Well here again with an update… no I didn’t quit running… just quit posting so much.
Last hiatus was 17 days — in that time, 7 runs, 36.3 Miles… or 2.13 miles per day, or 5.185 miles per run.
This hiatus not so bad? Let’s see… 11 days, 4 runs, 29.51 Miles… or 2.68 miles per day, or 7.37 miles per run. I also completed my longest run so far since the training began… 11.62 miles on Friday – great run, weather great, great pace… just a little hungry! Seriously the running consumes fuel!
Well other notes of interest… didn’t run the Lewis & Clark 10k on Saturday September 6th. I *did* run the Nike+ Human race on Aug 31 (I’ll have another post with details possibly). And an upcoming 10k, The Great Escape 10k was moved from Sep 20th to Oct 11th… which means I should be able to do the 5k on Sep 20th. Works out nice.
I’ve had quite a run in the past with the Nike+ system; completely ran out one battery/sensor… and the next one (after a considerable hiatus with no system… Nike+ or GPS) outran me. I goofed the calibration I think and never bothered to fix it. I knew it was off from my dealings with www.gmap-pedometer.com and mostly didn’t care but it was annoying. After a while I just became disillusioned with it and quit using it. Soon after this I got my Garmin 405 anyway… so no real reason to use it! Except it is kind of fun…
Well… I keep hearing more and more about the Nike+ “The Human Race” which will take place on August 31st. I see advertisements for it in Runner’s World every month… and maybe some other places (Sports Illustrated too I think). Anyway… I thought it “might be nice to do” but wasn’t really interested since my Nike+ system was out of whack.
Well last night I decided to take it out again and try to re-calibrate it… this time… it worked! It calibrated great! In fact, I ran side-by-side with my Nike+ and the Garmin 405 and they were keeping a nearly identical pace. Too bad my Garmin battery gave out near the end or I might have had two nice runs to compare! Well I still do… I’ll link them both below… just they’re not as much the same as they could have been. Once again I had a few issues with the 405 which i will get around to writing up one day in a formal review. Until then…
Interval Runs on track for 33:28, 8:45 avg pace, 4:29 best pace, 3.8 Miles.
Welcome to my training blog for the Kansas City Marathon that will take place on October 18, 2008. My training began on July 8th – approximately 15 weeks out. My ultimate goal is to run the marathon in under 4 hours… however I will settle for beating my last year’s time (4:07:28). But… the way the training has gone so far I may be lucky to break 4:10!
That is one of the purposes of this blog… to motivate me to train harder… let’s see how it goes!