Tuesday, August 25, 2009


A great week of training in Florida. The humidity and heat was crazy and I tried my best not to complain about the added discomfort and instead concentrated on running strong and with purpose. I had 2 aqua-runs this week and 4 road runs including a very successful interval run on Tuesday and a great long run on Saturday.

I find I spend a great amount of my running time thinking about my running form. One day I hope that such mundane thoughts will no longer clutter my brain during runs however at this point in my running career I am still figuring out how to put one foot in front of the other. I wrote this poem about my running form struggles.


Sometimes the steps are HARD: SLUGGISH, SLOW and HEAVY,
Sometimes the steps are EASY: EFFORTLESS, FAST and LIGHT.
Yet every step does carry me: BODY, MIND and SOUL,
Across the distance by but, the POWER OF MY MIGHT.


Sara Montgomery said...

Great week! Not sure how you handle the Florida heat and humidity. Even an interval workout in it, very impressive.

Eliza Ralph-Murphy said...

It was 90% humidity today during my tempo but was a bit cooler then it has been at 82 degrees. I know you have been having pretty much the same humidity at home so I feel for you on your long runs. atleast I get my runs done quick then into the pool. Although a nice cold lake dip would be much more refreshing.