9.06.2006

Repeat after me

Two days after the race and I am back on the track to pump out some 400 repeats. I did a dozen of them and at a quicker pace than the last set of 400s I did a month ago. Last time I did 10x at about 1:50-1:55. Today they rolled in from 1:45-1:50.

I pushed the repeats hard today too; especially after I dropped off from running with Michelle in New Haven. I used to think of us as equals on the race course but she whipped me Monday and I am now more motivated. The speed is important and next will be the endurance.

This weekend there will be no lolly-gagging through the 18 miler. I will be focused with a plan; sort of like that crazy Dianna is on race day. I have to plan the route, the planted water, Powerade and Gu stations, the pace and whatever else comes to mind - oh, and shorts-socks-shoes combo. No need for a shirt.

Michelle got my attention in New Haven when she asked me to confirm what she already knew: Marine Corps Marathon is in eight weeks. Yikes!

8 comments:

Run for Chocolate said...

Track workouts two days after NH, you are the man, David! Great meeting you in New Haven. Good luck with the MC Marathon!

21st Century Mom said...

Impressive! 8 weeks is both too soon and too far away. That's how I felt. It's long enough to be tired of training but not long enough to be ready.

Have fun on your 18 miler!

Mia Goddess said...

Ah, good to see a little competition has you riled! :)

Michelle said...

Woohoo! We are going to rock DC!!! I can't wait... Oh and I skipped the dozen 400's and am going on to the regular thurs run so you got some speed on me ;)

Susan said...

Running shirtless for 18 miles is a good plan. If I were running shirtless, I'd be running real fast.

jeanne said...

I've got the countdown on my site brother!! now give me some idea of how to run 20 miles, saturday, will ya??

(If i were running shirtless, people would get hurt.)

jeanne said...

and p.s. is michelle coming to our big RBF meet up before the marathon??? WHY haven't you e-mailed me, michelle??!?!

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Lolly-gagging on an 18-miler. I'm trying to picture how you would do that but I guess its possible if you stop for icecream.

I had to chuckled when you mentioned trying to keep up with Michelle. I had this idea that I might be able to keep up with Dianna at New Haven some day. Heh, heh. If she's falls ill the day before I think.