Friday, September 21, 2007

I love a rest day

Awe, thanks for those comments. You guys make my public stomping not feel so bad...

Today is a rest day. Tomorrow is the Murfreesboro "Middle Half" Half Marathon. But Pfitz says I am to be running an 18 mile long run this week. So...Michele and I are going early, we're running 2 warm up miles before the race, then running the half, and then running 3 more miles at the end. Sounds good to me. So, my plan is to go very easy on the 2 warmup miles. Then run the 13.1 at fairly even splits, hopefully more negative than positive if anything, and then gut out the 3 at the end. I suppose they will resemble a shuffle, but that's okay. I know this is not what Pfitz had in mind for this 18 mile long run, but you gotta do what you gotta do. This is the inaugural half marathon for M'boro, so it should be fun. I wouldn't say I'm going for a PR, but I plan on using everything in the tank by the time I leave there tomorrow. Then I'll rush back and coach a soccer game.

Here's what's been going on this week:
Yesterday (Thursday): 7 miles in 1:04:41 then 8x100m strides
Wednesday: 16 mile bike w/Jack
Tuesday:11.04 miles in 1:43:20
Monday:4 miles in 45:24

No, I didn't taper for the half. I'm "training through it" as Pfitz says. Goodluck to all my peeps who are going to be there, too: Michele, Holly, Kelly, Kim C., Kim R., Heather, Pam, Tony, Lisa, Tim, and Rae. Kevin was supposed to be running this one, but a knee injury has had him sidelined. Get well and get ready for the next one, Kevin!

over and out...

1 comment:

david said...

Good luck tomorrow... it should be a good race.