Monday, July 25, 2011

Week of July 18th-24th

Monday: 10mi / 70min on Keene Tracks w/George and Griffin. Hot and humid weather, legs a little bit sore.

Tuesday: 0mi - Hiked up Little Monadnock w/Jen and Griffin in Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam, NH. Nice easy hike with beautiful views and blueberries on the summit.

Wednesday: 10mi / 68min in Pisgah w/Griffin and (Jen). Great run.
pm - 9mi* / 59min - track workout- 4-4-8-mile-8-4-4 w/half rest (74,74,2:26,4:57,2:22,70,66) w/Andy and George (Boj, James, Ockel, Brad, Jen, andFerenc there too) It was pretty hot and humid at the track. I felt really good and stayed smooth and relaxed the whole time. We took 400 rest after the mile, making the 2nd 800 the toughest part of the workout.

Thursday: 10mi / 74min in Gilsum Woods w/George and Boj. Nice and slow. Very hot and humid. lifted weights
pm - 7mi* / 47min at Hinsdale Fun Run. 1mi-5:34/2.3mi-20min (had to run to the bathroom, but finished) It was outrageously hot and humid. 91 degrees at 6:30 at night.

Friday: 12mi / 1:22 on Westmoreland Tracks w/Ferenc. Very hot and humid again. This heat wave sucks!!! Can't take the dogs with us because it really is too hot for them. Humans are the world's best ultra endurance predators in the heat, dogs are the world's best in cold temps.

Saturday: 15mi / 1:34 on Westmoreland Tracks w/Ferenc and Fyffe. Zipping along pretty well on way back. Not as hot, still humid though.
pm - 3mi / 20min in Pisgah w/Fyffe, Ferenc, and the girls. Took the dogs for a swim and got some extra mileage.

Sunday: 20mi* / 2:22 in Gilsum Woods w/George, Ferenc, Fyffe, Pipp, Thomas P., and Ryan B. My legs were pretty fried going into this run. It turned out to be slightly longer than advertised which was tough for my tired body and spirit to handle. After finishing and chugging some gatorade, I was in a better mood and it was a good run.

Total: 96mi - Big mileage week and I'm feeling it. The goal is to keep this going and have a really strong fall. I know my races might suffer a bit this summer, but the heat always slows me down any way, so why not get after it? I'm racing the Blessing of the Fleet next Friday and Carver on Saturday, pulling a double j. Should be fun, less mileage, more lifting.

1 comment:

  1. Little late on this but damn, that's a monster week.