Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Counting down to Twin Cities

I read just a moment ago that Lance Armstrong is planning a comeback. He will seek his 8th Tour De France title. Isn't this hugely exciting?

I achieved my goal of hitting 61 miles last week. This was a great week for me. This include the half marathon on Monday, speed work on Wednesday and some solid tempo mileage on Saturday. All was capped off was a steady 18-miler at Waterfall Glen on Sunday at 7:45 avg pace.

I have an even 50 miles planned for this week. I started out with six recovery this morning, which was absolutely glorious by the way. I felt God looking down upon me as the sun slowly rose and peaked through the horizon over the Village of Plainfield, IL.

I have 4x1200m repeats on tomorrow's scheduled run, which is supposed to total 10 miles. I am hoping to pull this off before heading to the airport for a flight to Atlanta.

This coming Sunday's 20-miler is the most critical of the entire training cycle. I need to prove to myself that I am in PR marathon shape. I think I am there. Mentally, I am there, anyway.

I can overcome some mediocre race performances with this strong run. I know I can run a sub 3:07 in Minnesota next month.

1 comment:

yumke said...

Good luck on the 20 miler!