WEEK 1 – Outta’ the Gate

This week was a lot of running – but it’s nothing compared to what lies ahead. Although I felt like I did an awful lot of running, I was pleased that I was recovering so well from each of the runs. I bought a fancy massage chair recently and I believe it helps my muscles recover. If not – who cares? It feels sooo good.

My concern is that I am not resting on the ‘rest’ days of the training schedule. Instead, I am using those days to strengthen train my core and upper body muscles making actual ‘rest’ a bit hard to find. {sigh}

One highlight of the first week of serious training was running the Peachtree Road Race, Wednesday, July 4th. 55,000 runners, a bunch of bands, thousands of eccentric spectators and an ugly t-shirt capped off a great start to the Fourth of July holiday.

This week I ran 6-8 miles a day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This weekend I logged 8 miles (6.5 run, 1.5 walk out) at Kennesaw Mountain and slugged through over an hour of heat training, for 7 miles, on Sunday. I am far shy of the scheduled Sunday long run, but for the week I knocked out about 34 miles.

Off to Key Largo – Logging miles in the tropics.

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*** Please take a moment to read what I am doing and why I am doing this. Perhaps, it might inspire you to donate a couple o’ bucks. Anything will do $5, $20, $50 – whatever fits your budget.

I promise whatever you give, it will feel really, really good.

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