Friday, October 24, 2008


I've had trouble finding the time to post, but for the most part I've just been trying to stay out of trouble on the runs during the taper. The legs seem to be coming back from the Saturday-Sunday efforts, and my one workout this week of a 1600m at 6 minute pace followed by an 800m surge down to 5:30 pace X 5 went down fine (details below on 10/23). Miles 2 and 3 were a bit fast, but I hope I came to my senses soon enough by backing off for the rest of the workout. It was hard to slow back down to 6 minute pace for the 1600's after working down to 5:30 pace on the 800's.

More shorter runs to follow...

8 miles, 56m, 7:01 pace
Sleep: 7h 8/10
Legs: 8/10

10.25 miles, 1h01m, 1600 at 6:00 pace followed by 800 surge down to 5:30 pace x 5 in: 5:57, 2:48, 5:48, 2:44, 5:46, 2:50, 5:56, 2:49, 5:57, 2:44
Resting HR: 40
Sleep: 7h 8/10

13 miles, 1h29m, 6:55 pace
Sleep: 6.5h 7/10
Legs: 7/10


Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

I'm curious what pace you are planning to run in NYC and how you go about making sure you are on that pace early in the race.

Superflake said...

Good luck in NYC Mike. Hope you run fast.

Ewen said...

Looks to be coming together well Mike.

Anonymous said...

Have a great race, Mike!

The hills of Sabino Canyon have prepared you well for those itty bitty C. Park hills.

You've got a full tank of jet fuel at your disposal, use it well.