The code word is “easy does it.” That has been my mission this week as I try to get my legs back to feeling normal while keeping the mileage and work-out load the same. I have been trying to average 6:50 pace on my runs and have been having various degrees of success. When I run into work in the morning at 5:45 for 8 miles it is very easy. It takes about 5 miles to wake-up so I have no problem going easy. On the way home it is more difficult as I have been doing the home trip about 3 minutes quicker. Anyway, the legs are certainly feeling better and I am feeling better. I’m ok, you’re ok.
Tuesday night was supposed to be a 10 mile tempo but my legs were still a little tired from the Saturday 24 mile effort and figured getting off the roads would be better. I decided to do the heartbreak hill workout instead and threw my own wrinkle into. 2 400m in 68, 6 800m in 1:53, 2 400m in 66. Remember, 400m = 360m and 800m = 660m for heart break hill related repeats. I would just say light to tree and light to light but no one knows what that means. The workout felt pretty good for how badly I was feeling. Does this make any sense? It doesn’t matter. 5 mile warm up and 3 mile cool down gave a nice 14 mile effort on the night which threatened rain all evening but never actually meant it.
Yesterday was a run to and from Raytheon via Memorial forest. Great run, the bugs are gone, and the soil was really cushy from the rain that finally came down. 53:10 in and 50:12 home.
This morning was a run to Raytheon via the rail bed and took 35:52. Tonight I am at Lincoln for 10. I am meeting the BAA guys if anyone is interested!
Tonight is the night. The best time of the year. NFL opener is tonight as the dolphins of Miami clash with the steelers of Pittsburgh. It is hard to tell which team I hate more but I guess it is the dolphins because they are in the division. I do hate the steelers and their steel city beer with the whole one for the thumb thing. Hopefully the steelers will win on some lucky play which will just make every team think they were lucky and make the dolphins look incompetent.
That’s all I got.