Wednesday I signed up to run the 10 mile Wichita Turkey Trot. I've ran it for the last 5 years, and I'm pretty sure I can PR this badboy since I just set a marathon PR. Hope I'm not jinxing myself, but I think I can sustain a sub 7:15 pace if the conditions are good.
I'm starting to get psych'd up for a string of PRs. One reason I'm in a position to PR is the mileage I've been running this year. I've already surpassed last year's total mileage, and today I eclipsed the 2000 mile mark for the first time, which has always been a target. I guess I'm due, I've been at a plateau the last couple years (with no PRs) starting with a minor overuse knee injury, and it looks like I'm finally breaking through. Speaking of mileage, here's my stats for the week:
|11/8/2010 Weekly Mileage|
|Tue.||12||intervals 10 x 1 mi|
|Sat.||13||incline 1% - 8%|
I just got through reading August's issue of 'Runner's World'. I know I've been slacking a bit to just be finishing the August edition, but hey, I've got a wife and 3 kids who like to spend time with me when I'm not running or working, or at least that's my excuse and I'm stickin' to it. One RW article reviewed different compression socks. I've never owned a pair, and I am skeptical whether they would make any difference, but it seems people swear by them. Earlier this week after my 12-miler, my left calf felt real tight, and while more running didn't make it worse, it took a few days to go away. I'm actually thinking about investing in some compression socks now. If these socks really improve performance and recovery, maybe Trojan should set aside some R&D funds... ha.
I will leave you with some running demotivational posters I've collected from the net.
|This is a normal occurance for me.|
|Not a normal occurance for me.|
|Do age group victories count?|
|I think this guy needs a better attitude.|