Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Icicles

Where the hell did fall go? It's been frickin cold here. Like unseasonably cold. Not that I'm doing a lot outside, but . . . the cold really sucks. Last week we even had some snow flurries. Brrrr.

The Metric Marathon is just 13 days away and my training plan is in full swing. Last week was two thumbs up on that account. Almost 25 miles of running last week, all on the treadmill, of course. Somewhere along the line I seemed to have found some speed (at least for me) and consistency. Each of my four runs averaged between 10:41 and 10:47 and my long run was my fastest time. Talk about a negative split!

As for consistency, these have been my steadiest times ever. My last 6 runs, 41 miles, have all been between 10:59 and 10:41 average. I feel like I can finally predict how fast I will be. Maybe this is temporary, but I finally feel like speed work might actually work. Of course, this is all well and good in a controlled environment. What about outside?

For sure, this coming weekend I'm planning to get my long run in on the neighborhood streets. Will see how it all translates. I'll be pulling out all of the cold weather gear, no doubt.

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is just two days away. Happy turkey day, everyone!

L'Chaim!

8 comments:

Daiquiri princess said...

You are right Jeff- its been friggin COLD here.
Good work on the runs,hope training continues to be great for you.
Enjoy the turkey trout on Thursday morning.
Stay warm

Aaron said...

Man, I am impressed with those times you are posting...very cool...

Marathoner in Training said...

You are doing great with your speed. We run about the same pace. Maybe we can do a marathon sometime together. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Marathoner in Training said...

You are doing great with your speed. We run about the same pace. Maybe we can do a marathon sometime together. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Pat said...

I know what you mean. It's cold here too. I think the high is going to be in the low 70's all week.

Just kidding. You can laugh at me when it's 109 around here.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Ann Marie said...

The team will be out Saturday morning. We are starting at 8am this weekend. I am doing 16 miles. It's part of my training for Disney. I ran with Tracey and a woman named Judy last Saturday. We will probably run together Saturday. You should come out!!

J~Mom said...

I am not sure we even get a fall here. Great pace!! I fight to get into the 10s. Oh the 10s. LOL

Andrew is getting fit said...

I reckon the speed is because of all the cross training you've been doing with the biking.