Tuesday, August 5, 2008

8 mile progression run (59:00)

Mileage today totaled 8 miles in 59 minutes with the first 4 easy pace and the last 4 miles at marathon pace. Mile splits were 8:08, 7:37, 7:48, 7:36, 7:04, 7:01, 6:35, 7:08. Average pace over the run was 7:22.
The new issues of Runners' World and Running Times are both great Olympic previews, got out and get your copy today!

This was posted on the Runners World Daily News Blog for tomorrow 8/06(a local celebrity):
Mark Covert's 40-Year Running Streak Makes It Into the Congressional Record
Covert, 57, has run at least a mile every day since July 23, 1968. He's covered over 140,000 miles. His is the longest continuous streak recognized by the United States Running Association. Although Covert is now a Californian, and a coach at Antelope Valley College, his feat was put into the Congressional Record by Earl Blumenauer of Oregon because Covert ran the 1972 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Eugene wearing shoes fashioned by Bill Bowerman's waffle iron - and because the vast majority of his subsequent miles have been run in Nikes.

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