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

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Training 7/9 to 7/15

7/9 Monday: 7 miles in 52 minutes

Easy running.

7/10 Tuesday: 10.4 miles in 74 minutes

Easy running up into the center of Andover. Felt pretty good.

7/11 Wednesday: OFF

I have been taking a off day almost every week. Why stop now?

7/12 Thursday: 10 miles in 69 minutes

Ran over to Winnekenni this afternoon. Exciting run through downtown Haverhill. All of Haverhill's finest were out in full effect. I got called a few choice names and even saw some domestic abuse. I love Haverhill.

7/13 Friday: 7 miles in 49 minutes

Early morning run around Haverhill. It is so much more pleasant when the townies are still in bed.

7/14 Saturday: 11 miles in 77 minutes

Heather and I went over to South Hamilton, MA to run the Greenbelts Run For the Hills 10k trail race. I had a great fun time despite the deer flies being so awful. I ran away from the pack at about 1.5 miles and never saw any challengers after that. Heather also ran pretty well taking 2nd overall in the woman's race. Results

7/15 Sunday: 18.1 miles in 2 hours and 6 minutes

A nice solid long run around Haverhill. I felt really good and the pace stayed solid throughout.

Total Miles: 63.5

Monday, July 9, 2012

Training 7/2 to 7/8

7/2 Monday: 6 miles in 46 minutes

Easy running in Haverhill. Did the first few miles with Heather.

7/3 Tuesday: 8 miles in 63 minutes

Ran towards Andover Center. Not feeling so good. I am pretty sure I am getting sick.

7/4 Wednesday: OFF

Sick! Always on holidays and vacations. Heather dragged me out of the house for lunch up in Newburyport.

7/5 Thursday: 10 miles in 78 minutes

Ran the Rattlesnake hill loop. Took it pretty easy today after being sick yesterday.

7/6 Friday: 10 miles in 73 minutes

Another solid run today. Feeling much better. I ran my way up into Andover Center.

7/7 Saturday: 17 miles in 1 hour and 58 minutes

Got out pretty early before it got to hot. Ran the Bradford Valentines 5 miler loop as part of my run through the area. The pace was solid despite feeling like I was moving slow, so I will take it.

7/8 Sunday: 9 miles in 68 minutes

Easy running on the treadmill while Heather went long with a group in Derry. Then it was off to the beach with friends and the kids for a fun day in the sun!

Total Miles: 60 

Not too bad considering I was sick and missed a day of running. The last 4 days of the week were really solid. Need to find a race to run.