Hard Reset

So with E and Anna home from the hospital, I am finally finding a bit of time for exercise. Not much, but some. I haven’t exercised in six weeks. In that time, I lost a whole lot of fitness and gained a fair amount of weight. It isn’t a pretty picture.

It is time to get back at it.

This time, I’m going to do it differently and hopefully better. I’m going to look at these past six weeks off as the hard reset my body and mind needed to set me up for the complete rebuild I think I need to take things to the next level. I am starting again at ground zero, absolute bottom. I will build a base conservatively, and over a very long period of time, and then I will add speed work. I’m going to follow the ten percent rule religiously. I’m going to train to heart rate. I’m going to build miles first and speed second. I’m not going to race, or think about racing, until 2017.

I’ll take the time, do the work, and we’ll see what results it brings.

As always, I’m excited, because getting excited is what I do.

Now, to execute.

First "run" in over six weeks. Yuck. #running #suckitupyoufatmic

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Scholar, gentleman, jock. I run the website Milo and the Calf. There you will find the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire where runners share their stories of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You'll also find my thoughts on endurance sports, ancient history, Judaism, and hundreds of book reviews.
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5 Responses to Hard Reset

  1. Samir Chopra says:

    Hey man, welcome back 🙂 I did Murph yesterday at CFSBK and am still recovering. You’ll be good real soon.

  2. wanderwolf says:

    Welcome back, and congratulations on the birth of your daughter! I’m glad both mother and daughter are healthy and back at home. Your family situation definitely knocks exercise down on the priority list, but it’s great you’re getting back at it. At the beginning it’s hard, but you probably already know it gets easier pretty quickly.

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