Thursday, July 30, 2009

July Summary

It's been a great day, I really rocked my last two runs of the month yesterday and today. I had a beautiful run yesterday, I called it my "Caddyshack run" because it reminded me of the scene where Bill Murry is the unwilling caddy for the older gentleman when it is storming out. The old man can't miss a shot and is having the game of his life; that was my run through the rain yesterday. (minus the "rat farts" lighting strike of course)

Today's run was a scheduled 6 miles. I ran a one mile warm up then ran hard for 4 (7:41,7:39,7:31,7:20) and finished with a one mile cool down. Even though I had a very tough run on Sunday my speed has really kicked up a notch. So, we'll see what happens with Sunday's 14 miler.

Monthly Summary: This was a record month of mileage for me finishing with a total of 163.8 miles. Training is proceeding well, I just need to continue to season the legs for the long runs. As of this writing I believe that there are about 65 days until the marathon. That's two months!

I would like to say that my running has become much less off a chore than it was in the beginning. I don't think much at all of going out for a quick 5 or 6 mile run and I look forward to the Sunday long run challenges. The excitement of the marathon is beginning to build as it grows closer.

I found a good article yesterday with some nice tips for first time marathon runners.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent article - just a terrific resource to have read as i prepare for my first marathon. thank you!