Ups and Downs

I feel it has been a while since I’ve written about my running but to be fair their has not been much to say. After a month off due to injury I started training again for Surf the Murph 50 miler in October. I have been humbled to learn how fast ones endurance can slide in that time and how much of a mental battle it is to regain it. Now over two weeks into training I’ve done two long runs of 15 and 17 miles and a cluster of 4 to 10 milers during the week and from this I feel my legs are willing but my focus is lacking.
I’m sure this will come back as my endurance creeps back into the picture.

That said I’m excited to be running again, July was a rough month and I found myself a bit agitated with out my exercise release. Even my anti-running wife was hoping that I would get back on the road again. I have learned to fully appreciate the cleansing of the mind, the rearrangement of thoughts and alignment of priorities that occurs during running and how much I’ve grown to depend on this time.

This week is low week in miles before the schedule kicks into high gear as we move toward a 31 mile long run in a few weeks. I will continue to keep it slow and let my heart and lungs strengthen for I will need it soon.

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  1. Glad that you are back to running and getting ready for your 50 miler. Mental endurance is something that runners really don’t talk about, but I agree that it takes a while to get it back. Sounds like you are on the right track. Great job!

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