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Monday, January 24, 2011

A break in the clouds.

After weeks and weeks of mostly lackluster and "oh my god why can't we just walk instead," runs I finally had a good one today. And a fast one*.

Just when I was getting ready to throw in the towel on a sub 4:00 Marathon in March/April... there is now a  SLIGHT glimmer of hope**. Does this mean I'm back to following the training plan***? Ehhh... not exactly.

* Okay, so it was only for 4 miles. But still... I kicked that 4-milers ass.
** Yes, I realize how ridiculous it is to get so amped up after a 4 mile run. But dude... it was that good!
***Someone explain to me why I continually spend hours on coming up with a training plan to follow... only to not follow it for more than 3 days? Speedwork, Hillwork? Ehhh.. who needs it, right? gulp.


Jim ... 50after40 said...

Great job on the workout! I really enjoy your blog! Good luck with training!

Allie @ The Constant Pursuit said...

Hahaha I just tried my first tempo run today. I "loved it" but we'll see how long I can actually keep up with it. ;) Good luck!!

Tanya said...

You know, I'll bet you could break 4 without any serious "speed" work. Just increase your overall mileage gradually and do one or two marathon pace runs a week (9:00 pace puts you in under 4:00). Work up to an hour to 75 minutes at this pace and KABOOM! you're on your way to sub-4.

Feeling sheepish giving serious running advice, I must now return to thinking running is stupid.

Good luck!