You deserve a break today - You've been working hard - Rest up<br><br>
I ran a (Resting) recovery 6 miles this am<br><br>
Still a little dehydrated and depleted from last nights fun run<br><br>
Good running to all -
Easy 4 mile run this morning. I felt slow, and I was slow according to my watch. I'm not too worried about it though. I have been building miles for the past several weeks, and running more than I ever have...I feel good overall, but I am sure my body is looking forward to the recovery week next week. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
12 miles on the swamp trail starting at about 6:30 a.m. to try to beat the heat. Thankfully the sun stayed behind the clouds most of the time, but it was so friggin' humid! Why do I keep running next to swampland?<br><br>
I was able to keep in the slow end of my "easy pace" range and felt relaxed and good throughout.
Last night, Snooze and I wrote out our training plan for Marine Corp and put times/ paces on all the different runs based on my BQ time. I am now not so sure it is going happen. The times are kinda fast for the distances for some of the runs...like anywhere from 10-30 seconds faster than what I have been doing. But, then others I have been right on track. I guess I will just give it the ole college try. Maybe I will surprise myself.<br><br>
Easy 3-4 today... tomorrow I am doing my first 12 and I'mm gonna try to hit 9:20-8:50 the whole way. Technically, I am supposed to start around 9:20 and end at 8:50...the pacing is the hard part.
11 miles total, 8 in to town at a reasonable clip, and 3 at a very slow pace with a running buddy. I felt rather horrible for the last mile and a half of that bit, very drained and shaky. I had good electrolyte levels though.
Thanks! I wanted to start at 5:00-5:30 but was a little put off by the chance of more active critters (snakes etc) around the trail and being alone out there before sunrise -- it is adjacent to a somewhat eerie swamp.<br><br>
You might get some good advice posting about your MCM plan in The Race. I'd be curious to see what you & Snooze are doing. Like you I'm on the BQ trail. It's motivating but can be intimidating too.
It is a really cool training plan that spells out EXACTLY what to do every day, including speeds, distances, etc. I could type it up and send it to you. It uses paces like "5K + 20-30 seconds" or 10K pace, etc. Then we used the McMillan running calculator to get actual speeds. We just plugged in 3:28 marathon and the calculator told us what each speed is. I only have to do a 3:30 marathon, but I figured the two minutes of cushion wouldn't hurt <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
Wait -- don't you have to do a 3:40 marathon?<br><br><a href="http://www.bostonmarathon.org/BostonMarathon/Qualifying.asp" target="_blank">http://www.bostonmarathon.org/Boston...Qualifying.asp</a><br><br>
I'm old so my time is 3:45. I know I can get there because I've gotten in shape to do it before on a plan my coach wrote for me that topped out at about 55 mpw with different workouts also based on a McMillan type calculator. Training just needs to progress well and I need to stay healthy.<br><br>
Good luck with your training!!