Sunday, November 09, 2008

Week 8 Wrap Up

Saturday
17.0 miles/2:32:07/8:57 average pace
Riverfront path to Springwater Corridor

We ran directly from our house this time, rather than driving to a new cool trail. It was rainy and it was "only" 17 miles, so we were both ok with this. The first 6 miles were basically the same run along the river that I've been doing every week for my 12 miler so it wasn't too exciting. The next couple of miles before the turn around were partially through town (no separate path) and then we hooked up with the Springwater Trail. This is the one that goes like 15 more miles out toward Greshem and where we ran our 20 miler last weekend.

I was surprised how crappy I felt as we started- I had a serious case of dead leg syndrome. I know it's from my 10 miler the day before so I'm not too worried about it. My legs were tired and my whole body just felt heavy. Luckily Zach wasn't feeling too spunky himself so we just ran an easy pace and got through it. It was raining off and on, sometimes really hard, and it was windy too. It was just a blah run and we couldn't wait for it to be over! I decided early on I didn't even care about my pace, I just wanted to finish it. I was surprised but happy to come in just under 9:00, since I haven't had any long runs over that pace yet.

My legs feel ok, my shins are a little sore but nothing bad. Today we're going for a bike ride which should loosen up the legs. Here's a couple pictures from yesterday- it's hard to tell but it was raining hard in these.

but first,

total miles for the week: 47








It cleared up later in the afternoon and we had a beautiful twilight:

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

15 comments:

Petraruns said...

Way to go to get that run in! Well done on the nice pace especially for a blah run - had one of those myself today but cut it short - a real case of the blahs! Keep it up you're so nearly there!

D10 said...

Seems like everyone had some rain on their runs this weekend. Nice job on the 17. You pace was really good too, especially with tired legs.

*aron* said...

awesome job... way to finish up the week strong!!

Michele said...

wow, great run on tired legs. You are awesome.

Mir said...

It's getting through runs like that that are great prep for the marathon. Great job. :)

Marathon Maritza said...

Yesssss! Strong run, strong legs! Glad to hear you feel good!

Ewen said...

See, that's why the north-west is so green! Good to hear the shin is doing the right thing.

Um, I think you need to put in a bit more effort with that wall stretch.

Emily said...

Good for you guys for trucking through the run, i hate feeling that way. I am excited to see the farther end of the Springwater - thanks for the pics!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Still an impressive run given the conditions. Great job!

Cindy said...

hey! almost didn't recognize your blog--i like it!
the restaurant is lucky strike (i know, weird) and its at 12306 se powell at 122nd. a bit of a trek if you live near downtown like we do, but SO SO worth it. just don't go before race day!

lilrunner N.D. said...

Well it kinda looks like fun out there!! Good job trucking through it! Nice pace. The 10miler would have killed me too! Good thing your legs rested today a bit!

KK said...

love the new look. nice mileage this week. sorry about the rain and dead legs. you'll get 'em next time.

Danielle said...

Hey there! Sounds like you had an awesome run! Way to go!! Glad that Portland is working out for you!

Emily said...

I love the new look too!

ncrunner12 said...

Great job and a strong pace. The pictures look great, and so does the new layout.

Thanks for the donation, I really appreciate it! And yes, Pre is the goal... think it'll take more then a month though.