Thursday, November 11, 2010

Training is a pain the the _________ !



Back to normal training and as we all know training can be a real pain in the ______ ! No not in the ass, as much as some of you want me to say that. In fact I love a nice consistent training schedule. Training has almost never lead to a pain the ass or felt like a pain in the ass unless you count the one time I slipped on ice and landed on my rear. Now that was some pain.

Unfortunately training can lead to pain in just about every other part of the body. Oh my aching back, quad, neck, finger, ear, nose hair are just some of the normal background noise you might hear in our household and thats with Kim not saying anything at all.

On the bright side my feet are getting back to normal and I have begun to rebuild my base while at the same time desperately attempting to not sign up for any races. Its been hard but I managed to take a pass on horror hill and the Hamilton Marathon. I also didn't sign up for the 100 miler at Creemore next week although I desperately wanted to and decided not to run the cross country provincials this coming weekend. I did register for Robbie Burns at the end of January and Around the Bay at the end of March.

Training is going well and I am quickly getting back to 100k weeks. That said its been almost all easy running, tempo and speed work will come soon enough. I am still suffering with a sore ankle that seems to be taking forever to heal. Doesn't seem to get better or worse whether I run or not. Think I will give it a few more weeks and then if its still gimpy I will be forced to see the dreaded doctor.

Should I jump into the lottery for Western States or not. That is really the big question thats on my mind lately.

27 comments:

  1. Glad you're starting to feel more normal (or whatever passes for it :D). Good luck staying strong and resisting the lure of the race...

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  2. Glad things are back on track. I am in exactly the same position right now. 50 miler in 13 weeks so plenty of time for Tempo / speed sesions.

    Hope all is well

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  3. Sorry about your ankle! Hope it starts to feel better soon! :0)

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  4. Jump! Western States is something I can only dream of doing - literally. Hope the ankle heels up though.

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  5. Sounds like you are tracking along well! Nurse that ankle, though. I'd go for W.S. if I were you!

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  6. WEstern States? Go for it, what do you have to lose?

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  7. Western States for sure! Your ankle will be strong by then. Good to hear you are building a solid base again although you probably always have a sold base. Have a great weekend!

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  8. Unless you have something else planned put your name in there. Peace EricG

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  9. Love your blog title ha!!! I am glad your foot is feeling better! I love training plans too!! You have run so many miles this year! Wow!!

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  10. We are going to read other adventures on your blog although you have run so many miles this year. In this perspecive, I hope your ankle will go well soon!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

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  11. Isn't Western States a lottery anyway? Go for it. By then you'll be back 100% and loving it!

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  12. Just thought I'd drop by to say hi and thanks for the comment on my blog =)

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  13. Definitely do the lottery. I'll probably never run it, but I am thinking of volunteering since it is so close to home. Good luck!

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  14. Thanks for the comment on my blog, Chris! I really appreciate it :) (and I think you should go in the Western States lottery too! What's the worst thing that could happen?)

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  15. Definitely go for WS. Take care of the ankle and enjoy the good training period.

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog Chris. It saves me talking to myself. As you read , I'm quite warped and love to have a laugh at myself and anyone else's misfortune.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I didn't realize it was so hard not to sign up for races :-) Could you flip a coin or something for Western States?

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  18. great stuff chris..i too am holding on tempos and speed right now ;-)

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  19. Dude, my name is in the hat.

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  20. You don't need me to add to the chorus but I will anyway. Try for Western States.

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  21. Thanks for stopping by and I say - Throw your name in the hat for Western States.......

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  22. Good to know you're getting to feel a little more normal. Just don't get used to it.

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  23. Jump! Hope you put your name in the lottery for WS...Guess I'll know on Dec 4:)

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  24. Yup, I'd say throw your hat into the lottery too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, don't be a stranger...I'm considering Around the Bay again, if I get my rear in gear for the long winter running, it just might happen!!

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  25. I don't know when was the last time I had something not sore.

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