Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Like a Lion!


March held true to reputation. It came in like a lamb, I guess-that was 30 days ago, and today out like a lion! Super windy! I followed the weeks schedule and did the striders today. I did 6X100m, I estimated the 100m by foot-strikes. I'd count every right foot strike up to 50. So the D was most likely more than 100m. I ran these all out and kept good form the whole time. I don't have a clue how fast I was going. Over all I'm recovering well from the race and beginning to work on the psyche part of the upcoming marathon. I was practicing the survival shuffle a little today! Did you ever have to use it?
On another note, get this, I have actually gained weight during this training program! How? I don't know but I'm up three pounds. Thanks to Coaches blog I've gotten some good ideas about diet and nutrition so I'm implementing them beginning yesterday! Me thinks I'm a big eater!
Have a great day tomorrow! Try to fool someone!

4 comments:

Marlene said...

I also gained weight during the course of marathon training. What's up with that???!!!

rob horton said...

mark: were you able to keep rocks out of your shoes during the frisco half? i have done a lot of training runs on the frisco and on many occasion i have had to deal with rocks in my shoes. i have decided to gaiter up for the april 18th event. just ordered a pair off of running warehouse site for 14.95 (free shipping).

Mark said...

Rob, The trail was drenched so I'd say it wasn't a good representation of what a dry trail will be like. I did not get any rocks in my shoes at all, but it was soaked. That is now a new concern of mine! Thanks! LOL!!
Btw, I ordered a really cool carrier from the site you gave me, I hope to get it soon so I can practice with it, since stations are every three miles I figure I'll need it...

rob horton said...

LOL - i wasn't trying to throw another one in there, but i thought you might want to give it some thought :)

cool deal about the carrier - i hope it works well for you.

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