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All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you’d better run, better run, outrun my gun

May 20, 2011

Tired of hearing about my foot yet? Well I”m sick of writing about it.  After getting a little worse at the end of last week this week has been really good.  Probably because I’m getting Graston, ART, acupuncture, laser, ultrasound, icing, applying Zanagen and using new metatarsal pads.  Appointments everyday to keep this foot in the game which meant missing most stages of Giro D’Italia on TV this week.

On Wednesday I had tough track session that went quite well and gave me some confidence for my upcoming track races.  I’d elaborate more about the workout but it was filmed and might go on Runnerspace.com so I’ll just post it if/when it airs.

Last week I had 6 X 1200 (on 3.5 min rest) and I couldn’t help comparing it to 2007 when I did 5 X 1200 (on 4 min rest).  I averaged 8 seconds slower per 1200m this time around (3:08 vs 3:16).  Back in 2007 (after running 13:21) I was paced in this particular workout by Taylor Milne and Eric Gillis, where one would take the first 600m and the other the last 400m.  This year I did it solo on a windy day.  I also ran 125km that week compared to 178km last week.  Once I put everything in context I wasn’t so worried about the dramatically slower paces especially since Wednesday’s workout went even better than last week.  I also kind of forgot how little mileage I used to run at the end of track season, marathon training has completely changed my perception of a training week.  I don’t think 180km is high but that was about my max in 2007 whereas now it seems like a lower week.

Big Saturday night of racing for Speed River with the first stage of the 401 Series in Windsor and a group out in LA for the Occidental race being covered on Flotrack.  After that a bunch of us will be racing London on Tuesday night.  As long as I recover well from the 5000 in London I’ll run the 2000m in Guelph the following Saturday, the last stop in the 401 Series.  That will help set-up the Pre 10 000m where I’ll need all the speed I can manage to find in these legs… just to keep contact!

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3 Comments
  1. Scott Holland permalink
    May 21, 2011 11:41 am

    Good luck with upcoming races and foot recovery. Look forward to the marathon in Toronto this fall to see what you and the rest of our marathoners can do!

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