6.18.2006

One Week Down

I did a week of fast training: 400 repeats Wednesday, a swifty 3-mile tempo run Friday and a long run today that was unusual in that my normal running group did not show up this morning and a nice guy named Dan dropped in with me as I headed up Park Avenue. Dan is tall, thin, younger and fast. He trains every day and makes me look like I am standing still. So he kindly slowed down to run with me but I, instinctively ran faster than normal for a long run. Mind you, that was my plan - to run a little faster than normal as prescribed - but Dan had me panting by the half mile mark.
By the time we reached the 4-mile mark I was looking for a port-a-potty for a nature call. Thankfully there was one right there in front of me and I bid Dan adieu and took a breather. Once I got going again I was going more slowly. At mile-5.5 (45 minutes) I was dying and decided to try some Gu and see if I could carry on. As usual, it worked nicely and I made it through to finish 8.7 miles in 1:23:25, a 9:35 pace. I forgot to stop my watch at the potty stop so I might have done a little better under normal circumstances.
When I finished it started raining. I might have liked that on the road but not when I was trying to warm down and stretch. I found an awning and got loosened up again.
At home I fell asleep for a half hour then watched more World Cup. Oh, and it was Fathers Day.

6 comments:

21st Century Mom said...

I'm glad that plan is working better for you than it is for me. I can only hope my experience gets closer to yours - soon!

Happy Father's Day - I hope the boys are treating you like a king.

Susan said...

You are doing so well - 8.7 miles is great for someone who was near death a month or so ago . . . How are those salivary glands doing?

Oh, and Happy Father's Day. I got you a puppy.

Running Rabbit said...

9:35 miles, huh? I might be able to keep up with you speed racer!

Jank said...

Hope the couch treated you well!

susie said...

Nice work David. And you should get a little break from school stress, right? Hey, vacation time is almost here.

jeanne said...

Nice!!! I was scheduled to do six this morning, and called it a day at three. sigh.
More. Sleep. Needed.