Well I survived my 42nd birthday - actually nothing really happened and I worked for 12 hours. Anyway, Sunday was my first real long run of any significance. Ran 18 miles at a slow pace. Felt really good at the beginning but the heat got to me at the end. Slowed down quite a bit. Legs are a little tired today but I was able to get in 3 miles this morning.
After yesterday's run i did feel more tenderness in my heels so I guess it's time for new shoes. I am going to head to Colorado Springs tonight and check out a new pair. i will probably stay with Saucony but might be talked into something else. I get leary of trying new brands of shoes. I could never wear Nike's. The form (last) of the shoe doesn't fit my foot right. Saucony's and Brooks have always been great. I need to add up my mileage but I think I have at least 400-450 miles since the beginning of the year and these shoes.
With the increase in mileage my weight has come down to below 170. That is about right for my race weight. That should make my Body Fat percetage around 8.5-9%. I am still feeling healthy at that weight. With the Salt Lake City marathon looming closer and closer I need to get my mindset right. That is more important. Since this is not my qualifying race for Boston I am going to just see how fast I can push myself before a bonk. This should give me an idea of how much more training I will need to do before Qualifying for Boston next year. Until tomorrow - CIAO