Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Lucky 8's

I guess if I was Chinese, or a gambler, I'd be a little more enamored about turning forty-eight on 08/08/08.  But, as it is, I have to figure I'm pretty lucky, both blessed and fortunate in the grand scheme of things.

I ran the Totem to Totem Marathon in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii on July 26.  I even managed to mock up some pretty nice marathon gear and a couple of nice marathon graphic designs - if I don't mind saying so myself!

I finished my 25th marathon in 4:45:00, cruising through the course with an average heart rate of 138, or 63% of my MHR.

This past Saturday, I was MCing the wedding reception of one of my closest and dearest friends, and rather than attempt an early morning Sunday effort I went out on Saturday for 37K.  We did it in 4:05 and my average heart rate was 128, which I was very pleased with.

But my right knee is a little inflames and achey, so I have decided to pass on the Stormy 50 Mile Ultramarathon Trail Race coming up this weekend.  I hate to end a streak, but I have to think of the bigger goal this october, which is to re-qualify for Boston.

My weight has kind of leveled out at 196 and fluctuates up and down a couple of pounds.   I'll have to focus on getting down to the 190 level next.

August will be about running, running and more running.  Oh, and all that pure living I preach...

Would be great to exit the month around a 185 pounds.


Blogger Lora said...

Happy Birthday!!

May the rest of the year be kind to you by seeing you through with your goals. Life owes you that.

I'm rooting for you.

6:01:00 AM  
Blogger Scooter said...

I forgot that we share this one...I've hit 7 squared, while you're 4 squared thrice. Hope you had a good one.

10:12:00 PM  

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