10.12.2005

Running Again

After the Sunday 10K I thought I'd be spent; not in the mood to run. Silly me.
I went right back on my methadone, I mean training schedule to prep for the next race. That'll be the OUC Half in Orlando on December 3. I've actually decided to adopt a full marathon training schedule starting in three weeks on the off chance that I might actually have a marathon available to run on February 26 in Tampa. I'll have to look into that. Either way, the training schedule matches up nicely with where the OUC Half falls into line. I'll do a brief taper the week prior.
So Tuesday I went out to do some speed work, this time at longer distances than what my 10K plan asked for. I let the legs feel the strain as I jumped out on a 1x1200, 2x800 and 4x200 set. No problem although it went a little slower than I might have liked, but I really wasn't worried the first time out since the race.
Today was an easy 4-miler and I just cruised through the neighborhoods on a fartlek. It was about reviewing form.
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Race leftovers: I have to say I had some interesting memories of the racing I did at the Disney 10K, such as cutting the curves down to the shortest distances between two points; cutting off and blocking followers on curves; feeling confined in narrow close-in points of the course when it ran backstage at Disney; positioning myself to abate the pace of my competitors trying to pass me; watching a woman sprinter accelerate on bridges as if it was all downhill then lose pace on the straightaways; feeling the humidity in my lungs as I ran wheezing along in the fifth mile; running on the heels of a runner who was blocking me and shooting the narrows between him and another runner at just the right moment; and hearing a woman call my name as I passed her by early in the race.
Finally, here is my age adjusted race time (especially for Sarah): Rating for a time of 50:40.00 age 53 is 62.08 Age adjusted is: 43:14.85. That's pretty special.

10 comments:

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Cutting off the followers on curves? Heh, heh. I had no idea you were so competitive, David. I may have to try that in the next race.

Running Chick said...

methadone. heh. right on, brother.

Susan said...

Methadone - How funny. Did you get the lighthouse image? I can check my stock photography for one if that one seems too grainy.

Susan said...

I think I sent you the right one - let me know if it doesn't make it.

susie said...

ohhh, I forgot to age-adjust for my half! Jon, oh he's competitive all right:) You should see him run against friend Jeff. And I want to see your new banner.

brent said...

i don't know about this age adjusting stuff. i only approve so long as there is a chubby runner index so i can properly benchmark myself. ha ha.

marathon training = cool.

Rachel said...

I love the OUC half... It was such a cool race last year. I'd hoped to run it myself, but still not up for the training...

D said...

I like the new look.

Thanks for the note on my blog....it wasn't a pre-race flu - it is still not completely gone....ugh! But I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! :)

Jank said...

I'm with Brent - you get to age adjust only when I get to fat adjust.

Oh, weight - I can fat adjust.

Stupid tasty food...

Jank said...

I'm with Brent - you get to age adjust only when I get to fat adjust.

Oh, weight - I can fat adjust.

Stupid tasty food...