Not as easy as last week, it was harder to keep up the pace today, not sure why. But I'm still ahead of training. I was supposed to do 14 in 9:47 per mile. I'm trying to stay ahead of the game because I know from experience that when it comes to ramp up time I can't ramp up as fast as the schedule wants me to and I end up falling short on race day. Also law school will be in my way...bottom line I want to train as hard but as carefully as I can now so as to be ahead of the game for fitness but not injured. My hips hurt but they always hurt after 10 miles. It rained on me but the temperature is perfect.
Big congrats to my brother Mark and nephew Brian, who killed the UVM today in 3:41 and 3:19. Great job. I could have done the first 14....I actually called for a pick up after that because my hips are hurting and, as per strict orders from Mark, I will not get injured this time around.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
my house to Liberty Lake via Saltese, back via Barker/Saltese 15.43 mi 02:24 09:19 pace
New Garmin 110, it works, unlike the other two 305s I had. First 10 in 1:28, gorgeous, perfect weather. I hit 14 at 2:06, the rest was walking or jogging. Training plan called for 12 at 09:40 so I'm on track to keep up even given my age and tendency toward lack of improvement and injuries. I am so happy to be outside! My hips have the usual stiffness and soreness--it must be arthritis. I intend to train easy from here on out, increase miles and speed as gradually as possible for StG Oct 1. Do you know any shorter races I can run between now and then?
Posted by elaine at 10:26 AM