Monday, July 18, 2011
Training is Working?
I'm going to continue my VanAaken/Lydiard/Malmo/Maffetone/Mittleman training plan based on effort and heart rates. Keeping it easy (<150 HR) for all runs. If that means walking, then I walk. The heat is forcing me to slow down. Frustrating at times, but for now, I still have faith that training is working. I do seem stronger. I recover from long runs, and hot runs, quicker than I did 4-5 weeks ago. I need to continue focusing on lots of easy miles and long runs. It's all about getting ready for Howl at the Moon 8-Hour race. Slightly less than 4 weeks to go. Too late to change strategies now. Keep the faith! (Yes, that's a link to a previous post--check it out). You gotta believe in SOMETHING. Not sure where faith and reason collide, but I'm sticking to my training plan until August 13th. Once the race begins, I'll rely on reason and logic as far as I can...but eventually every ultra runner switches over to faith and belief...in self, others, higher being...whatever gets you though the last miles!
I'll let you know if I bounce back tomorrow. It's only getting hotter and more humid...this whole week! Still, I can persevere and come back strong.