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Saturday, September 08, 2007


Not much to report about the long run this morning. Another Saturday where I was up early and out there running. Originally, I'd been thinking this run would be 12 miles, but we did 13.5 instead. Towards the end, my IT band on my left leg was starting to hurt (it was hurting at the end of last week's 20 as well), so the last 2 miles were a walk/run combo.

I guess I'll need to ice it, and make certain I'm actually doing the foam roller. I was being so good with the roller when I had ITBS in my right knee, but once that faded, the roller started to collect dust in my closet. Guess it needs to come back out. I have less than a month until Chicago, and I don't want to get derailed at this point.

So, without further ado, today's splits:

Mile 1: 11:08
Mile 2: 10:25
Mile 3: 10:26
Mile 4: 10:45
Mile 5: 10:53
Mile 6: 10:36
Mile 7: 10:26
Mile 8: 10:41
Mile 9: 10:40
Mile 10: 10:36
Mile 11: 11:12
Mile 12: 11:48
Mile 13: 14:39
Last .5: 7:07

Total Time: 2:31:08

So, you can see how I slowed in miles 11 and 12 and walked much of 13 and a half. But, I'm not disappointed in it. I'll be vigilant with the IT in the left knee this week and see how it goes. Have a good Saturday, homies! I'm gonna go lay on the couch now.


Erin said...

Great Job Jess!

Yes, start taking care of your feet, knees, and whatever else my stand in the way of that marathon.

Rest up also, big night of debauchery lies ahead of us.

CollegeGirl said...

Great job! I hope you have a great rest of your Saturday!

L*I*S*A said...

WOW...I'd kill for those splits. :)

J~mom said...

Great splits!! Take good care of that leg this week! I have kind of slacked on rolling as well and need to get back to it.

Wes said...

Nice run, Jess. I'm so excited that you are going to Chicago! I did my first 10 miler in a long time this morning, and boy was I feeling it :-)

Nothing wrong with a little preventative maintenance on the ole IT band...

You have a great weekend too!

JustJunebug said...

Girl dont kid yourself, those splits are awesome!

David said...

That's over 9 miles more than I did today. Good for you! It's amazing how helpful those rollers are when we use them. Time are looking solid, and you are going to have a great marathon. Dogs and beers after? :-)

Marcy said...

Awesome job Jess!! Smart thinking keeping up on that leg ;-) Relax and enjoy!!

brunettechicagogal said...

Roll, roll, roll that fu*ker out! Ice those knees, too. And don't forget to stretch the IT bands every chance you get: In front of the TV, waiting in line, drying your hair...You should feel better after a week of doing that.

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the 13.5 miles...homegirl! You're splits were great!

Enjoy the rest of your saturday with some good R&R!

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job, Jess! Great pace!

Tiffany said...

Can you BELIEVE we are only 4 weeks away. Holy crapola!

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the run.

FYI - Low back tightness can also lead to ITB issues. I always have my patients do the cat-camel and child's pose from yoga.

Taryn said...

What kind of roller are you using? My knees have been kind of achey lately too - any good tips?

Hang in there - you've been doing so well with the training! Chicago will be awesome!

Mendy said...

Awesome job on your run, and you even went further than planned!

Smart taking care of your body!! You're going to rock that marathon!