Sunday, March 29, 2009

3/29 Weekend Run

3/29 - 13.1 miles, 8:22 pace, 1:49:44 total time



Compared to runs past, today’s run went really well. My knee had very minimal discomfort which only started around mile 11. I am not sure if it was because I ran in the afternoon, but I found it interesting that my knee didn’t hurt at all at the beginning. During my midweek runs, it seems to hurt a bit more towards the beginning of the run and then settles in after 10 minutes or so. That is probably due to being stiff from a full night’s sleep.

I think that I must have been a bit out of it while running though. I had decided to do an out and back. But at the turn around, I looked at my watch and saw that I was running a LOT slower than I thought that I was. My ¼ marathon split was something like 1:04. I had been pushing the pace a bit and couldn’t figure out how I was running only a 9:15 pace or so. Well, a few minutes later, I realized what had happened. My out and back was on pace to be 15 miles, not 13! Crap. Since I am running the most miles that I ever have next week, I figured that I had better not push it, so I found a way to shorten the run up a bit but still had to walk about a mile after I was done.

Another thing that was a little annoying was that I got soaked during the run. We had received 4” of snow the day before which was now all melting. So, there were tons of puddles and small streams that I ultimately had to run through. My socks and legs ended up being a gross shade of brown that made my legs look really tan!

The 13 miles this weekend puts me at 29 miles for the week. It was great to have a step down week because next week will be a doozy capped off by the Hogeye marathon. With the marathon, 46 miles will be the most that I have ever done in a week!

Unfortunately, the Olathe Marathon 5K that I had planned for this weekend was postponed because of the snow. I’ll be running it next weekend the day before the marathon…. But will post more about that tomorrow!

6 comments:

Marcy said...

Yeah sure. What REALLY happened is that you pooped your pants and it ran down your leg :P

Pat said...

What's the hogeye marathon and how many are you doing? Are you doing the fargo full or half?

Adam said...

Pat, I honestly have NO idea what "hogeye" means. Although, the medal has a picture of a hog on it! :)

I'm doing the full marathon in Fargo.... That is my spring goal race - hoping to set a PR - 3:40 or bust!

Michelle said...

Ha good run.

Your really progressing nicely dude!

Ulyana said...

You doing hogeye as a training run?

Dude, I bet you beat 3:40 this Sunday, then if Fargo doesn't happen or doesn't go as well, you won't need to do it!

Adam said...

I'm not even sure that I'll let myself run a 3:40 :)

I'm going to run at that pace for the first 20 and then evaluate if I should continue to push through the hills at the end. (think boston syle hills)