A Simple Running Log

February 19, 2018

Training for 2/19/18

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 10:02 am

I actually stuck to my training plan this weekend!

Saturday, I did the shorter run on the schedule, a lap around the 6.5-mile loop. It didn’t feel as smooth as some of my runs earlier in the week had, but I managed an 8:37/mile average pace.

That afternoon, Clark and I went to Fenwick to see his mom, who just had eye surgery last week. On the way there, we stopped at the New Balance store in Rehoboth, where I picked up my first pair of the latest update on the Zantes. The store only had one color, a not very exciting gray, but after I used a coupon and a gift card, they only cost me $15, so I didn’t really care.

We spent the rest of the day and evening hanging out with Clark’s parents at their place in Fenwick. It was almost 1:30 a.m. when we got home and I got to go to bed.

Sunday morning, I couldn’t sleep in too much if I wanted to get in my long run before I was supposed to be at a birthday party for my friend’s kid in the early afternoon.

I was looking forward to trying out my new shoes, but not much else. It was chilly and kinda windy, which I hate running into.

I waited about as long as I could before I got dressed, mixed some Tailwind in my water bottle and headed out.

The way the wind was blowing, I didn’t really have to run head-on into it until the last 3.5 miles, so the first 10 or so weren’t bad. And of course, that meant by the time I did have to run into the wind, I only had a few miles left.

I had 12 on the schedule, but I tacked on an extra spur to make it a hair over a half marathon. I ran 13.2 miles in 1:56:50, an 8:51/mile average. A good long run overall. I was happy with it.

I got home in time to get cleaned up and get to the birthday party (almost) on time. After the party, Clark, Pepper and I went over to my parents’ house to watch the Daytona 500. Jimmie stupid Johnson wrecked for the third time this year and finished 38th haha. It seemed like just about everyone else wrecked at some point too.

In the end, Austin Dillon, driving the No. 3 for Richard Childress (his grandfather) led the last lap — the only lap he led all day — and won. Of course the announcers made a big deal about it being 20 years since Dale Earnhardt Sr. won his only Daytona 500, in the No. 3, for Childress.

This coming week is the last big mileage week before Shamrock. It starts today with a short easy run after I get some crap done for work.

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