Hail my running brothers and sisters! Week 9 of marathon training is officially in the books. This was a decent week in that I got over my mileage and hit my time goals (on average). I did 38.21 miles at an average pace of 8:33/mi. I did 26 minutes of kettleball cross-training. My weight I believe to be firmly at 163.4 lbs. My best run was my long run this morning. I did 16.38 mi at an average pace of 8:25/mi around the Vandy, Belmont, Lipscomb area. It was a great morning for a run, because it was cool and breezy, near perfect. I just ran around the college campuses without a particular plan, and it was neat to see parts of town that I hadn't mapped out/ran before.
Today also marked the end of the cross-country season for "my" kids. Let me tell you; I'm truly blessed to work with such a great group of kids. I was so proud of everyone's efforts, and though I haven't looked over the official times, I think most everyone turned in PR's today! Of note, the 7th and 8th grade girls came in 4th as a team (jointly with another school), and one of our girls finished 11th and 24th! Awesome job ladies! On a more personal note, my son turned in a PR of 14 seconds better than his best time! I have to say that I'm more than honored that I was a small part in helping some of these kids take interest in our sport. Go Bears!!!
That's it for me. Later kids, and keep the faith!