I’ve got the marathon fever. Watching New York did not help.
Last Weeks Recap:
Sun: I took sunday off to rest and relax.
Monday: I ran 6.9 miles at run group. The legs did not feel great or terrible. Somewhere in the middle. The pace was a little quicker than I had planned.
Tuesday: 3.5 miles in the morning alone. 6.75 in the evening. The evening run started and ended at the candy bar. It was a pretty good run except that running down St Charles is a mess right now. It really needs to rain to soak up some of the sand.
Wed: 11.3 miles at run group. I started this run not feeling like running at all and ended up running much further than planned. We ran mostly easy but ended up tempoing the last 3-4 miles. Last two miles in the 620′s. I was trying very hard not to get dropped by POBOY and Powder, but was not successful.
Thurs: 4.75 miles from the store after an AWESOME adidas event.
Friday: LONG RUN. Met Skotty at her home to begin a 20 mile long run around the city. It was dark for the first hour of the run. I felt better than expected and we ended up doing 21 in 2:33:03. Excellent long run.
Saturday: 3.5 miles. Easy jogging before and during the Crescent City Fall Classic 5k. My legs felt dead and my hips were sore.
My feelings on New York. First off, I made a bet with Powder saturday night that the winning men would break 2:05:30. I won this bet! 20 dollars in my pocket! Geoffrey Mutai is AMAZING. His second half marathon was run in 61! We get excited when Americans run 61 in a stand alone half marathon! Also, cant help but be a little sad for Mary Keitany. She did go out pretty stupid, but man that looked painful! I was really interested to see how Lauren Fleshman did (I read her blog regularly). It seemed like a rough debut. I’m sure 2:37 is not what she wanted, but she got in the training and should have an excellent year at the 5k distance. Molly Pritz really impressed with a 2:31 debut. At only 23 years old she has a long time to work on bettering that time. Watching some of the crashes happen in the last 10k has be a bit worried about what will happen around 20 miles in my marathon. I just have to hope that I control myself and don’t go out stupid, fuel correctly, and stay calm. Woohoo marathons!
Non running related note. LSU IS STILL UNDEFEATED! Bama was a tough game, but we beat them on their turf in over time. GEAUX TIGERS!
Other news. I am doing a 10k race on saturday and will hopefully get a race recap up quickly.