#122: There’s wisdom in listening (I hope)

Welcome to the balancing act: the phase of training where things are starting to go well and the results of a string of hard work are beginning to show BUT the risk of over-training is real and starting to get vocal. The last two weeks have been about the continued march upward in both training volume and intensity.  Overall, things have gone according to plan.  I’ve continued to steadily ratchet the hours and miles upward without any significant injury…..until. On […]

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#120 – This was only a test, now back to our regularly scheduled WINTER, extended play

After today, I was SURE you owed me one….undoubtedly my complaining about the weather had FINALLY resulted in changes from upper management…..with no help from that over-grown hamster in Punxsutawney, PA. Two days of sunshine in a row…..yep, I was beginning to think someone important was reading this blog and maybe even taking a few of my suggestions to heart…..but then I looked at the weather forecast – Nope, foiled again – single digit lows for the next several days….looks like […]

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#114 – The party’s over, now BACK TO WORK

“Christmas week is over, New Year’s week is a thing of the past….and now, well past the start of 2014, it’s time to get back to work”……those were my my thoughts when I woke up this morning…..the day after an insanely cold thermometer reading sealed it as an “inside” day (-6 deg is automatic “indoor” workout for this tender athlete)…..I took a look at my training plan and realized, the viking lady was in the midst of her crescendo…..that today was the […]

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