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

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Training 7/30 to 8/5

7/30 Monday: 7 miles in 53 minutes

Easing running around Haverhill with Heather.

7/31 Tuesday: 8.3 miles in 59 minutes

Early morning running over to Winnekenni. 

8/1 Wednesday: 10 miles in 75 minutes

Easy treadmill running at home. I hate the treadmill.

8/2 Thursday: AM: 10 miles in 71 minutes  PM: 5 miles in 39 minutes

AM: Rattlesnake Hill loop. Felt pretty good.

PM: Easy running with Heather 

8/3 Friday: 4 miles in 32 minutes

Very easy shake out run on the treadmill.

8/4 Saturday: 10 miles in 70 minutes

6.5 miles of warm up and down.  Raced 3.5 miles in 18:33. I felt ten times better this weekend compared to last weekend. I put the race away early, Heather tried to keep up. But she couldn't :) Congrats to Heather on her second place overall finish (first female). Results

8/5 Sunday: 17 miles in one hour and 59 minutes

Interesting run today. It was very hot by the time I got out there. I didn't feel all that good, but the pace stayed about 7 minutes the whole way. I also had a near miss with a deer that decided to charge me while I was cutting through Winnekenni. Crazy. 

Total Miles: 71.3

Training 7/23 to 7/29

7/23 Monday: 5 miles in 40 minutes

7/24 Tuesday: 8 miles in 62 minutes

7/25 Wednesday: 10 miles in 80 minutes

7/26 Thursday: AM: 5 miles in 40 minutes  PM: 7 miles in 53 minutes

7/27 Friday: OFF

7/28 Saturday: 11 miles in 76 minutes

Warm-up and down for 6 miles plus five miles of racing at the St Annes Lake Race in Hampstead NH. This course was a tough one! Plus I think I still had marathon legs. I felt pretty awful right off the start and pretty much never got going. I ended up third in 28:06. Results

7/29 Sunday: Off

Recovering from my Bachelor party!

Total Miles: 46

A down week coming off the marathon.

Training 7/16 to 7/22

7/16 Monday: 7 miles in 55 minutes

7/17 Tuesday: 5 miles in 40 minutes

7/18 Wednesday: AM: 5 miles in 40 minutes PM: 6.1 miles in 45 minutes

7/19 Thursday: OFF

7/20 Friday: 5 miles in 37 minutes

7/21 Saturday: 26.7 miles in 3 hours and 28 minutes

Ran the Bear Brook Trail Marathon. This was my first long distance trail race and it was awesome! I tried to run conservative and keep myself hydrated and eating solids at each aid station. All went well with a first place finish and no issues.

7/22 Sunday: OFF

Total Miles: 55