exhausted. I thought to myself "fuck it!" and I went for a run.

I felt pain in my hammy with my first stride. I felt pain in my hammy at 5 minutes which was measurably worse then the initial pain. I felt pain in my hammy at 20 minutes and I thought "fuck it!". I finished my run in a bit less pain after 6 much needed miles.

I would not advocate running on an injury but I needed a run today. I needed to blow off some steam and have some fun. I feel totally out of sorts when I cannot run and become somewhat irrational and loopy. I had a slightly painful but wonderful run today and I look forward to a slightly painful tempo tomorrow.

I have my first race this weekend. I am excited to race as I feel strong though not as fit as I would like. It will be nice to get back into the action and hopefully my run will go well. I suppose at this point I will be happy if my leg gets to the start line.

There is a lot I want to write about but it is not of a constructive nature and rather more of a rant. I think I will work on figuring out how to put my frustration into something positive rather then delving to the level of those I wish to criticize.

Mileage
Monday: 6 miles

Happy Training!