Monday, April 20, 2009

The "S" Word

The weather forecast calls for snow tonight. Yes, SNOW. It is April 20th for crying out loud! I ran a 5k on Saturday and I thought it was warm and it was in the mid 60's. We are suppose to get 1-2 inches and it will be gone in a day or so, but COME ON! I remember once in college, on May 11th or so, it snowed like 8 or 9 inches. Well, that is weather for you in deal ole Wisconsin.

on Sunday morning, I got up early for a semi long run. I almost let my head hit the pillow and fall back asleep until church time, but I somehow forced myself up and out the door. It was damp but not raining so I headed to the local high school track and did laps. To keep it slightly less boring than watching paint dry, I change lanes every lap. I start in lane 8 and proceed 1 lane per lap down to lane 1, repeat lane 1 and back to lane 8. I continue this for 36 laps then hop the fence 1 last time and finish up the 10 miles a few hundred meters later. I ended running at 8:50 pace, not fast but still a little tired from the 5K the day before.

Today I ran a tempo of 4 miles at 7:56 pace. Miles 1 and 4 were into the wind so it made it slightly harder but a good run none-the-less.

I was able to watch updates from the Boston Marathon today. I watched the Runner's World Update Blog which updated every minute. I found myself really getting into it at my desk today rooting on Kara Goucher and Ryan Hall. Both ran extremely well but not good enough for the win. they both took 3rd. I saw the end of the race on Youtube tonight and it looked extremely exciting. Wish I could have seen it live. As most of you know, my goal and dream someday is to run The Boston Marathon, only 1 minor problem, I still need to drop a lot of time to qualify. Well, that is why I still train.

1 comment:

Mark said...

I like your method on the track! That is a good idea. Man, sorry about the snow! I think we are finally over winter down here!
Boston was exciting. I think you could qualify based on your 5K time? Keep training !