Oh yeah…it’s that time of the year…
As you’re aware, the previous couple months I took a breather, and really…just relaxed. I’m reminded of several college athletes that I knew growing up, they’d go at it 3/4 of the year, but for a 1/4 they just backed off.
Today is January 31st. It’s been roughly two months since I went out and tried to bust my butt out there.
As February 1st kicks in, it’s time to begin our decent upon Phase II of my own strange program.
Overall Goal: Hit the 4:40 mile time by the end of June 2012
'Shallow' Overall Goal: Have a decent set of abdominal muscles to boot.
With 4:40 in mind, I did depart this evening after work [and downing a Chai Tea Latte] and hit the pavement. A mile later I was bent over dry heaving, puking, and everything in between. A mix of lunch [Subway] and mucus seemed to overwhelm my body. It was awful [I’m still coughing]. We’ve been experiencing some seriously high temperatures for January up here [60-70 degrees…literally], and I wanted to take advantage of the weather [as will be the case tomorrow]. Really the biggest loss over the past two months has been the VO2 max, my lung capacity has decreased substantially.
Easy fix: Long. Distance. Runs. It’s been a while since I started cranking out the crazy hard miles for duration’s unknown.
After finishing, I did peer down to view the time:
That’s less than a minute away from our goal for June.
I’ve got six months.
Let’s the good times roll.