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Archives for the day Sunday, September 4th, 2011

I have been accused of being type “A” a time or two.  I say that because I consider cross training as rest.  I have also been known to do a session of P90X as my third workout for the day.  I don’t want to get injured, but I just wind up that way all of the time.  Last year, one of my Ironman buddies told me about cycling and rest.  I did my best to include buildup and rest weeks into my schedule but I just can’t help myself.  I always have to push myself.

This year, I took about 5 weeks off after the Vineman 70.3 Half Ironman triathlon.  Actually, I took two weeks off.  Did a hilly trail half marathon, and then took 3 weeks off.  I am easing back into training for the California International Marathon (CIM) coming up in December.  Most of my little injuries have healed.  I think my hip flexor injury will be with me for a few years so I will just have to live with it.

I went out for a run today and I was pain free.  When you get used to exercising in pain, it is really nice to not have pain when you go out for a run.  Rest is good.  The older you get, the more you need to rest.

I have been easing back into things for the last couple of weeks.  Now that I decided to do CIM, I have to dedicate myself to marathon training.  I would love to set a pace and finish the marathon at that pace.  I can run a half marathon at any pace I choose; the full marathon is a different animal.  There is just something about the mile 22 barrier that makes things difficult.

Now that I am back to running again, I will post my marathon training plan and do a few articles about how I mess up on my marathon training.  I imagine everything I do wrong involves over doing it on the long runs.  I will have to carry a note pad around and think of some of the things I do right too.

Rest is good.  Figure out ways to rest.