In case you're not aware of it, Brian has run around 85 marathons last year (not sure of the exact figure) and he has obviously gained the benefits of that this year. There is definitely a lesson in there, though I'm not sure how I could apply that to myself - I don't think I could run almost 2 marathons a week and remain married at the same time.
One more detail - Brian once told me his one ambition is to beat me in a marathon, after that he can retire happily. Somehow he seems to have forgotten that this has already happened, at marathon #9 in Sixmilebridge last year. Anyway, if he decided he wanted to run in an Ireland shirt one day, I'm pretty sure it's his.
I haven't got a lot to report about my own running. I am still only just returning to training and have been doing the same 8-mile run every morning as I'm slowly building back the mileage. The HR has been dropping, except for this morning when I ran a little bit faster instead - no real reason for doing so except that I felt like it. The legs are almost ridiculously stiff when I get up, a combination of the 24 hours race and getting old. I try to be careful and start every run at snails pace before picking it up a bit at some point during the first mile. I'll run a little bit further next week, maybe do a mountain run, and maybe run a little bit faster on one day. I'll see how it goes and adapt accordingly.
Oh, and once more, well done Brian!
- 7 Aug
- 8 miles, 1:03:57, 7:59 pace, HR 146
- 8 Aug
- 8 miles, 1:04:50, 8:06 pace, HR 143
- 9 Aug
- 8 miles, 1:02:54, 7:51 pace, HR 147
- 10 Aug
- 8 miles, 1:00:53, 7:36 pace, HR 151
Weekly Mileage: 53