Sunday, March 22, 2009


Today's run:  13.50 miles.  

I had D drop me off 6 miles from home,  on the outskirts of Griffith Park so that I could run 7 miles of hills and then run home from there.  The conditions were perfect for a simulation of Big Sur.  It was 60 degrees, partly cloudy, and WINDY.  At times, the sky threatened rain, but it never happened.  I purposely ran the down hill miles aggressively (sub 7:00/mi).  Rightly, or wrongly, I thought it would be a good idea to hit my legs hard and fill them up with lactic acid.  I wanted to work on running on tired/sore legs.  Of course I regretted that decision around mile 10.  The wheels pretty much came off around mile 11, and I was relegated to 9 minute miles.  I might not have done the right thing by running those down hills so hard, but I wanted to be able to gain a little confidence.  

All in all, I think I averaged around a sub 9:00/mi. 

Now, I'm sore.


Ruth said...

This will be my fourth. How about you? I remember my Mom telling me you were doing one YEARS ago so your tally must be pretty high by now.

Jeff Bowser said...

That's great! Most of them in the Chicago area? This will make like 10, I think, + 2 ultras. No Boston, though. I really imploded on my one, big Boston try. Got asthmatic bronchitis... bad news.