Monday, December 28, 2009
12/28 - Paradigm shift
Today I did 1:15, avg. HR 122 if that. Just cruised and mixed-in some walking. And it dawned on me:
1. All along, I should have been running as long and easy as I could on my easy days. I have not done enough longer runs.
2. I'm not going to even attempt a "peak" and "taper" for this 21k. No way.
a. I'm going to train right-on through the race since that makes the most sense. I did this in the past per my coach's advice and things went pretty well.
b. Frankly, I don't have a clue about "peaking" and "tapering" other than the obvious common sense connotations. Who am I kidding. Just be healthy and ready to go at the line.
I think I'm a day away from all-systems-go. But instead of some version of panic to get in work-outs, I'm going to just keep running. Easy on easy days and harder on those particular days. Basically, I've been doing this except for the lack of very easy very long days. Gotta do it.
So no worries. I have an epic 21k on 1/9. Sure I want to rebuild my manhood. We'll see how it all plays-out.
For the sake of documentation, I will chart each day of running leading-up to the aforementioned confrontation with Boney. Gotta run!