Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Third Is Pretty Good

Americans Ryan Hall and Kara Goucher fared well in yesterday's Boston Marathon, finishing 3rd in both the men's and women's races. The women's race had a photo finish, with a Kenyan beating an Ethiopian by one second. Goucher finished nine seconds back. Friend Chuck Hargrove finished in 4:07:49. Good work, Chuck!

I ran 5.5 miles this morning. It was so early, the birds were silent. The sun started to rise as I finished at 5 a.m., and the birds got to work. I needed to sleep three nights to get healed up from Saturday's long run. I was still sore, but it wasn't too bad. I am happy where I am in training.

I won't run as much this week. Maybe four times with a long run of 10-12 miles. Next week, we'll get back at it ... I'm following the Hal Higdon Intermediate model with some adjustments for time.

1 comment:

ChuckEastNashville said...

Jim, many thanks to you. I ran second half of race enjoying crowds, scenery and excitement. Time mattered not to me, only finishing the famous race.