>Look What I Can Do!>Cooler weather means...
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
Confession: I felt like I was getting progressively slower even though my miles have been going up up up. Now I realize - DUH! - that it was the heat and humidity slowing me down.
My splits for tonight's 5 miler
mile 1: 8:34
mile 2: 8:40
mile 3: 8:20
mile 4: 8:10
mile 5: 8:45
... and while I was definitely pushing it, I felt great!
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
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Boston Marathon 15 April
Big Sur Marathon 28 April
Bighorn 50 Mile 15 June
Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July
Well, my six miler was not quite as fast as the five miler pace, but I have been struggling this summer to get to a 9:20 pace for any run. So I was shocked this evening that my easy run dropped in at an 8:42 pace! I even managed negative splits with a return trip 40 seconds faster than the outbound leg!
You read my mind Tricia! I had the best run last night. What a difference 20 degrees can make! I was no where near as fast as you on my splits, but I was steady, consistent and it felt great. I have a feeling this is going to be a great fall running season!
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
It's 55º here...I am heading out for a run in a bit and wearing long sleeves and long pants. I swear it was only 2 weeks ago that I was sweating my butt off in a tank and skirt.
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