1000 Mile Club

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Humbling workout (Read 281 times)

Gig


    I've been on a roll, lately. All my workouts have been a little better than planned, and my races have been a lot better than my target times. It's been the kind of year that I wish on everyone at RA. Wink Until today. Cry 20 miles at a 9-minute pace, which turned out to be a 9:30 pace with the last few miles closer to 11. I was surprised I even did that well. My legs were protesting from early on. At around mile 8 or 9, I thought how it wouldn't be so bad to cut today's run down to maybe 18 miles, or perhaps 15. But I managed to HTFU and last all 20 miles. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better. (Maybe I should take off, but that screws up the schedule for the rest of the week, including a long run in Central Park on Saturday. I will take off Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (and tomorrow if I'm not feeling up to it). I hope everybody had a better day of running than I did.


    Dave

      Gig, I was convinced I had left you in the dust and now you came roaring back Big grin The long runs do get easier. My first 18 was torture but my last 20 was great. When is your marathon? I'm in taper nursing some lingering injuries (sore knee and some shin splints) hoping to get to the starting line a bit healthier. You may very well finish ahead of me this week. Depends on the rest of my taper and how you recover from your 20.
      I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

      dgb2n@yahoo.com
      Gig


        The long runs do get easier. My first 18 was torture but my last 20 was great.
        That's the thing. I've had a few 20s and 18s. They've felt pretty good. I have one more 20 in two weeks, and then I start tapering to November 22, the (innaugural) Rehoboth Beach Marathon in Rehoboth, Delaware. I'm hoping to hit 1,000 on Wednesday because it means I'll finish at my karate studio an hour before my class. My DD Sofia will make sure the whole studio knows. They're a really supportive bunch--like RA but face-to-face--so I'll be running 10 knowing that I've got a great reception ahead. Good luck recovering. How soon until your race?


        Dave

          Sunday. I'm running the USMC. I don't see me running 17 between now and then so I'll hit 1000 during the race most likely. Rehoboth sounds nice about now Wink
          I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

          dgb2n@yahoo.com