“When in doubt. Train!”
Sensei Viscovich – TSMMA
I supposed to start to do my training season 3 this week, for my upcoming Pinhoti 100 race in November. But this lazy bum had a waking up early problem. So I had missed all my morning run except on Tuesday.
No one never trusted me when I said that I was a slacker. But truly I was. I did not train as much as my fellow runners. Wether on putting mileage over a week, cross training or just strength/stretching training.
And this morning, I woke up a bit late, it was raining, and my head was a bit heavy from 4 glasses of beer the night before. So it was a perfect day for me to go back to sleep. But while I was making my coffee, I heard Steven Tyler talking about success and persistence on the radio. I just realized that it was exactly what I needed and the only thing that I was good at, was persistent. So I kicked my butt to get into my running shoes. I drove to New Paltz and decided to do a short fast run in the Gunks. My kind of fast, not elite fast. And the Gunks was perfect. It was not technical at all, but it has a pretty good rolling hills. It was pouring but still it was a beautiful trail, plus no one in there so I had all the trail for myself.
When I drove, I thought if it was worth to drive all the way there just to do a short run, and it was. I could run freely in the fresh air, the mist between the trees kinda magical, and I felt relax and happy.
- Activity: Running
- Distance: 8.86 mi
- Duration: 01:12:11
- Average Speed: 7.36 mph
- Average Pace: 08:08 min/mi
- Calories Burned: 917
- Start Time: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 13:00:00