" It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys."
- Emil Zatopek

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Training 4/18 to 4/24

4/18 Monday: 7 miles in 55 minutes

Ran on the treadmill while watching the Boston Marathon coverage leading up to the race. Then I settled in to watch an absolutely awesome race! Wish I could have been out there to enjoy the tailwind....there were some awesome times out there!

4/19 Tuesday: 10 miles in 73 minutes

Felt pretty good during todays run. Left foot felt OK during the run, but I got more shooting pain about an hour after my run.

4/20 Wednesday: AM: 4.5 mile in 36 minutes PM: 9 miles in 67 minutes

AM: Easy running on the treadmill at home.

PM: Treadmill running again. My foot feels the best on the treadmill.

4/21 Thursday: 9 miles in 65 minutes

Easy running along the Shawsheen River Trails and up to the high school. Felt pretty good.

4/22 Friday: 8 miles in 58 minutes

Easy running out past the cemetery.

4/23 Saturday: 11 miles in 78 minutes

Out of Hibernation 5k. 3 miles of warm up with Heather, Bob, and Brandon. 5k in 15:58 (3rd place) in windy, rainy weather. 5 miles of cool down with Bob and Brandon. Results

4/24 Sunday: 13.1 miles in 90 minutes

Ran over to Winnikenni and hit the trails. My left foot was sore to start the run, but after a few miles it felt pretty good. I finished up the last 5 miles pretty strong with mid to low 6 minutes miles.

Total Miles: 71.6

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Training 4/11 to 4/17

4/11 Monday: 6 miles in 50 minutes

A very slow run along the Shawsheen River. Legs felt really beat up after the trail race Saturday and hiking all day Sunday.

4/12 Tuesday: 4 miles in 32 minutes

Another really easy day to make sure I get my legs back under me.

4/13 Wednesday: 10 miles in 74 minutes

Treadmill run at home. Didn't feel like running in the cold rain. Legs felt ten times better today.

4/14 Thursday: 10.5 miles in 76 minutes

Ran along the Shawsheen out to the high school and a loop in the cemetery. Felt pretty good today.

4/15 Friday: 10 miles in 71 minutes

Ran the Rattlesnake Hill loop. The left foot was a little more sore than usual today.

4/16 Saturday: 10 miles in 73 minutes

Crystal Lake out and back. It was nice out there but windy. Left foot is a bit better today.

4/17 Sunday: 10.5 miles in 70 minutes

Ran out past Crystal Lake again. Four miles easy, then into a bit of a progression run. Went 6:47, 6:27, 5:54, 5:46, 5:30 over the next five miles. Then easy back home. Felt good during the run, but then got a bit of shooting pain in the left foot about an hour later. Then the pain went away. Not sure what to think at this point.....I may go see someone to get a solid diagnosis and find out exactly whats going on in my foot.

Total Miles: 61

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Training 4/4 to 4/10

4/4 Monday: 8.4 miles in 65 minutes

Ran the Merrimack River trail today from the hotel. It was a wet one out there! My left foot was tight all day today but it did not bother me too much during the run. It was just feeling tight.

4/5 Tuesday: 9 miles in 62 minutes

Three miles easy, then three miles at 6 minute pace, then three miles easy. Felt nice and relaxed the whole time.

4/6 Wednesday: 10 miles in 74 minutes

Ran the Shawsheen river trails over to Andover High School and out towards Bakers Meadow. Felt OK today. The left foot is still feeling the same, no pain, but I can still feel tightness.

4/7 Thursday: 8.7 miles in 66 minutes

Night time treadmill running. No time to run during the day. Felt Ok, kept things nice and easy.

4/8 Friday: 7 miles in 53 minutes

Easy trail running. Felt pretty good.

4/9 Saturday: 14.5 miles in 1 hour and 36 minutes

Ran the Merrimack River trail race. Warmed up 2.5 miles, raced 10 miles in 59:14, good for third place. Cooled down 2 miles. Race report to come soon!

4/10 Sunday: OFF / 12 miles hiking

Went to NH for the rest of the weekend and hiked Middle and South Carter with Heather. I asked her to marry me and she said yes!

Total Miles: 57.6

A great week!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Training 3/28 to 4/2

3/28 Monday: OFF

Wicked busy day at work and I am not feeling 100% today

3/29 Tuesday: 8.2 miles in 60 minutes

Ran the Shawsheen River trails. It was nice to be back on the trails for the first time this year. Legs felt much better today. I am not getting that painful stabbing feeling in my foot anymore. It more just a tight, kind of sore feeling.

3/30 Wednesday: 12 miles in 86 minutes

Trail running with Jim Johnson, Mike Quintal and Ryan Miller. Twisted up the ankles pretty good a few times and the left foot is hurting pretty good now!

3/31 Thursday: 8 miles in 60 minutes

Ran on the treadmill today. My lower legs are a bit sore and tight today from yesterdays trail run. The left foot is feeling OK, tight but no stabbing pain.

4/1 Friday: 8 miles in 61 minutes

Treadmill running while watching the Red Sox game. Felt OK today, the legs were a little stiff to start but loosened up . The foot is the same, a bit tight , but no pain.

4/2 Saturday: 5 miles in 37 minutes and 4 hours of skiing

Run in Campton with Heather after skiing with Dad and Caitlyn. Easy out and back running, the legs were a bit tired from skiing but felt OK. My left foot also felt OK again, just a bit tight.

4/3 Sunday: 11 miles in 76 minutes (Garmin)

Ran over to Winnekenni and did the big loop of the lake with a bit of add on. I felt good besides my foot hurting a little bit. I only kept the boot on for a couple hours last night so I am not surprised.

Total Miles: 52.2