The Next Step

Week starting Dec 13, 2009

Previous WeekRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesJimF's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageMonth View
Graph View
Next Week
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
200720082009201020112012201320142015
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

Location:

New Palestine,IN,USA

Member Since:

Oct 23, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

5k - 18:59 (3/09)
4M - 25:06 (9/09)
10k - 41:01 (11/07)

Half - 1:25:58 (11/09)

Marathon - 3:06:33 (12/09)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1:25 for the half marathon
Sub 39:00 for the 10k.
3:07 marathon
18:30 5k

Upcoming Races



Long-Term Running Goals:

Break 3:00 for the marathon.

Personal:

Married, two daughters (18 and 15).  Masters runner trying to get competitive in my age group.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Saucony Ride 5 (Red) Lifetime Miles: 372.70
ASICS Excel 33 Lifetime Miles: 152.00
Saucony Ride 7 Lifetime Miles: 249.00
ASICS DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 212.20
Asics Cumulus 16 Lifetime Miles: 241.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00
Mizuno Wave Rider 12 #2 Miles: 5.00Mizuno Wave Rider 12 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I got out and walked a couple of miles with my wife to loosen the legs up some.  I didn't feel too bad.  The legs were a little sore but better then my other marathons.  I am still going to take a few days off and recover before getting back into it.  

 I did take some time to reflect on the race yesterday and some things that I learned.  First, I did a much better job of staying fueled for this race.  In the past I have gotten a little sick taking Gels but this time I didn't take any Gatorade during the race and took three gels and it didn't bother my stomach at all.  Must be the combination of Gatorade and Gels that caused the problems in the past.  Secondly, I think running several shorter races leading up to the marathon really helped me.  The last half marathon that I ran gave me a good indication of my fitness and really helped me establish realistic goals for this race.  In the past I have not raced as much and I think it hurt me on getting the right pace established that I could maintain all the way to the finish.  It was my 4th marathon so I guess I am still learning and sometimes it takes me awhile to figure these things out.  

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

After 4 days off after the marathon I thought I would get back out again today and see how I felt.  I have been feeling good and came out of the marathon in pretty good shape.  It was cold today with a wind chill of around 18.  Today was the first day I had to wear tights.  That is good for Indiana.  I started off easy and felt good.  The legs seemed to be in good shape but I did have some pain in my right hamstring.  It was nothing that effected my running but was just noticeable.  I am planning on running again tomorrow then take a couple of more days off while we visit the family over the weekend for Christmas.  Next week I plan on going back to running everyday.

39:20 (7:52 avg)

Mizuno Wave Rider 12 #2 Miles: 5.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

It was a nice day today around 33 but very little wind.  I just did another easy 5 miles as I continue to recover from the marathon.  I felt really good today and the right hamstring was much better.  It was one of those days where I felt like I could have pushed it but thought I should stay smart and keep it easy for awhile.  Now I am heading to Kentucky for the weekend to have Christmas with my family so planning on taking the next couple of days off then sort of back to normal next week.

38:15 (7:37 avg)

Mizuno Wave Rider 12 Miles: 5.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00
Mizuno Wave Rider 12 #2 Miles: 5.00Mizuno Wave Rider 12 Miles: 5.00
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com