Training log from this week last year. I keep going back and looking at what I did. Doing this is my way of trying to guilt myself back in to running. I want to want to run but am unwilling to go through the motions and run because of the idea. Unlike 4 months ago though, I can feel something there in the back of my mind that resembles interest.
What I have always found to be enjoyable is being fit enough to win. Run to be fast. There is a definite performance aspect to what makes training fun for me. All or nothing. I'm OK with that. That little whisper in the back of my mind doesn't say to just go run though, rather it says to train for something that you can't wrap your brain around. Try something big. THAT'S interesting and makes running fun.
So one year ago this week. Meh. OK week. You can see a strong focus on running and running fast. 80.5 miles running (8:56 average pace with 13,450 of vertical) and just 4:00 biking. Tuesday was 3 miles at 5:57 pace at 8200ft altitude on a fairly rolling dirt road. Then a long run, three laps of Walker Ranch which was my go to training course for both Leadvilles. It's a 7.25 mile loop and I could set up an aid station at my car. Plus each loop has about 1600ft of vertical which is pretty good. Motivating to me to see what I did and wanted to do. Like I said, I want to want to run. I miss it.