Next up for me is the San Diego Rock N Roll Relay, while some people might be content to spend the weekend with some great friends, run a leg of the relay dressed as one famous, deceased (questionable), singer from Tupelo, Mississippi...not us! We, Team Need 4 Speed, have set out to not only do the aforementioned, but we want to run a sub 4 hour marathon as well! Keep in mind that none of us are world class, elite runners, but we have heart, determination and dedication. That will only get us so far...we are gonna need some speed.
Last weekend I set out on a 7 mile run with some hills to simulate my leg (leg #2) and try and keep an average pace of 8:30/mi. After analyzing the data from my garmin, I found that I ran "more hill" than I would be running in San Diego, but I was able to keep an average pace of 8:53/mi. Tomorrow, Today, Yesterday (depending on when you read this), I will be in San Diego on business and plan to drive as much of leg #2 as possible to get a feel for the hill in that leg. It looks to be a 250 foot gain over 3 miles.
This week has been kind of a let down. During Sunday's bike ride, I noticed a bit of pain on the outside of my left knee and it hasnt gotten much better with rest. I have not run nor have I been to the pool to swim and I am not happy about it. I am hoping to get in 6 miles when I get home from San Diego, but we'll see what happens. This is my busy time of year and I have 2 trade shows back to back the first 2 weeks of May. I have to get focused and get back to training.
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