Marathon training is all about discipline and focus. Develop a plan and execute it with precision. It's critical to maintain this plan as each workout is another building block to a successful performance. You need to be regimented.
This morning, 5 miles were on the schedule. So, I stayed in bed.
Last night, D and I went to see John Hiatt at the LL Bean Summer Concert series. It was 9 kinds of awesome. It was a free show, and certainly one that Hiatt and his band could have phoned it. Quite the contrary. They played for 2 hours, and it was clear that Hiatt was having as much fun as the crowd. It was a great show. Here's a vid from what looks like the same tour from just a couple nights ago:
Hiatt's awesome. But, we're old, so we were pretty tired when we got home at about 11:00. So when the alarm went off at 6:00, I didn't move. D made an attempt, but ended up climbing back in bed. So, no run for us. I'm acting as an extra body at the gallery today, so we were out the door at 8:45 for work. Maybe we'll get in a run this evening, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Again, it's all about discipline.
Oh, I also had a sausage from a street vendor at the show. Great training regimen, huh?
The only downside to last night's festivities was that we missed the Men's Olympic marathon. It sounds like it was awesome. Hopefully, NBC will post a replay.