Monday, November 3, 2008

Did you hear?

So I must ask you all to take a listen to The WDW Radio Show episode #91. Lou has a very special guest this week.

I did my long run for the week last night. I had planned to be at the recreation center by 8:00 and run 8 miles. Plans went awry...but not in a bad way. I didn't get out the door until 8:00. Then I ran my 8 miles and felt great, so I plussed the plan and did a 10 mile run. It took about 103 minutes. I am hoping to be under a 10 minute pace for the half marathon, and this was about 10:18. I was pacing rather slow (for me) from the start, though. I typically pace between 8:30 and 9:10 for most of my runs. But I was pacing between 9:40 and 10:00 for most laps in the first 8 miles. Miles 9 and 10 were better with most laps pacing under 9:30. I walked 6 of the 100 laps around the track during the course of the evening (which is how my average got pushed above 10 minutes). I actually considered trying to leg out a full 13.1 miles, but two things held me back. 1) It was already after 10:00 pm when I finished the 10 miles and 2) I don't want to overstress my body and hurt myself.

Overall I felt great. No leg pain, breathing was fine through the whole thing. I was, however, very stiff when I finished, and am still a bit stiff today. And I got chafed...bad. It has never happened to me before. My inner thighs and underarms are on fire. I wore the same clothing as normal. I have run several 8-9 miles runs and never had even slight I don't know what made this 10 mile run so bad. Plan is to do a shorter run tomorrow, but I may push it back if the chafing hasn't healed some.

Kristin has been on a short break. Knee pain has kept her off the road for the past five or six days. I think she plans to get back out today and test it out.


Chris said...

Hey Craig, kickin' some tail in the Mileage department, keep it up! The pace with come with the work for sure.

do you use "body glide" at all? I use it on the thighs and chest area for the long runs and it works great! Just a thought if you haven't already tried it....Chaffing is for fondue!!!! ;-)

Best wishes on a quick recovery to Kristin as well :-)

MikeF. said...

Body glide is gods gift to runners! Great job on the mileage my friend. Hey what finish time did you put down for Disney. Your pace is right there with me and Chris. I put in for 1:30min. But I think they will go off my Buffalo,NY half marathon time of 1:44:44. Keep up the great work!

Basil said...

I just realized that I never commented on this post for some reason. I did listen to Lou's show. Great job!! Nice work on the miles too!!

Jeff said...

I second mikef. Body glide is your friend. Started the show and heard your name but have not gotten to you yet. I know, I know I'm behind. Even back logged two weeks on my AATM. EEK what's a Disney Fan boy to do?

Rae! said...

Woww!! nice mileage. I haven't listen to the show in a while. I am so behind. Keep up the great work and see you two real soon.

Chris said...

Hey Craig - Just to answer your question on my blog about my long run. I'm planning two of them for December, one this weekend and the other on the 13th. However, I'm starting to think that my lungs won't be ready for it this weekend (remnants of the cold I had/have) so I bump it back a week. I was running a 10+ miler every week for a while there, but ran out of time to do them. Now I'm shooting for two a month. I've also heard some peoples strategy of running a long run 2-3 weeks prior, but think it's all dependent on what your current workout regiment is. I was used to longer long runs, so that worked for me, but if you are running 8 or so for your normal long run, then do the one LONG run 2-3 weeks prior. Hope this is somewhat coherent! :-)