Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ugly Eight

My goal in this final week before the taper is to reach the fifty mile mark one more time. However; I am prepared to accept whatever the final tally will be. I have had a real struggle with energy this week. An important quality of true integrity is to "face the brutal reality". Facing reality is not pleasant sometimes! No wonder so many people are living numbed lives! My brutal reality is my run was ugly! I imagine I looked like a wounded goose, moose, or something hurting as I looped along the roads. My head has been aching, I've constant post nasal drip, and I could sleep standing up...so needless to say it wasn't pretty. After a few miles I warmed up and began to feel better.
I will hope to rebound for the final push. I need 30.4 miles in the next three days?! Looks like I will be doing another crazy track run Saturday!!
Totals-8.1 miles/1:37:35/ 12:02's. Terribly slow, yet it was on W south. So far this week looks like this: 5.31/ 6.2/ 8.1. I need to finish like this: 7/8/15. Bunches of people are running marathons this weekend! Glad it's not me! Good luck to each one of you! Peace!

4 comments:

Jamie said...

listen to your body. if you aren't feeling up to it or anything is out of whack it's best to maybe come in a bit under 50 (in the 40's is still great!)

Meg Runs said...

Eek! Take it easy, don't run while sick...you need to rest up for the marathon track run!

Marlene said...

You're putting up some good numbers, Mark! Don't sweat it!

lindsay said...

it won't be the end of the world if you come up a little short. this one week won't affect your performance on race day! go for it, of course, but don't be upset if you are a couple miles short.

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