Sunday, August 26, 2012

Week 4...CHECK

Monday             6 (6 miles in 52:11 @ 8:42 pace) 
Tuesday         off
Wednesday      6 (6 miles @ 9:13 pace)
Thursday        off
Friday             off      
Saturday         14 (12 miles @ 10:13 pace in a thunderstorm)
Sunday           off
Total 24 miles

A month ago when I started back on the road to the marathon, I wasn't sure how long I could keep this up.  For the first time in my 12 year running career my body had failed me when I came down with some knee pain.  Running to many hills led to a slight case of tendonitis (I hate that word).  And the road back would likewise be some un-ventured territory.

Another solid week...slow but sure.   Since I'm unable to run "back to back" days I've been running my work week runs at a good pace.  I felt good during both six milers this week and have hope I'll soon be back running "back to back" days soon.

The long run this week was planned for 14 miles, but Mother Nature had another idea.  Saturday she blew into town and flooded us out.  My early morning run got delayed which threw everything out of whack.  3 hours delayed, I started my run during a slight mist, by the time my run was over I had all the storm elements thrown at me. At 12 miles...I was beat, I gave the elements and my run the best I could.

Even with all the storm elements thrown at me it was still a great long run.  And a Happy Knee Run at knee pain.
Week 5 will included a 25k trail race, but I'm running it as a supported training run and a first race in Tennessee.  Another race, another state on my 50 races in 50 states bucket list.

What is on your running/racing bucket list?  Share it with us...

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