Monday, March 24, 2008

Getting Ready for the 8K

47 miles for the week of March 17th through March 23rd

M – missed, 71°F at 4AM
Tu – 5¾ miles, average pace 6:57 mpm, half mile warmp, then the Dow- 2 miles hard in 12:46, ¾ mile recovery, then the Dow- 2 miles return hard in 13:17 into the wind, and finally a half mile recovery, 71°F at 4AM with a pretty strong Gulf breeze [Ol/Dow/Ol]
W – 6½ miles, with 3x1Mile/400 recoveries plus one more 1Mile, average pace 7:02 mpm, Miles in 5:53.5, 5:54.5, 5:55.2, and 5:55.1, 68°F at 7PM but very dry air with a NNW wind [B’Wood track]
Th –4¾ miles, recovery run, average pace 8:10 mpm, 53°F at 4AM very nice with a nearly full moon [Dow]
F - 10 miles, general aerobic, average pace 7:03 mpm, 70°F starting at 10:30AM [SeaC/NTrail-MBTrail-2M MBTrail/SeaC]
Sa – 7½ miles at an average 8:12 mpm pace, sunny and nice, 74°F from Noon [SeaC/NTrail-MBTrail/SeaC]
Su – 12½ miles average pace of 7:12 mpm, very windy from the ENE, 68°F from Noon [SeaC/NTrail-MBTrail-2x2M MBTrail/SeaC]

My weight is still solidly in the upper 180s. I doubt I’ll be able to get below or even near 180 before Saturday’s 8K. I’d really like to run the 8K under 30 minutes, or better yet, under 29:50 for sub-6 pace. My 8K PR is a 30:44 from the March 2003 Law Week run, but I ran a 30:12 5-miler in February. My weight and the weather forecast seem to be conspiring against me. There’s supposed to be a nearby cold front, but it’s not predicted to make it through to Houston, so Saturday’s forecast is warm, humid, and windy.

1 comment:

Day Dreamer said...

Keep up the steady work. I'll be pulling for you to PR at Law Week. I'll probably skip out of that run and opt for a long run on Saturday, but hopefully the stars line up for something good.