I am thrilled to report my physique appears to be responding fairly nicely to coaching once more. This previous week I had a really robust threshold run, at a tempo quicker than I believed I might obtain, and an 18-mile long term. Regardless of my apprehensions, I accomplished each exercises. I liked the problem and relished of their problem. I am bizarre like that. And I used to be ecstatic I used to be in a position to do them!
After my long term yesterday I took the picture above of my wonderful ice tub in Lake Superior! It is simply over 24 hours later, and my legs really feel so good I can hardly imagine I really ran 18 miles yesterday. There’s magic in that large lake.
The Twin Cities Marathon is now 4 weeks away. I am actually shocked at how shortly my physique has tailored to this degree of coaching. Based mostly on my latest velocity exercise, threshold and long term performances, I am sure my half marathon race time of two+ weeks in the past would now be a lot lowered. Time isn’t the primary purpose at Twin Cities, and lots can occur in 4 weeks (like getting sick 7 days previous to Twin Cities, 2019, for instance), however I am actually inspired.
The Twin Cities 2021 beginning line is getting nearer. So long as I make it throughout that beginning line on October third, I am virtually sure I am going to run by way of the end. I am unable to think about a situation the place I would not. It is so good to be a runner once more.