Sunday, August 10, 2014
I had a couple of goals for this run:
On feet for 90 minutes
Accomplish at least 8 miles
Keep a slow even pace around 10 min. miles
I am happy to say I achieved all of those. With warm up and cool down I hit 8.5 and it took 90 minutes. Running averaged around 10 min/mile. Overall I was happy. I did loose my bandage from my arm about 3 miles in but it felt fine so I pressed on and got it done.
It was hot and 100% humidity, but at least the predicted rain held off. Also the intermittent clouds made the run more bearable. Lots of folks on Silver Comet today. Oh yeah I don't know how much more safe I can be. There was a Cobb SWAT Tactical vehicle on the left hand side of the trail as I ran back. A subtle message to anyone planning to attempt any funny business.
For this week I will gt back to regular strength training three times this week, and next weekend get a 10 milere under my belt before Diva half. If I can get that done I will be ready for Diva. Tomorrow I plan to hit the gym after work and do a short 2 mile recovery run on the treadmill. I get to sleep in and give my tired legs a little extra rest time.
Hope everyone has a great training week. Stamina and endurance, those are the goals for the week. What are yours?
Today I am grateful that my cats are happy and healthy. Frankie had a good check up at the vet and he seems to be handling his kidney disease well according to his vet.