Sunday, August 14, 2011

Getting Ready for the season....

I have spent the last few weeks getting work straightened out to change my schedule.  I have had a few meetings and introductions and I am ready to coach my first practice.  It is not getting here fast enough.  I have been getting my body ready to run that many days a week.  The most I have ever ran in one week is 4.  This will be a step up when I go to 6 days a week.  Since this is a training blog I will stick to this topic.  Here is how my week went:

Tuesday-Run 4 miles.
Thursday-Run 5 miles
Friday-Run 4 miles
Saturday-Honoring my commitment to shannon.  45 mile bike ride and 4 mile run.  The bike was out to Jean, NV and back.  The run began with a summer rain shower that was so awesome.  Then a 4 mile run.  Made me real bummed this kind of effort is going to a race but it is what it is.  I felt awesome today.
Sunday-Long run scratched.  Sully has been sick and we took him to the vet.  Just a bowel irritation at this point.  I was going to go 8-10.

This week I hope to run monday-saturday.  We will see how things go.  Quote:

"A win on the track is not easy to easy to achieve, but a win in cross country is a rare treat."
Jack Daniels, PHD

Our first meet is at Reno our rivals to the North.  Bring em on!  I started reading Daniels' Running formula.  I heard it is a running coaching must.

1 comment:

Karl Stutelberg said...

Don't scratch the long run...reschedule it. Keep going man. Look forward to hearing about your experiences with UNLV.