17: No Easier Softer Way

At some of these we balked. We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not. With all the earnestness at our command, we beg of you to be fearless and thorough from the very start.”

How It Works

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Some runs are just hard. Nothing can make them easier. You can give up, or you can suck it up and persevere. Today’s 17 was one of those.

The Friday before last week’s great 20 miler, the training schedule only had me run 4 easy miles. Yesterday, I had to run 9 miles, 5 of them at 10K race pace (10:00). So I think the fatigue plus the humidity really put the hurt on this one. But the tough runs on tired legs are the ones that make you strong on race day.

17 miles
3:09:43
149 avg heart rate
11:10 avg pace

Splits

  1. 10:12
  2. 11:06
  3. 11:11
  4. 11:19
  5. 11:34
  6. 11:25
  7. 11:09
  8. 11:08
  9. 11:13
  10. 11:39
  11. 11:11
  12. 11:19
  13. 10:49
  14. 10:58
  15. 11:23
  16. 10:56
  17. 11:00

Total weekly miles: 49

Compare to Last Week

Weeks to Savannah Rock n’ Roll Marathon: 4

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