Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Laboriously Slacking Off

Last week was supposed to be my last big week. Instead, slacking off prevailed. Perhaps that was apparent in my lack of posting last week. After the Buckeye Half Marathon, I just didn't have the motivation to go out and kick ass last week.

Akron Marathon Training Week 14:
  • Wednesday was a nine-miler that put me in the 700 club (9:31 pace).
  • Sunday's 20-miler served as penance for all the missed miles, which meant five miles at an easier effort, five miles at marathon pace, five miles at tempo effort and the last five miles back at marathon pace (9:11 pace).
Sunday's run was tough, but it made me feel a little bit better about myself as I enter my taper for the Akron Marathon.

I recently found out that Christopher McDougall and Amby Burfoot will be speaking at the pasta party the night before the race. I might actually go for once.

Finally, thank you, Julie, for the blogging award. I so deserve all the accolades, but I don't know if my blog is "beautiful" per se.


Sun Runner said...

My feelings are hurt. You didn't even see what I had to say about you in this post.

Have fun tapering!

misszippy said...

Sunday sounds tough, but that's the kind that count! Very cool that you'll have those speakers coming...I've never gone to a pasta party either, but that sounds worth it.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Nice work on the 20 miler. You know you are hardcore when you are essentially doing 5-mile repeats.

Remember the New Holland bottle opener I posted about a month ago (in case the beer has killed too many brain cells - http://www.ironmanbythirty.com/2010/08/03/b-double-e-double-r-u-n-beer-run). Well, we did another Beer Run tonight and my wife and I each got another bottle opener. If you are still interested in one, shoot me an email at kevin.neumann AT gmail DOT com with your address and it is all yours. Yes, I realize this makes me an enabler, but I am OK with that.

Spike said...

That would be a pasta dinner I would go to as well, and I tend to avoid those things at all costs.

Jess said...

I've never been to a pasta dinner before a race. But Amby Burfoot would be interesting.

Happy taper time!

Jess said...

Still a very solid job on the 20 miler after you slacked for a week. Enjoy taper as you prepare for the big race!