Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Training 10/19-10/25

Mon 6.5 from Oakridge through the farm and trails easy
Tues 6.2 JA loop with Brian 47:39
wed 6+ from farm to soccer fields, did 5 loops of 1000 with 12x100 strides to test new spikes
Thur 6.2 JA loop with Mike and Bob 45:40
Fri 2 easy around the farm
Sat 6.5 from home in cold rain easy
Sun 13mi 3.5 warm up with cms guys, race Mayors Cup 29:06, 131st pl
4.5 cool down with cms guys and extra with Nate
Total 46.5 year=2,101.5

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mayors Cup

I returned to Franklin Park for the first time in almost a quarter century Sunday for the Mayors cup 8k. The Weather was perfect the course was not. I warmed up with my new teammates a few who I was meeting for the first time ( a great bunch of guys) It became obvious this was not going to be a fast race, but a pure cross country race.There was lots of mud and the grassy areas were quite soft. I started a little conservative and had trouble getting any rhythm throughout the race. I felt flat and slow but gave a hard effort. My splits were 5:22,11:30, and 23:25. I finished in 29:06 and noticed my brand new spikes gave me brutal blisters on both big toes. Hopefully these will heal before the NE meet in two weeks. All in all a solid day, I got to do an extended cool down with Nate Jenkins and talk running with him. I look forward to retuning in two weeks and post a much better time against all Masters, and see where I stack up.

thanks to Kristen K for the photo's and cheering the team on.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Training 10/12-10/18

Mon off
Tues 5 easy
Wed 6.5 easy
Thur 6 JA loop w/mike,Bob 46:12
Fr 6.5 move tractor to field then 5x10sec short hills
Sat off (thinking of jumping in Baystate on sun to get Boston Qualifyier)
Sun 12 looked at weather and decided to skip marathon. Ran to Doyle field 4mi then did Aussie Quaters in rain/snow (44)79(52)81(53)80(54)81(53)81(53)81(53)81(53)74=17:38 7 seconds faster than last month in much worse conditions. My legs would not turn over today so the quaters were much slower but the 200 rest was a lot faster. I'm not sure what that means but I hope to run a 40+pr at Mayors cup next week
Total 36 miles brutal low week but I was fighting a chest/head cold all week and I didn't want it to linger

Year= 2,055

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Training 9/28-10/11

week of 9/28-10/4

mon 5 easy solo
tues 6.2 easy am 47:50
4.5 from farm to fields
wed track 3mi w/u 3mi c/d 3xmile 200rest
thur 10mi 7:40/mi from home to farm
fri off
sat 4.5 in rain from home real easy
sun Topsfield 8K ran the main loop as a warm up 3mi , course had some wet areas but n0t bad. Ran 29:01 , 2nd master behind new teamate Dan Verrington ( a beast of a runner) A new 40+ Pr on a tough course, I hope to break 28 min by the end of the year if I can stay healthy! Ran for my new team CMS and I am really excited to be on such a great team. Pm ran 4 miles from farm to fields easy

Week total 53.5 miles

Week of 10/5-10/11
mon 5 mi from farm to fields
Tues 6.2 JA loop with group 48:00
Wed Track Aussie Quaters 4mi w/u 2 c/d
tough workout;getting a head cold and there was 40mph winds. Only could manage 1/2 of the workout today. (47)78(55)73(52)80(101)83=8:52 I was on pace with the last time I did this w/o but was struggling badly on the last couple quaters. 8mi total
Thur 7 @7:30/mi from farm to sterling shop
Fri 6.5 easy from home
Sat 4.5 real easy from home
Sun Wayland 5k x-c, Ran most of the course as a warmup then ran 17:29
for 14th place again 2nd master and I could not catch 50 year old Mark Reeder on the track. Felt real flat and tired today, I hope to get 2 good weeks of training before Mayors Cup .
ran 2 c/d with Jaime then 4 miles in the PM from farm to fields
Total 50 miles for the week 2,019 for year
this puts me over 2000 miles for the year for the first time since 1990