Friday, October 17, 2008


I am alive.

I’ve just been relaxing and enjoying NOT running and NOT blogging. I’ve been feeling good and the weather and trees have been spectacular, so it has be a struggle to not lace up my shoes. I’d have to look back, but I probably haven’t gone 12 days without exercise since graduating from college.

I’ve mentioned that I usually take 6-7 days off after a marathon and them I’m back training. This is great, but after a fall marathon, it usually means I’m in great shape in February and March. This time I’m taking a different approach by taking more time off and then gradually working up to about 50 mpw. If I can maintain that through the hardest months of winter, then I think I’ll be ready to go in March and push towards a spring marathon.

Of course, I’ll be skiing this winter too – if we have some decent snow. Plus, I’d like to add in some type of strength building routine because I feel like my running is lacking an explosive element. I’ve been contemplating follow the program out of this book, which also has a website. I just need to get into a routine and make it happen.

Thanks to Kurt for the heads up regarding this Team USA Minnesota video. It covers the guys’ last workout prior to TCM.

You can check out Michelle Lilienthal's latest journal entry HERE.

Finally, huge congrats to training partner Kim for running sub-2:59 (2nd Master!) and Kirk for running sub-2:41 (nearly a 7-minute PR) at Chicago.

Quote of the day;

“The only science behind it is that they don’t follow a word I say.” – Dennis Barker, when asked about the science behind the workout in the video posted above

1 comment:

Wayne said...

I definitely think should incorporate core exercises into your training. If anything, I think it will decrease the possibility of getting injured.