Monday, December 17, 2007

Week 14: Promising Long Run

86 miles for the week

M AM – 6¾ miles recovery run, average pace 8:39 mpm, 73°F at 4AM [SB/Dow/BS]
M PM - missed
Tu – 12½ miles, average pace 7:18 mpm, mostly cloudy windy and humid, 79°F starting before noon, Vacation Day [SeaC/NtrailMBtrail-2x2MMBtrail/SeaC]
W AM - 10 miles fairly easy general aerobic, average pace 7:45 mpm, Vacation Day, sunny 79°F at 10AM [SeaC/NtrailMBtrail-2MMBtrail/SeaC]
W PM – 6 miles, 6x600/200 recoveries, average pace 7:03 mpm, 600s in 2:06, 2:01, 2:03, 2:01, 2:01, and 1:59, 63°F at 7PM [B’Wood track]
Th AM – 6¼ miles recovery run, average pace 8:35 mpm, 48°F at 4AM [SB/Dow/Ol]
F - 12½ miles, fairly hard general aerobic, average pace 6:48 mpm with several miles near 6:30 pace, 65°F starting at 10AM, overcast and occasional mist [SeaC/NtrailMBtrail-2x2MMBtrail/SeaC]
F extra - 3 miles running back and forth to the car repair shop, 7:20 pace
Sa – 9 miles recovery run, average pace 8:45 mpm, 60°F at 2:30PM, sunny and very windy [SeaC/NtrailMBtrail-MBTrail/SeaC]
Su – 20 miles, average pace 7:01 mpm, first two miles were at about 7:30 pace and picked up the pace until the last two miles were at 6:18 pace (12:57.5 from inside MacLean Park, past SeaCenter Texas , to my house; a new World Record!) 51°F to 52°F to 51°F from 2:30PM, Sunny with the dewpoint in the 20s°F VERY NICE, [SeaC/NtrailMBtrail-5x2MMBtrail/SeaC]

Sunday’s 20 miler was a real confidence builder. I started out a little tired, but just kept on picking up the pace because it was such a nice day. I never felt as though I was pushing it too much and the faster paces felt so easy and relaxed. I finished the run thinking I could have kept going for several more miles without too much effort.

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