Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Getting Ready for Heartbreak Hill - Steve
Well, this weekend was beautiful and I skied hard both Saturday and Sunday and then did my long run of two hours and 32 minutes. The weather was beautiful in Vermont and the air crisp. The hills of Vermont will surely prepare me for Heartbreak Hill. They are steeper and longer. I carried my own fluids on my back in a camel back and consumed three chocolate GUs along the way. I don't know how far I ran. I prefer to run for a specified amount of time. My goal will be to run about four hours prior to the Marathon, which will be about 20+ miles, that way I know that I can run for that length of time. During the Marathon I usually run faster than the training runs.