Dull Training Post
The last 9 months I've learned a lot about how to run high mileage--its benefits and its drawbacks. You could describe the last three years of my training life as one of trying to figure out how to run 100 plus miles per week. It seems easy, right--you just go out the door and average 14 miles a day. But the problem of course is that training only works if you are well-trained enough to absorb it. Although I've been running on and off for 20 (gulp!) years, these last 3 years were really my first attempt to push the envelope of the volume of miles that I've run. Even in college, I would never run much more than 65 miles per week for an extended period. So, over the last three years, more often than not, I've run too much too quickly, and in the wrong ways. This is the primary reason that it took me so long to improve on my first real marathon attempt. I would have moments where the miles would really work well for me, and I would do things in training that I never could
Very nice! I just plugged your blog on mine today. :^)ReplyDelete
Most readers probably won't be able to identify everyone in the pictures. I spy Galen Rupp, Chris Solinsky, Mary Decker Slaney and Zola Budd, Steve Prefontaine... Could you please add a comment listing who's who?ReplyDelete
Thank you! Interesting... Kid picture: Which event?Delete
I presume that's Roger Bannister in the black and white photo.ReplyDelete
From the top down:ReplyDelete
1) The kid inside.
2) John Walker, Steve Ovett, Jurgen Straub, Abderahmane Morceli and Steve Scott at the 1977 World Cup.
3) This is the famous Kamariny track in Iten, Kenya.
4) Shalane Flanagan, after winning Bronze in the 10,000m in the Beijing Olympics.
5) Any college track.
6) Men's steeplechase finals, Beijing Olympics.
7) Galen Rupp at Hayward Field.
8) Random college runners at an indoor meet.
9) Some kids creating glory days.
10) 800m champion Maria Mutola.
11) Jim Ryun, 1964.
12) Henry Rono.
13) Zola Budd in her infamous crash with Mary Slaney.
14) The bumblebee, Chris Solinsky.
16) Yep, that's Banister breaking 4 minutes.
17) The great Ed Whitlock.
Three days to Millrose!ReplyDelete
Great photos! I was there in person for #14 :)ReplyDelete
Love the picture of running on the snow covered track. brings back memories.ReplyDelete
That's air under Ed's feet, incredible..ReplyDelete