Friday, December 2, 2016

Training Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 39:32
Pace: 9:45 min/mi

Comments: With rain promised tonight and tomorrow, I had to get this one done. Overslept so lunch run was the only option. Went pretty well. Not the fastest effort on my part but not a staggering slog either. I was pretty surprised at the reasonably robust pace. I probably did the second half a good bit better than the first for that.

Next run is Sunday. Although it's the "long"effort, I'll be shooting for a reasonably modest 10 miles. Then, back on the distance train next week.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Training Run

Distance: 6 miles
Time: 55:26
Pace: 9:15 min/mi

Comments: So the cold front came through and temperatures went down quite a bit. Heading out was pretty brisk but not really cold. The best part was that I never got too hot during the run despite the bright sunshine. Tomorrow morning is slated to be in the 30s so I didn't want to feel forced to get one in then.

This was a very good run. All the miles this month are starting to pay off. I started strong and held steady the whole way. And my overall pace turned out to be very nice indeed (although I really wasn't pushing for that this run). I want another four miles tomorrow or Friday and ten when the weather gives a chance this weekend.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Training Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 38:58
Pace: 9:44 min/mi

Comments: A much better post-long-run effort than I had any reason to hope. Last week this run was the march of death, today it was a challenging but not overwhelming effort. The pace was pretty good although I suspect my effort dragged a little on the second half.

The big milestone today is hitting 100 miles in a month for the first time in a long long loooooong time. I'd have to go back to the 150 miles in December 2010 when I was doing my last real marathon training effort. (I came pretty close in February 2013 with just over 98 miles)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Long Run

Distance: 16 miles
Time: 2:49:57
Pace: 10:37 min/mi

Comments: The plan was 16 miles. Two more than last week. I didn't feel good at all the second half this week but laid low yesterday to get ready. The last time I did a training run this distance was three-and-a-half years ago. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous heading out the door.

The first half was actually pretty encouraging. With no real way to track the pace I really focused on keeping my run steady but not overdoing it. It was cool, overcast and almost ideal.

Almost. The wind picked up pretty good and I spent most of the last four miles fighting a very strong headwind. No. Fun. At. All. That compounded my general fatigue so the last few miles were pretty brutal. Still. Got it done.