am: 1 mile jog with Sumo, then 17 miles in 1 hr 55. I felt pretty strong today. Wore my racing shoes and it was warm enough for me to get by with a light weight long sleeve shirt. I would have loved it if I could have run another 5 minutes faster but this is where I am at. With 1.5 miles to go I ran over the section of trail where I do 800s and hit 3:13 so I was moving pretty good.
This was my last run over this distance. In the next 10 days I will be doing everything I can to improve my speed- tempo work, intervals and hip range of motion exercises- I figure if I can just gain a 1/2 inch each stride it will help. I am feeling strong but believe that I can run faster. I might even give a half hearted attempt at losing a pound. I have been weighing in at 130-131 lately- not sure but I swear that is a bit heavy for me. I don't have any recollection of weighing in before I ran the Seattle Marathon in Nov.