Got Soul? – part two

Today was the second Soul Buster/Maker. The run was around 28 miles, with mile 21 through 26 on a track. 21/22 at MGP, 23/24 at Half MGP, and then 25/26 at 10k pace. It was a tough course and for me one of the hardest workouts I can remember. The summary is today was pretty much on the opposite end of the great workout Thursday where I hit my 6:00 min per mile pace for the track workout.

I decided to try for the 2:55 marathon based pace training. I won’t even list them out since I didn’t manage the track part of the run. After 2 miles it was clear that getting any faster than 6:40 was not going to happen today. The attitude for me at that point was to go as hard as I could and survive. Running through my head was the thought that if I blow up at a race this is what it’ll be like so deal with it and do what you can. The pace went something like 6:40, then at some point 6:45 then 6:50 and then the last mile was probably 7:20. I’m really glad I didn’t give up and got the mileage in … don’t get me wrong I am disappointed that I didn’t manage the times I needed to but this is where I am so I need to move on from here and do what I need to to perform at CIM.

Current Wins: Survived a 27 mile run, a smile, found storage bench for loft,

Current Losses: 27 mile run not run according to plan, good friend had a worse run than me,



  1. Don’t be too hard on yourself. It was an ass-kicking, soul-buster workout and YOU DID IT!!! So, it wasn’t exactly to plan . . . the important thing is that you did it, and when you meet your goals at CIF, this workout will be one of the reasons why!

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