I have been training harder than ever. I am lighter than ever. My tempo workouts and intervals seem to suggest I am in better shape. Yet today, just 1:20:19.
My only answer is I didn't push myself. I just didn't have the guts for the pain today. I was pretty comfortable the entire race. I couldn't keep the legs turning over quickly enough. Maybe part of it is just lack of experience on the hills. Late in the race, I turned in 5:48 mile on the flat straight away. Ugh.
Or, I'm just not in the shape that I dreamed.
On the bright side, icing the calves seems to be relieving most of the achilles symptoms.
Here are my splits for the record.
Ed, I hope you did better.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Posted by Chris at 1:21 PM