I like the fact that thus far for this year every time I think I lock my running schedule down, I pretty much immediately change it, so to stay consistent, here I go again. But I do have a good excuse, it wasn't completely my idea to change it.
You see, I had concluded that I wouldn't do the Run Toto Run in Kansas as I had too much going on at work, some family logistics I needed to work out for that weekend and the basic reality that I hadn't really gotten into a good training routine and so I determined that it would be a really stupid idea to try and ramp up my training on an accelerated path especially with some really cold weather coming. Good thinking, then I get the email from Les saying he was renting a car and heading to KC and that he had space for a few extra folks. So I did the only sensible thing, I asked my wife and she said sure I could go, so I am now heading to KC to run the Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50k.
Since I have run all of 13 miles in the last 11 days and that was in a run last Sunday, it's time to get going on my favorite training schedule. Basically I call it my panic plan, which says, I am running for 3 to 4 hours this weekend, then for 4 to 5 hours the next weekend and then another 4 to 5 hour run two weeks ahead of it, sprinkle in a few extra runs and then take a week off and head to Kansas.
I have always felt that a good training program was overrated, of course I can't remember when I ever followed one so instead I will train a little and then head to Kansas and have a fun day, after all I have plenty of time to train properly later in the year or next year.............