Multiple Titles

As I was running today, I though of a number of titles that might be suitable for today's entry. It could have been titled “Flu and Tetanus” or “Fatigued” or something else. I started today getting two shots, one shot was the Flu shot and the other was my Tetanus Shot which I was over due. SO now I type with two mildly sore shoulders.

During today's run I could really feel the fatigue of the past few days exercising in my legs. They felt like lead weights as I tried to complete a 4 mile jaunt. The first and last miles were actually the best of them and they have the most traffic and obstacles to avoid, plus the big hill at the end makes it a tough mile. I decided that tomorrow will be a total rest day to let my body catch back up. I'll fore go the swimming and take the day off… maybe I'll have lunch with the guys. Who knows.

Split Split Distance Overall Distance Split Time Split Pace Overall Time Overall Pace Comments
1 1.0 1.0 7:38 7:38 &nbsp
2 1.0 2.0 8:19 15:57 7:57 I couldn't believe that it was this slow, My legs were like lead weights
3 1.0 3.0 8:22 24:19 8:06 I knew this was slower, but I felt slightly better than Mile 2, but the time didn't show it
4 1.0 4.0 8:03 32:22 8:05 I didn't see this one coming… I killed it without trying. I must of had a quicker recovery at the top of the hill than in the past

Now that I am in Super-Secret-Marathon Training, I'll have to commit to running Saturday morning. Maybe 6-8 miles. I found out earlier this week that Jennifer is going to hold a Mary Kay event down in Chattanooga on the 12th. Like the good runner that I am, the first thing that came to my mind was “I wonder if there are any local races” and Praise be [insert your deity of choice, if any]!!! There was… a small race called the Chickamauga Marathon. Accompanying the marathon is a 10 miler. I did think for about 30 seconds, okay make it a minute… that I would do the marathon with little to no training. Okay, make that no training, but it's not like I have not done that before. Rewind to February 2002, I was in Lake Charles, LA for a project and we went to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras Marathon. I ran the full marathon and Tom ran the half-marathon. I could not justify NOT running the marathon when I had the chance, even though, I had only run 40 miles the past 6 weeks and 13 of those miles was a half marathon I ran the weekend before.

Chickamauga is only 1-1/2 hours away, so if I wanted to do it next year, I could make it a day trip, so I am running the 10 miler else I would be suffering through that 26.2 miles to get the state of Georgia checked off on my 50 State map.

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon