April 1, 2007 at 12:50 pm #6174
I headed out with the idea of this being a training type run. The day before, the doc told me my thyroid levels were still high after radiation treatment, but I feel much better. I've had a few decent runs the past couple weeks and my average heart rate has been 15-20 beats lower.
I ran with friends feeling okay to about 9 when I started talking to a guy and we pulled away. At the top of the tower I counted 43 people ahead of me. Craig and I ran the trail back until the path and I had the urge to stretch it out a bit. Craig told me we were just over 16 and had averaged 8:31 a mile. I live in Waukesha and run this path considerably, so I know where the mystery mile markers are. I started hitting 7:40s and got down to 7:20s by the end. I was just going mile to mile and I never crashed. This is extremely good news because the past couple years I've been crashing as early as 6 miles. I ended up 16th with a 3:34:49 and was happy. I had little soreness or any pain and expect to go for a run today of about an hour.
If I can keep it together the next month I'll expect a decent run at the Ice Age 50.
Cameron, thanks for taking my stuff and congrats on a great effort! All that rain running we did had a purpose.
April 1, 2007 at 1:01 pm #22760
Double, good job. It's good to hear that it sounds like things are turning around for you.
April 1, 2007 at 7:06 pm #22761
After talking with you on the phone Friday -I had no thoughts of you even breaking 4 hours ! That is awesome news-
More for the future than anything!
Good Work Sid The Kid!
April 2, 2007 at 12:02 pm #22762
I headed out with the idea of this being a training type run…. I was just going mile to mile and I never crashed. I ended up 16th with a 3:34:49 and was happy. I had little soreness or any pain I'll expect a decent run at the Ice Age 50…
what a GREAT outcome for a 'training type run'… sounds like all the running gods were smiling on you… can't wait for the report from the IA50…
April 2, 2007 at 12:33 pm #22763
Nice job. I was wondering if you were doing the Madison 100K, but then I saw your Feb mileage and figured you weren't. Will you be there to watch?
Good luck at Ice Age.
April 2, 2007 at 10:06 pm #22764
Nice job. Keep up the good work, it sounds like things are really going well for you. Best to ya. Ski
April 3, 2007 at 11:34 am #22765
Zeke, I'll be crewing for a guy who should be one of the top finishers.
April 3, 2007 at 5:38 pm #22766
Double (and others), this link might interest you; http://downthebackstretch.blogspot.com/2007/04/russell-running-is-running-is-running.html
I hope to posting an interview of Patrick, on this site, http://runningminnesota.blogspot.com/ right after the 100K.
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