I did not have a race last weekend. I have two half marathons in the next two weekends. Both are rail trail races, they mimic the look of the 100K . I have really ramped up my running on relatively flat trails. I have also started again with tire pulls. The 22 pound tire really is a tough workout. I have been doing hills with the tire and then small hills the next day. The rest of the week I will go to Trinity Groves.Trinity Groves flat and fast
I will also throw in a bonus Sunday run on trails that are runnable but have some little hills. I have also been trying not to run stupid but it not working out. I still start way to fast and hang on to a finish.
The temperatures have dropped about 15 degrees and I have been running well. I guess all the summer heat training is paying off. I did something earlier this week I have never done before. I ended a run with negative splits. The problem is that the pace was still too fast. I was trying to do 13 minute miles for 10 miles. I went out too fast and settled for 9 miles.Negative splits for 8 miles
I will try again for the 13 minute mile pace. I have developed a race plan though. I am going to try to do 13 minute miles for the first 31 miles. The next 17 miles just try to hold that for as long as I can do it. The last 14 miles I am going to drop the hammer and try not to go over 16 minute miles. If all goes right and the temps stay low I might be able to get done in 14 hours. If I have a good average race I should be able to finish in 15 hours. If all else fails it is going to be a long day and a half.