One Forward After Two Backwards

I have been and remain uncontrollably busy. Between unbelievable work weeks, visiting guests, and other commitments, I’ve been going non-stop […]

By on August 20, 2007 | 1 comment

I have been and remain uncontrollably busy. Between unbelievable work weeks, visiting guests, and other commitments, I’ve been going non-stop for a couple weeks. My past three weekends have been fun but they been somewhat prohibitive of training as much as I should… I sit here looking at my calendar and see another month of booked weekends. During my run last night, I decided I need to work on simplifying my life. One way to do that will be to book fewer of my weekends. I need time for me. On the running front, while I’m too ashamed to add up my weeks of two and three weeks ago, I’m pretty sure those weekly mileage totals were about 20 and 5, respectively. I don’t think I worked out more than once during that period.

Last week was far from spectacular; however, there were some positive steps. First, there’s the 40+ miles for the week. It’s a start. I also worked out twice. Pretty marginal workouts, but workouts nonetheless. Also ran six days, another good step. The only negative for the week is that I didn’t run longer than 11 miles any day. (Those 11 were on a workout day.)

Looking forward to a running vacation (that’s quite likely to kill me) in less than two weeks!

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.