"Dreams don't work - unless you do."
8 miles and the first track workout I've done since the fall!
Can't pin down my splits but WO looked like this...
400m×1 +400m recovery, 200mx4 w/400m recovery between each,
400mx1 +400m recovery
Abt 3.5mi down
It felt SOOO good to get those lungs burning! It's been forever since I got some good sprints in and I LOOOVED it!! Ooh, and I got to break in my new Brooks tonight!! Ordered some @caterpylaces to go along with then and can't wait to get my favorite laces on them!!
Have a great nights peeps!!💚
Running marathons causes me to gain weight. 😜 So, once again I find my clothes too tight right after I just ran a marathon. 🙄 Any one else experience this? I know I just ran 26.2 miles. But that’s exactly it - I “just” ran 26.2 miles and haven’t run much since. I’m probably about 4-5 lbs heavier than normal (I don’t know for sure because I never weight myself but I can feel it in my clothes). This is a lot for my 5’3” frame. I know it happens because before the race, running decreases and carbo loading starts (I probably consume all my extra marathon calories that week) and then afterwards during “recovery” I’m not working out or very little. I’m sure there is an art to decreasing calories to so this doesn’t happen but I haven’t mastered that yet!
So, here I am ready to roll and ready to feel fit again for Boston - exactly 3 months from today!
Also, I’ve been taking photos with both my action camera, the Garmin VIRB (similar to GoPro) and my new iPhone X for comparison and the pictures from my iPhone have been winning every time! 👌🏼😊 #nofilter
〰️ And don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a @mercurymile box. Details in the last post. Contest ends tomorrow night! 😊
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It’s a hill, get over it! - me, every time I had to run up this hill today
Confession time! I have a love/hate relationship with hill work. I know how important it is and love it when it’s done, but while I’m doing it, I’m secretly wishing I picked flatter courses for my marathons! 🙈😂
Today’s workout was a beauty and I’m so happy with the way I handled it; even if I wished I was running on a flat surface!
Workout: w/u | 4x Long Hills | 4x200m, 1:00 rest | 4x Short Hills | 4x100m | c/d
LAGAT RUNS 2ND FASTEST MASTERS TIME EVER BEHIND THE GREAT HAILE GEBRSELASSIE AT 43; SAM CHELANGA NOW RANKS 4TH ALL-TIME IN U.S. HISTORY
◾️ U.S. HALF MARATHON A-T LIST —MEN— ◾️
1– 59:43 HALL, Ryan - (Houston ‘07)
2– 59:52 KORIR, Leonard^ - (New Delhi ‘17)
3– 60:00 RITZENHEIN, Dathan - (Birmingham ‘09)
4– 60:37 CHELANGA, Sam^ - (Houston ‘18)
5– 60:51 ESTRADA, Diego^ - (Houston ‘15)
6– 60:55 CURP, Mark - (Philadelphia ‘85)
7– 61:00 KEFLEZIGHI, Meb^ - (San José ‘09)
8– 61:01 LAGAT, Haron^ - (Houston ‘18)
9– 61:07 ABDIRAHMAN, Abdi^ - (Philadelphia ‘06)
10– 61:12 DERRICK, Chris - (New York ‘17)
(11) 61:17 KHANNOUCHI, Khalid^ - (Philadelphia ‘00)
(12) 61:20 RUPP, Galen - (Portland ‘15)
Two of America’s finest road runners on the circuit today shattered PR’s to run themselves into the record books. Bernard Lagat, a double world champion, was on pace to beat Gebrselassie’s record time of 1:01:09 at the 10km split, but found himself slowing in the second half to a 1:02:00 finishing time. Despite missing the mark, he still bettered Meb Keflezighi’s U.S. masters record by 29 seconds.
Chelanga stayed with the lead pack for all but the last 2 miles of the race. He dipped under his former personal best by 27 seconds to place 6th overall in 60:37. The time puts him behind Dathan Ritzenhein’s 60-flat and ahead of Diego Estrada’s 60:51. Haron Lagat, who accompanied him for much of the race, clocked 61:01 in his debut to put himself 8th on the U.S. list.
RESULTS (Top 5 U.S. Men + 10K Splits)
World: 58:23 2010
American: 59:43 2007
Course: 59:22 2012
1– 60:37 PB 28:32 / 28:50 32 CHELANGA, Sam
2– 61:01 PB 28:32 / 29:07 34 LAGAT, Haron
3– 61:46 SB 28:48 / 29:42 28 ESTRADA, Diego
4– 62:00 PB 28:43 / 29:57 43 LAGAT, Bernard
5– 62:10 SB 29:24 / 29:36 29 WARD, Jared