Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bid me run and I will strive with things impossible. - Shakespeare

Friday, October 26, 2007

22 Miles

8 on soft ground, 14 on pavement - 9:28 pace

I feel pretty good. Andrea and I are off for some lunch at Kim Son.

Just running and looking forward to Sumart

I’m still running.

I received my post-registration information packet from Sunmart Texas Trail Endurance Runs yesterday and I am extremely excited about running that race. The anticipation for Sunmart is somewhat different from the anticipation I feel for a marathon. This race is more about pure running than it is about time and technique. It probably has to do with the place I am in emotionally as well.

I am excited about going beyond the marathon distance for the first time. I am excited about running in the woods of Huntsville State Park. I am just excited.

I ran 18 miles weekend before last. I ran a really easy pace until about mile 11, and from 11-15 I ran with a friend from church who just happened to catch me. He was running much faster than me and I sped up a bit and he slowed down significantly and we ran a couple together. I paid for it the next day with incredibly sore legs.

Last weekend I ran 20 alone. I ran well within myself and about 8 miles were off road. I felt much better after this run.

Tuesday morning I ran at the track for the first time in a couple of weeks. I have been running tempo runs and fartlek rather than track workouts. Tuesday I ran 8x400 with 200 recovery and a 1 mile warm-up cool-down (1:44, 1:46, 1:46, 1:43, 1:43, 1:43, 1:45, 1:43).

The schedule calls for 21 tomorrow, 18 next weekend and 24 the weekend after before I begin to taper.

I read the article on Tony Krupicka in Running Times as I sat at ate lunch a few minutes ago and my mileage seems meager compared to a guy who does 200 mile weeks. I really like these quotes:
Running sharpens the focus on life and intensifies the emotions.
Is there any better reason to do anything? (Running Times Article)
Going running all day in our present society is completely pointless,
but there is a big difference between something having a point
and something having meaning. (Web Quote)
- Anton Krupicka