|Awesome New Year's Eve snowy run on the woods at the LSHS Cross Country Course at Lake Jacomo in Lees Summit, MO|
However, there are two glowing issues right now with my running ...
No. 1 ... I'm a lot slower than normal. This one's not really that big of a deal because most of my initial races this year are longer endurance races and not for speed. So I've would be training at a much slower pace than normal anyway. Plus it's cold outside which slows you down. Plus I've gained too much weight lately which slows you down. Two problems that will be gone before too long.
No. 2 ... My endurance level is horrible! This is the biggest concern. I just really seem to have dead legs and no capacity for anything much over 10 miles right now. That's a problem since I want to go between 35-40 during my 6-hour race, and then follow that up with a 40 mile race in April. Tomorrow's 20 miler will really give me a good picture of where I'm at right now. My guess is that I'll get through it, but it will be much tougher than normal.
So anyway - there's my week one progress report. I hope your 2013 started well and your running is going great! Have an awesome weekend!
... be great today!