Friday, August 28, 2009

"Four Mile Pond"

Today I had my mind set on running to four mile pond and back. I am in a building phase this week and the next two. The 50 mile barrier is in sight this week.
I was tired again today but encouraged. I appreciated the comments on yesterdays post and they helped me regroup and inspired me. I really value you all and blogging. It really is an integral part of my training. I expect to meet some of you all some day as I travel to exotic locales running marathons!! Plus, our home is always open to you! Remember Bass Pro November 1st!
Anyway enough of the mushy stuff. We have cool temps, overcast skies, a runners delight today! I began with a very slow (as usual) warm-up mile, but then something kicked in? I just ran! I actually had an 8:52 mile on the hills today!! Yippee!!
I held back because I'm looking to some possible speed work tomorrow. Wow! Marathon season is upon us! Today I envisioned myself in the marathon. Running strong! Holding the pace! Thinking I could run 9:00 min miles forever!

Totals-8.4 miles/ 1:22:28/ 9:48's. Hope it's going well for you! Peace!


jel said...

way too go!

Marlene said...

Hard to believe that marathon season is HERE, isn't it?

Awesome run, Mark!

Hope you have a great weekend.

P.S. it would be great to meet you some day! I appreciate all of your super supportive comments.

Jamie said...

Awesome job on the run today Mark! If you are ever in Chicago be sure to let me know :)

Meg Runs said...

Great job! I just read your previous post and I've been feeling pretty tired too. It's amazing how forcing yourself out the door is what is necessary because once we're out there, all is good!
Thanks for visiting my blog, you are very inspirational!

Running, kind of. said...

Visualzation is so important! I still have to do a blog about this (I promised readera a couple of weeks ago).

If you are ever in the Pacific Northwest give me a shout! There are tons of races and maratons up here! Hilly though!!

Keep up the great work and have fun with your speed work!!


lindsay said...

you have a great attitude :) hope the weekend was full of good runs and time to relax/rest up!


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