Sunday, October 07, 2007

So Close

3:02:06. A PR of 6:40.

I was on track for a 2:58 through mile 17. At mile 18, my calfs began to seriously cramp and I couldn't get much push. I would do 7:10s uphill and then 6:40s downhill. At mile 23, I was on track for a 2:59, but my calfs began to scream. No push at all, but all I needed was to go at 7:00 pace for the last 3.2 miles. It was not to be. I had nothing left.

I'm not disappointed with the effort because I gave it everything yesterday. I'm a little disappointed with my preparation. Not enough LT runs or downhill training.

I'll probably take a week off and spend the following six weeks training for CIM on December 2.


Anonymous said...

That was an amazing effort. Based on your posts, I'd say you have nothing to be dissappointed with. Tell me, what was the time gained from the last effort?

I think the next time you race, without injury, we will be talking about why you let up only being 4 min under 3.

Nice work dude. Your wife's post on the other blog says it all. Z&E have much to look up. Heck, where else would they look to understand dedication and sacrifice for a goal.

Denise said...

Albeit not what you'd hoped for -- still, those are impressive stats. I'd love to have a time double that. Well done, Fuller.

John said...

It could've been worse. You could have lost to a 12 year old.

Liz said...


i am impressed and proud as heck.


Kristy said...

I'm laughing at the 12 year old comment. I want to be that John's friend.

You are still amazing in my book, I don't know how you do it!