Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hot Hot Hot.

I was going to try to do 12 miles today.  I know I said that I was going to continue base building before marathon training and maybe do a 12 or 16 week plan instead of an 18 plan. Well, I looked at my training and realized that I have basically done the first of an 18 week program already.  If I did 12 today, I'd be right on schedule.

So I tried to do 12 today.  I got 11 done and probably could have done 12, but I ran out of time.  I looked at my watch at 9 miles and realized that I had to go straight home.  It turned out that home was about 1.6 miles away and if I was going to do 10.6, I may as well do 11, so I ran around my block to click off 11.

I'll say that it was as miserable as I ever remember a training run to be.  I struggled mightily to average an 8:17 pace.  I was drenched, hot, and tired.  But my leg felt great!

So, I may start marathon training this week after all.  I kinda already have.

1 comment:

rundanrun said...

I rode my bike this AM. It was tolerable. I will try my usual tempo run in the AM.