Saturday, May 24, 2008
i got a bit crazy at the start, too much adrenaline and went out at 6:40... but then 647, 656, 702, 659, 703, 657, 708, 712, 706, 700, 711, 700 for a 1:32:01 final time. That's an average of 7:01. I think if i'd have gone out at 7:00 to start with i could have pulled in the last miles a bit faster and gone sub 7's for an average. Perfect day, 45 deg at start, no wind. perfect.
Friday, May 23, 2008
What does a marathon runner call a half marathon? SPEEDWORK. I'm off to TC early tomorrow morning for the Bayshore 13.1 mile half marathon. I've done the marathon a couple times and it wipes me out for a good 2-3 weeks. so, this year i'm trying the half to just get a good hard workout in. I'm HOPING for 7 min/mile and i think i could have done it if i hadn't been sick about two weeks ago. I lost 5-6 days of training and haven't been on a long one since.... so we'll see. 7:10's will be acceptable, but any slower and I won't be a happy camper.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Today was the Bayshore training run. Runners had the choice of 12-16-or-20 miles. Out and back course with aid stations. Running Fit in TCity put on the event. For $10 you got a t-shirt, Gu, gatorade, water, aid stations, fellow runners, bagels, and cookies. Now that's a deal !!!! Sweet. I started off with a group of 4 runners cranking out 7:15-7:20 miles ... soon the leader was gone and the only one left that i could see was an older dude about 30 seconds in front of me. By the 8 mile turn around I almost caught him but he kept going for the 10 mile turn around. I tired a bit on the way back in but still held 7:30-7:35 miles. 1:58:30 for 16 miles. Not bad at all, I'll take it ! This afternoon I still feel pretty good too.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Well, tomorrow the TCTC (TC Track Club) is hosting a 16-20 mile bayshore marathon race prep "training run." For $10 you get GU at aid stations, water, gatorade, companion runners, bagels at the finish and a great route to run. I'm heading over. can't wait ! It is sometimes difficult to grind out a 16-18 miler on your own but with a crowd it should be much easier. Hoping to crank out 7:30-7:45 miles for 16 miles total. That would put me about where i hoped to be training-wise for the GRAND ISLAND MARATHON (which is only 12 weeks = 84 days away). supposed to be a bit breezy, but the ridge of the peninsula and the trees will shield us from that. It IS a perfect race course...