it's time for recovery, having made the discovery.
I wrote this in March, last year:
"I'm pretty focused right now on aerobic running. Besides a good dose of chillerts with the family and friends, I've been very consistently running aerobically. It's a focus that seems to address so much of what might be possible in my life. I have to focus even more - visualizing a tiny pin point, or speck of sand - that kind of focus that EXPLODES with benefits and meaning, huge, maybe transcendent."
Last year was great. I learned a lot via Lucho and my own aerobic training. I'm in the same place (hopefully with a much bigger base to build on); I started the year with a more specific plan, even a coach, and proceeded to do too much too soon. I think. The stress of life got in the way a little, too. But I'm just not ready to go tempo, etc. I learned a lot from this plan/coach, too, but right now I am going to pile the aerobic miles upon aerobic miles. I will use some HRM and some PE. I will run "free" about once a week, or whenever I want since most of my work-outs will be aerobic. These runs feel good.
Last week I did a little 6 miler, about 8 min/mile and it was easy. These will be 10-12 milers in a month or two. Racing will be a piece of cake with that kind of engine. Summer = speedwork. Right now, like last year, it's about focusing on the consistency of running aerobically.