Thursday, October 23, 2008

4 mile easy run (30:27)

Last run before the race on Saturday. 4 miles at 30:27 (7:34 pace) with a few short surges in the last two miles. My legs feel pretty good this week. We'll see how the do on Boney Mountain!

For those of you daily readers here are two follow ups to previous stories I reported on earlier this week.

Remember the woman who had the fastest time at the Nike Women's Marathon, but didn't win? Here is the follow up article. And Nike's statement here.

Remember the guy at the Chicago Marathon that collapsed near the finish line? Well Runnersworld caught up with him for an interview after he was recovered. He says he was found to have low potassium levels or hypokalemia. But the weather was a little on the hot side and I am guessing he was also hypernatremic or dehydrated. This is one of the hardest parts of a marathon, especially a hot one, is finding a balance in your fluid and electrolyte levels and keeping your body near equilibrium.
Read his interview here.

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