Monday, December 22, 2008

10 miler before the Arctic Blast !

I got in a 10 mile run on Sunday, before the Arctic blast hit us here in NJ. The temp was about 35deg with a slight breeze, when I started around 3:30pm yesterday. Luckily, the winds didn't pick up, until I was done.
I ran a loop similar to one of my marathon training runs. It was my longest run since the marathon. I felt really good during the run. Funny thing, I just said to my wife, hey I'm going out for a 10 miler, and hit the pavement. It was pretty cool to be in good enough shape to just go run 10. No way was I doing something like that a year ago. Man what a difference a year makes. I kept a pretty steady pace, in the low to mid 8's the entire run. I feel if I could train, with how I have improved & felt after running Philly, and if the ankle could handle it, a 3:40 -3:45 time wouldn't be out of the question.
I'm headed to the orthopedic Dr tomorrow to get the real deal on the ankle. Hopefully a little PT and I'll be ok. I sure don't want to be on the shelf. That appointment will make my decision on running a early 2009 marathon.

Another funny thing, when I was out running, a certain Turtle was out for a run, and dropped off Dean's 50/50 book I had lent him, at my place. I heard my male beagle was giving him the business. Guess he doesn't care too much for turtles.http://shoreturtle.com/blog

10 miles 1:23:14 (8:19 min/mile avg.)
Mile / Time

1 8:08
2 8:03
3 8:11
4 8:14
5 8:26
6 8:16
7 8:22
8 8:37
9 8:28
10 8:20

9 comments:

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Good luck at the ortho, brother.

If you're running 10-milers at that pace, the ankle can't be that bad, I'm hoping.

Denise said...

It is amazing how running 3 miles was once such an accomplishment...now doing 10 is nothing. Good job!

Progman2000 said...

I did my 10 yesterday at 6:30am when it was still freezing rain. I was just getting my stuff for tomorrow morning's run and half of it is still wet. I was soaked to the bone yesterday, good stuff man.

Good luck at the Dr.

Blyfinn said...

Nice run. Looks like you still are in close to marathon shape. I think you could hit 3:40

Laurel said...

Oooh, I hope the appt goes well. How did your ankle feel after the 10 miles?

I felt the same way about going out for a 10 miler on Saturday. Like, wow, it's nice to go for a 10 mile run and feel like it's not really a big deal.

joyRuN said...

Now are you doing anything specifically to get fast, or are you just annoyingly gifted?

I kinda hope the latter, because I don't feel like actually doing anything to get faster.

Good luck with the orthopod.

Ted said...

Good luck with the ortho! Hope you will come out with flying colors and it is just a tiny issue.

It cannot be all that bad since you had a good 10 milers and the pace looks terrific.

X-Country2 said...

I remember the first time I said I was "only going 10 miles today." Ha! Good for you!

BeachRunner said...

Great run. Hope the ankle is fine. Your sure running like it is A-ok. Good luck with the ortho and Merry Christmas.