Sunday, November 18, 2007

1:1 Run to Nap Ratio

Today's run was the quintessential long run w/friend. The pace was conversational, the weather cool, the roads dry, the sky clear. Bright sunshine the entire way with only a hint of wind. If we could only bottle it and lay a few in the cellar for future enjoyment.

I met Mike at the 7 mile marker where we left his daughter's little black Civic. He graciously brought it home from PEI so he could put snow tires on it etc. She'll be happy to get it back soon.

The reason for the escape vehicle was Mike was having a little trouble recently with his right (redacted), or maybe it was his left. Anyway, his coach isn't aware of this yet so it's a secret for now. Fortunately, the (redacted) held up fine and there was no need for the get-away car. In fact, his (redacted) didn't bother him at all, but his (redacted) started to get tight. In any case, it all worked out great.

We did the 17 mile loop today. The same loop Marc & I did last weekend. But this time, the weather was much better. The temps were below freezing, but that didn't stop Mike from wearing shorts. He wanted to let the cold air help his sore (redacted) and I guess it worked!

When I got home I took a hot shower and went downtown for a nice breakfast at the Waco Diner. When I returned I was tired, so I took a nap. And wouldn't you know? I slept for the exact amount of time it took us to run this morning's 17 miler - 2 hours and 25 minutes.

So I'm all refreshed and ready to enter week #5 of the training program. 

Yesterday: 7 miles easy @ 8:47 pace - 134 HR.

Today: 17 miles long @ 8:33 pace - 138 HR.

Foundation progression:

Wk 1 - 58.57 miles
Wk 2 - 60.2 miles
Wk 3 - 61 miles
Wk 4 - 65.7 miles


Blogger Love2Run said...

What is this? Fill in the blank with random phantom ailment or body part? It's knee, knee, knee, and hamstring for those that might need to know. And it comes and goes so it's not an injury (yet)! Great run, that was almost easy!

11/18/2007 6:55 PM  

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