Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You did what?

It's true. My name is Brian and I blew off a day of running to try fruitlessly to attend a rock show. I recognize that I have a problem, and I'm ready to openly share my issues. This was not the first time that I have sacrificed a workout for a show. But this wasn't just any show. I know. I know. It doesn't matter who was playing. It's a problem to be blowing off responsibilities to rock out. But what if I told you that it was the Nude Dragons? Doesn't ring a bell? How are you with word scrambles? It's a clever anagram for none other than SOUNDGARDEN. Yes, I said Soundgarden.

Well if you have been reading closely, you know that I said I tried "fruitlessly," so don't bother asking me how the show was. Well actually it did sound pretty good...from the curb outside the club. It's too painful to rehash all the details, but let's just say that I spent the better part of 12 hours standing in line, and I never saw the inside of the venue. How pathetic am I?

Thankfully I bounced back this last week and cranked out some great workouts. On Thursday morning I ran double Squak repeats for the first time this year. The first was 36 minutes and the second 37 minutes. I felt pretty good about that, although I would have preferred to flip the times. It always feels better to knock that second one out just a bit faster than the first. Then on Friday the Danimal and I ran a 27 mile point to point from Rattlesnake Lake to Highpoint. My legs felt remarkably strong during that run. I ended up finishing this past week with 84 miles. I know that sounds like fairly pedestrian mileage these days, but considering I feel at my strongest between 90-100 miles, I'm pretty happy with that.

This weekend I'll be headed over to the Methow Valley for the Sunflower Marathon.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Long Time, No Write

What can I say? I've been quite busy. No seriously, I really have been busy. If I told you that I spent all last week in Singapore would you believe me? Well you're right, I was not in Singapore last week. However, I did spend all last week in Nashville, Tennessee. No really, I did. I mean that's practically Southeast Asia, right? Well perhaps not, but it was pretty dang cool AND busy. Thus I have not been actively blogging.

This is pathetic...I started this post last week, and it's now been almost two weeks since I was in Nashville. I can't believe how hard it's been to carve out enough time to jot down a few thoughts here on my blog. Well it is what it is, I guess.

So in order to bang this thing out, I'll get right to it. I've been running consistently, though I'm not logging a ton of miles. I'm racing the Sunflower Marathon on the 1st of May and the following weekend I'll be racing the McDonald Forest 50k. These next couple of weeks should give me a good sense of where my fitness is. I know that I'm probably not in typical mid-April form, but I'm racing a 100 miler a full month later than the past few years, so that's to be expected.

I'm really hoping to get back into a more regular writing routine. As things heat up race wise, I'll have a bit more to share.