Saturday, September 19, 2009

That's a fact Jack!

I fullfilled the role of a long distance runner this week with only three runs but they totaled 42.8 miles. I went to El Tracko today with the intent to run as many MP miles as possible. The weather is wonderful!! Cool..around 65 degrees, cloudy, light breeze, and light rain. Awesome, wonderful, peaceful, delightful...I loved it!
So I'm at the track, all alone, body sore, hungry, not really feeling it, but finally I loosened up-two mile warm-up 10:47, 10:23.
Then I launched into the MP miles, I want to list these for reference, 9:24, 8:58, 8:40, 8:43, 8:42, 8:43, 8:29, 8:26, 8:52, 9:22, then I was done.
This is somewhat of a confidence builder. I'm icing the heel...it felt fine the whole way.
My actual MP ought to be 9:09 p/m. Yet my natural inclination seems faster. So I'm planning on next week...hoping I can increase miles and run a race. It is all up to the heel.
Great news! I got some new Kayanos last night! These will be my marathon shoes. They feel unbelievably good! I guess my current shoes ( three pair) are worn out!! I've got some Dry Max socks on the way and some inserts for the worn out Kayanos ( I can eke out a few more miles).
Totals-12.11 miles/ 1:50:47/ 9:08's. 42.8 for the week/ avg pace-10:14's.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! Peace!

4 comments:

Beth said...

Great work at the track- you were cranking them out! I love getting new shoes... I almost look forward to mine wearing out. I think I have another 100 miles left on mine, so they will have to make it another month. Nice work with your training!

amyreinink said...

"These will be my marathon shoes." How exciting is that? Kind of like seeing the expiration date on a gallon of milk, and realizing it's the day you leave for vacation. Keep up the good work practicing that marathon pace — in your marathon shoes!

lindsay said...

nice job on the mp miles- those were way ahead of "actual" mp, might need to recalculate that :)

Running, kind of. said...

Wow! Great mileage! Great times!!! Keep it up!!

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