Derby mini-Marathon

Against the good advice of far more experienced runners, I mostly raced the KDF mini-Marathon, and finished the KDF mini-Marathon in 1:46:12. I think I could have probably run sub-8s otherwise, but actually took it easy at the beginning. Legs are slightly sore, but still work today.

Legs in good shape today.

Wednesday workout 5 miles @ 2%, 3%, 4%, 1%, 0%, successively. 8’28” average pace, 2-4% inclines at 8’49” pace.1% incline was hard to do any slower than 8’00” pace0% incline was hard to do slower than 7’30” pace Marathon Race day weather Flying Pig race day forecast is on the Weather Channel’s 10-day forecast now:May […]

Morning & PR

12 days until Flying Pig. The Marathon PR that I’m setting out to beat–4:34:06. If all goes as planned, I’ll be breaking 3:50:00. I’m not considering the concept of missing PR, and I’m shutting out the thought of being over 4 hours at all. Despite running 10 miles after waking up with knee issues yesterday, […]

I felt a little sluggish today, but still ran a pretty easy run. 10 miles in 1:24:39–slightly below my current target marathon pace. Numb ITB

ITBS links

Several of my local running circle are experiencing or have experienced IT Band Syndrome. I have occasionally had tenderness or tightness in the correct area, but never the debilitating pain that immediately halts my run. Because of my experience, I’ve been collecting links to IT band stretching exercises: ITBS links

Insanity Plea

I don’t know if this is a legitimate goal for me at this point, it presumes a lot. Qualifying time is 3:20 So… here it is: My long term goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon by the age of 40. Since the Boston qualifying time is stated time plus 59 seconds, my goal […]