Well, as things go i had a good last week of runs. It was a cut-back week, three slow runs of 9 miles and as things go my slow time seems to be a consistent 8:00-8:15 pace and that's how my rans went.
Saturdays run turned into Sunday morning. 9-10:30 am-ish, followed by....coaching Jimmy for little league.....followed by.....riding our bikes to practice.....coaching the entire team for an hour or so ....ride the bikes back home....walk the dog with Fun Guv for about 2 miles.....ride the bikes to the high school and play tennis with Mack....
busy day....i need to get back to the office for some time off.
So with Sunday's 9 miles....the week will be
Thursday...7 miles, with three sub 7:30 miles for tempo
Saturday....20 miles, the final 20 of the training plan
So i gotta take a moment to brag cause.....
8 miles......1:00:28.......7:32 pace
....and for those keeping score.....pace to BQ.....7:41
but was it consistent? you judge...
Mile 4...7:29 1/2 way....30:02 ( no negative split today)
Mile 5...7:33 5 miles....37:35
Mile 6...7:39 new personal 10k best here.....under 47:00
Mile 7...7:44 a bit of a bummer, but in the wind and had to slow slightly to jay-run a busy road
Total time.....1:00:47 plus one second to turn off the Garmin.
Nothing is even close to this run as i have never ran this fast this distance. And only one mile was above marathon pace.
and of course my weight is still 200 lbs....any thoughts on going low carb for the first two weeks of the three week taper to quickly drop some lbs?????
Knowing of course...so many things in a marathon are out of my control...at least i feel the things i can control are being taken care. Mother Nature can be a biatch.
Thanks for reading
"Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson US essayist & poet (1803 - 1882)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008