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I could sleep for a thousand years

October 19, 2007

You could say I’m back into the swing of things as I did three workouts this week and was up to 40 minutes of tempo today.  I was still biking and pool running a few times to ease back onto the foot so by the end of the week I’ll have run about 135km with another 2+ hours of pool running and mountain biking.  Next week should be a typical mileage week for the fall as I’ll get up around 160km.  So far the foot has felt fine.

Every year or so I try and add a new element into my training.  In the past seven years it has been things like cold tubing, massage, plyometric drills, morning runs, massage, altitude training, etc.  I tried yoga before and it didn’t really click because I had tendinitis at the time but I might give it another go soon.   I will try and add naps… maybe one of the easiest things I can even think of.   The thing is I have to keep them at an hour maximum and do it before 2pm or I have trouble sleeping at night.  Most full-time runners I know incorporate naps but I’ve never really got into a pattern. Napping should help me recover more during the day and I love how laying around might actually help my running!

That leads me to something else… For those of you who wonder what the heck a full-time distance runner’s day looks like I’ll break it down for you in my next post.  A day (or two) in my life kinda deal. 

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6 Comments
  1. Skuj permalink
    October 20, 2007 2:04 am

    Napping definitely gets easier / more natural when you start pushing 30! 🙂

  2. Polar Bear permalink
    October 22, 2007 6:26 am

    Reid, were you at the transcanada 10k?

  3. reidcoolsaet permalink*
    October 22, 2007 9:04 am

    nope.
    I didn’t run the TransCanada 10km this year because I didn’t want to make the same mistake as last year when I ran without much training.
    I raced Sept. 14th and then took two weeks off, there was no way I would be ready after two weeks of running. Especially since I didn’t start back up as quick as normal due to my foot injury.

  4. Polar Bear permalink
    October 22, 2007 4:55 pm

    Dang, I thought I saw you there. Wikes was on fire. Sorry Bairu wasn’t there. Would have been interesting.

  5. Moulton permalink
    October 24, 2007 1:43 am

    Since you are adding naps does this mean you won’t be able to shovel manure?

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