Sunday, May 31, 2009

Long Run Lonesome 3

I sure miss Mike.

This morning the schedule was calling for a 2 hr 45 min workout. After having run this time length a couple of times so far this cycle, I can say it qualifies as a long run. In fact, I think my 2 hr 30 min runs qualify also. There is something about going beyond 2 hrs 15 mins that seems to put the work in workout.

Nevertheless, I was startled this morning when I opened the little pocket calendar I use as my logbook / schedule and saw 165 minutes staring up from the page. I was expecting to see 135 minutes. I don't know why, it just got into my head today was a 2 hr 15 min run. But I was feeling pretty good having slept in and when I got going a nice easy pace just flowed out of the legs.

I ran the first 10 in 1:19:30 (7:57 pace) and ran the 2nd 10 in 1:12:56 (7:18 pace). A cooldown finished out the time for a total of 21.2 miles.

This afternoon I went out with my daughters and marked the Cobscook 10k course for next Saturday's race.


Blogger Love2Run said...

Mike misses the long runs too but couldn't keep up with those paces! Glad you found a helped.

5/31/2009 7:43 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

According to Pete Pfitzinger everything from 18 miles onwards qualifies as long run.

Personally, I count the longest run of the week as my long run as long as it is over 15 miles.

That's some serious mileage your doing at the moment.

6/01/2009 10:17 AM  

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