This is not an official 12/13/14 race entry. Because I am too lazy or stubborn to do any of the fun stuff like make a bib or take pictures.
But I did run like the dickens this weekend, and the mojo train is still rolling! So thanks for the motivation to push myself.
Saturday I joined my Mountain Goats and stretched the run just enough to get up to 12.13 miles. As usual, it was hilly.
I felt pretty good and had a great run. It was cold (for us) at 50
degrees, and I think I was the only one in just shorts and a tee. But I
thawed out eventually and it was a beautiful day with gorgeous long
views from the mountain top. Pushed the pace a bit and finished feeling
strong. And I nailed the 12.13 miles. For a bonus, the calories burned
came in at 1404. Almost a perfect 1414.
wiped me out pretty well, so Sunday I woke up a bit sore and tired. But
I had committed to 14 more for the 12/13/14 weekend. So, once again,
this little community can take credit for increasing my mileage.
did my normal flat beach run, and it felt good to go on my long route
(over 13) for the first time since the marathon. Felt like I was back in
marathon training, which of course I am. As usual I told myself to just
go as easy as possible, and as usual I went basically the same speed I
always go. As I warm up and start to feel good, I just speed up!
great to go sub-8 toward the end and hold it. I took it to 14.13, just
because, which made the weekend total 26.2 miles. One of my favorite
It was another cold (low 50s) run, which was
perfect after I got past the first few miles of numb hands. I did both
of these runs with no fuel. No GU or anything. I thought I'd give that
strategy a try. The first one I did no water as well. Since it was so
cool and I didn't sweat as much, it was no problem. Big waves from the
recent storm were fun to watch, and there were a few brave surfers out
on the 10-12 foot waves. Good times.