Saturday, January 05, 2008

In that world, you'll be able to rise in the morning with the spirit you had known in your childhood: that spirit of eagerness, adventure and certainty which comes from dealing with a rational universe.
Ayn Rand

Well, I think I finally have a (tentative) race schedule. I'm still waiting to hear back on a couple of dates, but then I will start sending in my entries - Yeah!!! I feel so happy. And ready to train. As I posted earlier (several times, in fact), I really like to have something specific to work toward. I don't follow a very strict training schedule, but I like to have something for my brain to focus on. It keeps me out of trouble :)

This week, I should end up with about 80 miles. 80 very easy, slow miles. I've got to get my base built back up and then I will get more specific. Right now, I'm just running with my friends, running on the river, and trying to stretch and strengthen. Scott and I are not going to set any specific workouts until the end of the month. So, until then, I'm just hanging loose. A lot of runners don't like the base building phase, but it is my favorite. I really like to run lots of miles. But I really don't like to run super-structured workouts. I know I need them (and I promise I do them, Scott), but they are not my favorite. I hate wearing a watch, so when I do have to wear one for specific workouts, half the time I forget to look at it. Or forget to turn in on. Amazing that I can drive a car, huh?

Next week is going to be a short week because we are heading to Florida for the Disney Marathon/Family Reunion. I think we are trying to run the marathon in under 5 hours (this is my brother, Brian's first marathon - woohoo!), so we should have time to take plenty of photos with Mickey! I'm hoping to get in some solo runs around the parks, but I'm not sure how it all works. I'd hate to go to Florida and have to spend time in the gym. There is also a two hour time difference, so I am going to have to get up at 3:00 am (my time) to go on a 5:30 run. Hmm.

As soon as I get the final dates confirmed, I will post my race schedule. It would be a blast to see some of y'all at a race this year!


olga said...

And where is your schedule? People would like to see it! :) Also, you are up to 80M this early on, and you talk about my 3000...wait for the end for yourself now! Also, I had done almost 3400 for a couple of years before it was the lowest I could allow myself to hit:)

Bob Gentile said...

Hey Carilyn, Have a great WD Time and take lots of pics...sorry I cant make it but like u said its 100 focus time and over the next 2 weeks trying to get my groove back and not push my arch too much but stay consistent...and Next week going to the foot doctor & probably get orthodics

Anyways Enjoy ur TIme in FL weather is great!