The daily log of Andrew D Pilat for Wednesday, March 31, 2021

I'm basically running to stay alive


: 13.82 Mile(s) : 01:40:40 : 00:07:17.04 /mile : sunny barefoot turf doubles : 0.0

Daily Note

AM- no double, thinking about phasing out a couple of doubles for the sake of more sleep and feeling more fresh.

PM- Did a bteammove with david and enjoyed every moment talking. Didn't feel great running, left (shin?) was tight and kind of annoying. Dave didn't feel good either, but running a good route and just chilling certainly helped. Got back dropped David off and was going to go to 13, but ran into Ryan around 11 and finished up the next several with him on the panther trail. Finished up slightly under 14. Did all the other supplements afterwards which as always took forever. Overall I'm feeling very good in training and I'm getting into great shape (well at least I feel like). But considering how important big blue is next saturday, I have to run well. Honestly throughout my whole career (including HS!) I've ran conference championships, sectional meets, state meets, regional meets-- yet I feel like this 5K is the most important one for me to run well at. This basically determines the trajectory of the rest of my season and the rest of college. If I don't do well at that meet I'm going to get basically fuckity fucked again and sentenced to life running JV meets with no competition and no 10K, and then basically this last whole year was a colossal waste of time. Long term? Absolutely not. But for my limited time racing in college, absolutely yes, yes it would be a huge waste of opportunity. To get to my point, the whole mileage gig basically started mid 2019, so about 2 years ago. I did a really good job building up the base I wanted to and I stuck true to my beliefs. Despite everyone telling me I was going to overtrain, burn out, get hurt (few minor injuries along the way) they were all wrong. I got into really good shape, and learned a lot through it. I think I can race at high volume, but I'm definitely not at all willing to risk it this time around. the next several weeks until I am sure I have a spot on the conference team, I'm lowering the volume. I won't lose shape, and hopefully I'll feel more fresh. This isn't me being inconsistent, this is me giving myself a best shot to showcase what I've done with real competition. Been a pretty angry guy the last several weeks, not forgetting anything that happened.