Monday: 0mi - lifted weights
Tuesday: 11mi / 77min in Pisgah w/Ferenc, Fyffe, and the girls. Nice weather, still plenty of snow in the woods. I stepped off the trail into snow crotch deep!
Wednesday: 12mi* / 1:20 - Baker St. Workout: 4x200(35 avg), 2x400(69,70)800(2:17)2x400(68,66)4x200(33 avg) full rest, 400 after the 800. w/Miller (Goupil, Boj, James, Clint, Brad, and Andy also there) This was a good workout where I felt in control and smooth. I didn't want to run too fast to save something for New Bedford on Sunday. Feeling good!
Thursday: 7mi / 48min in Pisgah w/Griffin and Jimmy. Nice run. Lifted weights.
Friday: 10mi / 68min on Keene Rds. w/Boj, Goupil, Tim, and Thomas. Warm 60F, feeling good.
Saturday: 3mi / 20min in Norfolk, MA. Ran through a development with million dollar homes. I'm surprised it's not a gated community. Ready for New Bedford.
Sunday: 18mi* / 1:45 - New Bedford half marathon -1:10:26(5:23) 19th place. I'm pretty pleased with my effort. After talking with Glenn on Friday night, I decided I would just go for it and not be afraid to go out a little quicker. I ran with Jim Johnson the first few miles and we were moving really well. After the hill at 4miles I started to hurt a bit, and I was cursing Glenn and his pep talk. I thought that it was gonna be a rough race from this point on. Just before 5miles, Kim Smith went flying by us. Chris Mahoney also caught us at this point along with a bunch of runners with Kim. I thought that meant I must be slowing down, but when I looked at my watch, I had run 5:10 for that mile, she was hauling ass! JJ started to pull away around 6 miles or so. I ran with a few guys I didn't know, and we would yo-yo back and forth, kind of sharing wind breaking duties. At the hill at 9miles I glanced back and saw Andy and I think Chris Mahoney not too far behind me. JJ was really putting distance on me now and I knew the next 4 miles were gonna be tough. I hit 10 miles in 53:28 and was starting to struggle. I could see Brandon Newbold ahead of me and focused on his back hoping to reel him in. I really struggled in the last mile, and a BAA runner went flying by me. On the final straight away I tried to sprint by Patrick Fournier and my hamstring started to cramp, he held me off at the line. I ran 1:10:26. I wanted to go sub 1:10, but I was pleased to p.r. CMS ran awesome with JJ running 1:09low and Andy, Mike, and Scott Leslie right behind me. They must have been eating me up the last couple miles! Here are my laps:
13-5:36-that really hurt
On the ride home I saw 10 snow geese in a field with about 100 canada geese. There was also a woodcock in my yard when I got home. Cool bird sightings.
Total: 61mi - Need to get my mileage up a bit.