And so the countdown begins!

on Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 10:18 PM

Saturday:
Did 4 mile recovery run. Uneventful.

Sunday:
Did 21 miles today!

Mile Split
Mile Split
1 08:50.2
13 08:36.3
2 08:11.4
14 08:17.6
3 09:30.7
15 08:35.5
4 06:53.5
16 08:36.0
5 07:59.4
17 08:28.8
6 08:33.0
18 08:35.7
7 08:27.1
19 08:41.9
8 08:29.5
20 08:39.7
9 08:42.5
21 08:03.5
10 08:21.7


11 08:34.4
Total 2:57:43
12 08:35.3



These were garmin splits which I manually recorded on my HR monitor. I felt kinda silly wearing both the garmin and another watch to monitor my HR. I don't think anyone noticed. It was a great day for a run. Weather was nice and cool. Miles 3, 4 and 5 seemed a bit screwy but that was most likely due to loss of satellite signals. I speeded up for the last mile just to see if I could handle it. Overall pace was at about 8:30.

Though the taper has supposedly officially begun, Pfitz's plan still has a few interesting wrinkles yet to come. He still has a 16 mile long run scheduled for next week the day after a 8-10k tune-up race and a 12 mile run one week prior to the marathon. That doesn't sound like a taper schedule to me! His plan has got me this far with some very encouraging results, so I suppose at this point there's no point in deviating from the plan. I'm "all in" as they say in poker.

21 days and counting...

2 comments:

jeanne said...

hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! what a great run! that pfitz is on to something, I think.

LeahC said...

nice run! I agree with the plan up to the last week where I think it's a bit too much....but we'll see. What program are you using to import your garmin data?

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