Saturday, January 29, 2011

8 mile aqueduct run on Saturday

I got up early to watch the end of the Houston half marathon. It was also the US Championship half marathon which is the reason for interest. A pack of three guys, which included Ryan Hall, stayed in the lead almost until the end. At the 13 mile mark Ryan gapped Mo a bit and then ruined the coverage again. They were in a lead cart and had to speed ahead, jump out, and run around the finish line to catch the winner. Well they missed it, and in the mean time Mo outkicked Ryan in the last 400m to win! We never saw it. Awful. Sergio was 22nd in 1:06:20 and Justin was 47th in 1:10:24.

I hustled up to the aqueduct to meet Dale, Clay, David, and Joel. The plan was to run 8 miles today. I arrived late and it took me 2 miles to catch the guys. After talking to Joel I thought about continuing with him for another 3, but after a stiff headwind for 3 miles on the way back I decided to call it a day.

I don't know that I need to taper for this race next weekend. If I decreased my mileage any I would barely be running. I will just continue running but easy mileage until race day, and nothing longer than an hour after this weekend.

1 comment:

Chuck said...

I watched the race until about the 11 mile mark. Then I had to leave to meet Lauren on the aqueduct. Sounds like we both missed the finish!