January is almost over, and I’ve yet to record one blog entry for 2013. Part of my excuse is that I’ve just been neglectful. But another part is that I’ve really not had much to write about that anyone would find interesting. Training for Flying Pig began in earnest on January 1, and that’s pretty much the only running-related thing I’ve been doing all month.
Good news, though. Through all this training, I’m getting faster. I’ve tried to pick up the pace during longer runs and to incorporate my version of speed work into shorter runs. What’s my version, you ask? It’s pretty simple. Get on the treadmill. Turn it down to a pace I can’t possibly run, and hope not to go flying off the back of it like those poor people on The Biggest Loser. There’s a group in Louisville that meets on Tuesday nights to do real speed work at a high school track, but I’ve yet to work out with them. And I’ve also been running more hills. The Flying Pig course is rather undulating, so hill work is a necessary evil.
I’ve actually written a handful of half-finished entries, but I just haven’t dedicated myself enough to finish them. These include some Profiles in Running entries, so be on the lookout for those.
Meanwhile, other bloggers out there are definitely putting in effort – for both running and blogging. Tod, over at The Road Continues, is celebrating “Janathon” by exercising and posting EVERY SINGLE DAY. There are also a few recaps from the Disney Marathon (including Dan’s and Aurora’s). T-Rex Runner has kept her prolific posting with usual wit and sarcasm. And Jeff over at The Run Factory started a new adventure in the world of personal training.
So I promise to be a better blogger in the coming weeks. With no races scheduled for another month, you’ll just have to learn to love reading about where to do hill work in Louisville, the Bourbon Chase and other running-esque subjects.
Until then, keep running, friends.