The daily log of Andrew Pilat for Sunday, July 14, 2019

this is for you Horst

Run

: 18.00 Mile(s) : 02:00:36 : 00:06:42 /mile : the gouchers : 0.0

Run

: 3.00 Mile(s) : 00:24:44 : 00:08:14.66 /mile : ass shoes : 0.0

Daily Note

moraine bridges loop with hahndo into legends out and back with jacob once he joined us at 12. I'm tired, I could feel my legs getting so tired towards the end. also I've done core stability and bands both twice this week

PM- wasn't going to run but... just felt like going for a super easy run where I could enjoy and think for all of it. never dropped under 8 min pace. Horst, I've matched you. we're now equals.

the past 7 weeks I've hit 704 miles, I've averaged over 100 since the beginning of June. While it's just a number, I feel like I've really been working hard this summer. maybe a little too hard at some points. In honest reflection I can say I've been stupid at points in training, and some days I should've NOT RUN (Tuesday lol). but I haven't been a pussy this summer. I've embraced the running lifestyle, I haven't shaved in a minute, and I've loved every moment of it. I'm going to take tomorrow off because I haven't taken a day off since May 25th, and also because I kind of need it. doing 20 last sunday body bagged me for this week and made it a lot harder than it needed to be. I'm also going to take a down week too before returning to normal mileage. I'll probably hit around 80 next week. although I won't put any limits on myself and will probably give myself a 5 mile tolerance in either direction. I guess you can kind of count this as my mid summer reflection. I like the runner that I'm becoming, and I don't know what times or places I'll run this season, but I think long term I'm really setting myself up for something big. I'm just going to leave this quote here because it's from one of my favorite reads this year (albeit it's a little cheesy) and mainly because I think it sums up what running has meant to me this summer.

“Running to him was real; the way he did it the realest thing he knew. It was all joy and woe, hard as diamond; it made him weary beyond comprehension. But it also made him free.” -John L. Parker: "Once A Runner"

Comments

  • Brett Haffner  (7/15/2019 11:57:38 AM) 

    real proud of you buddy, you are living the runner lifestyle

  • Kevin Horst  (7/16/2019 6:57:45 PM) 

    Dani says "good job" and so do I. Your summer has been insane. Thanks for giving me a new goal... 110.02 miles in a week.

    At NCC we used to call it "living the life" and it pays off. Keep it up my friend

  • Fly Eagles Fly  (7/14/2019 10:05:31 AM) 

    no you couldn't