Saturday, August 12, 2006

200M in 27:15

No, that's not a PR. It's how long it took American Airlines to move my bag from the gate to baggage claim last night. It was literally only 3 gates away, or 200M long given the way DFW is configured, and it took them 27 minutes! That's why I usually never check any bags, but ... c'est la vie.

At least I got in my EZ runs this week. Plus, it was a surprising and welcome 57F (gasp!) on Tuesday morning when I stepped out in Grand Rapids, Michigan for my run. Ran 4, 7, and 4 EZ on Tue, Wed, and Thu.


This morning it was back in Dallas for a 7 mile pace run. I managed to finish it right on pace, but I have no idea how I'm supposed to keep this pace for the entire 26.2!? I guess I'll have to trust Hal's plan and see how it goes.

5 comments:

Ginger Breadman said...

I often wonder the same thing about my pace runs - how are you supposed to hold the pace for a long race? I think when you put it into all of the physiological formulas, and add the human mind on race day, it all works out somehow. You're just getting your body used to it.

Bex said...

I ran a 20K race this past Sunday at marathon pace to see what it felt like. You might want to try that with a half-marathon about 4 weeks before your marathon.

Running Rabbit said...

You never check bags? Is that even possible??

Yvonne said...

ah, you gotta hate those baggage handlers, don't you?! what in the heck are they doing back there?yzxmcglo

Josh said...

Leave your toothpaste at home...

I agree with you Just12. It hard to stay optimistic when you have a hard time keeping your marathon pace for a 10k.

Just stay focused on your training plan... Lots of good mileage and some tempo/speed work and you'll do great.