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

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Training 10/3 to 10/6

10/3 Monday: OFF

A day off after two days in a row.

10/4 Tuesday: 7 miles in 52 minutes

Easy running from Cedardale in Haverhill. Felt good on the run, but the foot was pretty achy and a bit more than I would have liked. We will see how it feels tomorrow.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Training 9/26 to 10/2

9/26 Monday: OFF

9/27 Tuesday: 6 miles in 46 minutes

Easy running in Andover. Foot felt a bit tight in the heel and ankle area. No pain, but not comfortable either.

9/28 Wednesday: OFF

PT at Off Season Sports and Physical Therapy. Treatment is going well!

9/29 Thursday: 10.3 miles in 73 minutes

Ran With Jim Johnson and Emery Bickford from Jim's house. Did a loop that went up and over Spicket Hill.....and it was a pretty good hill! The run got interesting when it started to thunder and lightning and the skies opened up. Overall it was a great run and the kick in the ass I really needed. It was great to get out there and run with some other guys and it got me excited to get back out there racing. Next time I will get a few of those town lines!

9/30 Friday: OFF

10/1 Saturday: 8 miles in 64 minutes

Was going to go over the Winnekenni to catch the USATFNE 25k trail Championships, but 7am came way too early. So I went over to Lowell to watch Heather race 5k at Jennifer's Run. I warmed up with Heather and then ran around the course to cheer on those racing. Heather ran well and got second place! I finished up cooling down with Heather, her sister Emily and the Fallon's. Got in a total of 8 miles......the foot felt pretty good. I will take it!

10/2 Sunday: 6 miles in 49 minutes

Very easy running with Heather. It was my first back to back day of running since taking time off. I felt really slow and heavy, but the foot felt alright.

Total Miles: 30.3

Not a bad week of running. The foot seems to be holding up OK. Its not 100% yet, but I feel like it is heading in that direction. I will keep bringing up the milage slowly, as long as the foot feels good.