|10/6||a.m 越野 8k
p.m 越野 10.4k
|10/7||p.m 越野 12k
p.m 越野 10.4k
|10/8||a.m 3.4k, 100m x4, 田徑場4000m (14:33, 3:38/k), 3.4k|
|10/10||a.m 5k, 100m x4|
|10/11||a.m 3k, 馬路 16.36k (59:02, 3:36/k), 6k|
里程數 82.8k 有效里程 21.2k (3:36/k)
|10/6||a.m XC 5M
p.m XC 6.5M
|10/7||p.m XC 7.5M
p.m XC 6.5M
|10/8||a.m 2.1M, 100m x4, track 4000m (14:33, 5:49/M), 2.1M|
|10/9||rest (travelled to Chicago)|
|10/10||a.m 3.1M, 100m x4|
|10/11||a.m 1.8M, road 10.2 (59:02, 5:47/M), 3.8M|
Mileage 51.7M Quality 13.2M (5:47/M)
After walking on crutches for five days, the blister finally recovered. Went to jog the first day I could start walking…but still not comfortable. It was much better in the afternoon of the second day. I tried to run a steady tempo for about 2.5M on the track on Thursday, felt really great, although the blister still had feeling. I started carbo-loading with a little hope.
Travelled to Chicago on Friday, didn’t have time to run…just saw it as a taper. I planned to remove the old skin on Saturday and run with the new skin on race-day. However, when I opened the old skin, I shockingly found that the new skin was just like a thin membrane on the muscle. It also felt weird when I touched it with my fingers. After a long consideration, I decided not to take the risk for running the full marathon, just make it as a shorter training.
Fortunately, I still could be in the race for a period of time to feel the world class race. I didn’t set any pace, just ran for fun. I ran into my Taiwanese friend — Men-Ting, whom I had dinner with the night before the marathon. After the start, just liked he said, he would run all out…and he really did, but was surprisingly fast like sprinting. I just ran at half-marathon effort. He disappear from my sight pretty soon.
I felt pretty light, just enjoyed running with a large amount of people without any fatigue. About 1.5-mile, I passed Meng-Ting and kept running at the same effort. Around 4-mile, I realized that I was on sub 2:30 pace, which I felt I could maintained for at least 10 miles based on my current fitness, so I dealt down I little and ran 5:50/M pace. Another large group caught me soon after. I ran with that large group until 15k.
About 8-mile, I started to have a feeling like needle on my right feet, but it was not the blister. It felt like on the same location of the blister, but on the back of the feet. I thought I had reached the goal of the training, so I dropped a little after 10-mile. After taking the shoe off, I found the needle feeling was from the tape I used for the blister. Not a big deal.
As a result, got a steady tempo in on the course of a world-class marathon.
Mei didn’t feel good for several weeks before the marathon, fortunately became better right before the race. Her finish time 3:06:40 (Chip time) was 25-second faster than Grandma’s. It was a good result, since it was warm sunny day with strong wind in Chicago.