Reflections on the Grind

thoughts on training and life of an introvert

Patient miles

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My computer has been in a repair shop for about 10 days now; so it has not been convenient to blog.

Still running regularly without major incidents. That’s the most important thing I think. After dedicating one week after the race for recovery, training has gotten back to normal. I’m thankful for having been able to run without any pain for a good stretch now.

Been getting up real early to run before work, and took the evenings off to come home early and rest. Finding time to run is always tough, but one must manage. Life is short. Must do what you love.

a run in KU campus on holiday Monday 7 Dec

a run in KU campus on holiday Monday 7 Dec

These current training sessions are anything but flashy. Just doing steady miles, mostly at slower than marathon pace, one small loop at a time. I looked back at my log, and realized that, except for the race, my pace never dipped under 9 min/mile the whole month of November. Just patiently building my base.

I’m still new to this, having taken up running seriously for less than a year. Still learning things and experimenting with my body. Can’t rush through the process.


Written by Rop

December 8, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Posted in running, thoughts

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