Things I can say for sure – getting two good nights sleep and not running 5 miles the night before certainly help the long run.  Not a particularly good mid-range run (two nights of no sleep and running at 11pm at night is not going to help that!).  But the long run was the boost of confidence I needed.  New third best run 16 miler ever, felt no bad coming into those final two miles.  Distance is a touch shy as some guy started asking me some questions about where I run and get mileage during my cool down walk and so I went a lot slower than I normally do during that 5 minutes.

On an separate note, for the last two weeks I have seen another runner that ought to inspire you.  He’s an amputee with a spring-blade on one leg.  Pretty inspiring by itself but it gets better.  I guess those things only come in one size, and the spring-blade is longer than his full leg.  So he’s got a mini-blade attached to his shoe.  Watching him run, you can tell the heights are not perfect and he’s uneven from a body weight perspective too, so it looks pretty awkward all-around.  But he plugs away.  Good for him.

NYC Marathon Prep

Metric Last Week In Total
Mileage Run: 36.26 miles 320.84 miles
Longest Run: 16.41 miles 16.54 miles
Longest Run Time: 2:29:51 hh:mm:ss 2:30:37 hh:mm:ss
Longest Run Pace: 9:08 min/mile 9:06 min/mile

LI Marathon Prep

Metric Last Week In Total
Mileage Run: 6.72 miles 411.86 miles
Longest Run: 3.61 miles 18.55 miles
Longest Run Time: 0:32:46 hh:mm:ss 2:49:45 hh:mm:ss
Longest Run Pace: 9:05 min/mile 9:09 min/mile

About J.

40 year old IT guy on a health and fitness kick.

Posted on September 30, 2013, in Marathon and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: