We made it!
Chicago was an awesome marathon for the three of us.
Dev got her sub 5 PR. Reagan got a 4:36 and I got a 4:43. I was hoping to get it below 4:41 which was my PR last year at the Twin Cities Marathon but it wasn’t meant to be.
One day I would earn that ultimate dream of mine to have a negative split on my marathons. Right now I am just going with the “run as fast as you can” mentality.
But for now I am still enjoying my strategy even though I hate slowing down at the last half.
I was giving a thought about asking one of the really fast pacers about what it would take to get to their level. But I stopped cause I know I wouldn’t be able to handle the answer at least not just yet.
I am just now preparing for our trip to Alaska and one item on my todo list is to setup our HT with the local repeaters. I already have it programmed in CHIRP. I also uploaded it to this blog so that anybody can just use the CSV files.
Recovery run after Disney
No pain No gain
Florida Hospital 10K
It was almost this time this year when Dev and I caught the running bug. This year we are doing the 10K instead of the 5K though. I can’t believe it’s only been a year. It felt longer than that.
The night before I was still feeling my Achilles and Dev was so concerned that she said that I had to do something about it otherwise she wouldn’t let me run. So we went to the Famous footwear to look for an insert . So we talked to our friend,Mike,a fellow runner who happens to work at the store. He said that my Achilles could be because of the shoe I’m wearing. I also got the same advise from Dr. Abe,our running mentor,He said that we should log our shoe mileage.
So instead of just looking for a shoe insert I ended up buying a shoe. I saw an Asics that was on sale. I tried it on and it was a perfect fit. I also bought the insert.
Race day morning and I was still feeling my Achilles when I got up. We ate our coffee and bagel we bought from Panera. Arrived at the start about 30 min early. It was DST change so we had an extra 1 hour. It also means that the sun is already up early.
I planned to do a run walk just only and thanks to Doc Abe I was able to do it. We did good. I felt the Achilles but it wasn’t a really bad.
I still had to ice it though.
Went to the gym today and tried to run. It felt better. Did about 0.78 miles and I could have gone further but I didn’t want to push it too much.
I also have been doing a lot of eccentric calf raises and also a lot of icing. Overall, I think I am making some progress. The ultimate test is this sundays 10K. If it feels good then maybe I will finish strong if not then I will probably gonna shut it down.
I can’t believe I was able to break the 25 min mark on the 5K. Maybe I was just inspired after we watched the rerun of the Mens Olympic Marathon.
I was out of breath at the last mile but I was able to will myself to finish it. It feels good to be able to accomplished it. Did a 7’53” all the way. God I still can’t believe it.
I felt something on my legs for a while but it went away. I wonder if this would feel the same on the road.
Its less than a month before our second Marathon and I feel that Dev and I are both getting stronger. Hopefully we would do better this time around.
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