Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The first step..

The first step to learning how to train your body to run 100 miles is learning how to train your body to recover, quickly.

The only way your body (or my body in this case) is going to be able to withstand the constant stress I'm asking it to undergo is teaching it how to recover, quickly, and giving it everything it needs to do so, so that when I wake up the next morning I have the energy and physical ability to get back out there.

I've never been one to like stretching or foam rolling or ice bathing (well actually I do like ice baths but that's a different story). I'd much rather get home, shower, and go on about my other daily non-running life. The 15 minutes it would take to truly "recover" after a run never seemed like 15 minutes I had to give.

Now, after my runs, I'm getting to spend nice quality time with these guys;

Along with a lot more water (and less diet coke) and some stretching. I was told I have 30 minutes to properly recover from a long run or else I 'lose' the next days' run. I'm trying to keep that in mind. I've got 30 minutes post run to do everything I can to make the next day a success. Each day counts, every mile counts, every step, every minute, every effort counts.

290 days, 7 hours, 12 minutes and 5 seconds until AO2013.

Make it count!

p.s. I know I'm behind on blogs, I'm sorry! We're in busy season and it's taking everything I have just to work 12-14 hours a day and still get in my runs! I'll catch up this weekend :D


  1. I am cheering you on!

  2. Thank you for sharing your ideas! It is great to know that tips for those who are starting their training and dream about long distances.