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The devil fools with the best laid plan

January 23, 2008

If you made the connection between the blog title and where I’m going be training for the next few weeks then you must be a Neil Young fan.  At one point a couple of months ago it looked like the Speed River contingent was going to be six strong down in Auburn but, due to an injury and race schedules it will be Tim Konoval and myself.  Lately the temperature in Guelph has been hovering around the -10C mark (14F) and yesterday it dumped enough snow to make my morning run slow as molasses and relegated my afternoon run to the treadmill.  Needless to say I’m looking forward to running in shorts and on dirt.  Tim and I will be driving the 1000 miles back from Auburn to Guelph whenever we feel like it.

Before I go to Auburn I’m making a stop in Boston to run a 3000m at the Terrier Invitational.  Three Kilometers on the track will just about double the total amount of track running I’ve done for the month of January.  This is the time of the year for longer tempos and high volumes of fartlek for myself.  The reason why we put this race into the schedule is to have a faster session, it’s pretty much a VO2Max workout and, simply put, it’s fun.  That evening we’ll be heading to watch the Boston Indoor Games at the Reggie Lewis Center, should be some great races there once again.

This will also be my first race with my new sponsor, New Balance.  OK, OK, more on reasons for switching later…

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