Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North of Boston, Massachusetts
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Monday, Mar. 21 - WORKOUTS!
Good morning, TEAM LIT!
Solid workouts over the weekend for many. Was thrown off by this eltib bringing up old threads. Oh well.
Saturday: 18 mile long run in 2:20 time ending in average of 7:46 overall. It was windy, and I worked for this pace. Started above 8:00 for two miles and gradually dropped to around 7:30/7:40. Bumped into a friend at 6.5 and carried with her socially at 8:30 for three miles before turning on the jets from 9.5 through to home. Worked way too hard for that pace. The way the loop was set up, I ran into the wind from 11 until I got home. And I paid for it. I was pretty much at race effort. Could not have gone faster while still being able to power on. The bad news is that at Boston, a course much bumpier than the flat one I did, from around 16 one it is going to get ugly quickly. I thought about just pacing myself to put myself in best position for a strong finish, but the truth is that I am thisclose to running a qualifying time -- assuming my health holds -- and I would like to take a shot at it. Which means running an average of 7:48 pace. It'll get very ugly, that much I know, but I will try regardless. Even if it means walking, the truth is I wasn't expecting to be there, and so if I cannot get a qualifying time, then the time on the clock will not matter if it is 3:30 or 4 hours. Talking about it is my way of mentally preparing for it.
Sunday: 3.1 mile run early in the morning. Slow, sluggish, hung over.
Monday: 3 mile romp through 5" of freshly fallen and falling snow.
Great day, friends!