Thursday, February 09, 2006

Rant post..

This was supposed to be a rant post. But after writing paragraphs and paragraphs about my personal struggles, I've decided to erase them. Things happen and things happen. All I can say is that i am looking for my long run tonight. It will be a great stress reliever.

I was reading from Sheila's post about training 14 hour ain't hard. It reminded me back last summer when I started to train. Back then 7-8 hours seemed like a lot. This week I am hitting 14 hours. I can't say I am super everyday. But so far, my body is feeling strong and ready to go for the next exercise.

Reading Shelley's post, yeah this ain't the time for stressing out. I am in seven weeks for my training. There is at least 4 months (16 weeks) to go. Even more depending on where do I consider as training and non training. I found it funny how 16 weeks seem a lot but for us trainers here, there ain't ENOUGH time.

I didn't mention it but on Monday I swam 1 km, TWICE. Last week, I swam 1 km in 40 min. This week I swam each km in 30 min. I am moving my arms faster. Last night, I used the pull buoy for 10 min to practice my strokes. When I was hammering, I was going really fast (faster than before). I swam so fast I bumped my hand into the leg of the person in front. Sweet :D. (not sweet for the person in front).

I am not the person that watch TV. But last night I saw the part where they were nominating the best collaboration. It turned out Jay-Z and Linkin Park that won the award. I love LP. I can't believe they won. They were against a lot of big artists like destiny child or Gwen Stefani. Amazing. And later they performed. Even though their music are on either end, they am able to blended it into a very good mix.

13 comments:

Jamie said...

I understand how you feel. I was right there with you a few weeks ago. I have started the taper for my half marathon on the 18th, and I am starting to feel much better. Never underestimate the mental fatigue that comes along with those heavy training weeks- sometimes I think it outways the physical part. I have a training partner that turns into Oscar the Grouch at the end of her build period, everytime! I am sure you will recover nicely in time for your race.

E-Speed said...

The Jay-Z and LP duo is pretty sweet.

Hope you feel better after your long run!

Are you a P.O.D. fan? For some reason I imagine you are and was thinking of putting up one of their vids for you tomorrow.

Curly Su said...

awesome about the swimming...and yeah, just relax...the training definitely helps with that, somehow!

shenan said...

sorry cliff, unrelated: thank you for all your support lately*

D said...

Wow - you are doing great w/your swimming. I hope you resolve whatever you were going to rant about.

qcmier said...

Hope your run helped relieve your stresses and that your struggles get resolved.

James & Kenya the Duck Toller. said...

Keep up the hard work Cliff.

James
http://www.charronrunning.blogspot.com

Thomas said...

14 hours are a lot. You are really working hard these days. Very well done.

William said...

Hey 14 hours a week is a lot. You should feel like your schedule is pushed at that level. If you don't, your a pro and someone makes you bed, meals, laundy et al for you.

Shelley is right though, and it makes me step back and think about it.

Joyce said...

Linkin Park rules!

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