Wow!!! What a month. January, 2007 is not a month I'll soon forget. I wish I had more pictures. The month started with some frivolous taper time leading up to the big day. The big day! January 14, 2007. My first marathon. As I've said before, it seems like it was months ago and not just over 2 weeks ago. time is really flying.
I closed out January with an easy peazy 6 this morning at Memorial Park. The weather continues to be perfect. Total miles for the month of Jauary are 90, a good start for the year and on pace early to double 2006's total miles.
I'm a bit worried about the Buffalo Wallow. I haven't run hard and fast(er) in a long, long time. My goal is to beat my previous time of 52:04. That's 13:58 pace. Now, some who've never run the course before may be saying, "oh, no problem for you Vic." But this course is tough, and my legs and lungs are going to be a bit shocked when I turn it up a notch after running easy for over 2 months. We'll see. Whatever the case, PR or no PR, it's gonna be fun.
So, today's run:
Total distance - 6.0 miles
Venue - Memorial Park loop
Format - Easy run
Total time - 1:24:02
Splits - 14:00 / 13:52 / 13:51 / 13:47 / 14:09 / 14:21
Avg. pace - 14:00
Notes - I backed it down a bit after 4. I was leaving the Easy effort and flirting dangerously with harder-than-easy effort. It's all good.