Getting back into the training thing, I'm pleased to note that my aerobic capacity hasn't suffered TOO badly. After an easy seven mile run at 9:40 pace, I did three miles at 9 min/mile without having to break anything. It's a far cry from 3:40 marathon pace, but not bad for being off six, er eight, okay, nearly 10 weeks.
There, is, however, a noticeable price I am having to pay. My legs have forgotten how indestructible they are supposed to be. After two easy runs, 10 miles total, I was feeling it in my legs. Perhaps not to the extent experienced after my first marathon, but still...
These are the legs that do back to back 30 mile runs on a weekend. These are the legs that did 50 miles under 10 hours. These are iron legs.
Apparently, I need to bust out some rust remover.
Just who is this Iron Pol?
A former out of shape sailor, who became a marathoner, then a triathlete, Ironman, and ultramarathoner. Now, life has pushed me into short track speed skating. More important than the titles is the lifestyle, and sharing it with others.