Tuesday, December 13, 2011

LSD? No Thanks. I Prefer Speed.

Sunday is long run day. I always tell myself the goal is to go slow and just put in the miles. And every time it turns into a progression run. This week was no exception.

Plan was to do 15. Longest training run since July, as I start to build toward the marathon. And this after a busy week that would total 39 miles and 2 gym days (and parties the last 2 nights). I felt a little tired at the beginning and was considering cutting it short, but I kept plugging, and inevitably I started feeling better after about 5 miles. Once the pace got fast I decided I might as well challenge myself and keep it there the rest of the way. So here are the numbers:
8:57, 8:56, 8:32, 8:20, 8:14,
8:39, 8:23, 8:19, 8:06, 8:09,
8:03, 7:41, 7:47, 7:46, 7:43
Pretty proud of those last 4 miles. And I wasn't even really working that hard. By the end it felt like just another long run - not the exhausted slog that I have felt previous years when I start extending my long run. Anyway, I am going to keep increasing my weekly mileage and slowly extend the long run, since my marathon is still 4 1/2 months away.

Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. Those are some good looking splits! Nice progression :)