Thursday was 3 x 3 mile on the Boston Marathon Course from the 13 mile mark in Downtown Wellesley to the 22 mile mark in Cleveland Circle. This seemed like a good idea when Terry mentioned it but the weather conditions conspired against us. The balmy 39 degree temperatures on wednesday caused a lot of snow melt which promptly froze overnight leaving a nice glassy layer in much of the parking/breakdown lanes so popular with runners on rte 135/16/30. Carly bascially called me a wimp so I was pretty much shamed into doing it. Once we got rolling it was not too bad. You get used to the cars passing at 45 mph 2 feet away and the fear goes away. There was a lot of dodge dive dip duck and dodge going on which keeps you on your toes but is not exactly relaxed speed. Here is the data.
Mile 13 - 16
Mile 16 - 19
Mile 19 - 22
My right quad felt battered after the run and on the evenings 45 minute birch hill run through stow. It feels just like a mileage thing.
Yesterday was a 50 minute run in the morning wind and a 45 minute run in the evening wind which matched this mornings 65 minute run in the morning wind and will probably go along with tonights shake-out strides in the wind.
I will try to keep the updates coming but christy and I have moved onto our next house project which seems to dominate my evenings along with work as of late. Once we get the permit I will share the design with everyone. Constuction will not begin until after the marathon so my coach can relax. Currently we are in the design phase.
That's all I got.