Let's do a quick update on the training since I checked out back in Aug.
Aug 22 - Run - 25 miles, Bike 18, Walk 2, 4 days of S90D (Supreme 90 Day), 1 yoga DVD Baron Baptiste
Aug. 29th Run - 61 miles, Bike 10, Walk 1, 4 days of S90D (Supreme 90 Day), 1 yoga class @ The Yoga Rm
|Terri finishing 26.2 Woo Hoo!|
|Me - finishing number 20 - 26.2|
On Sat. Aug 3rd - Terry , Terri , Dawn and I traveled to Tupelo, MS (about 5 hours North) to run the Tupelo Marathon on Sunday. The much anticipated return to run the Mississippi summer marathon. "Trample the Weak, Hurdle the DEAD" is the tag line because it's so freak'n hot. However, this year wasn't too bad. We had some rain during the race which helped to cool things just a little. Terry and Dawn ran the 14.2 mile race, and Terri and I finished the full. Terri and I both intended to run this as a training run, NOT a race. I went into the race hoping to run around 9:45 avg pace and I finished 9:46. I ran this marathon in 2009 as a training run prior to running my PR in Oct @ St. George. 2009 - I finished 4:18. 2011 I finished @ 4:16. I'm hoping this means good things for the fall/winter.
Sept. 5th Recovery Week - Run - 20 miles, Bike 10, Walk 5, 4 days of S90D (Supreme 90 Day), 2 yoga classes -1 DVD - Bryan Kest, and 1 @ The Yoga Rm
At this point, I have 12 weeks until the Baton Rouge 26.2 mile race. This is my goal race. I will be following the "Advanced Marathoning, 55-70 miles per wk, 12 week program.
Sept. 19th - Run - 60.3 miles, Bike 0, Walk 2, 3 days of S90D (Supreme 90 Day), 1 yoga class @ The Yoga Rm I ran a 5k Fri evening. The temp was around 78-80 degrees. I was happy to run 23:38 with no speed work.
Monday - 14 @ 9:30 avg pace and S90D - day 68
Tuesday - S90D and 9 miles @ 10:05 avg and 12 X 30 second strides
Wed. - S90D - day 70, yoga class, 5 miles @ 10:40 avg pace (note - the higher the mileage, the slower the recovery days)
Thurs. - 12 miles @ 9:22 avg pace (last 2 miles - 9:02 and 8:22)
Thurs night, I was excited to join Jen in Jackson, MS, for the Mississippi Museum of Art, Art Garden Gala. Jen is a local artist and runner. You can find her sculpture blog here
Fri - 5 miles at noon - woo hoo - cool front moved through - cool temps at lunch time. Low tonight - 48 degrees, just in time for my 17 mile run with 10 @ MRP, which will give me 62 miles for this week. Hoping for a good run.