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A distraction from running

Today I started a new journey in my life with a new job. I’m glad this is happening on race week rather than the middle of training. When that alarm went off an hour earlier than usual, I was dragging this morning. It was a usual planned day off a full run, but I still stumbled to a walk and short jog with my dog. He looked very pleased afterward.

Anyway, with the start of a new job, it’s easy to get distracted from running until I get into a normal routine. That’s a good thing this week. I’ll work my mileage in at various points, but it gives me a chance to rest my legs without thinking about it. I was feeling sluggish during yesterday’s short run. Before I know it, I’ll be at the beach and it’ll be race day. I don’t have to time to think about it until late Friday evening.

Workouts since Aug. 21
Aug. 22: Walk – 1; Run – 10.2
Aug. 23: Yard sale!
Aug. 24: Walk – 1.1; Run – 3.3
Week totals: Walk – 7; Run – 22.7; and one day of painting
Aug. 25: Walk – 1.1; Run – 0.5

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  1. D10
    August 25, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Hope everything works out with the new job! The week is going to fly. You are going to have a great run and lots of fun this weekend.

  2. mangotriathlete
    August 26, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Congratulations on the new job! Yes, its a change, but I’m sure you’ll settle into the routine soon…. and yep, all the adjustments will help avoid the dreaded “taper madness”, lol.

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