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on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 11:53 PM

Was supposed to do a run on Friday, but I didn't get much sleep Thursday night. The LT run still had my pretty agitated. I guess it's true that you shouldn't do exercise before you go to sleep. So the plan had a 20 mile run for Sunday but I have a pretty big work related thing this upcoming week and based on past expereince of having to prep for it, it was going to be impossible to do it on Sunday. I decided to bail on trying to make up the Friday run and so I did the 20 mile run on Saturday night. Did 2 10 mile loops around my home which allowed me to refill my water bottle and use the little boy's room.

Lap Lap Time
Lap Lap Time
1 08:46.9
12 08:28.5
2 08:22.6
13 08:27.9
3 08:21.2
14 08:20.1
4 08:15.0
15 08:18.9
5 08:24.8
16 08:18.6
6 08:09.6
17 08:28.2
7 08:21.3
18 08:30.9
8 08:09.9
19 08:29.5
9 08:36.4
20 08:27.5
10 08:13.4
21 01:48.5
11 08:25.7

Lap times were pretty consistent. This was a comfortable pace, but I'd still like to be doing these faster. Total for the week was only 37 miles. I'm starting to rethink whether a February marathon is going to be possible since my training is really starting to get crappy. I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to be able to any runs until next weekend and I've already been skipping training days so I have a feeling my fitness isn't going to be so great come February.

I'm still reading everyone's blogs, but since I tend to do it at work lately, I haven't commented a lot. I'm still trying to keep this blog away from my work peeps and I have no idea what things they monitor there so I try not to acknowledge my blog in any fashion while at work.

Happy running all!


L*I*S*A said...

While I know this isn't the pace you are shooting for, it's still great in my book.

Keep up the great work, and that February marathon is in the bag.

Quinto Sol said...

Hmmm, I would have trouble training in weather conditions like that... I suggest you try to get into www.stgeorgemarathon.com; aim for a fall marathon. My $0.02.

Sonia said...

Oh man! What a great 20 miler! I think with what you've written in that post that maybe you just need a break from intense training and wait for next fall until you attempt your BQ. Whatever you decide, we'll be there for ya! Good luck on your big work project!

yumke said...

Long runs in the cold are tough, aren't they. Great job and I like the idea of pitstopping at mile 10 :)

jen said...

Awesome job on the 20 miler. You amaze me running in that winter weather.

My work peeps also do not know about my blog and I plan to keep it that way. Mostly because of the days I go for awesome long runs on "sick" days. Hehe.