15-miler this morning. Felt sluggish. Ran 21 yesterday and was trying to hold today's run within long-run pace. Just couldn't do it. Next weekend it's back to race'en! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/hello2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hello1">
20 mile run today. I took my time the whole run, finished in 3:11:55. I feel good about that considering I have been dealing with injury over the last several weeks. BTW, the achilles gave me no trouble during my run today. Thank goodness! I just might survive Chicago in a few weeks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
Ahhh, mild temps. Partly sunny 50F at 10am.<br><br>
23 solo miles in the Rocky River reservation, with as many hills I could find. First and last 4 miles relative flat. Within the middle 15 miles, in the park, lied the 7 big and 4 smaller climbs. Concentrated on flowing on the downhills. Carried a bottle and able to manage hydration just fine. Gels at 85, 125 and a half-gel at 165 minutes. (2.5 gels total.)<br><br>
Goal was to maintain a continuous run from start to finish. No fast finish, nor race-pace miles. All easy pace.<br><br>
Without stopping the watch for the 2 pee stops and 3 bottle refills from the water fountain, finished in 3:05:4x (8:05 pace.) It wouldn't suck if this is what I run in the marathon.<br><br>
Three weeks to go. Good runs, all.
Trails today, about 2 hours 45 minutes. This was a good follow-up to the 3+ hour hike yesterday, since I got to run on tired legs.<br><br>
I actually felt a bit chilly for most of the run, an unusual and pleasant sensation after a long hot summer.<br><br>
Tapering from here on out, I suppose.
6 miles. I started very easy as I'd been to a birthday party in the afternoon and eaten differently & more than a usual lunch, so was afraid my stomach would revolt. It didn't so I picked it up on the way back.<br><br>
It was a chilly feeling 64 degrees with a breeze and low humidity. I almost wore tights! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">