Monday - 0mi. Still sick. Went for a walk at night and did 3 x 8sec hill sprints.
Tuesday - 0mi. Had to ref. Starting to feel better.
Wednesday - 12mi*/1:20 - Baker St workout: 4 x mile(5:15,5:16,5:21,5:08)w/400+rest. It felt great to finally run again! I feel almost 100%. Ran with Brent, Fyffe, and George. (Boj and Brad there also)
Felt nice and easy. Very controlled. I didn't sign up for Valentine because I got sick and didn't know if I could run a 6min mile nevermind sub 4:20. Now Jen and I are gonna do a trail race in Rhode island instead.
Thursday - 4mi/27min in Pisgah with Griffin. The trails are really dangerous. I almost broke my neck so I turned back.
Friday - 7mi/47min in Pisgah with Griffin. I ran on some trails that weren't as icy. I could run at a decent clip. I really need to get my miles up, I feel like I'm starting to lose fitness.
Saturday - 11mi/69min on Keene Rds out and around Bretwood Golf Course. Solo. Felt great to finally get a real run in. Lifted weights.
Sunday - 13mi*/1:24 - Brrrlingame 15k trail race -54:14(5:50) 1st place. This was a great race for me. I got a short warm up in with Jeff Walker, Jonny, Muddy, and Steve Schonning and we previewed the first part of the course. My legs felt very good and I liked the course. I was feeling confident. At the gun I took it out fairly hard to see who would go with me. Al Bernier was right in my heels with Mike Pezzula (URI runner) behind him. I did manage to do a nice flying squirrel jump off a rock that was in the field section of the start of the race. I love these twisty rolling courses. I was really pushing it on the downhills and turns. After about 5 min of racing I started to pull away from Al. I ran solo the rest of the way. I felt strong the entire time and finished the first loop in 26:50. I knew it would be hard to run even splits due to the fast start but I tried to do that. 26:50 for the second loop became my new focus. I held it together pretty well but I hit the finish in 27:23 for the second lap. I was happy to get a convincing win and my confidence is back up after two bad weeks of training due to being wiped out with a nasty cold. It was great seeing my friends and family run well. I'm looking forward to Dh Jones.
Total - 47miles. Really need to get my mileage up next week. I'm looking forward to racing my first ever 5k on a track.