6 weeks ’til mickey

December 2, 2008 at 9:49 am 1 comment

week of nov 23
total mileage 28
weeks until disney 6

sunday 3 miles ~ neighborhood 
time 25:48

monday 5 miles ~ bayshore
time 44:02

tuesday off

wednesday off

thursday st. pete times turkey trot 10k
time 53:07 ~ a new 10k PR

friday off

saturday 14 miles ~ fishhawk
time 2:22:26

asics gt-2130 old pair
total mileage 383
asics gt-2130 new pair total mileage 146

sorry i’m a little late with my weekly update. the onset of the holidays always makes life a bit harder to keep up with. but better late than never ~ right?

i went into the week with a lot of uncertainty. after more than two weeks, i still had lingering leg pain and mentally my confidence was really faltering. eko had decided to rework only one week of my training plan ~ the hesitation stemming from my potential physical limitations. but if i made it through this week ~ if i made it through a decent long run ~ he would redo the remainder of the time ’til mickey. i was worried. i felt weak. but i pushed through ~ both physically and mentally ~ and finally feel as though i am back on track.

as i mentioned the other day, on thanksgiving morning i ran the st. pete times turkey trot 10k. going in, my 10k PR was a 56:54 from the midnight run 4 months ago. given my increased speed as of late, i felt pretty certain that i could beat that time and hoped to break the 55 minute mark. it was a great race. a bit crowded. but i love the energy of a crowd on race day and i fed off it as i always do. i felt great the entire run ~ even with the frustration of having to stop to tie my damn shoe about two miles in ~ and was thrilled to cross the finish line with a new PR of 53:07.

but the real test for the week was saturday’s long run and it couldn’t have gone better. the stamina i felt was lacking last week was back. the timidity to push too hard on my leg was gone. and the run i’ve come to know and love took me easily through 14 miles at a slow, but strong and steady pace that i felt could have taken me further.

so as promised, eko has revised my plan and i am back in business. with only 6 weeks to go, my schedule will only allow for one 20-mile run instead of the originally planned three, but i’ll make the most of every mile from here on out.

on another note … i’m running a half marathon this coming sunday. though i knew it was on my schedule it sort of snuck up on me and it was only a few days ago that i was reminded of it’s near arrival. when i recall my first words to H after the gasparilla half ~ “i am NEVER doing that again” ~ i find it amazing that i’ve reached a point where a half marathon hardly even registers on my radar of upcoming things to worry about. though i feel i have the potential to run a sub two hour half, i’m hesitant to push too hard and risk any further injury. it’s just a half and there will be more to follow so i think it’s best to play it safe. as it is, i have no doubt i’ll finish with a solid new PR.

28 miles and a regained confidence closer to disney


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my thanks 5 weeks ’til mickey

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. sarah  |  December 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    i’m so excited you are back on track!

    good luck on the half marathon!!


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the best of times

5k pr ~ 24:23
10k pr ~ 52:49
half marathon pr ~ 1:55:10
marathon pr ~ 4:10:41
half ironman pr ~ 5:57:50
50k pr ~ 5:33:23
50-mile pr ~ 11:32:39



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