Friday, October 30, 2009

10/26/09 - 5 miles

10/27/09 - 6 miles

10/28/09 - 6 miles

10/29/09 - 5 miles

I'm gaining more and more confidence each day. The HR continues to eek down beat by beat. The only thing I'll be lacking come race day will be endurance. Those three weeks of no running really set me back a step or two. Flash forward to today where running 7:20 - 7:30 feels effortless. Race day strategy will be to go out very easy, 7:45 - 8:00 for 13, then negitive split the second half. Keeping my pace under control for those first 13 will paramount to acheiving the final outcome. I have a tendency, especially in marathons, that if I'm feeling good to let the pace creep down. I don't believe I can do that here and get away with it this time. I have to constantly remind myself while running that I'm not trying to PR here but to just get into the show. I may even try to hop in the group with the marathon pacers that are running 3:20 - 3:30 and feed off them. Tomorrow I'm going to run something around 16 and hopefully it will feel good. I will taper just a bit next week but really I have nothing to taper from so I'll be just treating next week as a regular training week only dialing it down a notch. I know it's to early to predict, but weather in Indy for 11/7/09 is calling out sunny and a high of 63... I'll take that in a heartbeat!

1 comment:

FatDad said...

Glad to hear things are coming around. A smart race gets you to the dance. Run smart and good luck