Sunday, August 7, 2011
Posted by runningseal at 8/07/2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
It’s marathon month!
|hi new ipod nano!|
Posted by runningseal at 8/01/2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
I think I hate running in hot weather more than anyone I know. However, I was not going to let anything get in the way of the first of two peak weeks before taper. Not even this...
|historical weather aka heatpocalypse 2011|
|packet of salt FTW!|
Tuesday: 6.5 miles (warm up, 5X600, 1200, 4X600, 1200, cool down)
Wednesday: 11 miles
Thursday: 5.5 miles (1/2 mile warm up, 4 mile tempo, 1 mile cool down)
Saturday: 22 miles
The first 11 miles I was a pace leader for the 8:30 min/mile group in the NYRR Long Training Run. Due to the extreme conditions we were instructed to run up to 30 seconds slower. At 7am when the run started it was already 83 degrees! The second 11 miles I sped up the pace. By the time I finished a little over 3 hours later it was 90 degrees!!! Amazingly despite the hills (4 loops in Central Park!) and the heat, I felt strong. Long runs were always some of my favorite runs and what I excelled at but I seemed to have lost it this training cycle. However, between my good 21 miler two weeks ago and this run I think I have gained my confidence back. Yay!
|I made the NYRR gallery for the first time :)|
Sunday: 6 miles recovery
Less than a month to go!
Posted by runningseal at 7/25/2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
This week is a step back week. I just came off the two highest mileage weeks I have ever done. 50 miles and 53 miles. I am running better than ever. Despite the hot weather, despite running more miles (or actually maybe because I am running more miles), I think I can finally appreciate what it means to be comfortable while running. Relaxed and comfortable and happy. Or maybe I am deluding myself and have just developed an incredibly high threshold for pain and discomfort.
Either should bode me well.
five weeks left of training, or 36 days.
two more peak weeks.
hopefully a 60+ mile week.
two more 20+ mile runs.
Then in 33 days I board the plane to Iceland. It has seemed like something way off in the distance for so long. More like a dream than reality.
Time passes by so quickly.
I seriously cannot wait but now is the time to finish strongly what is left of my training and to enjoy what is left of my summer in the city. 16 handles, anyone?
Posted by runningseal at 7/15/2011