MONDAY: REST DAY: normally the day after a long run I try to rest and just use it to stretch. I have been using my Pro Stretcher and it is working great. I have noticed recovery time has been drastically reduced.
TUESDAY: SPEED WORKOUT: I went down to Carnegie Mellon University with the SCRR club and did some 800's. I only did four because my leg was feeling tight and I didn't want to risk injury. I ran with a group that ran 3:20's.
WEDNESDAY: It was my birthday this day. Go figure my birthday is April Fools, fits me perfect. I ran a quick 3 miles doing negative splits. I started with a 9 minute mile then dropped to 8 then down to 7 for the last. I felt really strong and feel like I can go much faster. Anyway let me tell you what I got as a gift. So in 1994 when I really became serious about running I bought a pair of Nike Huaraches. They were my favorite shoes of all time and when I wore them I felt unstoppable. I looked for years to see if I could find them and nothing. A few weeks ago I was searching and noticed Nike rereleased them last year. They changed them from a road flat to more of a trainer, but the look is the exact same. I showed Amanda and she was able to find a pair in the UK. Part of me wants to break them in real quick and wear them for the Half Marathon. I am still toying with the idea.
FRIDAY: It was good Friday and I had the day off work. I was laying in bed texting my friends and my cousin said he was going to head to the track for a quick run. It started out as a joke but I told him I would come and he could tape me doing the beer mile. It then turned into a serious thing and at 10 in the morning I was at the track with 4 beers ready to run a mile. Let me give you some advice. First don't just pull the beer out of the fridge. I couldn't chug because the beer was way to cold. Second don't run a slow pace and think it will help, it didn't do anything. Lastly don't bring a person who will make you laugh the whole time. So here is the Video, but the video stopped as I was about to do my third lap. Oh Ya, I only made it 3 laps and 3 beers. It is way harder than I thought. I do intend to try it again after the marathon. This time though I plan on doing it right!
SATURDAY: I did a 8 mile training run with the SCRR at a 9:00 pace. I felt really good and was having problems with holding back. I wanted to just go and run faster, which is good because I know I am ready. During the run I was talking to some runners and one thing a lot of people are worried about is the weather on race day. We have yet to have a humid day and everyone is afraid on race day it will be and no one would be ready. Guess we will have to wait and see what happens.
SUNDAY: Happy Easter!!!! I plan on doing a short 4 miles and just relaxing most of the day!!!
Are you where you need to be as far a training?
Are you worried about the weather?
Would you try the beer mile?
Until next time, stay safe!!