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Take a break in between periods of hard training

Ran just 3 miles tonight. Legs felt very sluggish, I think these may be times when your muscles are in a rebuilt phase. The first part of which is to tear them down before rebuilding them stronger than they were. These are the times when a lot injuries can occur. You could train really hard, and cause a start of the teardown phase of the rebuilding process which makes you stronger. The first part of this phase is teardown and if your training continues at the same rate or increases, injuries can occur.

Getting Volunteers Is The Hardest Part

Getting Volunteers are the hardest part of putting on a race. It is comparably easy to just do the work yourself, because of all of the work necessary to put on a race, this is not possible. The harder part of trying getting others to help is necessary. It is a proven fact that in any group two or three percent of the people do 100% of the work. As one who has been a race director, I know that before that I had no idea of the amount of work that goes into putting on a race. It is so much more fun to talk to friends before and after running, instead of helping.

My PRs

When I finish a race and someone asks "Was that a PR" I often joke that PR means possible recovery. PR which really stands for personal record is what makes running the most fun. I remember all my PRs well.

I Love Running

I think about running all the time. All of my friends are running friends and all of the best times of my life have been while running. I especially love racing sometimes going to 20 or 25 a year. The best memories I have are all at races.

Running in the cool dark fall evenings

8:11 PM 10/17/2017
Ran 5 miles tonight. It was 59 degrees, it's cooling off from the hot summer weather. I just wore a couple long sleeve t-shirts and cotton shorts. I got these cheap cotton knee length shorts that are perfect for running in cool weather. There is something especially nice about running in the dark early evening with all the house lights on. Where I run on city streets there are plenty of street lights. I have a reflective vest that must be very visible because the cars get way over.

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