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Friday, August 28, 2009

Today is my birthday. To celebrate, I'm going to bed early.

I turned the Big Four One today.

If I want to live to see Four One and a day, I'd better be in bed by, say, 9.

That's because Saturday morning, we have THE RUN FROM HELL....

A 27-mile long run.

Here is how it's broken up....

1.5 mile warm-up
1 mile fast around the Anderson High School track
2 mile recovery
5 miles at marathon goal pace (Important that I stay at 7:40 min/mile here) w 3 to 5 minute recovery
4 miles at marathon goal pace
5 miles of hills
10k progression run around the track with the first two miles at marathon goal pace (7:40), then two miles at half-marathon goal pace, then two miles at 10k pace.
Then a 1.5 mile run back to our cars.



Blogger Ulyana said...


27 miles??? ENJOY! That's piece of cake.

August 28, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Happy Birthday - I just had my 41st two weeks ago. Good luck on that workout tomorrow. (I do think that a training run longer than a marathon is exactly what you need mentally.)

10K pace after 24 miles? I'm not a running coach, but it seems like anyone who could do that is sandbagging their 10K pace!

August 28, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Single Mom Seeking said...

Happy Birthday!! Big hug. xoxo

August 28, 2009 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Reese said...

Happy Birthday!

August 28, 2009 at 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Frederique said...

It's my birthday too! Love reading your blog, especially I see black people. I am new too running and shocked by how few people of colour are out there running recreationally.

August 28, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Sadie J said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Hope you celebrate tomorrow (both your birthday and the run) with a well-deserved bottle of wine!

August 28, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Billy Burger said...

Happy early birthday Kev. Man, that's a hell of a way to ring it in though.

August 28, 2009 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger sara said...

happy birthday!

i can't even imagine that kind of run.

i must say, i'm taking notes on these runs though, if i ever go through a ridiculously masochistic period.

August 28, 2009 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger chuckd said...

Happy Birthday man!! Have a great one and rock it out.

See in the AM for the run.


August 28, 2009 at 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Happy belated! Cannot believe that workout. Seriously!?

August 29, 2009 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

happy belated birthday! that is QUITE the workout. yikes.

August 31, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

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