am) 51:00 run. Absolutely gorgeous morning! Blazing sunshine on nearly a foot of new snow.
pm) 32:00 easy jogging. I will (hopefully) be on the track tomorrow if any of them are dry. I feel awesome.
My mind was very relaxed today and for the first time in a very long while I was at ease with what I was doing. My new "guide" has given me peace and I'm no longer questioning the path to take.
Matt Fitzgerald posted about our body's ability to recognize a mile. I have always tried to base my coaching on time because what I have learned is that 1 mile to me is not 1 mile to a beginner. But 10:00 to me is 10:00 to a beginner. It's the "equalizer" if you will. The schedule I am going to follow for the rest of this year is based on time only with the key hard sessions based more on distance and time. It is important when you have a goal time in a race to know some paces.
So I looked back at my log books and have gotten a rough average for the time it has taken me to run various weekly mileages when I was not living at higher altitude.
80 = 9:00- 10:00 hours
90 = 10:00- 11:00
100 = 11:00-12:00
110 = 12:30-13:30
120 = 13:30-14:30
130 = 14:30-15:30
140 = 16:00-17:00
In an effort to not over think things (as much), I hope this helps. Doing this should help ease my anxiety over running so much slower in the high altitude and the brutal terrain. If Matt is correct- then wouldn't a 11:00-12:00 week be somewhat equivalent to a 100 mile week for me? Of course I am now over thinking it. I thought this would help me to think less but I think that thinking so much about trying not to think is over thinking. Don't you think?