Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Falling Short

I was aiming for 100 miles in April. I fell short by 27 miles. Was my goal too lofty? I think not. I missed a long run one weekend in the midst of six days with no running at all.

I have a feeling that with my training over the next several months, I will be running my fair share of miles.

This week, has been pretty good. Four miles yesterday, at 6.5 MPH and three miles this morning at 6.7 MPH. My hamstring has been feeling somewhat better. I have been using the foam roller quite a bit and I took Shirley's advice and have worked on shortening my stride. Between the stride adjustment and the roller, things are looking good bright for Sunday.

Last year I finished the inaugural race in 1:36:26. My 15k split from the Disney Half Marathon was 1:31:50. I think it will be interesting to see where I end up Sunday morning. Of course I will provide a full race report.


At 9:36 AM, Blogger petra duguid said...

Hi Maddy, I can't tell you how psyched I am that we are racing on the same day - it'll be great to have a running buddy! Shirley is giving me some advice on my training so I'll let you know where I go.. Re. shortening your stride - there's a recent Dumprunner podcast on that and I've been doing it ever since going on a ChiRunning course last year and have been injury-free since (knock on wooden head here). So keep it up - you're running fast at the moment girlfriend!

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Susan said...

GOOD LUCK!!!! I'll be watching for your results!

I also need to ramp up my running (i.e. stick to my schedule) if I expect to achieve the Tinkoff 1000!!! But I think upcoming training this summer and fall will ensure that I succeed. I suppose I should savor this "lazy" time and hope for the bext results at my upcoming races!

And in other news, I am considering a skort. My shorts always seem tor ide up a bit, which I HATE, so I figure the skort would at least conceal that problem. What do you think? Shoot me a comment and help a sister out!

At 4:34 PM, Blogger CewTwo said...

Me? I would never contemplate a Skort. Umm... Err... That could be because I'm a guy, but I am totally behind a comfortable pair of running shorts. As I am cheap (most of the time), I started my outside running in a pair of XL shorts that are way too large for me now. The chafing started almost immediately and I am wearing a good fitting pair of shorts that I love for running outside. It really does make all the difference!

Maddy! Sorry, didn't mean to go off-topic. Good luck, although you have the skill and shouldn't need the luck. I look forward to seeing your results!!


At 9:16 PM, Blogger mrjwhit~ said...

Don't sweat it sister. I missed my goal for 80 miles this month, too. We all could stand to boost our running. Count me in for 80 this month for sure. I'm already up to 12. I'll hit it for sure.

At 1:26 AM, Blogger MarathonChris said...

You are doing great...besides you will catch up on those miles when you start training for that marathon :-). Sorry I will probably miss you tomorrow at the expo. Best wishes for a great race on Sunday. Will be thinking of you as we run the 5K Saturday morning.

Shirley advised me to shorten my stride as well and it did wonders for my endurance. I amped my pace by increasing my turnover. I did it training to podrunner.

At 8:02 PM, Blogger David said...

good luck!

At 8:28 PM, Blogger Cory said...

Don't sweat the miles. You will do great. Run Brave!!

At 4:20 PM, Blogger akshaye said...

hi... I hope your race went good!And thats still a lot of miles you put in for April. The key thing is to do enough to be able to sustain it through the next few months.


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