Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Three Miles

Wild Alaskan Sockeye salmon, cheese,
organic broccolini, organic beets.
Monday I felt strong right from the start of the run, and today was the opposite. For whatever reasons, my legs felt heavy today and I had trouble running continuously, without walking, which I had intended to do because the run was short, just three miles or so.  After six minutes of running, however, I went into my marathon pace, running just half of each minute.  I ran (and walked) for 34:30, and I’m sure I was doing at least 11 minutes per mile, so I certainly ran at least three miles.  It’ll do for today.  Another day will be better.

Whining: Nothing hurt.

4 comments:

Bert said...

I've been following your blog for awhile now and I'm also a runner (for about a year now). I'm wondering what your pace goals are now that you've healed from your surgery. Are you shooting for 9 min miles continuous or with the every half min of walking mix? Or is it just play it by ear?

I've not yet done a marathon yet myself. Looking to do a half in October and right now I'm looking at a 9 min pace (maybe a smidgeon faster), continuous.

Don said...

Hi Bert,

Thanks for asking - makes me think about it. Most of all I'd like to qualify for Boston again (not actually run Boston). This requires a finish below 4:25:59 I believe. Right now I'm about an hour over that, so it may be only a dream, but when I was 65 (now 71) I ran a marathon in 3:36, so maybe ...

Don

Bert said...

Wow, that seems like a great pace when you were 65, somewhere around 8:15 if I did the math right. Even now you're faster than many people I knew in my runner's club who were far younger.

It's fun to follow someone else's progress on here. I got pulled in due to your cancer story but now I'm just kind of interested to hear how your runs are going and the day-to-day stuff. Best of luck with your WV marathon.

Don said...

Thanks very much Bert.

Don