Saturday, March 31, 2007

Time on Legs - What a week!

What a great week of running! I had such a horrible last week of training that I was not too sure how this week was going to turn out. It all started with a great run on Sunday and ended with the fastest long run ever. Yesterday I ran with one of my training partners for 12 miles. We averaged a 9:41 pace! I know we should have slowed it down, but the pace felt great and was easy to maintain. This has been the best week of running I have had in a very long time.

Some of it has to be about the fuel. I have all but eliminated beef from my diet. Not for any higher purpose, but I seem to feel better if I do not consume it. What a bummer, because I do love my steak. I have also noticed a drop in my weight which is good news.

I have spent my week also catching up on my favorite podcasts. Steve Runner is on the final count down to running the Boston Marathon and his recent podcast on the state of the course was excellent. It is exciting to hear how well his training has gone this time out. I encourage all runners to listen to his podcast. Also, if you want an uplifting and humorous podcast to listen to then subscribe to Burning 20. The world traveller Adam Tinkoff always has brightens my day and I am sure he will brighten yours as well. I am participating in his goal to run 1000 miles in 2007. I am currently at 263.5 miles.

enough for now...

3 comments:

mrjwhit~ said...

Thanks, Cory. I LOVE the sports track program. It's great.

petra duguid said...

Hey Cory,
Thanks for your comments on my blog. I'm very impressed with your efforts at the moment and I think I'm going to try to cut all red meat out of my diet as well - even though I will miss my favourite steak tartare. Diet is such a big part of success - check out www.fitnessrocks.org for more information on that. Keep up the excellent work!

IrishBlue said...

Hi Cory,
I really like your blog. That's interesting info about your diet. I think mine needs some cleaning up too. I'm sure it would help with the running and weight.

Thanks for the advice on the Garmin. I definitely want good GPS. I'm so tired of running the same route all the time.