Monday, March 26, 2007


MON : RUN : 45 MIN.

I am over it! (the long run Saturday) I am one that likes to over analyze at times. I have some up with reasons to explain to me why it wasn't the greatest run:

  1. I did not land in Cleveland until 10pm and got to bed at midnight.
  2. I never had anything to eat for dinner or breakfast before the run.
  3. With the time change, I only had 6 hours sleep after 6 hours on Thursday also.
  4. I did a half on hills 5 days before followed by a hard spin workout and tempo run.
  5. Everyone has there off days.
  6. I changed my run : walk ratio.

Reasons that I should be satisfied:

  1. I did run 4.5 hours
  2. I did run 17 miles.
  3. I did not hurt when I finished.

I have taken a different look at my training . I will do one more long run. I also plan on increasing one of my weekly runs to 8-10 miles. I'm not sure if I'm on track to break 6 hours but realistically my other 2 marathons were over 6:30.

Waddling with a new attitude.......



you better be over it cuz I WAS THERE when you ran that crazy good half up those crazy big hills! You were right in track for your 6hr full and you didn't even have to poop in the woods! Enough about running let's talk about food again...

Reluctant Penguin said...

Poop in the woods??? So much to look forward to.

Irene said...

Yay for you and your long run! The bonus for 17 miles in 4.5 hours is not having any major pains. That's awesome.

Joe said...

Good analysis. The whole sleep/food thing is huge. My worst race ever came after lousy food and water in the 18 hours leading up to it.

4.5 hours of continuous movement is super. I'm guessing if you get a long run in on April 14-15, then taper smart, you'll be in great shape.

This is also the time in training where, psycologically, you really start to second guess (and over-guess) yourself. So you are right on track...good for you!!!!

Flo said...

Nice recovery :) Sometimes you need a little pity party!!