Well, another week of training has come and gone. The big moment for this week was a scheduled 12-mile run on Saturday. I wound up turning this into a 13-mile run. I ran from Palisades Park (where we were staying) to South Haven, Michigan (where I met Kristin and the boys for lunch) along the Blue Star Highway. Southwest Michigan is really a beautiful place. Especially for someone who grew up outside Chicago. Scenery makes these long runs much more enjoyable. No real problems on the run, although my left foot took a real beating. I did not notice how swollen it was until I tried to put on shoes while dressing for work this morning. There is an angry looking discoloration under my left big toe nail. I wonder if it will fall off?
Brian Denger suggested that I post my training on the Run For Our Sons forum and I think I will do so tonight. I have been training now for over ten weeks and will post my full history just as soon as I have it formatted. Including some very embarrasing early runs. Anyway, here is what I have accomplished this week. I would love to hear other novices' stories from training, as well as advice from experienced runners who might save some of my toe nails.
Day, Distance, Time, Pace, Scheduled distance
Mon (07/21/08), rest
Tue (07/22/08), 3.5 miles, 28:30, 8:00 min/mile, 3 miles
Wed (07/23/08), 5.9 miles, 52:42, 8:54 min/mile, 5 miles
Thu (07/24/08), 3.5 miles, 29:06, 8:12, min/mile, 3 miles
Fri (07/25/08), rest
Sat (07/26/08), 13 miles, 1:59:24, 9:12 min/mile, 12 miles
Sun (07/27/08), 60 min cross
Total Distance: 25.98 miles
Total Time: 229.6837
Run Distance: 25.98 miles
Run Time: 229.6837