Sunday, January 31, 2010
Duel in the Dunes ~
Race week is here blogger fans...The miles have been run, the carbs are being loaded and the trash is still being talked...
Come Saturday, yours truly and CJ will be toeing the line with 3000 of our closest friends in an attempt to break 2 hours in the half marathon.
After logging a personal best of 126 training miles in the month of January, this snail is entirely confident is his ability to finish this half-mary under 2 hours! This past Thursday I finished my last track workout. Yasso 800 x9...If Mr. Yasso is correct in his marathon speedwork preparation then I should be in great shape for going after a 1:57 1/2. Here are my most recent 800's.
After a heavy mileage month, I am really taking the time to enjoy the mini-taper on the schedule for this week. Tuesday I will do a 6 mile run with 4 miles at race pace in the middle and then a 4 miler on Thursday just to keep the legs loose...
Let's make it official and post some goals...
A. Cross the finish line before CJ.
B. Cross the finish line in less than 2 hours.
C. Average 8:45's and break 1:55.
All kidding aside, I am really looking forward to Friday's packet pick up. Hopefully I will get to meet up with CJ for a minute on Friday, a chance to talk with him a little, you know, compare the size of our...blogs...