After last week’s entry I knew I couldn’t keep writing rote recitations every week. And as I’ve gotten back into running I’ve been watching various running YouTube channels like Sage Running, Seth James DeMoor, and MileSplit. I watch them for motivation, entertainment, and arm-chair quaraterbacking if I’m honest. So I thought, since I’m excited about running again, I should “channel” (get it?) that excitement into some new creative endeavor other than this blog. Thus, the Josheli Running YouTube Channel was born.
In the first video of the channel, released today, I talk about my goal to run a sub-20 minute 5k when I turn 50 years old next year, talk about my history of running, and why I’m returning, and why I’m making videos. In the future I’ll probably address topics like workouts, finding motivation, running solo versus running in a group, running with skin cancer, how I began running and how you can too.
I’m somewhat afraid of losing touch with this writing and this blog by focusing on the video channel. I feel more at ease when writing, like more of my personality and humor and intelligence comes through, but maybe that’s just practice (which I mention in the video :). At any rate, watch the video below, and subscribe if you want to hear more. And scroll down if you want my weekly training log info.
So this week was another basic 30 miles or so. Monday was an easy 4, Tuesday I did a cut-down run and wasn’t very pleased. Maybe I was just tired, so I took Wednesday off, then came back on Thursday with a relatively strong 10x1min/1min fartlek with 2 minute sprint at the end. Friday another easy day, then 7.6 on Saturday and 5 today.
It’s hard to just keep running easy miles and basic workouts. I want to jump into a training group or at least a structured training plan, but I still think it’s too early for that. I need another month or two of building mileage and aerobic base. Besides, there’s no races to run anyway, and I have 15 months until I turn 50. My goals right now are to stay healthy and to stay motivated. Hopefully the base building and video channel will accomplish those goals.