Tuesday, August 04, 2009


It looks like "aging up" helped at Sunday's race. I ended up 3rd in the 40-44 age group, whereas I would have been like 7th in the 35-39 age group.

I haven't even thought about "training" the last 2 days. Yesterday I slogged through a very easy 5 miles and this morning I made it another easy 8. My legs are still tried - running a 6 mile cooldown after Sunday's race probably has something to do with that.

You've seen his blog, now check out Matt Gabrielson's interview with Runner's World.

Quote of the day;

"What I've learned is it's not about having a great workout, it's about continuing to be consistent and getting yourself set to be ready to go on that one day. I need to trust my training that I've done and not overdo it toward the end because there's a line you can cross. There's no magic workout that's going to happen in the last two or three weeks." - Matt Gabrielson


Jim from MN said...

Chad--I would not underestimate the drag a 3:09 effort at Grandma's in that debilitating heat had on your legs. It was REALLY hot that day! It may take more than 6-8 weeks to shake that out.

Anonymous said...

6 mile cool down? Come on, that's not a cool down, that's a second workout :)