Thursday, October 05, 2006

Keeping the Rust Off

Ran 4.0 miles @ 7:40/mile pace.

I did my own little workout before XC practice got started. I meant to run 5.0 miles, but I accidentally cut my route short. Probably just as well, as my pace was faster than I would have liked. Since I only have three weeks here between the ultra and the upcoming marathon, healing up is important and I need to keep that in the front of my mind more.

The good news though is my legs are feeling fine and today's run felt pretty good. I thought my pace was slower, but it wasn't. It did feel like it required a little more effort, but I'm wondering if a good part of that is simply mental.

Rest day planned for tomorrow.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I don't see why you can't run daily. Just keep the mileage low and the pace below MP. According to your last marathon, MP is ~ 8:00 or a little better.

I don't know your goal for MDI, but keeping the first half in check will grant you a better overall time considering your 50 mile jaunt a couple of weeks ago.

Good luck at MDI. That course is hilly but pleasant.