Monday, November 7, 2011

Sliding into a Training Regimen

Me and my big mouth. An ultra next spring. Yeah right. The problem is since I let is slip, I’d end up with egg on my face if I decided it was all part of a weak moment of temporary insanity and pretend that it didn’t really happen. That’ll teach me….

In all seriousness, I’ve been putting in miles, but not much else exciting has been going on. 3 miles here, 4 miles there, 6 to 8 miles on the trails on the weekends. I’ve been in the 15-20 mile range for the past few weeks, just kind of mind numbingly going through the motions. This does not lead to events that are especially blog worthy – hence my recent absence from these pages.

I have more of the same (15-20 miles per week) for the next four weeks until I slide into my ultra training plan. What I guess I’m saying is don’t hold your breath waiting for a lot on this blog. I’ll be lucky to come up with something insightful once a week for the next month. Maybe a 30 minute video of me putting one foot in front of the other?

This week:

  • Monday: Scheduled rest
  • Tuesday: 3 miles easy
  • Wednesday: 4 miles easy
  • Thursday: 3 miles easy
  • Friday: Scheduled rest
  • Saturday: 8 miles (if the weather cooperates – supposed to be cold and wet next weekend)
  • Sunday: Scheduled rest.
  • Total: 18 miles

Rinse and repeat….

Just an fyi – in case you really do miss me during the next month – you can probably catch me over on my other blog – Poker Perdition. Some exciting stuff going on there (like what to not do if you want to win…)


  1. It sounds like you are doing it right. Proper training isn't that exciting, just a long, consistent means to an end. Races, on the other hand, can be exciting, especially signing up for them (which they make far too easy).

  2. Hahah....I have no idea how to play poker, but I hope you stop losing and start winning!!

    As long as your moving, all is good. When you get on a plan, things will change up and the miles will start piling on. Fun, huh? :)

  3. Oh Glenn, I clicked on that Poker Perdition link and looks like you have been busy over there. :)

  4. You don't need excitement to blog. But if that's what it takes to motivate you to keep at it, then ... keep at it. Muddy trails are ahead, it appears from the weather forecast. I'm so glad our "winter weather" has arrived.

  5. Means to an end - just keep repeating those cycles and before you know it you will be right in to that ultra plan!

  6. at least you're running! :)

    getting into a routine/cycle will be good - and hopefully set you up for a successful re-joining of the race-training world! (you know, no more slacking off mkay?)