>Look What I Can Do!>Still got it
I t0ok my birthday off (Oct 16th) --if the weather was nice and I felt good, plan was to get a solid long run in, and if it went really well, put in another solo marathon.
This running season has been good. Mileage hasn't been crazy and I've been suffering a likely tear in my shoulder. Had an MRI 2 days ago so I should find out soon. But regardless, I can still run.
I woke up and the day was nice. I set out thinking I'd probably be able to run 3:30ish. It turned out to be a great day, it all fell into place and I ran 26.2 in 3:14:5x. Nice day and had it been a race, it'd be a BQ (though I'd need a few min faster to realistically make reg' time cut).
But now I'm itching to find a marathon to race before 2017 closes out. I'm pacing 3:35 at NYC this year and want to PR at 5 miler a few weeks later so that means I shouldn't race the BK marathon, but I'm thinking the little Roxbury CT marathon in early Dec. It's a small loop and reported to be kinda hilly so it might not be a great course for a PR, but my birthday solo marathon was hilly, so who knows.
Anyway, feelin good as a I round out the season!
HTFU? Why not!
Empire Tri Club CoachGatorade Endurance Team
DAMN RIGHT YOU DO!!!!
Roxbury is definitely hilly, and usually cold and sometimes snowy - those people LOVE running though, and it is old school and cheap and pure.
Come all you no-hopers, you jokers and roguesWe're on the road to nowhere, let's find out where it goes
The cold and snowy part I don't dislike. Just how hilly is hilly? Is there somewhere to check elevation? I'll do it either way, but of course, I'm curious and I suppose I could manage my own expectations a bit.
I know you’re google-challenged Dave, but I’m feeling generous
also this detailed race report: