Now, in the beginning of November, I'm about 15-18 pounds heavier and a lot stronger. Weighing in the 170's and still hitting the gym 3 times a week, I feel like I've finally got the urge to train properly this time. I actually have a plan beyond running slow for hours up in the foothills.
Each Tuesday I'll be running tempo runs, hill workouts, intervals or fartleks. Each Saturday I'll be enjoying the foothills with a long run. In between, I'll recover and lift. I've finally got a plan and am pretty excited to see if I can run fast again. No more 100 miler training, at least not for quite a while, not while I still have speed.
Boise got its first snow today up in the foothills and even a little down in the valley. I love this time of year. This is when I get to put in all the hard work that will hopefully bring me fun and success during racing season.
|Heading up Hull's Gulch Trail in early October|