Monday, August 1, 2011

Zero Zero Zero

How bad has my running gotten?  Well, my running log has recorded ZERO-ZERO-ZERO for the last three days. Why run when it ain't fun?  Heat, humidity, fatigue. I don't like being tired all the time. Maybe these three rest days will help me recover physically and emotionally. I'll get in a short run today and hopefully be back on track with daily runs for the next 2 weeks...then THE BIG TEST...Howl at the Moon 8-Hour run on August 13. Then what? If the weather finally cools off, I'll try one or two 50K races in the fall. Might be nice to run a couple of shorter races too. A fast 5K? Quick 10K? Sounds fun.

UPDATE: Ran twice on Monday and I felt great. I guess the time away from running (and the heat) did me good. I'm back at it! Feeling good while you run is the best!

6 comments:

jeff said...

coach jeff says, good decision, heat training is one thing but evry single day heat training is leading to over training and staleness...the training is done, back off, speed up (some)and regroup before Howl..you will do good compared to others because evryone runs in the same conditions.

Chris said...

The hay is in the barn! No more real training...just easy runs to maintain conditioning and heat acclimatization.

Easy to make mistakes in the last 10 days. Need to stay healthy and injury free.

Anonymous said...

Migotsky - I'm going to kick you ass at Howl! I thought you were doing pretty good for a while - but now 3 days in a row w/o running and all this talk about woggling. Can't wait to see y'all next week!
D-Dawg

Chris said...

Dawg,

Yep, you'll likely kick my ass. I'm not doing very well lately. Running sucks, work sucks, my pet degu died...life ain't too grand right now.

Anonymous said...

Hope things pick up for you!
D-Dawg

Chris said...

Thanks. Look forward to seeing you at Howl. No matter the miles, it's a good time.