“A noiseless patient spider,
I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated,
Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament out of itself,
Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.
And you O my soul where you stand,
Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect them,
Till the bridge you will need be form’d, till the ductile anchor hold,
Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul.”
Male, 40, 5’11”, 167 lbs.
PRs: 16:5x (2014), 1:18:xx (2018), 2:49:xx (2015)
Goal Race: 4/29/2018 Marathon
Goal Time: 2:46:00-2:47:30
M - 8 miles (1:07:25). 8:26/avg.
First 3 miles 9:30s with my girlfriend, last 5 miles solo 7:40s.
T - 4 miles (30:48). 7:42/avg.
W - 12 miles (1:20:55). 6:45/avg.
Including 2 x 4 miles 102-103% MP with 4:00 recovery jog.
Splits: (6:13, 6:13, 6:11, 6:11) 4:00 (6:10, 6:11, 6:08, 6:10)
Th - 6 miles (54:09). 9:02/avg.
F - 10 miles (1:20:29). 8:03/avg.
First 3 miles 8:55s with my girlfriend, last 7 miles solo 7:40s
83F at 2:00 pm. 15-25mph winds.
Sa - 17 miles (1:55:22). 6:47/avg.
2mi easy, 4mi/3mi/2mi/1mi at 100% MP with 1mi recoveries at 90-95% MP, 2mi easy.
Splits: (6:18,6:19,6:19,6:19) 6:46 (6:21,6:17,6:17) 6:45 (6:18,6:22) 6:46 (6:18)
6:27/avg overall for the 13mi of quality.
Ended at 9:45 am at 71F. 10-15mph winds during the run.
Su - 8 miles (1:05:18). 8:10/avg.
41F and very windy (20-35mph gusts).
Weekly Total: 65 miles, about 8 hours 15 minutes of running
Year to Date: 856 miles
I have had the same bipolar weather forecast that RRR and OR alluded to in last week’s thread. It has made my running challenging, but I feel in the final weeks before my marathon it is making me mentally tougher. I can feel myself able to focus more and more every second of every run. Like a noiseless, patient spider...
Hope everyone else had a great week. Good luck to this weekend’s racers. Godspeed to the Boston runners tomorrow. Happy Running.