First off today ... CONGRATS to my wonderful wife Michael of Slowly Tri-Ing for completing the Topeka Tin Man Triathlon over the weekend! She's a warrior! Baby, I couldn't do what you do, (I'm just a runner) and I'm so proud of you! Great job!
I passed 1,400 miles for the year this morning ... should make it to 1,500 by the end of the month. And with the mileage I'll put up during late summer and fall training for back-to-back marathons, I might reach 3,000 for the year. No big deal to Dean Karnazes I know, but to me it would be pretty cool ... if my body holds up that is.
And thankfully, so far so good with health and my body! I just seem to keep rollin' along ... knock on wood! Almost always a little sore, but thankfully not injured! I feel strong and ready to grind through the humid summer months of Missouri. And I'm running about as fast as I ever have and I seem to be building a good mileage base, although I don't want to over-do it. Should do 80+ this week and then tone it down for the next two for an upcoming race.
Today's workout was another good 13 mile Tempo Run. I know there are many who would blaze by me, but I was very happy with my splits and how I felt afterwards considering about 78 degrees & 70% humidity this morning before the sun came up ...
8:34, 8:03, 8:04, 7:35, 7:33, 7:12, 7:11, 7:07, 7:07, 6:48, 6:47, 7:17, 8:16
After a 5 mile warm up, the next 7 miles were at a 7:04/mile pace. My average heart rate for the workout was 160 which was good for me considering the humidity, and I never really felt like I had to "push it" to make the times. Plus there was a 15mph headwind for about half of it, so I felt okay with the overall result.
Nothing to do except keep pluggin' away at it I guess. I have the Missoula Marathon in three weeks. I don't think I'll PR, but ya'll know this idiot will try to run it hard! I had a good exchange with a couple of bloggers who will remain nameless over the weekend. One is almost always right ... about 99.9% of the time, and the other I have a lot in common with. I'll share more about those later. Have a great week ... sorry I haven't commented much lately on your blogs - really busy! Seacrest out!
...be great today!