19 miles 8:11 pace (8:22 pace with a 3 min bathroom break)
It was a good solid run. I did 10 miles by myself and then picked up my wife on her bike for the last 9. I really wanted to hold the 8:10 pace so I probably pushed it a little harder than I should have towards the end of the run. Today, every time I try to sit on the toilet, my hamstrings are paying the price. For some reason after long runs at a highish pace, my hamstrings are the most sore.
Honestly, I wish that I could say that I’ve ran 3 of those 19 milers and was able to maintain that same speed, but I honestly just didn’t have the time in the training cycle. This is only my 6th week back running after being laid up for 5 weeks and I wanted to follow the 10% weekly mileage increase rule. Of course, I only loosely followed the rule….If you can figure out how 10% gets me from 0 a week to 39 miles a week by only increasing 10% at a time let me know. So, math aside, I’m not injured and I think that I’ll be able to run San Diego somewhere around a 3:35 as a normal training run. Either that, or I’ll fail spectacularly and will have the pictures to prove it.
So last night I, just like many others I assume, watched the season finale of LOST. Rest assured that it hurt my head as much to watch as the beers I drank during the show hurt my head today.
Each week my wife gets a weekly basket of farmer’s market fruits / vegetables and each week they include something ‘weird’. Well this week I feel like they must have planned for the LOST finale because the ‘weird’ item was a coconut!! I decided to capitalize on the irony and go to town:
I'm not sure how Hugo on Lost stays so 'plump' because getting into coconuts is a pain in the ass. I had to break out heavy machinery and get to poking
Coconut "milk" is all the rage, so I poured some out and tasted it. Creamy but not too strong. I could see how people like that stuff
When I was
beating the thing into submission opening it with a hammer, the coconut opened perfectly to have an umbrella drink!
So, of course I had to test it out
Hope everyone's week is going well. Tomorrow should be less busy so I should have a chance to get all caught up!