Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Back from Atlanta last night and today is the big endurance day. I decided to go to the gym in hopes that it would be more realistic of race day weather than the 40 degrees and monsoon style rains that we are having in Blacksburg right now. The treadmills were excited to see me again, they creaked and groaned as always. I set out to do 12 miles and started out going way to fast but kept the pace as to not kill the point of the day (working on endurance).
Typical of my past days at McComas, I found myself getting in a race against the treadmill. About 30 minutes into the run I decided I wanted to be under 1 hour 30 minutes for the run and I was potentially just about right on track. As I passed the hour mark, it became apparent that I was about 3 minutes behind my goal time. With the treadmill already set at 8mph, things started to get fun. All in all, by the end of the run I had the machine up to its max speed barreling along to come in at 1:29:52. A small achievement in the long run but definitely something to feel good about on the day.

Miles on the day - 12
Songs - Billboard Top 100 from 1998
Shoutout - Sam McNett, the running queen

1 comment:

  1. Picturing you doing this made me crack up! Miss you! -H