Sunday, July 09, 2006

20 weeks in the bag...

I went back and read my post titled 10 weeks in the bag..., and it's funny to see the exact same issues remaining (occasional foot pain, concerns about the impending summer, occasional struggles with the 'whybothers,' and those sweet sweet Cheez-Its).

It occurred to me that 20 weeks might be a good point to abandon the streak and the moderate miles each day for a more traditional marathon training plan with semi-long runs and rest days and whatnot. I'm not quite ready to do it yet though.

And even if I did change my training plan in that way, I think I would still run everyday. Maybe 2 miles one day, 8 miles the next, and such, not so much so I can keep my streak alive, but just so I have a consistent schedule. Getting up early, running as the sun rises, warm shower, fresh fruit and yogurt... My routine is good for my soul.

Maybe I'll go for 26 weeks, that would be 6 months, and that should prove my point, especially considering that I have no point. Based on recent poll results, I've decided to cut back for a week or two, and also I will hide a weasel in my shorts. I'll run 4 milers this week and probably 5 milers for the two following weeks, then we'll try 6 milers again.

Listening to: The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger (Devil and the deep blue sea behind me. Vanish in the air you'll never find me.)

Keith.

Oh yeah, I ran 4 miles on the trails this morning. I walked a bit, in the guilt-free afterglow of a nice long run.

4 comments:

jamoosh said...

Glad to see you are doing what is good for Keith's soul. You got soul man. Soul Man - there is another one I forgot. Hmmmm, Belushi/Akroyd version or Sam and Dave version...

Dave Smart said...

Just think- 52 weeks in the bag and you could get your name on the roles of the US Running Streak Assn. Ken Johnson (7-Hills) has over 3 years running at least a mile every day- he actually missed only about a week in nearly 10 years due to an attack of appendicitis. The guy with 37+ years must have had some awfully good luck or endured some brutal runs thru sickness or injury.

Cassie (TIGGS) said...

Jill doesn't have a weasel, but she does have a ferret she might loan you...hehehe (sorry Beezer!)

Keith said...

Ferrets are in the weasel family! This could work out beautifully.