Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bombs away!!!

What a difference a day makes! Today the walnuts had come down in force! The roads, in places, were covered with them....every now and then I'd hear a crashing and kerplunk! Walnuts! Black gold! Picking walnuts is a very big deal here in the Ozarks. You can make some pretty good money if you have opportunity.
Today was a better day than yesterday, running wise. I started off feeling a little less old! After two very slow miles; 11:58, 10:55, I felt like pushing a little, 9:59, 9:58, 8:57, 9:09-I was relaxed and cruising. The hills didn't slow me too bad and I stretched it on the downs. My buddy Larry hooked up with me for a while. He's about the happiest Lab I've every known.
I was thinking as I registered that 9:09 mile that this is the pace I have to average to get my sub-4. Man...this is gonna be tough! I will definitely need a solid taper. I'm pretty sure I will do a three week taper based off of a 50 mile week. I will have to be carbo loaded to the hilt! I must have a good strategy for refueling, and the weather will need to cooperate.
Thought for the day- "Think big...act small". Think about it....
Totals-6.24 miles/ 1:03:02/ 10:06's. Peace!

6 comments:

Marlene said...

I feel the same way about achieving that 4:00... on the right day when everything just clicks, it will happen.

Look out for falling walnuts! :)

Meg Runs said...

Walnuts?! Do they fall like rain? Sounds painful...I wish I could see it! Nice quote...

Beth said...

You've got a great base and the taper is going to make you feel like super man. I love the mental image of the walnuts coming down.

lindsay said...

bring on the 9:09's!

maybe i'll quit working and pick walnuts for a living. ;) sounds good to me!

Jamie said...

You are going to have to wear a helmet on those runs :) nice job on the run!

I think that about the 9:09's too. Freaking myself out!

Just_because_today said...

as you carboload beware of your weight. You dont want to get to the start line with more weight than you trained with

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