Saturday, March 8, 2008
am) So here's something that has never happened to me in the past. On Monday I ran an unknown number of miles, same on Wednesday.. so I am sitting here this morning looking at my training logs and trying to decide how much to run this morning. I can't help but allow my mind to wander to that mythical number of "100", but as I look at my week- with the big gaps on Monday and Wednesday I am seeing less and less the actual mileage of the week- because it is obviously pointless with out the numbers from those two days- and realizing that my legs are telling me how much to run this morning. They are a bit stiff, no pain or soreness (I have an odd soreness disorder that prevents me from getting sore.. I have been sore maybe 2 days in the last year- both times were the day after my marathons) but it seems pointless to head out and run to get mileage because at the end of this week I will not know how much I ran anyway! I thought that the point of that exercise was to free my mind on those days.. which it did, but I think the real value of not knowing the miles covered on those two days comes later when you are trying to finish off a week. Often times I will allow the training log total to dictate how much I run on Saturday and Sunday.. gotta get the triple digits otherwise I will not get better! ha. But right now there is no way I can be sure I got 100 miles so I feel like there is a weight lifted off my shoulders- I am listening to my body because there are no relevant numbers telling me what to do... I may do this more often.