Sunday, October 13, 2013
This has been a long stretch of racing very minimally, if at all since the summer. I dropped out of the Philadelphia Half 4 weeks ago, which was sort of a race-tune up I suppose since I raced the first 6 miles. Since then, I've continued to fine-tune things and my overall average mileage has dropped somewhat. I ran 73 miles during the week of 9/30-10/6. On 10/2, I did 8 x 800 meters with 2 minute rests, in 2:21, 2:20, 2:19, 2:21, 2:20, 2:21, 2:20, 2:18. It was a good sharpening workout to get ready to race. During the week of 10/7-10/13 I was in Naples, Florida, and ran 71 miles, but with (intentionally) no workouts.
I feel hungry to race now, with Army Ten Miler coming up on the 20th. It has been a while since I've had a good race, and feel a breakthrough right around the corner. It's time to go all out and see what I have in me.