Look at the week (click to enlarge)
As far as the Colfax Marathon goes I started off super easy and just cruised to what felt like an easy long road run pace up to mile 13ish then decided I would do a few miles at a higher effort to get in a better workout. When I hit mile 18 I looked at my watch and started running the math in my head and realized if I could keep sub 7:25 miles for the next 8 miles I could get my Boston qualifying time and PR. Game on! Finished in a solid 3:11:44. Ran the first half around 1:41 (with 4 potty breaks), then dropped a 1:30 half to finish it out. I think this was the best run race I have done in a long long time. Sitting here tonight I am not trashed, just a little sore in the hips from all the concrete. Even took the dogs out for another super easy 3 miles when I got home.
Love looking at these splits.
This week is going to be a bike focused week so I should only get about 30-40 miles running. That should help with recovery from the marathon.
(Photos taken at mile 26 by Melody Drummond)