Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Houston Marathon Training Week 9: Half Way There

83¼ miles for the week

M – 3 miles recovery run (slept through my alarm and only had time to squeeze in 3), average pace 8:33 mpm, 73°F at 4AM [Dow--]
M PM - missed
Tu – 15 miles, average pace 7:38 mpm, Vacation Day, 76°F at 10AM but the wind turned with a cold front coming in at the end of the run [SeaC/NTrailMBTrail-3x2MMBTrail/SeaC] Tuesday had AM and PM recovery runs scheduled
W - 12½ miles, average pace 6:59 mpm, a beautiful Vacation Day! The cooler, drier air felt great, 65°F at 2PM [SeaC/NTrailMBTrail-2x2MMBTrail/SeaC] My first run in my new Nike Air Zoom Elites-3.
W (later) – 7 miles, average pace 7:22 mpm, 58°F at 7PM [B’Wood track]
Th – 6¼ miles recovery run, average pace 8:29 mpm, 56°F at 4AM, [Dow/B-S/Ol]
Th PM - missed, called in to work later that night
F - 10 miles, easy general aerobic, average pace 7:46 mpm, 82°F at 1PM, sunny and humid again [SeaC/NTrailMBTrail-2MMBTrail/SeaC]
F (later) - 2½, average pace 7:57, ran to pick up the car, had more planned but was called in to work all night, 79°F at 4PM
Sa – 7½ miles recovery run, average pace 8:41 mpm, 81°F after Noon and some sleep [SeaC/NtrailMBTrail/SeaC]
Su – 19½ miles, 25K race average pace of 6:39 mpm, Houston Hobby Airport had 66°F to 74°F from 7AM to 9AM [Memorial Drive Loops] another implosion

I'm pretty disappointed with my race performances. I'm really hoping for redemption at the 30K.

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