Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Howl at the Moon is Next
My next race is the 8-hour Howl at the Moon on August 9. That gives me all of July to relax (train?). I'm still recovering from the 7 day event--I have some lingering ankle pain, but things are progressing well. I know I can go for 8 hours, even in the sun and heat. Now I need to work on a little speed so I can increase my steady run pace to something that will get me close to 50 miles in 8 hours at Howl. The 9:36 pace per mile seems easy, but that includes breaks for food, drink, change of shoes, socks, etc. Figuring in breaks, the actual running pace is substantially faster. And 8 hours in the August heat, humidity, and sun of central Illinois breaks you down. Whatever my training encompasses, I only have 39 days until race day. Better get going.