Thanks all of you guys for the hard work the last few days. Two hard/semi difficult days in a row of solid miles counts for something. I do not think for any of the two runs, except for some little warmup stuff, we ever dipped below 6:40 over what amounts to 28 miles of running. This is with hills and tough terrain in the mix. This is what it takes. Thanks to Pat and Jake, today, I ran longer than I have since the Marine Corps Marathon.
My assignment to Jake and Pat and anyone who really wants to get faster for the marathon, is to make an effort to get with Raabe or Komen for a workout or two and just get humbled. Feel the pain for 5 miles or more and learn to enjoy it.
Now for a recovery day and lots of protien and nourishment to help heal the muscles that have been trashed.
Pat M. or anyone else, I am running at 6:30am from Pierce Mill on Tuesday and from the store at 4:00pm on Wed. I hope to catch Raabe and see whats giving.