Sunday, February 26, 2012

Still on Pace

I crossed the 300 mile mark today.  In 2011, I didn't get this far until April 27.  So I'm roughly running twice as much this year as I was last.  Go me.

I've been having some good runs, too.  I keep most of them at about a 10 minute mile pace, but every few days I kick it up a notch.  It's not planned, it kind of just happens.  I finished yesterday's 9.2 in 83 minutes.

But today I hurt.  My achilles tendon hurts on my right foot.  Ouch.

I've dropped a few pounds, too.  It's not as much as I wish, but I guess that's to be expected.

The 5K on Guam is in two weeks, and Tagaman is three weeks after that.  During my long runs I can manage a 9 minute mile pace, so for a three mile race an 8 minute pace shouldn't be impossible.  Therefore, my goal is to run a 7 minute pace, which rounded down is 21 minutes.  Can I do it?  Probably not, but we'll see.

I'm not sure how I'll do in the Tagaman.  In 2009 it took me 60 minutes to complete the swim, and then I pulled a big DNF on the bike when my equipment broke.  I'm going to practice swimming when I get to Guam next week.  I'm going to try to get in the water every morning, and maybe I can get that time down to....59 minutes?

Then a two hour bike ride and a 90 minute run.  Yeah, I think I can handle that.

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