Friday, January 27, 2006

getting closer to something

Suffered through another run last night for the first time in a week and a half. The arches are really screaming and it's got me scared that the plantar fasciatis might be returning. Let's hope not. We did about 6 or 6.5 in the trails with a little mud and pushed the pace once or twice during the run, but my legs were really tired from the previous day's workout. Getting back in race shape gets harder and harder every year, but this year I'm trying to maintain a higher run mileage base than in years past. Consequently, I'm changing my diet as well. I quit coffee this week and am finally over the headaches and will soon be cutting back on the amount of beer. Also am trying to cut back on the fried foods in the hopes that the body will respond better to the training. I feel like I'm close to feeling really good once I get over a hump in my training. Sticking with the training as I turn up the intensity is proving difficult for my motivation level. I'm glad I've got the Trail Nerds for accountability and to push me regularly.

1 comment:

Ben, aka BadBen said...

Yikes!!! No coffee, less beer? Scary.

I had to cut out fried foods years ago. I try it again, every now and then, and really pay for it later. (My body doesn't seem to digest high-fatty foods well, anymore).

Keep with us Nerds, and you'll stay in shape.