Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Week of October 24th to 30th

Monday: 2mi/16min in Health class

14mi/1:34 on Grafton Powerlines Trails w/Ferenc and the girls. Good run the hills out there are tough!

Tuesday: 2mi/16min in Health class

4mi/27min in Pisgah w/Griffin. Good run nice weather.

Wednesday: 2mi/16min in Health class

8mi/68min in Pisgah w/Jen and Griffin. Had fun out there saw 6 turkeys and a barred owl called to us.

Thursday: 5mi/33min in Pisgah w/Griffin. Snowing w/freezing rain. 37 degrees

Friday: 2mi/16min in Health class

8mi/51min in Pisgah w/Griffin. We got 3 inches of snow last night, most of it is melted now.

Saturday: 4mi/28min in Pisgah w/Jimmy and Griffin. Cold morning 30 degrees. Ready for tomorrow. We're gonna get a Nor'easter.

Sunday: 27mi*/2:41 Cape Cod Marathon-2:36:45 (5:59) 7th. This is a brutal course with non stop up and downs in the second half. It was very windy with temps around 40 degrees at the start. It felt cold. We lucked out though, because it wasn't raining. I ran the first few miles with Jim Johnson, then Kevin Alliette from Whirlaway went by and I latched onto him and ran with him until 8miles when I had to stop to drop a deuce in the woods. I lost about a minute and when I emerged from the woods, George ran by. I ran with him for a half mile or so and then I pulled away to see if I could catch Scott Leslie. It took me 7 miles to finally catch him. It sucked because we were both working hard running into the wind. I almost yelled to him that he should wait and we could work together, but that didn't seem fair to him. We worked well for quite a few miles changing leads to take turns in the wind. Somewhere around 21miles, we saw Justin Freeman run into the woods for a bathroom break much like mine. He caught back up to us and pulled away. I tried to go with him and left Scott. I was starting to get very tired and had a big blister on my toe. Around 23 miles, I started to feel energized. I picked it up and I could tell I was moving pretty well for so late in a marathon. I could see 3 runners up ahead and worked hard to catch them. I caught one of them and passed him in the last mile. I was really happy to finish 7th in these tough conditions. It made me think what if I didn't have the bathroom break. Could I have stayed with Kevin who ended up finishing 3rd? Maybe. I was pumped to see George run so well and win the Master's title. It was great running with Scott and he was a big help, he even gave me a gu because I dropped mine in the woods during my pit stop. I was extremely happy, but not a bit surprised to see Patrick Rich win in a jaw dropping 2:28! That is amazing in those tough conditions on this tough course. Jim ran well considering how banged up he's been lately. He showed his toughness today. Sontag ran a big p.r. in 3:32. Congrats to everyone who toed the line and finished on a monster of a day on a brutal course. This was definitely memorable.

Here are my miles:


2mi and 3mi-11:32(missed 2)






9mi-6:49(pit stop)






14mi and 15mi-11:30(missed 14)






21mi and 22mi-12:04(missed 21)







Total: 78mi - Good week. Time to recover and start training for indoor track.


  1. Awesome race out there Greg! The CCM is a tough course in the 2nd half. Sounds like the wind was not too fun but at least it was not raining or snowing. Nice way to tough it out even with a time-out to take care of business...

  2. Nice race, Eazy G. Droppin' deuces but still showin' the world how it done.

  3. Laughing my ass off at Muddy Puddin's comment. Way to go Greg, conditions looked wicked.