Monday: 10mi /68min on Keene Rail Trail w/George and Griffin. Nice and easy. Ran into Boj. He was doing a tempo run. Drizzly and dark. lifted upper body
Tuesday: 0mi -had C.P.R. training for 4 hours after school. leg routine, no weight
Wednesday: am -3mi /22min w/Griffin in the rain
pm- 11mi* / 67min Track workout @ I pace -1200-800-400-1200-800-400-1200 w/ half rest. (3:52, 2:35, 76, 3:47, 2:26, 75, 3:48) Not a great workout. It was very windy at the track and my body was tight and stiff. Just one of those weird days where everyone was in some sort of funk. Had a blast at Armadillos. Too funny!
Thursday: 13mi* / 1:18:47 in Pisgah w/Griffin. M.P.* run. Felt really good. I set my new record to the ridge (48:45). Kind of shut it down after the ridge. Talked with a hiker at the top that had 2 dogs. He was a cool older guy. There was an awesome moon right over Mt. Monadnock. What a beautiful day and a fantastic run.
Friday: 8mi / 56min in Pisgah w/Fyffe, Ferenc, and the Girls. Nice easy run. Legs fatigued.
Saturday: 5mi / 36min on Ashuelot Rail Trail w/Griffin and Jen. Beautiful, chilly morning run. I haven't run with Jen in a while. It was fun. I'm getting excited for Lil Rhody tomorrow. I really want to break 45 minutes. My right piriformis is pretty sore right now. I'm used to that, I'll be fine!
Sunday: 14mi* / 1:26 - Lil Rhody Runaround 8mile trail race - 45:03(5:38) 1st. My right piriformis was miserably sore before the start of this race. After a good warm-up with Ben Nephew and Boj, I was feeling a little bit looser. I didn't want to complain after seeing how bad Glenn's back was, and he was still racing. The race went well. I took off at the gun and that was pretty much it. It was a solo time trial against the clock. Ben was coming off a 50miler and I figured his leg speed would be a little compromised. I felt great and knew I was running my best Lil Rhody ever. The only problem was the slippery leaves. It seems like in years past, the oaks were still hanging onto their leaves making the course faster. Not this year. Not a leaf on any tree, just on the ground causing me to slip on every uphill and turn. I got to the final road section and really hammered, running this last section the strongest I've ever run it. I felt like I was running a low 44 but figured I was slower because of the leaves. I wasn't wearing a watch and when I came into the finish I saw the clock at 45:00. I was a little discouraged to see that, but oh well, I ran fast and won for the 4th time. My official time was 45:03, which is a p.r. for me. I cheered for all my friends and family running the race. It was great to see Bentley and Jonny run big p.r.'s, Jen run a good first Rhody, Pard win his age group, Big Dave finish strong, and M.C. battle through the pain to finish for the first time in many years. I cooled down with Boj and started bonking due to the late start and early breakfast. Luckily, I had an awesome Thanksgiving meal waiting for me at my parent's house. It was great spending time with family and friends and I'm thankful for my health and the health of everyone around me. Winning is fun, but I'm happy to just be out there running in the woods with like minded people.