Friday, September 9, 2011

Training - Week 16 - Week 14 of Marathon Training - 8 Miles on New Course

It has been a long week. It took a lot of willpower to get out of bed. If it wasn't for the fact that I woke up drenched in sweat and super hot I probably would have overslept. Last night was super busy with the start of Lego Robotics and Amanda having Open House for her school and Aiden having another round of homework with math worksheets, a book to read, and studying for a spelling test(yes, all in 1st grade).

I got up to another awesome morning of weather and decided a few miles into the run to try a new route. What began as a run on the bike soon lead me to running the length of Elmore to 53rd through construction and the I-74 overpass. Needless to say this was a very interesting run and quite enjoyable as I have never ran this way and I know that running on these roads at any other time of the day would be stupid and lead to being hit by a car. However, at 5 am it was not too bad out, but still busy for the time of the day. It was just what I needed. Something new, something fresh, something unexpected. I was in a rut of running the same routes so this added something different for me.

Foot is feeling fine and I hope the MRI results state the same thing tomorrow. Once I get those results back, then I begin to really focus on the marathon and possibly some other road races this fall.

I am feeling good lately and hope this lasts another 16 days.

I ran 8 miles in 64:44 for 8:03 pace. Took off nice and easy and towards the end was feeling really good so I picked up the pace just for something different and felt awesome. My body acted like it felt so good to be pushed a little. I ran mile 7 in 7:36 and mile 8 in 7:11 and it did not feel that difficult. I could have kept running at that rate for another mile before it started to feel tough. I attribute all this to the weather for sure.

Have a great weekend and continue GETTING IT DONE!
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