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I am up early. Meb, DB and I have our last real long run today.
Training is coming along well. 115 - 115 - 134 - 141 - 134 - 109 - 100 - 124 - 152 - 141 - 139 - 97 (marathon week) - 70 - 135 - 147 - I'll hit 130-137 this week (depending on how far I go today)
This is the first time I've looked at the miles like that... thank God I'm healthy. Honestly, I didn't really hit my stride until the recent 135 week - I think that was the first week Bob (our coach) really started to believe I could do something come Trials time. At the end of that week we did a marathon simulation, (10 miles up tempo, 10 miles race effort) I managed to string together a 4:44, 4:47, 5:02, 5:04, 5:08 from 14-18, I watched Hall finish his session and left for my cool down on the tempo course and my first mile was a 5:30 then a 5:20. So I just kept running. All told I ended up going 26.2 in 2:22:30. It was a huge confidence builder up here above 7000ft. Plow the field and pray for rain...