Posted by: Armand | June 13, 2010

Chatting with Sensei Paul

As great as it is interacting digitally with y’all, its great to catch up via other media too. Tonight I had an hour long chat with Sensei Paul and Rach, about all sorts, catching up on life… and of course, getting the Sensei’s guidance on all things running related.

Specifically, we talked about:

  • Limbering up – how it takes both of us the first couple of k’s of a run to get the stride going
  • Endurance training – how interval and speed training help (and how much they matter) in long-distance run training
  • The life-span of a pair of trainers – about 300 miles, apparently, which means (at current rates) that I’ll need a new pair of New Balance 850s towards the end of July
  • Injuries and sore knees
  • Building stretching into the running routine (as recently blogged about)
  • What race conditions do for your motivation and your personal bests
  • Readjusting my half-marathon goal (from sub 2hr to sub 2hr10 – a bit more realistic)
  • Sensei Paul’s target of sub-17 minutes for a 5k he’s running next week (!!)

We also discussed the possibility of a guest post on the LSR (whaddya say, Sensei?), and the potential for a blog about home produce growing – when I have a bigger garden I fully intend to plant us some leeks, onions, carrots, etc….

Anyway, that’s off-topic for LSR. More to follow next week y’all!

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