Monday, September 21, 2009

Just a few days until...

The Akron Road Runner Marathon is just few days away as I write, and I have already started to taper. Down to just 60 mile last week, and nothing too challenging. No racing or pacing. About the most aggressive running I did was the Tuesday speed work at the track. After the mandatory 2.5 mile warm-up and 6 x 100 stride-outs, I did my 3 x 1 mile repeats at 5:28, 5:34, and 5:31. Pleased but not satisfied. I could have run the second mile faster, but let myself follow the pace of another runner instead of paying attention to my own pace. Saturday's 13.5 mile run through the woods was good. Steve G took us on section of trail which I have not run before. Always good to see some new scenery. See the map below.

Here is a high-speed video of the Akron Marathon course. There is a brief commercial at the beginning, but the rest of the video is commercial free.

If you want to track my progress as I run the Akron Marathon, here is a link where you can register for automatic updates to be sent as e-mail or text.

Akron Marathon Runner Updates


Wyatt Hornsby said...

Frank: You will go down in local running history at Akron. You've trained hard and it'll pay off. Sorry I haven't seen much of you and the club over the last few weeks. Lots going on. Good luck with your taper! - Wyatt

Ernesto said...

Tapering down to 60... nice. I'd love to peak at 60. I can't wait to hear what your time is in Akron. The course looks fast (and not just because I watched it in high speed!). I have relatives near there ... maybe I should put it on my list for next fall!