by shan001 Feb 1st 2012
I would love to report that Iíve been training so much that I had no energy left to post in the last while, but that is still just a dream. However I managed to accomplish a really tough 10 k trail run/obstacle course challenge last Sunday, called Hell&Back. Ohh dear, it was fun, major goose bumps, and other bumps like Little Sugarloaf etc. There was over 1200 at the start line let go in 3 waves, muddy, wet and funny. Personally it was actually too funny for me. I was delighted with the result, but had plenty to take home other than my wet trail shoes.
At my goal setting this year I set up as a goal that I go short and sharp and revisit the ďhurtingĒ lessons. That didnít happen in the weekend. In the last few years managed to do a few bits and pieces, but have been as soft as pancake after 90 seconds in the 1200 watt microwave. On the back of this I have thought about different conditions stop me training or training hard. Yeah we all have the little niggles as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runners knee, Achilles tendon and all the rest we may have. I find these conditions are treated the best of times according to how eager I am to return back training. Later on I may look into the physical limiters as well, but letís flick the coin one more time and see whatís beyond. Mental limiters. What are my mental blocks, is it the cold, rainy or cloudy weather? Or the last grumpy person at the petrol station, or in traffic? I donít try to blame anyone above, itís all me being soft in the approach of training, just if I could be more aware of what is the trigger which shoots me on the couch with 800 grams of NutellaÖ Probably there is lot to do with hours of sleep and diet. Do you really need to meditate to control this or is there any other way? There is another example as well, just from the weekend. I finished the challenge with barely being out of breath, such as engine build for 12000 RPM, but automatically limit at 9000RPM. I felt like I could do the course again probably only few minutes slower. Where do I turn this off? :)
Anyone knows what Iím on about here and knows how to fix it is more than welcome to slap me on the face, with his/her idea to wake up and shake up.
As Kinachiro Onittsukaís quote says ďAll you need to do after falling down is to stand upĒ. So letís stand up and hurt!
The Strongest athletes
by shan001 Jan 11th 2012
There was a time when a young fella woke up most mornings, took his swimming bag and started the day with around 160 lengths of swimming in a 25m pool. After finished school and all obvious, he returned to the same spot for the same joy. He didnít ...
Lauren's best year
by shan001 Jan 2nd 2012
You may watch the video before you read the post. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gTMdp2da6s What could 2012 be? It could be the year when I learn something new about myself. It could be the year when I grow up to dreams I havenít been a...
Wuss-wuss gets knocked out
by shan001 Dec 6th 2011
Part of doing something I haven`t done for long time, I have run the Wicklow Senior XC on Sunday. Well , no surprise it wasn`t the shiniest day of my life. I have to admit didn`t have much in the tank, especially mentally. Couldn`t dig deep as the e...
An other week of active recovery
by shan001 Nov 27th 2011
It`s November, this is the time when I find it important to give a bit of rest to the body, in fairness this season has been a busy one, deserve to go easy. This is also great time to try something never done before, pick up new skills improve coord...