Saturday, September 18, 2010

Marshmallow Pancakes...

the best form of transportation or the tastiest, or E.  all of the above??   :)

It is Saturday, and I have my longest training run I will do for the year.  It will be a 20+ miler.  I am not really sure how long, we'll just see.  I am not sure if I will run miles before the miles.  I think I will, because I don't want to have to run to Tallahasee and back.  I might get hungry.  :)  As my training year draws to a close... I start getting a bit emotional.  Really??  My training year is coming to a close.  WOW!!  You know me though A.B.I.T.  I am always in training, but my Marathon is always the big one, and it is coming up.

My goals this year, were 5K, 8K,10K 13.1, 25K, and 26.2 p.r.'s.  I have the 8K and 25K p.r.  My 13.1 is next week, and 3 weeks after will be the 26.2.  I am thinking Thanksgiving will be the 5K I will shoot for.  I haven't really looked for a 10K, but I could p.r. that as I am faster than my 10K p.r.

13.1 and 26.2 I think I can do.  I have no idea what my goal pace for my marathon is.  The summer has been so hot, and I have no gauge to cool running, which is a heck-uv-a lot faster than hot running.  My marathon pace is me listening to my breath.  Nothing hard.  I will know what my marathon pace is next weekend when I see what my time at mile 9 or 10 is.  It was hard for me to wait until mile 10 last year.  I took off about mile 9.75.  :)

What a year though.  Running in the hills this winter with Jim and Jerry.  Jim kicking our butts left and right.  Jerry ready to qualify, and he would have had it if it wasn't like 85 degrees or whatever.  Running downtown Holland on the snow melt sidewalks, going way too fast.  Ha Ha!!  I forgot about that 18 pounder.  What the heck happened to her?  I forgot her name too.

I will end up with distance p.r. totals for biking and running.  I don't know the total yet, well over 2000 miles biking, and approach 1500 total running maybe??  We'll see.  I still build year over year.  I am still improving, but you know after this year the improving will slow down quite a bit.  Can't keep getting 9 minute p.r.'s on 25K's.  The huge leaps won't be so huge anymore.  I am cool with that though.

I am pretty excited though, because after today everything gets pretty easy, until a few days after my marathon.  Then I train for that dang 5K.  That sucker has been a real sucker.  What do I have like 3-4 low 22:00 minute 5K's, but none under??

Oh well, just thinking out loud so to speak.  :)

Not really much else going on.  I am on vacation now, so that is cool.  I think it is really good too, because I get to rest my legs from the concrete.  My guess is it will be perfect to get my legs all ready to go.  I don't really have anything planned.  I am just going to read, watch movies, and listen to music.  Maybe cook some meals.  Nothing major.  Just relax outside of training.  I still have another week to take too, and I think I'll take it after my marathon.  So in 4 weeks I will have another vacation.  :)  Woo Hoo!!

I am excited, and happy.  I think the running life is great.  I know triathletes life is great too, it is all so fun.  We train 1000s of miles to do well for a fraction of that distance on race day.  It is great.  I love it.

Oh well, I guess that is about it for today!!!  :)

Thanks for reading!!!  :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!  :)

xo's!!!  :)

Love You All!!  :)

p.s.  I am just writing this, so I can write the following.

Now for real cya!!!  :)

1 comment:

Beth said...

Hope your 20+ miler went awesome today Steve!!! Just a few more PRs left to get this year...and I know you will crush them!