Saturday Run Sunday

Route: 13.5 miles (Berkey to CR11 to 111 and back): Time: 2 hours 2 minutes
Weather: Good: 64 degrees f with a nice West wind (around 10 mph)
Listen to: Speaking of Faith: Planting the Future with Wangari Maathai; music
Afterward: Good run…pushed that last 5 miles

Speaking of Faith was a good show (again). Here's the site's synopsis:

Wangari Maathai, a native Kenyan, was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She is founder of the Green Belt Movement — a grassroots organization that empowers African women to improve their lives and conserve the environment through planting trees. Deforestation and climate change have plunged Africa into the worst drought in decades. After helping plant 30 million trees, she speaks about the global balance of human and natural resources and shares her thoughts on where God resides.

Very cool stuff. Run was nice and I'm trying to reduce the number of walking and fluid breaks. Specifically, looking to eliminating the last 5-6 miles of them: run straight through. Reason: that's usually where I lose it: Take a walking break anywhere in the 20 mile range and it spells trouble. That's what I learned from Columbus when I just followed the pace runner and it really helped. Besides, psychologically, a walk during the 3 hour mark is hard to recover from…just run right through the urge. Next week: 18 miles (yeah!).

Interesting: I searched my time from Columbus, and the site returned my time from a year before at the Lakefront Marathon:

10/16/05 Columbus Marathon 2005   Chris Judson       3:57:24
10/03/04 Lakefront Marathon 2004   Chris Judson       4:05:03

Here's Early that 2004 season at Sunburst (best time so far):

187 295 3:56:25 Males 35 to 39 37 M

And here's Sunburst 2003:

283 426 4:02:10 Males 35 to 39 36 M

First Marathon (Lakefront 2002):

569   1020 107 M3539 CHRIS JUDSON 35       4:27:12  

And now, we're trying for another 2004 thingy: two marathons in one season. (Last year got injured early in the training for Sunburst)

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One Comment on “Saturday Run Sunday”

  1. […] wrote about my progress up through the 2005 season in a previous post , and if I remember right, last season I was trying for a two marathon year, but ending up doing […]

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