Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Deenergized Bunny"

Keeps going and going and going...till Monday! I was totally exhausted yesterday! Even a high energy person like me can burn out and I was flaming yesterday! I guess the two weddings and high energy expenditure on Sunday all caught up with me, so I rested.
Felt better today. I was well hydrated, fueled, and better rested so I decided to run at least three hours. I am really encouraged, even though the times don't look so great I am considering the course. Hilly! Big hills, short hills, steep hills, long hills. Did I say hills?
Guess what? I have decided that my last 20 miler will be done on the track! Crazy, huh? At least it's flat! I know it gets tedious but I need to run some quality miles on the flats.
Anyway, I started slow and just kept an easy conversation pace. At mile 14 I decided to kick it up and I ran a 9:19, and a 9:49. I felt gooood! The heel is still there but not as bad. I'm icing now. Truth is I think I could of gone a bit further but this still classifies as a long run.

Totals-17.0 miles/ 3:05:59/ 10:56's.

I may not get to fifty this week because of taking yesterday off but I am looking to get as many miles as I can. Then next week I must race! I need to see where I am.
On another note, I am going to a Leadership Conference in Vista California October 12th, and 13th. This is near Carlsbad, and North of San Diego. I am excited about running along the Pacific!
Peace!

8 comments:

The Big Blue Dog said...

Thanks for the encouragement Mark! Wow, 50 mile weeks!!

Marlene said...

20 miles on the track?! Make sure you change directions to give the ankles a break.

Good work on the 3 hour run!

Meg Runs said...

I can't imagine doing 20 miles on a track!! I don't even like our track workouts on a track! What will you do to keep yourself distracted? Music? Dancing ponies?

Vista?! We live right near Vista! Actually, closer to Carlsbad. Email us if you'd like to run with my husband and I while you're here! How fun...

Jamie said...

I almost cried during my 4 miles on the track today. Props to you getting through 20 - very impressive!

Beth said...

I see that Marlene said exactly what I was going to say- make sure you change directions often. I gave myself my first bout of plantar faciitis by running 17 miles on a track. Be careful! Use your Garmin and run the outside lane so that you do as little turning as possible. Good luck- you will do great!

DawnB said...

thats alot of miles on the track. I can't imagine, good luck.

Nice run today

lindsay said...

nice job on the 17! uhh 20 miles on the track? yikes. though, i can't talk... i've done 20 on the treadmill which is probably even more boring :)

Anne said...

Let me know if you'll have time to get together while you're in Vista. You'll love running in Carlsbad. I can recommend some easy routes. Meg seems to want to get together too. Maybe a little blogger meetup is in order.

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