A few posts ago I wrote about the Gareau-Riuz Boston marathon scandal. If you missed it, I forgive you and you can read it right here.
In that post I mentioned a few famous Canadian runners. I forgot this guy:
Do you know him? His name is Ed Whitlock. He is a young 80 yrs old Canadian. Yesterday, he ran the Rotterdam Marathon in 3:25:40!!!! At 80 years old. He broke the old world record of 3:39:18 for his age group 80-84. On Runner's World website you can read more about his records; he has several, like being the first man over 70 to break 3:00 for the marathon, at age 74 his time was 2:59:10.
Today it was announced that the great Joan Benoit Samuelson will run Boston next week. I hope that I can find the marathon on TV so I can tape it, won't be home to see it online.
No running for me today. I was scheduled to have a root canal, for real this time. The dentist decided to prep for a crown and see if that is enough to fix my tooth. So I have a lovely temporary plastic crown for 2 weeks and then I get to go back in the chair for the permanent crown. Good times, I hate going to the dentist and I also hate how much it hurts my wallet.
Post 10 miles run, I have pain in my knees. I hope tomorrow is better. Going up the stairs is not fun. I wonder if Ed gets knee pain at 80 yrs old?
Today is the start of week 10!
This is what I did last week:
Mon: 5 miles: 5 miles, was HELL: dehydration.
Tue: stretch and strength + XT: 3 miles at the gym
Wed: 3 miles easy: 3 miles tempo
Thu: Speedwork: 9x400m: 9x400m: 5 miles total
Fri: REST: Rest
Sat: XT or 4 easy miles: 3 miles easy
Sun: 10 miles: 10 miles
Total : 29 miles
Mon: stretch and strength + XT: dentist
Tue: 3 miles easy:
Wed: 5 miles:
Thu: Speedwork: 10x400m:
Sat: XT or 4 easy miles:
Sun: 11 miles.