Over a week without Facebook! How am I coping?! All is well, running is moving me forward. Running will help solve everything.
A recap weekly/biweekly/monthly or however I decided to do it. A week is determined in my plan as Monday thru Sunday. 1 month is from 1st to last day.
December 10 – December 16 (7 days)
Goal Mileage Week: 25-30 (5 days)
Weekly Running Goal: Begin the buildup back up to run something, and chase down 10,000 miles
RECAP: Getting back to my 5 day run week means rest on Monday and Friday for me.
TITLE: 1513.43 PLACE: Whiting TYPE OF RUN: Easy
DIST/TIME/PACE: 6.2/1:10 ELEVATION: +360 / -363 RTR/TE: 4/?
RECAP: Began my quest chasing down the miles leading up to 10,000 miles. Two days later I discovered my addition was wrong and I only have 1519.63 miles to go. Ran ok, not great. Will be glad to get out of winter if I can keep running thru it.
TITLE: 1507.43 aka EveryTrail continued PLACE: Webster Park TYPE OF RUN: Easy
DIST/TIME/PACE: 6/1:15 ELEVATION: +169/-169 RTR/TE: 3/?
RECAP: Continued my EveryTrail by hitting East side of Webster Park. On the west side spent lots of time slowing and walking because of frozen mudprints and bike ruts that we’re taking my ankles every which way. RTR 3/10
TITLE: 1,501.43 aka Ladder errrrm Work PLACE: Webster Roads TYPE OF RUN: Easy
DIST/TIME/PACE: 6/56:33/9:29p ELEVATION: +228/-228 RTR/TE: 3/?
RECAP: First off, screwed up on my mileage chart, but it worked in my favor. Hit the road in hopes of eliviating pressure off the knee that wasn’t feeling great and attempted a ladder workout. Got up to the five minute interval at the base of a hill and decided to can the workout and run easy the rest of the way. By the final half mile the knee felt like it was loosening
RECAP: Packet pickup and some rest for the knee.
TITLE: Race 1: Reindeer Run PLACE: Downtown TYPE OF RUN: “race”
DIST/TIME/PACE: 3.1/24:10 ELEVATION: +50/-50 RTR/TE: 5/?
RECAP: Signed up for the race on Thursday, then thought it would be good to sign up for a couple series races and ended up having two 5ks an hour apart from each other. So I parked Lando at the perfect escape spot. Said hi to Scotty Miner as he was warming up (he killed and went sub 20). I wasn’t feeling great or trained for this but I figured it would be a decent baseline for me. Lined up with Dylan Jennings and pretty much just shadowed him up to the last mile. After drafting off two tall guys for mile two I decided to pass DJ and open the legs up. This also happened at the precise moment when Barb B was out taking photos. Made a goofy face, gave a high five and kicked it up a notch. The legs were taking it better than I thought they would. Just as we were cornering Court Street I got a high five from Boots, which gave me a little boost going down hill. Once the legs had opened up I knew it was time to see what was in the reserves. I think I passed about 10-20 people rounding the corner as I was somewhere in the sub 6 pace range for the last 100-200 m stretch. Finished, grabbed my medal and hopped in Lando to skirt off to the next race.
TITLE: Race 2: Don Curran 5K PLACE: Not so Downtown TYPE OF RUN: “race”
DIST/TIME/PACE: 3.1/24:30 ELEVATION: 0 RTR/TE: 5/?
RECAP: Running 2 5K’s in one morning is pretty stupid, but it appears I wasn’t the only stupid one. Got there with plenty of time to spare, change and warmup. Gil grabbed my bib which saved me line time, so that was cool. Talked with Andrew, Prem, Laura as we were getting ready. I didn’t know what to expect other than “8’s”. I tucked in behind Prem assuming he would take it easy…3/4 mile in I realized we were sub 7:30 and at a pace unrealistic for me. Surprisingly 7:30 mile was my fastest of the day. Eventually nearly everyone would pass me as I positive split the race and my legs started to revolt. I kick myself as I put the body into survival cruise control. If I hadn’t, I probably would have bettered the time from race 1.
TITLE: Drunken Therapy PLACE: Linear PArk TYPE OF RUN: Easy
DIST/TIME/PACE: 5/59:04 ELEVATION: +186/-186 RTR/TE: 2/?
RECAP: Went back to my old stomping grounds and just ran easy. The body was pretty tired from yesterday and I slogged a bit.
WTD Mileage/HRS/EL: 30.56/ 5:22/ +836/-836
MTD Mileage/HRS/EL: 50 /9:23/ +/-
YTD Mileage/HRS/EL: 510.44/ 107:55/ +/-
LTD Mileage: 8510.92 (from 2/20/2011)
TRAINING: —- (–%) RACING: —- (—%)
Start/End Weight: ? / 198
Start/End CTL: —/—
Made it thru 2 5Ks! 2 5k’s that were only an hour apart from each other. Also my first 30 mile week since Mid May.
Ah…the general tiredness. Went out to a movie on Sat night and was falling asleep by 9pm. Also zero energy thru the day. Need to start hoping that that will change and put some energizing food back into my diet to help out
Just running easy for now. Signed up for two series, Snow Cheap and Freezeroo to pull my ass along. The trick will be to not overdo it or get injured so I can have good running in Spring and Summer.
General achiness. (sp) The knee and ankles were a bother to run thru this week
Snow Cheap #1 at Mendon on Wednesday, and just general running easy the rest of the week.
Chasing down 10,000 miles.