January
07
Posted on 07-01-2009
Filed Under (Training) by Brian

Today’s plan was for a 4 mile easy run. Since yesterday’s easy run turned into more of a tempo run, I decided I needed to reign in the restless legs today.  Despite the fact that it was a beautiful morning, perfect for a run, I headed to the gym and jumped on the treadmill.  At the constant 8:58 min/mile pace of the treadmill, my legs were unable to speed up and I actually pulled of an easy run.

Sadly, the 4 easy miles felt more difficult than the 5 relatively hard miles yesterday.  I think this is a good sign, but decided it’s best not to worry about it.  Tomorrow is a day off and I’ll use this time to run some errands before the trip to Orlando.   I’m thinking about using an iron-on transfer to put my blog address on the back of my shirt.  What do you think?  Good idea?

After 24 weeks of training, all that stands between me and this race is an easy 2 mile run.

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Paul on 8 January, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

smart move using the treadmill to “ensure” an easy run. I have been praying for your success in the half marathon and thinking hard about your last comment on my blog. I agree it has been a long time since I have logged serious continual miles for a lot of reasons. I am sort of a fools rush in kind of guy when it comes to challenges. But with this being my last year of grad school I can’t really just say, I’m going for it consequence be damned. Thanks for your advice and keep it coming. I count on you for blunt reality when it comes to running since I am one of the only runners in my network of family and friends. By the way the article was pretty cool. Maybe you should walk that 2 miles just to save the legs?


lindsay on 8 January, 2009 at 10:27 pm #

i didn’t know you knew how to take it easy 😉 it’s easy to doubt you’ll be fast (saturday) after easy runs in the week(s) leading up to the race. i know i am. but, i’m trying to remind myself of all the energy i’m saving up by taking it slow and easy…
good luck on that 2 mile run. i did mine today, it took forever to get to mile 1. funny how now matter how short the run is i manage to make it feel like forever.

are you ironing on to a cotton shirt or technical shirt? just curious. definitely a good idea, i just didn’t know if you can iron on tech shirts? i’m a girl, i should know these things… but you definitely should, that way i can hunt you down as i try to work my way through the pack and catch up to you. 🙂


Brian on 9 January, 2009 at 7:25 am #

I did in fact iron the logo on the back of my technical shirt. You’re not really supposed to do that, but it worked for the most part. It already faded a bit after one wash, so I don’t think it’s going to last very long. It will be there on race day, though.


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