well, finally it is here. the trip to florida starts in a few hours and i am shutting down the computer till i get back next week.
the last 4 months or so were a build up to this weekend. not really an end to a workout, but the end of our base phase. we wanted to get our running up so that we could have longer workouts without getting dead. i think we did that. for sure i am in better shape now, running wise at least than i have ever been before in my life.
so, i would give the whole 4 months a 9 on the ten scale. had some pretty rough days in there, but all in all it did about what i was hoping it would. i guess my only thought was i was thinking i would be about 10 pounds lighter. i think i drink too many calories! well, thats going to get addressed in the next couple weeks as we turn our attention to the big one in canada in the fall. creeps me out just thinking about it. :-)
for this weekend, our goals were to run the half in about 2:20 and the full in about 5:10ish. once again i had to spend the last few days doing the last of the tile work here in alabama, and i think i probably pissed away those times by doing it. really kinda hard on me mentally knowing i am taking minutes off my time for every hour i spend on my knees doing the tiles. but they are done now, and someone else can come down and do the next project when it comes up. there are 4 of us working on stuff, and this time was my turn to spend a few months here. probably wont do that again for 5 or more years. hopefully!
but, resa is still hopeful for our best ever half and i will go as hard and long as i can to get it too. just... ah.. just thinking maybe i missed it this time. well, its only another training run. :-)
my thoughts now are 2:30 and 5:30 for me. i think i can swing that even with trashed legs. so thats the prediction if not the goal.
see all you guys on the other side. 2 weeks off then the ironman 2 a days start and i should have a whole new set of drama for you. :-)
- ken, done with stage 3 of 4.