What's that you say? Is this a radical new type of training? No more pounding out long runs for 18 weeks?
For the low, low price of $49.99 I can give you the answer if you call today and mention my blog.
Now that I have your attention and unfortunately not your hard earned money, I can tell you I have a new PR just a mere three days after running the Green Bay marathon. No, I did not find an oddly scheduled Wednesday marathon. The times have officially been revised as I mentioned in my last post. The course was long by 800 feet due to a mismarked course. My new PR is 3:35:55.
As Ilana politely pointed out, I was wrong in my calculations. My math skills blow. In my defense, however, I did not double check my work. Old Doc Watson, my high school honors math teacher, would have been disappointed. I should point out that is a lot easier to do math when the numbering system is based on 10 and not 60. I did not grow up using the Babylonian/Sumerian math books. Besides, they were probably freaking heavy.
The new PR is not an insignificant number. I now qualify for Corral B at the Chicago Marathon by a mere four seconds. This means I will have less traffic at the start and less bodies to hurdle when we approach Mt. Roosevelt in the final stretch.
My quadriceps are no longer killing me as I walk down stairs since Sunday. I am happy to report no other aches or pains. I did my first recovery run today of four miles. It did not hurt but the quads were having none of the speed I asked them to do. It is supposed to be a recovery run and not breaking a nine minute mile today was just fine.
I'm off to look at potential shorter races. Let's see if I can use all that training in a painful 5K.