Hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend!
Ran a 10 mile race with my RP today. My goal was to average marathon pace for it. It's a hilly course so I figured may as well run it like I would Boston. VERY happy with how the run went. Felt MUCH easier than I had expected. Last year when running 2 mile hill a full 30 seconds slower it felt MUCH harder then. Today not so much. Surprised the heck out of me. Guess running hills does make it easier to do them come race day. Anyway I don't think my average will actually be my marathon pace and I don't plan on running sub 8's during the marathon. All in all I feel confidant that I'm ready for Boston. Tomorrow's run will be a nice and "easy" 18 miler with no hills lol.
BTW the best part of the race was watching Denise not only PR but achieve her dream goal for today's race! Great day. Now gotta get ready for youngest son's Blue & Gold
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
5 easy for me this morning, before a 6 hour meeting at work
Lou, (aka Mr. predawnrunner), MD, USA | Lou's Brews | email@example.com
On the road back
As for me, I had a great 10 mile run this afternoon. Might have been a touch fast for a long run pace, but I totally enjoyed myself.
I have a love/hate relationship with running. I do it, but sometimes I love to hate it.
Yeah, but which shoes were you wearing?
NOT the new ones.
Pam, nice run. I agree, I think you're ready. Come what may, I guess I'm ready too. But I've got one more 20+ miler next weekend....
Glad Pam's looking good for Boston, hope Lou & Kimmie are feeling ready. Erika, great that you get to see actual ground now.
Had a great long run this morning, including running into headwind down the Island and then my buddy did fast finish coming back and I chased him all the way. Very tired after, but felt good to have nice 14mi done, and we hit an A/W to refuel.
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
20 with the Frederick Steeplechasers, who were marshaling for many visiting runners on this, the last sponsored training run for the Frederick Marathon (May 2). It was fun to run with others for a change, and they pushed my pace a bit -- I ended up with 8:47/mi average pace, when I'd planned on more like 9 or 9:15.
Got a little over 18 miles myself. Very enjoyable. Feet feel beat up from wearing my the fastwitch on trails (last 6 miles were trail). Will most definitely be taking tomorrow off. Got one more workout (22-24 miles with hills on Saturday) then TAPER TIME!!! Can't wait.
I'm still in the running doldrums but managed 6.3 today with the last bit run very hard. Felt good. My best week in a while at a paltry 15 but better than I've been doing.