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Prepping the Bench

http://www.thecanadiandeathrace.com

The count down begins………July 28th 2010 i will turn 45 years old and will attempt to un this 126 km race in 18 hours.  my training program will be psoted here shortly and you can follow me as i attempt to maintain that schedule without injury for the next 400 days.   

Anyone who can run 10 minutes without stopping can run a Marathon….running a marathon is a life changing experiance.

the question i encounter mostly is  WHY would i want to run 3 marathons back to back  the answer is because “you only live once” and why not.

  i do not want to simpily “exist” on this planet.  i want to LIVE.  to push myself. 

 to do something like this will be a monumental experiance.  not the event itself as much as the dicipline it will require to follow the rigorous training.  

im in week 14 of the 65 week training program ive created and the milage is 50 km a week.  this will peak in may of next year at 120km a week……………………..that means a lot of 4 AM runs.   alot of time alone to think….stay tuned

9 Comments»

  Bev wrote @

cherish yesterday, dream tomorrow and LIVE today!! You are so right… it is what you will learn and experience during the 4am trainings and the discipline that will carry you through that will make it all worth while! I wish you the best!

-Bev

  culinarydesignsolutions wrote @

Thanks Bev……….life is good. sometimes hard but generally what we make of it. My morning run is a time for reflection and planning. check in once and a while. say hi to everyone. hope you are well

  culinarydesignsolutions wrote @

the training goes something like this for the next few weeks

SUNDAY 25 to 35 km Morning SLOW
Monday OFF
TUESDAY 10 KM in the Morning FAST, LIGHT GYM WORK OUT
WEDENSDAY 12 KM HILLS, AFTERNOON, HEAVY GYM DAY
THURSDAY 8 KM MODERATE, HEAVY GYM DAY
FRIDAY 6 KM or OFF
SATURDAY 6 KM RELAXED, HEAVY GYM 1 to 2 HOURS

this until about JULY 28th…..then a Marathon, then slow done for a few weeks………then the real deal

  Saronn wrote @

Wow, did you just discover running?! I love running in the early morning, cool, breezy and so serene – a great time of pure reflection. I ran every day for 1-3 hours (non-stop) this January (snow or rain) and pretty much over-train myself. My immune system went down and I got very sick for 3 weeks…so the biggest lesson I learned from this is to listen to your body…take rest when you need it. Now I only run when I feel inspired to(those are the most joyous run) instead of forcing and contracting myself to run when I’m not really up to it. I noticed that when I allow my body to rest, my next run was much more enjoyable and I progress much faster too 🙂 One day, I want to run and bike across Canada…am not serious about it but the idea itself gives me the RUSH when I think about it…mentally I’m there (I see the whole event unfolding…). I think the most powerful thing when training is “training your mind” alone..with it anything you desire is possible. Proper rest is a very important part of any training plan. Enjoy every bit of your journey, as well as cherishing those much needed recovery times 🙂

Saronn

  culinarydesignsolutions wrote @

Thankyou Saronn, ive been running since i was about 9 years old. there was a long period from 1984 to 2000 where i ran only fast for 1 mile and did heavy heavy wieght lifting. this killed my body. now i run for pleasure. my sister got me into it and ive run several marathons since. Unfortunately i missed one key element in my training program. that being rest so i find myself at home very sick these past two days and missing valuable runs only 5 weeks out from a Marathon

  Jeremy wrote @

I had a peek at the deathrace site, that’s alot of miles in one run. I’ll try to come out to show some support. Sounds like a good excuse to put some miles on my motorcycle. Best of luck with the training, keep us posted.

  culinarydesignsolutions wrote @

Sounds good tucker….i could use the support. maybe a drop off of water at the 75 km mark

  krista kranyak wrote @

Hi. I own two restaurants in Boston, Mass.. i push myself, get up early every morning and run also!!! I’ve only completed 6 1/2 marathons and want to accomplish a full one soon! YOU ARE INSPIRING!

  culinarydesignsolutions wrote @

Im glad you enjoy the blogs…boston is such a great running city


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