June 23, 2011
So taking the advice of CalvinLinus a fellow DC member I set out to run some longer distances without the interval training I normally do. The first day I decided I was gonna run a 10k at a 9 minute mile pace. How hard could it be? I usually run at a 7-730 mile pace with no problems. Well, I had to stop at like 3.75 miles. There's was no way I was getting to 6.2. I gotta say I knew that Ashton's running prop bet was incredible difficult (70 miles in 24 hours), but coming off a night of drinking I'd figure it was impossible. I had gone out Saturday night and was in no shape to run even 6 miles the next day, that's incredible.
On Monday I ran for 4.5 miles, yesterday I ran 5 miles, and today I ran 5 miles in my morning run and 4 in my evening run. My legs felt so good going into the afternoon I figured I'd get another jog in. I do plan on running a few simulated races on pavement to push myself as I agree with nowhereman that I should try to run a bit faster. Right now my goal is 13:15 for my race and I don't see that changing as it;s 12 days away and I'm going to Pittsburgh this weekend which means alcohol and fatty foods. However those are the only 2 days I plan on drinking leading up to the race.
We'll see what happens, after running a 13:45 last year I know what to expect. I'd offer to make some bets but it'd be sort of impossible to pay/get paid so I'll just have to go on personal motivation. Speaking of that I saw this clip the other day, I'll probably put it on my ipod and watch it before the race. First time I heard this I was ready to run through a wall.