I saw an article in the Star-Tribune yesterday. It was about a guy who wanted to run 93 miles in 24 hours on a treadmill, (
http://www.startribune.com/local/north/38239339.html?elr=KArksUUUU) At first, I though let Diane challenge the guy… She will always be the queen of treadmill training in my book! Then I though, I know so many people that could do this easy… I might sound like I am diminishing his glory, but Adam flips a tire and I think he can do over 100 in 24 hours on a treadmill… Enough said. What I know about most successful ultra runner is they are so humble.
I never thought I would get rid of that cold, and it still lingers a little… I think it is lingering as I need to get some sleep. After being sick all last week and sleeping for what seemed like forever, insomnia has hit me now as I try to get caught up. I monitor my time sleeping and morning pulse rate among other things; I have slept 20 hours in 6 days… (THAT IS LESS THAN 3.5 A NIGHT…I AM NOW ON AUTO PILOT AND FORGETTING WHAT I AM DOING.) I hate taking sleeping pills but I think I need to head to the store and stock up. They just make me feel so depressed!
I did run yesterday and felt good. Just 3.1 miles in 32 minutes. Also got an e-mail that Grandma’s Marathon no longer bans headphones. They still encourage not using them to enhance the full atmosphere and experience of the race. I did enter. I have to, I think. I have said it many times on this blog; I had a goal in 1985 to run 25 years in a row. I have 24… I am not sure I want to fail, but I am already so nervous… To me, it does not seem like such an accomplishment until I look back at life changes, injuries, and all other things that could have stopped me, but did not!
Saturday looks like a great day to head outside. I finally have 3 weekends where my tennis only has me working a match a day and that is nice. But then I have three weekends in a row where any training is impossible with tennis being 12-14 hours a day…
Starting March 21, I have only one full weekend of tennis though May 16 so I am looking so forward to getting a solid 6 weeks of weight loss and training. Up till that point, I have the goal of building a solid, consistent base of 20-30 miles a week. Over that next 8 week period, I plan on getting my average miles into the high 40’s and slowly creep into the 50’s though Grandma’s. At that time, I will decide if it is time to work an aid station at the Superior 100 or ramp up and go for it again?
Two weeks from today I will be in Munich, Germany with my son. Never been to Germany so it should be so much fun!