|The Osprey I Saw Today|
Today I did just that. Walked out the front door, and headed south. Toward my old stomping grounds as a kid. I passed through the baseball diamond where I pitched as a little leaguer. Along the coast highway past the place I worked as a buss boy as a young teenager (the Chinese restaurant is gone). Through the park where I take my girls. Then along back bay drive where I’ve run countless miles. Countless being a large number.
Slow, methodical, fat-burning bliss. That is what going slong is all about. Slow and long. Slong. Heart rate always under 140. Am I coming off an injury? No. Am I out of shape? Not really. Then why slong? Its simple. I’m building my base all over again. I’m shifting my protocol slightly by not focusing just on miles, but time. My goal as I enter the next year is to slong 20 hour weeks before I start to tighten the screws for racing. Its a hunch that I have. Focus on base today, recover better when tighten the screws tomorrow.
|Coast Highway - Near the old 'Kams' Restaurant|
Slonging. Try it some time. I think you’ll like it.
this sounds wonderful. one of these days i need to take a break from all these races and just run for the sake of running. enjoy the base building - nothing beats having a strong foundation : )
sounds like a pretty good idea, although my distances won't be quite as long as yours I'm sure... but one day!
I love going slong. I also like saying slong. It sounds more fun than LSD (thats short for long slow distance not lysergic acid diethylamide). From now on slong it is. Peace E
going slong or LSD...going slong. I never liked saying LSD for the reason you point to eric. thanks for the reminder. "slonging it" is another slant on the term.
Although "slong" wasn't previously in my running dictionary, it is now. Running hard all the time can lead to injury, or at a minimum increase the amount of recovery time needed between runs, but going slong is quite enjoyable and, more importantly, doesn't cause as much tissue trauma.
Happy trails and slonging to you! :)
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