Thursday, October 19, 2006

Cape Cod Marathon 50 LAPS on 100th

To mark my 100th post I decided to run 50 laps on the track at Marathon Pace (MP). The original goal was 60 but after the pace and form started to slip I dropped it to 50. Oh yeh, I have been tagging some of these ideas from Duncan.

Mile

Pace

Total

1

6:31

2

6:24

12:56

3

6:26

19:22

4

6:26

25:48

5

6:33

32:22

6

6:31

38:53

7

6:26

45:19

8

6:41

52:01

9

6:48

58:49

10

6:42

65:32

11

6:36

72:08

12

6:39

78:48

50

3:13

82:02

avg. pace

6:33

marathon

2:52:03

MasterPR

2:52:25

At mile 8 I decided to down the second power gel, first was at the start. It helped a little but I didn’t seem to have the energy to run the full 60 laps at MP. Breakfast was typical race day fare consisting of bagel w\peanut butter & jelly along with one serving of oatmeal topped with a tablespoon of honey and cinnamon sugar.

The track w\u and c\d runs were 17:25 and 14:42 respectively. For the past week there has been a slight sensation on the inner front calf. This is weird because there only feels like skin and bones.

The track had the usual characters, man w\long pants and hood pulled over walking slowly in the fast lane, supposed Mother ambling along recognized enough to move over and another marathoner. The other marathoner decided to run (10:25) in reverse as recovery from his first Baystate Marathon (4:00) on 40 miles\week.

Most interesting were the two fellas flying around on the Champion lawn mowers getting the football field, inside the track, ready for the high school game. What do you think of running your MP with a lawn mower zooming at you only to turn at the last minute shoot gas fumes and turn your new running shoes green? Oh well, I ran my workout to the beat of DJSteveboy and Boston Marathon MP3s before they finished cutting the grass.

16M AM, 12.5M@6:33 50s

3 comments:

  1. Good workout. I don't have much experience on a track but when I do run on one I have to keep repeating what lap I'm on as I cruise around. If I get distracted it's the math dies.

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  2. Nice run Mark, I've never gone around a track that many times in one run. Marathon pace is coming back to you in a hurry.

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  3. I printed out KBeck's article from http://www.runningtimes.com/rt/articles/?id=4835&page=1&c=83%20%3Cbr/%3E suggested by Duncan.

    My lap counting goes like 1-1,1-2,1-3,2. . . mark the mile split and check the math. Also helps focus and concentration of your goal at heart.

    Any other methods out there?

    MP is coming back, I feel like I ran too slow early on with the Lydiard program and not enough benchmarking. If all went well these splits should've been hammering 6:00. SOLID.

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