I had such a plan for todays workout/race that went out the window in the race. My legs just felt achy and non responsive so I just ran what I could on this hard course. Pleased with the outcome, not exstatic but gives me confidence to get close to that 3 hour mark at SG. And the pace felt sustainable for me.
Starated the day by myself with a miles and some bathroom time, then Michelle joined with some more miles and some more bathroom time. The morning was chilly but great for racing. Warmed up for 4.4 miles, stretched and started the race. Legs felt fair but got achy around mile 6.5, the point where I really wanted to get fast. It just wasn't there for me.
1-7:04 Good comfortable start
4-7:17 1st good uphill
5-7:02 take a hammer gel
7-7:31rest of uphill with some down
9-7:07 just can't get the legs to turn over like I want them to. Have this deep ache in my legs and low back almost to the bone.
11-7:04 Goal at this point was to get faster each mile.
Cooled down a mile with Michelle and had to get home. All in all I wanted to be faster but it was a great tempo on a hard course.
Foot was sore after the race but feels better after icing it.
One more high mileage week and then taper time:) yaa