Sunday, June 05, 2005

Running Stat Update / Mindful Ponderings

Not much going on in the run department today. I completed my third weight training day, love it! I tried to concentrate on doing the exercises correctly...needs a little more work.

Congrats to all of those who raced this weekend!

Summary of Today's Training:

1 set 15 pushups, 1 set 25 sit-ups;
1 set of weight training (WT) exercises;
1 set 15 pushups, 1 set 25 sit-ups;
2K run (10:49 minutes)
1K walk (cool down)
1 set 15 pushups, 1 set 25 sit-ups;
Cool down.
Conditions: 15:30; 22C/71F, cloudy, slight wind.
Feeling after training: Great.

Diet Stats:

Oops, gained a pound since the long run yesterday!

Mileage Stats:

Total mileage this week: 51K/32M
Total mileage in May: 148K/98M
Total mileage this month to date: 40K/25M
Total mileage this year to date: 1013K/630M
Total Race mileage this year to date: 111K/69M (1x20K run, 2xHM, 1xM, 1x8.88889K)

Other Pondering Thoughts

For those of you who think you didn't finish your last race fast enough be sure to read John Bingham's No Need for Speed - Racing the Gremlins (yeah I read it)!

Here is a couple bits to get the gist of it:

"Ever hear a little voice in your head? Be honest. It doesn't mean you're crazy. Well, it might mean you're crazy depending on what the little voice is telling you."

"The Gremlin tells you that no matter how much you've improved your life or your running, you still have a long way to go."

"Gremlins are everywhere, at every pace. They tell a novice runner that pain is weakness leaving the body. They tell runners that an injury is no reason to walk off a race course."

"The next time you find yourself questioning your performance, ask yourself whose voice it is that you're hearing in your head. Are you hearing a supportive voice? If not, it's the voice of your Gremlin."

I read that article last week when I got my RW and was going to mention it too because it really hit home for me!
Yeah, I read that too. Not sure what to make of it. I mean, I don't think telling myself to stop if I get uncomfortable is going to help my running. But then again, pushing myself until I collapse because I should feel a good burn isn't good either.

Bingham confuses me sometimes.
Gremlins can "eat my dust"....I've met John B. He's very inspirational. Were hoping he will come to Calgary July 2006 as part of the Penguin Stampede/Gathering.
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