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Progression..

  A nice little progression run today...9.4 miles in 90 minutes. Started at 10's finished at 9:20's.....feelin' good...gettin' lite! I'm down nearly 20 lbs over the last three months.
   My running is smooth and strong (for me) and the achillies are barely barking!
  So I am closing in on the HM Nov 23rd. It's been 19 months since I've raced! I'm itching to go! Hope you are well! Peace!

Resting...

  Yesterday I knocked off 16.2 miles in 2.5 hrs....I did 13 X 1 mile @ MP so I'm feeling like I'm in good shape. I received confirmation regarding my HM entry fee!...I rarely register early so I can cop-out...but this time I've got the $65 fee and the motel room booked....no backing out!
  I'd like to run a strong Half....like a 1:55 or better. I know I'm a year and a half older than when I ran my last one in 1:52.02, but my pacing is about the same as then...
  Today I rest and tomorrow a 90 minute run preferably a steady state run, with some rolling hills!
  Isn't it good when you can run!!!! Peace!!

Almost 40!?

  No, not my age! 40 was a long time ago! I am so grateful to have lived as long as I have! No, I am about to knock on a 40 mile week! It's been a long time!
  I did a 16.6 miler Monday with 13X1 miles @ MP (9:05's)....then a 9.4 progression run Wednesday, an easy 10K yesterday-puts me at 32.2 miles with 2 runs left!
  I am encouraged with how the achilles are responding.
 Well I sent off the registration form with the check....so I'm gonna race on the 23rd!
 I feel like I ought to be able to run within a time frame near my last 1/2-1:52+ I will go for it!
  Hope you all are well! Peace!

I'm running

I plan each run based on a specific time frame and purpose-this week is a cut down week. I need rest! I ran 90 minutes Monday with 7 miles at MP with 2 min rest intervals between each mile. Training MP pace.
   Tuesday is a rest day....today I will run a 90 minute "stamina" run. Similar to a steady state run training the body to run at a tempo faster than MP.
  Then on Thursday I run 1 hour easy, recovery type run, this is when I work on my mental acuity.....keenness of mind regarding form,etc....
  Friday and Saturday are pace days, fartlek, time trials....at least some HMP running.
Race November 23rd!  Just a half but still excited! Peace!

Doin' good!!

  It's been a long road back from the achilles problem, and it's not 100% yet, but I am running again! I've lost 13 pounds and hope to drop 5-6 more before my first race in over 18 months! I ran a 15 miler last week and felt fantastic!
   I am looking at a race in the middle of November....a little Half Marathon. I think about my blogger friends often. Hope you're well. Friend me on Facebook! Peace!