6.25 miles done in 58:00.
It snowed overnight so the footing was worse than yesterday. Still, I was able to settle in and I had that familiar isolated feeling, running in my own world all by my lonesome....until that big ass dog roared and scared the shit outta me!
"When the gun goes off, everything changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters!"
Sounds like there are quite a few injuries/aches/pains out there. Not a good start to the year - yikes! Wishing everyone quick & easy healing.
I got in 6.73 this morning, in some warmer temps finally. I was going to stop at 6 but when I realized how close I was to 20 for the week, I added another lap around my block.
That gave me 20.3 for the week. Since this is my first full week back after 6 weeks post-surgery recovery & 2 weeks of the flu, I'm very happy with that.
6 miles in the books. I'm back on a plan. I was really flailing without one.
Upcoming races: Crim 10 Mile 8/24 (1:25:46, PR), Brooksie Way HM 9/29 (1:52:56, PR), Detroit Free Press HM 10/20 (goal race)
yeah I'm not a happy camper was anxious to get back to the normal running routine.
lilacjive I run with a similar view just from the Brooklyn side. Or as today seems we are both NOT running woth the same view. Hope your knee feels better soon!
PRs: 5K- 28:16 (5/5/13) 10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13) 4M- 41:43 (9/7/13) 15K- 1:34:25 (8/17/13) 10M- 1:57:23 (6/15/13) HM- 2:21:47 (10/12/13)
8 miles completed, 9:05 overall pace including 2 miles at about 8:45 pace, a rough guess at my 15K goal pace. I was fairly winded at the end of those two miles, but I think I had at least another mile in me. Next week, I'll do 3 or 4 at that pace.
Weather report was revised downward. Never reached 50. It was 44 degrees with a fairly stiff NW wind. Fortunately, I wore my running pants under my shorts, and a long sleeve tech shirt, "A" shirt (wifebeater for you COPS fans), and a short sleeved tech shirt in Crimson tide red. I was comfortably chilly running into the wind, but the return trip of the out/back route was just right.
Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)
5K - 25:16, 10K - 55:31, 15K - 1:20:55, HM - 1:55:21
AprilRunner, the icy patch sucks. Here's to it being clear soon.
Luke, I'm happy that you're feeling better and had a great run.
Just B.S., you are tougher than I am. I can imagine how good the hot water felt after that run.
Rick, what a fun run! Except for the part with the dog.
Angela, great run.
c0derunner, what's the plan?
Tom, I hope that 9:05 will be my LR pace sometime in this lifetime. That is cool!
Lynne's Kids 5K 11/22/12 - 25:22
Jerusalem Marathon 03/01/13 - 4:53:34
Cambridge CityRun 5-Miler 04/07/13 - 42:21 (8:36.9 improvement over last year)
Boston's Run to Remember Half-Marathon 05/26/13 - 2:10:48
Newton 10K 06/02/13 - 57:01.9 (9:12.1 improvement over last year)
B.A.A. 10K 06/23/13 - 1:03:24
Lynch/Van Otterloo YMCA Firecracker 4 07/04/13 - 45:24
Weston 5-Miler 07/18/13 - 52:16.6
Mass Ave Mile 07/21/13 - 8:07
B.A.A. Half-Marathon 10/13/13 - 2:13:54
Bill's Pizzeria 5K 10/27/13 - 27:53
Fattman Chilly Cup Half-Marathon 11/10/13 - 2:28:39
Jerusalem Marathon 03/21/14
Ball of Fury
Hi Dailies! Today was our last longish run of the taper. 10 miles with 8 @ 9:55/mile and 2 @ GMP. The weather was pretty good here...35 degrees, but a bit windy by the end (15 mph)...I HATE wind! The run felt great though, with only minor twinges on the bigger hills. I guess I am as ready for this marathon as I will ever be....not happy with the forecast though (as Damaris said, 80 degrees is gonna suck!!), but nothing I can do about it. Great job on runs everyone and hope those with injuries heal quickly!
PRs: 5K 22:59, 10K 46:54,HM: 1:51:15
PRs: Marathon (2:49xx; '13) Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)
That was my half marathon pace in November! It probably would have been 10 seconds slower today if not for those two miles at "15K" pace.
Great running everybody.
6-7 miles later.
c0derunner, what's the plan?
I'm calling this my offseason plan...Hudson level 1 HM plan for the Lansing HM in late april. It tops out at 38 mpw. My goal HM is in october (detroit), and I plan on switchin to the lvl 2 plan for that because I'll have more time. (50 mpw)
19.6 done at 8:40 pace, no IT band pain, and I finished the week with 80 miles. It was a good week.
B-Plus, enjoy the 6-7.
Cool, thanks, c0derunner. I'm thinking of registering for a marathon in October and a HM in November. I'll keep Hudson in mind.
RM2B, excellent! I'm happy that your IT band is following orders to cease and desist causing trouble.
Weights and push-ups are done. Abs will be done before bed. So far, it's been a great day. The 10.25 felt like a recovery run. I decreased hydration to every 2.0 miles and took only one gel, at 6.0 miles. I increased the weight I use for six of my eight leg exercises.
Running for TJ
You have to run through the valley if you want to get to the mountain top!
Next goal: Mad Marsh 50K (November 2014)
Nice...Color me impressed.
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