Sunday, May 17, 2009

19 mile weekend: 4 on Sat/ 15 on Sun.

Saturday: 4 miles easy with Andi to loosen up the legs after a drive to Vegas Friday night.

Sunday: 15 mile long run, 2 hours total, last 8 miles were run with Andi (her and my longest run so far).

More details to come. Loading up to drive home.

I'll leave you with this quote from Jim Sorenson, masters world record holder for 800m and 1500m:
JS: Any given day of training is not more important than any day in the week. You don’t want to jeopardize the next three days or the next week because of something you did today. That could be missing your sleep or overdoing it because you feel good and you put in a little too much. It’s a delicate balance, and you always have to think a few days ahead, because what really gets you fit and in shape is your consistency. It’s the accumulative effect of your running. One great workout is meaningless if you can’t back it up with your typical recovery days and then another workout in a few days and then your long run. You have to do it all again the next week as well. It’s okay to back off. It’s okay to call a workout early but it’s hard to do because when you’re warmed up and ready to go and feeling good you tend to ignore that tight calf because the workout is going so well. The next big thing is sleep. You gotta get your sleep; it’s huge. Of all the little things, it’s number one.


Chuck said...

Went to the Adidas Track Classic on Saturday evening. Got to talk with Ryan Hall and Josh Cox. Also talked with Jorden Hasay. She ran well, but could not kick with the older girls. The men's 5000 was won by a 19 year old Ethiopian in 13:16. Last year as an 18 year old he ran 13:08 in the Adidas Track Classic. He is very tall and thin! The women's 5000 was won by a tiny young Ethiopian in 14:56. There were a lot of Ethiopian flags being waved in the stands. I had a great time!

Karl Stutelberg said...

I'm jealous. I got to watch most of the meet that was televised on ESPN2. Bernard Lagat was smooth in the 1500. Shalane Flanagan had a poor race in the 5000. The women's 1500 was slow as well. The rabbit didn't seem to be doing her job and it turned into a kicker's race (not good for Jordan). Glad you were able to go. Thanks for the comment.

DCHS XC said...

I like the quote.