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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Taper terrific


Four days of no running does wonders for the legs.

With the temperature hovering around 81 degrees, I took off for my 7-mile group run with the Luke's Locker folks this morning.

I felt real strong the entire time. At one point, I looked at the Garmin and it said my pace was 6:50-something. I wasn't breathing hard. Didn't feel like I was laboring.

For most of the run, I was striding (and able to talk a little) with the 7:30 milers until between mile 5 and 5 when THE BIG HILLS came up out of nowhere.

Still, I finished the run in a about 54 minutes, which is a pace of about 7:43. I was not huffing and puffing at the end.

Too bad I can't take four days off before every run.



Blogger Run For Life said...

Great job, that's awesome!!

August 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous slowwhiteguy said...

Good job. I got 4 miles in today, and thought I was gonna freakin die.

August 6, 2008 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Wow, you are so speedy! Just take off running from now until the marathon and you'll set a world record ;)

August 6, 2008 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Just12Finish said...

Wow - that is pretty good!

August 9, 2008 at 5:19 PM  

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