|Beautiful day on a long run|
|Day||Mileage / Workout||Comments|
|Pretty Easy run|
Actually better than the morning run. Go figure
|Monday||5||Easy with some strides at the end|
|Tuesday||7||Easy to start -- picked up the run at the end due to inclement weather|
|Thursday||7||Solid run with some speed thrown in|
|Total miles for the week: 59; YTD: 1846.5|
Well, I have a chance of redeeming my marathon time this fall in about 3 weeks. For the 8th year in a row, I'll be doing the Las Vegas Marathon. I am not sure how many people have successfully done the race each year Competitor Group has done the race, but I know for a fact, I've been at all of them so far (and completed the race each time).
With the Tahoe Marathon in the rear view mirror, I wanted to keep my endurance in place. That means I needed to do a long run but I didn't need to go all out. So this Saturday I did an 18 mile run -- which went GREAT (as Tony the Tiger would say).
The weather was chilly but not deathly cold and while the Murray Park System (where I live) have shut down their drinking fountains, the cities north of here haven't. So with 28 ounces of Tailwind and a couple of Gu gels, I managed to stay fairly consistent for my long run (hitting 9:10 - 9:25 minute miles).
What a difference running at 2200 less feet, feeling "on" and running on a flat route makes.
The fall weather makes me just want to run and I did a lot this week. While I wanted to get in some "speed" workouts, it didn't quite happen.
So without further ado, however, I'll be starting my taper for the Las Vegas Marathon. I don't want to go into Vegas with dead legs like I did for Tahoe.
Here are some photos from today's long run. Again, just a stunning day!
Losing Weight Progress
I did make some conscious decisions this week about what I put in my pie hole. It certainly gave me some pause when I thought about hitting the old feed trough (Golden Corral) and I managed to eat fairly sanely all week. I have quit drinking soda (not that I had much of a habit) and have been drinking the calorie and sweetner free sparkling water. Also, instead of grabbing a ton of noodles for my couple of times a week noodle-fest, I used half of what I normall use.
I can't report a loss quite yet. I am still hovering around 181 - 182 but at least it didn't go up this week. I keep thinking the less I eat (to a point) the faster my times will be in 2017.