MP--Super job. Takes a lot to rebound from feeling poorly to beat your goal so soundly. Give yourself a well-deserved R&R.
26.2mi yesterday. Slower than hoped for, but a beautiful day on a beautiful course in Twin Cities.
4mi, including 3mi at marathon pace. Last run before two days of rest, then Twin Cities on Sunday. Style Forum considerations: White cotton gloves, sunglasses (although not as cool as Sam's yellow rims), Graphite Asics microfiber shorts, black singlet, and Asics Gel Cumulus13's that look like Edward Scissorhands got hold of the toes (to remedy the short uppers).
Four miles this morning, three of them at marathon race pace.
BTW, steer clear of Asics Gel Cumulus 13. Compared with GC12, uppers are a full size too small. Took much nipping, snipping and such to make sure it causes nothing bad this Sunday. On Monday, they'll be headed back to Road Runner.
Great, Sam! Really glad to hear it! Have you run Boston before? I have always considered it a privilege to be part of the BAA field. Make sure you include goods hill work in your training for it. 14mi today, including 2 x 1mi @ 90%. Sunny, 61 degrees. Fluffy Cumulus clouds. Light breeze off Lake Michigan. If it could be better, I don't know how.
7 miles, including 2 x 1mile at 90%. Have now shifted to long sleeve lightweight top and cotton gloves for 48-51 degree temps. Submitted my app on Monday and was accepted for BAA #25 next April. Sam, any word yet?
I'm 62, have run for 30 years, compete at the marathon distance, and run up to 90 miles a week.
IMHO, training sensibly, listening to your body, and enjoying the thrilling gift of running is what it's about.
This morning it was 7mi including one mile at 90% effort, pointing toward Twin Cities in 3 weeks.
I run the Madison WI to Chicago 200-mi relay each year in June and that includes a leg at night. Headlamps, safety vests and strobes are required equipment. Petzl makes a range of excellent products at various price points. I have a TACTIKKA XP that's comfortable, bright, and gets it done at night while racing on paths in the Wisconsin woods. Hope that helps.