Tuesday, February 27, 2018

02/27/2018 Today's run, 98 miles for the month, tomorrow is the day of reckoning...

Coming off the 10 miler yesterday, I felt a little sore and old.  I need some Glucosamine I think.  I might need to lube the joints against, like I used to.  I ran a strong 8 mile run today at virtually the same pace as my 10 miler yesterday.  However, today, the pace was a little more of an effort.  Running on the tired legs took some work, but I made it happen.  It was interesting though that from the first step, through the first couple miles, I had a random cramp in my side again.  I have no idea why.  I didn't eat or drink too close to running, not thirty, etc.

Coming off 141 miles last month, I really wanted to keep the momentum up this month as well.  With last week off, I won't be anywhere near 141 miles, but I have 98 total this month.  Tomorrow is the final day of the month, so I will break 100 again.  By how much will I break it?  I will see how I feel tomorrow :)  I do know I want to go between 6-10 miles, definitely a little slower pace than Monday and today.  March, April, and May will again be big months for me, with mileage and speed work.

Tomorrow is the day of reckoning.  Do you know why?  It is the lottery draw for the NYC Marathon in November.  I got in by lottery in 2015, 2016, skipped 2017 (stupid move), and now I am itching to run again in 2018.  I love it, no race compares to it.  Can I possibly get in by lottery a 3rd time in 4 years?  We'll know soon enough.  Wish me luck!

02.26.2018 Back from a 9 day vacation, a strong 10 miler

I say I had a 9 day vacation, that just means that the fam was off from school for the week and I didn't get out for any running.  That's ok though, I think I am doing a good job, coming off 140 in January and I had 80 in February before the break.  

I was itching to get out for a run by the time the week ended.  I got out for a strong 10 miler after work Monday, keeping my pace at 7:27/mile.  It felt like an effort, but not an exhaustive one.  

For the first 6 miles, the pace ranged from 7:25-7:45/mile.  I then stepped it up to finish, with the final 4 miles being splits of 6:58-7:13.  Roughly speaking, I had a negative split by around 2 minutes.  Coming off a little break, I was satisfied, even though I got a weird cramp for a mile or so during the run.