STWM is on my race calendar this year. For some stupid reason I think I want a shot at a "faster" 42.2..why oh why am I having this need for speed. This Sept will mark the 5 years since I ran a decent 42.2 3hrs29min9sec ...nailed the race plan , BQ but felt like I had more in the tank that day.
2014 was the year of going long and running slow and well I am OK with that ..planning on a repeat for 2015 but I had this stupid little dream about a 3hrs23min and well it felt pretty good...hmmm???
Mother nature is working against me. 5 Years ago I was 49 , next STWM I am 54. I am not really sure I can go better something I did oh so long ago when I was "young".
I have blogged everything since 2007 so I looked back at 2010. It was the year I bought a treadmill for home. It was my first belt buckle , 120km in the DG 24 hour, it was my first 50 miler .... blew it cause I blew out my knee and well just about everything I did on the treadmill was at a 4:50 pace and I was doing lots of stuff sub 4:30 ...YIKES.
Currently speed is at a much slower 5:24 pace and when I take it outside nothing is under a 6:00 pace, nothing!
Part of the reason I slowed it down is because Speed Hurts. The faster I run the more all those nagging little thing creep up. Well I have new weapon in the pain game and its called a Hoka! Yup I am running with 90% less aches and pins in those moon boots.... I am a believer! I also had this dam dream,,,, you know 3hrs23min , it felt good.
So after R4K I am slowly going to work up to a 5:00 pace over the next couple of months....maybe!
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