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!
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