Saturday, November 18, 2006

18 miles

4 lake b laps, 18.4 miles, 3:06:28/144, 10:07 min/mi

My HRM was screwy for the first 10 minutes or so. It was probably 10 bpm high (which made me think I was having a bad day) before it started to go way off. I used the salt trick this morning and that's the first time that hasn't worked. I hoped my ba-bump arrives this week.

I thought I was having a pretty bad run at the beginning (thinking I'd be screwed if the marathon were today), but I felt better after about an hour. I'm still not sure. It's hard to compare since I didn't run as hard then, but here's today compared to two weeks ago:

  • 47:32/135, 46:07/140, 46:32/145, 46:16/156
  • 47:09/142, 44:11/144, 44:55/149, 45:10/159

Can't compare the first lap because the HRM was *way* off 2 weeks ago. Overall 15 sec/mi slower, but about 4 bpm lower. I guess that's a wash at worst.

My achilles/calf/foot supinator watchamacallit thing is pretty worrisome. Hopefully it will get better this week along with various other aches and pains. My plantar fasciitis seems to be getting better though as judged by my "how much does it hurt to step out of the car when I buy ice at the gas station" test.

I did a long run test of my new shoes today and I'm not sure they passed. My pinky toe rubbed next to the one next to it and I thought I was starting to get a blister.

Well, with the marathon a week from today, I guess it's finally time to start my taper :-)


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