Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Ryan Hall American Marathon Record Breaking Inspired Run This Afternoon

The inspiration was about the only thing related to my run.  Ryan Hall breaks records; I listen to them.

I didn't feel good about my long run being cut short on Saturday, so I decided that I needed a do over.  It was even hotter in the afternoon today, but I was feeling inspired by following the Boston Marathon online.  Ryan Hall led most of the men's race and Desiree Davila was so close to winning the women's race.  Ahhh!  That's got to hurt.  I hope she wins it one day.

Back to me...

The first part of my run was 4.35 miles in 38:10, which is 8:46 per mile pace.  Felt like I was running faster though.  Stopped for maybe 2 minutes to go inside my apartment, drink a glass of water, run my arms and my head under the sink and then get back in it.

This is like when I wanted to give up on Saturday, but Ryan Hall didn't give up today so neither was I.

I finished another 2.83 miles in 21:59, which is 7:46 per mile pace.  Oddly enough, I felt like I was running about the same speed as the earlier part of my run.

In total, I got 7.18 miles (8:22 avg) logged in 1:00:09 which doesn't include my warmup of 1.69 miles.  That brings me to a total of 8.87 miles for the day.

I need a 55 gallon drum filled with water at the track on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  There's gotta be a way to figure out how to cool off during the speed sessions this summer, so I can continue to be productive.


Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

Will you be at a track? I'm thinking you could just leave a jug with ice water along the track. If you're running a route do you have a fuel belt? I've used that or I've gone out and left water on the route before...I see the jack rabbit expo on the bottom of your blog. You going?

Anonymous said...

acclimation to the heat...hydrate 90 minutes before you run...be fully rested before you do your next hard workout...match your workout to your fitness...and lastly, gotta step it up, man

Paul said...

Another idea: I've heard some elites use 'freezer jackets'..a jacket filled with the cool blue ice stuff.

You put that baby on and in a minute or so you are ready to do another interval.


Or, how about doing intervals before dawn?

Doug said...

I will research this freezer jacket thing. Thanks! As far as running intervals and other speedwork in the morning, I run with a group and a coach in the afternoons.