Monday, September 28, 2009

Loop #4, Now known as the Outback

Two more weeks until the taper! I am going to try to log fifty miles this week. I decided to do the trail loop. This is my only true loop run out here in the boondocks and it's a beaut!
The hills are beginning to show a hint of fall. The views are opening up and the orange and yellow colors are gradually appearing. It was absolutely fantastic today! I started out very strong and feeling good but at mile 15 I totally toasted. The trails sucked the energy right out of me but I loved it!
I ran and walked the rest of the way in, 2K hill really kicked my tail and my time but it's in the books! Overall my body is holding up quite well; the heel is burning a little, the left calf some tight, but that's just marathon training!
Totals-18.95 miles/ 3:52:26/12:16's. the last four miles took 59:25! Like I said, I toasted but I persevered, too. Peace!

5 comments:

Marlene said...

Great run, Mark! We're also enjoying the fall colours around here. Love it!

Meg Runs said...

Oh, I would love to see those colors! You are blessed.

Beth said...

Your body is holding up well. I think it is because you are training so smart. Yeah!

Anne said...

My sister's been calling from western Va. to tease me about fall there. We don't have one of those here, and as my favorite season, it's the one time of the year I wish I lived somewhere else. Enjoy it while it lasts, Mark.

Spirit Flower said...

Tapering sometimes makes people insane. One idea is to hit the weight room alot ...unless you LIKE to shop. I hate it personally!

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