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Monday, October 27, 2008

After a 50-mile week? Well needed R&R

On Saturday, I ran 20 miles in about 2:54. It topped off a week in which I ran 50 miles, my first 50 mile week in over a year. My legs felt dead, really, during the whole run. Also, I had to use the bathroom the first 11 miles and finally found a berm to go behind. Hard to run fast when you wanna do the tee-tee dance while you are running. I usually try to hit sub 8s during my last four miles of a run that long, but I could only manage 8:10s _ though the last mile was in 7:55.

So, I decided to take Sunday AND Monday off from running. This is the first time I've taken off two consecutive days of running in a while. Now, to be honest, I had every intention of running a 4-mile recovery run when I went to see Noah in Austin, but he was sick for most of the weekend and on Sunday morning, we took him to the clinic. (He's got a little asthma ad a realllllllll bad cold. Of course, he didn't know he was sick. He was running all over the place getting snot everywhere).

Anyway, two days off in a row. And as you can see in my right sidebar, the Marathon is coming up soon. I've got four more weeks of hard training and that includes two more 20-mile runs, and a half marathon race this coming Sunday. It is the DRC (Dallas Racing Club) Half Marathon at White Rock Lake. I ran this last year in 1:52:22. I'll try to run it this year in 1:43 or better.

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Blogger DawnB said...

enjoy the rest days

October 27, 2008 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Just_because_today said...

glad you found a berm...goes with that etiquette you talked about before.
I guess you are supposed to feel tired on weeks that the mileage is that high. And managing a sub 8 or even close to 8 is a very good indication of your fitness. Now, don't I sound like an expert and I dont know what I'm talking about!

October 27, 2008 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Ewen said...

I hope the poor little chap is feeling better soon.

Good luck in the half - I'll take a guess at at least a 10-minute PB - maybe a sub-1:40.

October 28, 2008 at 1:00 AM  
Blogger Ryan "GandaMan" Valdez said...

Dude, you are way too fast.

October 28, 2008 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Rich said...

See you at the Half dude. Of course, I'll be behind you all the way.

October 31, 2008 at 9:50 PM  

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