Oct 15, 2008

October project: week 2


Rizzo was so slow, I had a beer at mile 14 of the Chicago Marathon. Yum.

Don't have much time again, so I'm just going to quickly report on week two of the October project. It's still going, and in fact I just finished day 15, so there are 8 days to report here:

10p08 2.06 miles in 21:03, 10:11 pace. "the fever run" I had a fever the night before and ended up taking the day off of work. went to the doctor, and got better as the day went on, I decided to try to do a mile at the track. the first lap sucked but my disposition quickly improved and by the time I completed the fourth lap, I was feeling so good that I added another 4 laps.
http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6935404

10p09 1.62 miles in 15:55, 9:51 pace. Still not feeling 100%, but finished an uneventful run from home, around lonergan dr and back. http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6942783

10p10 1.11 miles in 10:44, 9:40 pace. Morning that I left for Chicago, needed a mile before work. Ran around the block four times. This course is such a slog.. http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6942784

10p11 1.34 miles in 14:29, 10:48 pace. Day before the chicago marathon. Picked a random neighborhood in Chicago and ran for a mile. Took it easy. http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6969008

10p12 26.2 miles (corrected) in 6:51:19. Chicago Marathon. This wasn't my pace, it was rizzo's. We ran most of the first ten miles, walked most of the last 16. http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6969009

10p13 1.5 miles in 16:20, 10:47 pace. Day after marathon & sleep-deprived: had only gotten 2-3 hours of winks the prior night, then only in 30-minute chunks. Ran to a pizza place that Alex and Joe drove to, then ate pizza. yum. http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6972213

10p14 1.54 miles in 15:46, 10:16 pace. "The Suffern slog." I did not want to run that evening. Ran anyway. http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6972213

10p15 1.02 miles in 8:30, 8:22 pace. Had to get out and get home quickly so Alex could go somewhere. Ended up running my fastest mile ever - seriously. http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6980987

so.. 15 days down, 16 to go. fun times. I feel good.. better than the last time I ran more than 10 days in a row. Last time, I tended to have more daily mileage, but I also didn't have a marathon last time. I should be increasing the daily now that the marathon is over, but day-to-day life at work has been very busy lately. we'll see how it goes.