Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North of Boston, Massachusetts
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Monday, Apr. 4 - WORKOUTS!
Good morning, TEAM LIT!
FLIP IS IN DA HOUSE! Welcome back, Flip. So nice to see your name around here.
Yo: Nice run on Saturday, and hey, smart decision on starting taper now. The only way to get faster or strong from here until then is... a rested body. Good decision.
Beth: Way to gut through the last long! And no worries on how you felt. You're tired from the accumulated training. Rest up and you'll feel better on race day. We're in the same boat. I know at marathon pace effort I'll be good through about 15 or 16, max, and then it'll get stoopid hard stoopid quickly, and that's okay, at least for me, as I just don't have the training to support it, but whatever, my victory is just being there after all I went through the last 10 months.
Geo: Give an update on Spotlight, if you saw it. Dying to see it myself.
Saturday: 14.1 mile ramp to tempo "long" run. Avg'd 7:29 pace but had to really work for it. Goal was to maximize my training so that I could ready myself for marathon effort (whatever the pace would be) in 6 short weeks. And although this got hard, I achieved that, because come race day the plan is to be dialed a notch back from where I was with this run. Felt good to breath hard.
Sunday: Pathetic 1.6 mile keep the streak alive run in a padding of an inch or more of snow. Really sluggish and hungover (but not from alcohol): Illness sucks. But whatever; it was a recovery day.
Monday: 4 mile run before the snow flies. Opening mile was an illness-induced 10:30. By the end I was down to 8:30 or under and feeling a bit better but still sluggish. It's a morning thing.
Great day, friends!