Monday, December 22, 2008

Eye of the Tiger...Training Day #8

"So many times, it happens too fast
You change your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive" --Survivor

Eye of the Tiger

Yep those lyrics above are from the famous song, "Eye of the Tiger", by Survivor. On days like today where it was 12 degrees and 2 degrees windchill, you need other motivations to keep on going. I got to a point on today's run where I pulled the draw-stings of my hood and all you could see were my eyes. I saw my cousin walking his dog so I waved and said,"hello!" On the way back I started feeling really cold and got to a part of lake ave bridge where it looked plowed but it was all ice chunks. I felt like I was doing a drill where I was running through tires. I kept thinking to myself the before mentioned song. Each step in rhyme with the song. Images of people running up the stairs like it was a Rocky movie. It made each step less colder and more bearable. Today I had the eye of the tiger in me to get through this run.

Today's Training

It feels good to make it through week #1. I had some muscle soreness yesterday so I did nothing. All that snow didn't help either. So today's training is again 5 miles easy like last week. I did it in 39:48 which is right on target to where I need to be on slow runs. Tomorrow will be the treat doing 600 meter sprints in the freezing weather and icy roads.

Everyone enjoy your day! Keep on Running!!!

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