Las Vegas Half. Ya see, when I was sitting around years ago plotting my progression (like we can do that), I had this goal that I would break 2:00 on a half before I run a marathon. I signed up for LA last year before last years Vegas and I didnt beat it. Then I had surf city half, didnt beat it. So today? My chance to do that. Here I am signed up for another marathon and I have not reached the mark I set for myself. Today it was perfect conditions. Perfect weather, No wind, cool but not hot. NICE. A relatively flat course with perfect conditions=PR but not as fast as I wanted. Heard that before? Yeah my nemesis. After reviewing my splits I was around the time I wanted but not there. I finished in 2:03:30 a PR by 4 min or so. Here are my splits: 9:14, 9:15, 9:05, 9:12, 9:00, 9:00, 9:16, 9:30, 8:59, 9:53, 9:49, and 10:15, 1:44. Miles 11, 12, and 13 I was supposed to step up and get the average down below 9. Didnt happen. I pooped out, lol. Not only that but I had some gnarly blisters on the medial aspect of the 1st ray at the MTP. My back held up well. I almost ruined with an impromptu running in the staff/faculty 1 mile run at the UNLV track meet friday. I have to get my legs stronger. I have to get my core stronger. That is my goal for the next month. Run/lift. Here is how my week went:
Tuesday-Run 3 miles, stiff and sore. Never stopped me but didnt feel good.
Wednesday-Rest, sore but better. Running helped.
Thursday-Felt great. Ran 5 miles at 9:00 on the dot. I think I can do this sub 2 thing.
Friday-Roped into 1 mile run on the track. Didnt have a watch or idea where I was at time wise. I ran 7:21. I think my VDOT is going down.
Sunday (today)-Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon. QUOTE:
“Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.”
DO NOT GET COMPLACENT