31.May.2018

Jun 1, 2018

I’m still improving my running form, almost on a daily basis. And, while I know that speed is my biggest danger – it’s pretty much the only thing that leads me to injury – I just can’t run slowly every day for the rest of my life. I know I did exactly that when running around the world, but that was necessary to ensure success so it wasn’t a hard strategy to implement psychologically.

But I do think I’ll reduce my speed work to just one day per week –  generally a time trial over 1 km, 1 mile, 3 km, or a lap of Centennial Park, but also some intervals from time to time. I usually like to do that session on a Monday, after having had a very easy day on a Sunday. This Monday I’m aiming at 3 km.

Six years ago today I ran through the town of Blunt in South Dakota. I can’t resist taking a photo of any sign with the name Blunt in it, so that I can send it to my good mate, Roger Sharp. Amazingly, not far from Roger’s home town in New Zealand, I saw the sign in the second photo below. That one was too good to be true.