Saturday, November 21, 2009

Is Anybody Else Going to Post?

I'll step right up folks and post my run for today, would really like to see what the rest of you are doing:

51F at beginning, 53F at end, 21.00 miles in 3:28:04, average pace 9:55 per mile. This was the goal run I had for last week but didn't make it, so I stubbornly added a half hour to the run and went for it again. It was about 10 degrees cooler and that helped, but I think my training helped too. This run puts me on target for a 4:20 to 4:30 marathon on New Years Day. A good day would be faster than that, but a bad day would be slower. Either way I should beat my St. George time unless heat is a factor, which is always a possibility around here.

When I anxiously peered out the window at 5:00 a.m. it was raining and gusty. That doesn't usually bother me for a shorter run but it gave me pause this morning. I knew my feet would be wet and my shirt heavy by the time I got done. I have a weak mind, what can I say. But I made it out the door and everything went pretty well after I got going. It never rained too hard, but my feet were wet and my shirt was heavy by the time I got done. My splits were:

10:20, 9:25, 9:46, 9:53, 9:59, 9:42, 9:53, 10:00, 9:45, 9:52, 9:53, 9:56, 9:51, 10:00, 9:47, 10:00, 9:56, 10:00, 9:58, 10:03, 10:05.

I learned a lot on this run. I got my hydration and electrolytes working pretty well so I could concentrate on my other systems. By the time I got 2/3 of the way in I was struggling with every mile, but I learned that I could push through when I don't have stomach issues.


  1. Way to go, Dad! Impressive run and impressive progress. Thanks for the update.

  2. It just floors me how much you're putting it all together lately! Good on you!