Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Training Log - Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Richard and I met at my house at 5AM this morning, determined to get in a decent run. The goal is 50 miles for the week and today's ten miler put us on track. The environment for running has changed again. We went from temps in the 90s for the last 6 months straight to temperatures in the upper 30s. Man, it was cold. We had to bundle up for the first time in a while, wearing shorts and tech shirt under a long sleeve running fleece, hat and gloves. We opted to run without water and that was not a problem. I was feeling pretty good, but Richard was on his third day of straight training and was starting to feel it. We had taken it easiy over the last couple of weeks and it shows in the way I am feeling right now. No twitches or pains other than the usual lower ab strain, but even that is miniscule and only manifests itself late in my runs. Heels, muscles, joints, check! At least that's promising even if I'm scared sh!tless thinking about the upcoming North Face 50 miler in Atlanta, Georgia next weekend. If Rich and I can't hack it there, we will drop out of the Pinhoti 100 Mile Endurance run this November. Hacking it in ATL means running the 50 in 10 hours at best, 11 hours at worst. At the end of the day, I will take an official finish any way I can get it, but the goal is to see if we are ready for the 100.