What a crazy day! I woke up and was planning my long run but Katey's parents called and were coming down for breakfast. They were going to take us out too Jeremiah's. I had to cut the run short so I did one mile warm up and then hit 7 miles right around 5:20/mile pace and then finished up with just over 2 miles for the cooldown. We went and at breakfast which was yummy. Great pancakes and cheap prices. They actually have a marathoner's breakfast! It is pancakes with fresh fruit on top. They will continue to get my business. Katey and I then ran some errands around town. We went and picked up tickets for "Spirit of the Marathon" movie for the 24th. I asked the lady if they had any tickets left and she said that they have plenty. 213 to be exact! We as runners need to really support this. If anyone wants me to go and get tickets, let me know. We should try and fill the place up. It is at the Tinseltown theatres in Ogden. I hurried home and did another 6 miles at 6:40/mile pace overall.
I had to hurry because I went and talked with Paul Pilkington (four time Olympic Marathon trials qualifer, former world marathon champion, and current cross country coach at Weber State) at his house. I got his number from one of his post collegiate athletes that he coaches. We talked for over an hour about my current training and what my goals are for here in the near future. He gave me a lot of great advise and I think I am going to have him start coaching me. He is excited and I do my first workout with him on Monday night up on the indoor track at Weber State. I haven't had a real coach before but I guess having him be my first can't hurt! The guy knows his stuff.
I didn't get my long run in today but the 7 miles at marathon pace were a good push so I was happy with that. Also, I was stoked to hit 116 miles with some good marathon pace miles thrown in there throughout the week. The body is feeling good so I consider myself blessed right now to really be able to have some solid training.