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Friday, January 08, 2010

31 Day Challenge update


I've made it 8 days into the 31 day challenge. So far, so good.

I had one somewhat bogus session. We had basketball tickets for Wednesday night, leaving little time to train. I planned a "fast walk" session on the downtown sprint map. I was inspired by Aspleaf:

Dagens planerade attackpromenad hade två saker på katastrofagendan. Det var 10 grader kallt och banan hade hamnat ute i samhället av någon anledning. Promenad på asfalt. Promenad i helveteskyla. Promenad rätt in i psykbrytsväggen.

My walk would have been on asphalt except for the snow and ice. It was quite cold, too.

Compared to last year, I'm feeling physically better. In particular, my feet don't feel beat up like they did last year at this time. That's largely because of all the snow on the ground. Instead of pounding, I'm trudging through the snow. Seems to be easier on the feet.

Compared to last year, the weather is quite different. I checked out my log from last year and found, for example:

Warm weather - ran in shorts and felt perfectly comfortable.

60 and sunny - Loose Park was full of people.

Of course, last year's challenge ended up in defeat. I missed one day when I went to the planned training but didn't have any shoes to run in and then injured my ankle and had to take a number of days off (and when i started back up I took a hard fall and bruised my ribs).

I'm hoping - and expecting - that the rest of this year's 31 day challenge will go better.

Cristina has been doing the 31 day challenge, too. She seems to be on track (though she hasn't entered anything for today, yet).

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posted by Michael | 8:42 PM


Don't you worry, I got in a (very) short session on Day 8 and an honest to goodness O race on Day 9. So far so good!
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