Ward Willis

Ward Willis

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So Hot It Hurts - Run 10K the Sequel 

  • Jun 19th, 2017 at 9:12PM

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I tackled Run 10k the first time around coming off major knee surgery. I wasn't going to be permitted to snowboard. So I took the course in January of last year as a way to play in the snow and not lose my mind. Training in the dead of winter had perks: open roads, cool temps, and a chance to connect with nature during my favorite time of year.

This go around, it was different. Spiking temps (see the photo), tourists, and the knowledge that I could be doing "other stuff" were occasional obstacles. How did this show up? I took an ad hoc approach to the workouts the first four weeks. I wanted to lock down a minimum of two runs and two strength workouts per week while attending to "other stuff". That "other stuff" being hoops and house painting.

I was cruising along okay (not as sharp in my runs with little improvement in my baseline pace) when I was bit hard by the inspiration bug. Both the Run 10K (Etesian) and the Run Half (Liguria) crews were setting the pavement, dreadmill, and trails on fire. FIRE! So taking my cue from the community, I buckled down the final two weeks and completed the daily workouts with integrity. 14 for 14. Boooom. COMPLETE.

Now where is my f-ing mountain bike! Time for a little summer lack of structure. For at least a week.

Songs of the Day:

Hot in Herre by Nelly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeZZr_p6vB8
Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr0tTbTbmVA

 
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13 comments

Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 8 (Member)
about 2 years ago

Other people really do help push and inspire. enjoy the lack of structure and biking


    Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 16 (Member)
    about 2 years ago

    Who the EFF is Liguria? You 2 timing sonofa....


      Betsy W.Betsy W.Alumni
      about 2 years ago

      Your necklace, gorgeous as it is, may be adding some aerodynamic drag :)

      Congrats on completion -- it was nice to be in Etesian with you! Thanks for spending some of your energy on keeping us inspired!


        Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 1 (Member)
        Head Trainerabout 2 years ago

        Liguria - Superior. That is you Fish!


          Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Chisel | Day 16 (Member)
          Assistant Trainerabout 2 years ago

          Sweaty !! Congrats on another successful completion - fun to be the AT with you on this and 'train' you too. ☺️


            Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 8 (Member)
            Trainerabout 2 years ago

            It's like running on a treadmill in a sauna some days this 'spring'. Another program, another congrats! You need the 'x2' symbol added next to your badge.


              Lindley P.Lindley P.Alumni
              about 2 years ago

              "So hot it hurts" - relating so hard down here in Atlanta! Congrats on finishing strong!


                Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 9 (Member)
                about 2 years ago

                Enjoy the biking and lack of structure....for a week or two?! Trying to decide what movie your photo reminds me of!


                  John M.John M.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 9 (Member)
                  about 2 years ago

                  You're looking pretty mean there, running in the Maine heat. (To be honest, heat is not something I associate with Maine, so I guess you must be in the middle of a heat wave.) Good to hear you caught fire at the end of K Run. Your upcoming summer lack of structure will be a well-deserved break. For me, lack of structure is the key to relaxation. I try to schedule as little stuff as possible on the weekends, and my idea of a good vacation is one where I go somewhere, park myself, and don't plan a lot of activities. I will be active, but without a schedule.


                    Ren KurodaRen KurodaKenzai Member
                    Business Developmentabout 2 years ago

                    I like sweaty shaved head Ward. All you need now is some Ranger Panties!


                      Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 16 (Member)
                      about 2 years ago

                      @Janet: American History X?


                        Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 9 (Member)
                        about 2 years ago

                        @ Jason - I haven't seen that one, but looking at the trailer, it works!


                          Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 29 (Member)
                          Trainerabout 2 years ago

                          Nice job dude!


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