Condolences. The bums lost. My advice is to do what your parents did; get a job, sir. ~ Jeffrey Lebowski
I have been slacking in many ways but working is not one of them. We have been slammed and this, coupled with Relish Studio’s move to Lakewood, has been keeping me super busy. I have been running – rather quickly, it seems – but have logged neither the consistency I would prefer nor the volume. Alas, that is – as they are known to say – how it goes.
The sluggishness I felt in my legs immediately post Leadville has worked its way out and I have had some great, fast (for me) runs over the past couple of weeks. It has been really nice to just cut loose on these runs and I feel that my form is coming along well. Just need to regain the consistency I had during the run-up to the LT100 with a serious dial down of the overall volume. Training for that race was difficult. It was a commitment I am glad I made because the results were impressive, however, I would caution anyone seeking to commit to a similar program about the life and relationship sacrifices one will have to make to put that plan in place. In all ways, it was challenging.
So what does the future hold? Right now, I am enjoying a certain lack of structure associated with a more free-form approach to running and may target another event in the future but not another 100-miler. I feel I have tackled that elephant and a repeat performance at this point would be merely redundant. Adventure running has a strong appeal as does the allure of a sub-3-hour marathon. Unfortunately, these are mostly combative when considering the nature of training required for each. So we’ll see what happens.
As always, I’ll keep you posted.