September 10, 2006
clowntime is over
First, as always, the facts:
Su: 18.1mi (8:31), really hot and humid but fun
M: 8mi (8:48)
T: 15mi - 3wu, then 12@6:56*
W: 8mi (10:00). yes, really.
R: 12mi incl a really awful 6x1200 on the road - legs sluggish, avg 4:53
F: 10mi (9:31)
Sa: 12mi incl 12x100m strides
total: 83.1 miles
Now the commentary:
After today's 23.5-miler, the Big Miles are officially Done and now I get a few weeks to mull it all over. I wish I could say that I am happy with the way I've trained, and I feel faster and - more importantly - stronger than I did before other marathons. I was talking with my husband about this today and we agreed that novelty can add to confidence going in (long repeats...marathon-pace runs...never did any of that before...this is gonna raawwwwkk!!!). This time around I did nothing new, except build a slightly bigger base. I don't feel any different, though. Maybe a little more tired.
* my husband, who kinda followed on the bike, got a GPS reading of 11.56 miles @ 7:13, which is not nearly so confidence-inspiring. In fact, it feeds my doubt about ths entire training cycle (what if the GPS has been vastly wrong this whole time? What if I've really only been running 3 miles at 36-minute pace all this time? oh nooooooo).
Posted by joe positive at September 10, 2006 2:43 PM
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"I feel faster and - more importantly - stronger than I did before other marathons"
Given the display of reliability in your posts, often supported by acute error-margin analysis, and the mind-blasting empirical magnitude of your training, it would seem safe to assume that the above statement constitutes FACT and not commentary... (can't resist: go Joe+Ve, GO!!!) lol :)
Posted by: corrado giambalvo at September 12, 2006 11:36 AM
jus2bsure, clarifying above, seemingly, blaringly out of context: > (...FACT and not commentary...)
(to quote a recent post)
consistent... (posting anew...)
...with Joe +Ve's unique style of interpreting running, training, suffering... possibly Life itself... (repeat (after me): go Joe+Ve, GO!!!!!!) :)
Posted by: corrado giambalvo at September 12, 2006 1:43 PM