goal race: Buffalo Marathon 5/29
Finished off the Mother’s Day weekend double this morning with a 4 miler in 23:15 and 2nd place after yesterday’s 1:17 half marathon. Not a 4 mile PR, but a good painful one, the muscles were sore and tender from yesterday, and had a hard time loosening up the right foot. But mostly met the goal of today’s run which was to stay as relaxed as possible while in pain, kinda like in a marathon. A small race, the winner was a very capable runner who lead the entire way, finishing in 22:55. Went thru the mile in 5:30, kept up with him until about a mile to go, where I had to drop back. A solid weekend of speed and endurance (10 miles for today, including warm up and cool down; 17 miles yesterday including warm up and cool down).
The marathon is 3 weeks away, the weekly mileage starts winding down this week.