Friday, August 29, 2008

Discipline

Today's run went well. The key is to keep them going well. Since the Vermont 100, I have put too much value on the runs that have gone well and took them as a sign I could ramp it up more, which ended up being too much, too soon. As a result, I haven't come along as far as I could have. Live and learn the hard way.

The deer flies can be bad along the dirt road section of this route, but they were non-existent today, despite it being muggy and the wind light. Nice.

Ran 5.6 miles @ 8:03/mile pace.
Paved and dirt roads.
Very hilly.
Upper 60s, overcast, humid.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.

Discipline - Nine Inch Nails

4 comments:

Trail Monster Running said...

This might be a stupid question, or I might be stupid for asking it, but where do the deer flies go for the rest of the year? I'm sure they don't fly south for the winter so do they lay eggs that lie dormant for the winter?

Jamie said...

Good question. I couldn't find specific information for deer flies, but I did find this article: http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/Articles/2002/Winterbugs.shtml

mindy said...

"I have put too much value on the runs that have gone well and took them as a sign I could ramp it up more"
It may seem basic, but this is really a key insight that I don't think a lot of people pay attention to, but you've nailed it and you're reacting to it-and I bet you're recovering just fine. I think this is a major reason why I've been injured in the past and am working to remedy that - it's good to hear this again from a respected runner.

Grellan said...

Keep that recovery steady. I see i'm not the only one having problems with Mr. Garmin.