Date: 6/20/2009 6:00 AM
Type: Easy
Course: 6 Half Training
Distance: 6 miles
Duration: 1:09:34
Pace: 11:36 / mile
Shoe: Mizuno Alchemy
Weight: ???
Statistics: Calories: 830
VO2 Max: 25.9

The team mentors tell me that L-S-D is what I’m to aim for in my first marathon.  They are trying to teach me to walk 2 minutes after every 2 miles.  This accounts for the VERY slow time today.  I’m trying to remember that in a marathon, speed isn’t what I’m aiming for the first time out.  It’s finishing strong.

We left 2nd street and over the overpass, out to the Country Club, and hit 2 miles.  We walked.  We hadn’t been out on Manley & River Road in a LONG time, and we were cruising.  Remember the first time we did this longish distance?  Got up at 4am and drove out  to put water bottles by the side of the road.

I had my fuel belt today, so no need, but we laughed at our inexperience…and as we turned on River, I realized that this is 1/4 of a marathon, plus 2.2!  I hate N. Ripon Road with a passion because the end looks like a car, or a bush, or a road…but I can never see it.

Over the catwalk, and to Orange Street.  The first time we did this distance, we laid down on the cement.  On the ground.  It was longer than we had ever run.  6 MILES!  We couldn’t believe it.  Today, we even walked my dogs afterward.

Got 20 miles in this week, because I skipped Sunday…but a good one, nonetheless.

LSD-it’s not just an acid trip anymore.

2 thoughts on “L-S-D through Ripon

  1. be patient, your marathon will come….and you will do better to take the breaks….I wish you all the luck in the world.

  2. Good luck! I just finished my first marathon, also a TNT event, mayors marathon in Anchorage. I followed the slow slow slow advice and finished strong…stick to it!

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