9/14/2016 – 7 AM run, cool, 6 miles easy plus 6 striders
Just as these daily 6 mile runs starting to get monotonous, I realize my marathon specific training will begin next week (Week 13). A good reminder that the Harrisburg marathon is only two month away. And up to now, I have been building the base – conditioning my body. But, I am not yet marathon ready.
Specifically, more work in endurance. Endurance in aerobic, muscular, fuel utilization, and my minimal shoes:
- Aerobic endurance – need to be more comfortable in holding my race pace of 8 minute mile
- Muscular endurance – my Achilles tendons are tender. They need to get stronger
- Fuel utilization – to be determined
- Minimal shoes – need more distance in my minimal shoes. Longest distance thus far has been 10+ miles without problem. Will include in one of my long runs to work out any necessary adjustment.
Got my work cut out for the next two months.