Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Tuesday night AMP run

Hi all . . . just sitting here watching a Charlie Brown Christmas having a glass of vino. You did notice that I was brave enought to say CHRISTMAS! I am not politically correct. If this offends you, tough. Go sit in the hall like the weird kid in elementary school.

Tonight was a good running night. I am starting my training in earnest and I was scheduled for AMP run. Basically, I run half the distance of my previous long run At Marathon Pace. Actually, I did it a little faster than marathon pace, but it felt good and comfortable.

7.2 miles in 61 minutes. This works out to 8:28 pace. Needless to say, I am very happy with this.

Of course I did have some help from my friends. Animal (Mark) ran with me for 2 1/2 miles before he took off down the hill for his hill repeats . . . . never saw him again the rest of the night. Chip ran with me for the last 3 miles or so. He's in his taper for this Saturday's Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL. Good luck, Chip! Dom ran with us for a 1/2 mile or so to cool off . . . he had finished his hillwork and was winding down. Dom ran a 5k in just a little over 20 minutes. Congrats to Dom. Thanks guys for putting peer pressure on me and helping me to do better than I would do by myself.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Speaking of the Christmas story: TT went into a store and the cashier said "Happy Holidays" and he said "oh, are we celebrating a Holiday?" And she said "Yes, Christmas" and he said "Oh, well then Merry Christmas!" Thought it was funny and am going to try it on my first Happy Holidayer.

Thanks for the info on the Mercedes marathon. I don't think I'll be ready for a whole by then, but maybe a half. Will do some more research this week and let you know!