Sunday, June 30, 2013

Saturday, June 29th

8mi/55min in Pisgah. Jen and Griffin were out there as well. We ran into Glenn and Jimmy. Legs are feeling good.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28th

Am: 5mi/35min in Friedsam solo. It was pouring and the streams were raging. Pm: 10mi/65min on the Putney dirt roads with Ferenc, Fyffe and Najem. Legs a bit tired. Good run though. Last day of school!!!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 27th

5mi/38min in Friedsam with Griffin. We had 8th grade graduation. I was only able to sneak in a short run. Tomorrow is our last day (finally)! Bring on summer!

Wednesday, June 26th

Am: 5mi/38min in Friedsam with Griffin. Pm: 11mi*/72min. Track workout. 3x4x300m. 200rest after the 300's. 500rest in between sets. Result: (51,50,50,49-50,50, 49,48-51,51,50,49). Good workout. My calves wanted to cramp in the last set so I backed off a little. I would have liked to run under 50 for all of them in the last set. Ran with Najem and Andy. We had a nice cooling rain during the workout and the sun came out for the cooldown.

Tuesday, June 25th


Monday, June 24th


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sunday, June 23rd

10mi/64min in Pisgah. Great run. Stomach feeling better. I felt like I gained some fitness today. Went fishing with MC for creek chubs in his stream. My back has been very stiff. 38mile week.

Wed,Thurs,Fri June 20-22

0mi logged running but lot's of time logged on the toilet. Had a stomach bug.

Wednesday, June 19th

7mi/47min in Pisgah with Griffin. Gorgeous day. Had the sports awards. Did 25 pull-ups.(not all in one set - I'm not Boj)

Tuesday, June 18th

11mi/77min on the Putney dirt roads with Ferenc, Fyffe,Najem. We were joined a few miles into the run by Caleb and Anna. They work at the Putney School at a summer camp. Anna ran for Bowdoin and could really roll, Caleb was trying to impress Anna and was able to hang on with us. I was impressed, hopefully Anna was too.

Monday, June 17th

10mi/72min on the Westmoreland tracks with Ferenc, Najem, Lena and Ellie.

Sunday, June 16th

10mi/70min in Pisgah with Ferenc, Lena and Ellie. Good run. Not sore today. Played wiffle with Boj and MC.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

June 15th - Mt. Washington

1:21:28 - 67th place. I'm not sure what to say about this race. It sucked and was awesome at the same time. It was ridiculously difficult and also easy. It sucked because I ran like a wimp. Any parts of the race that were tough, I'd give up on myself and back off. I felt good through the half way point hitting it in 38:12. At 5miles was when I just ran without any toughness. I hiked on a lot of the steep stuff. I realize I have no low gear. When it was steep I had nothing in the legs. I was faster than the people around me on the less steep sections. This is what made the race easy. Me being a wimp and not hurting enough. I feel like going into a race like this you need to have your A game. I was in sub par shape and knew it, which gave me zero confidence. It was a lot of fun hanging out on the top, cheering runners on. The weather was glorious if you were out of the wind. I'm not sure if I'll ever race this one again. I'd want to be in monster shape with some of the other mountain races in my legs to help with my low climbing gear.

Friday, June 14th

7mi/44min in Pisgah solo. This is one of the best runs I've had in 2 months. I felt strong, relaxed and smooth. I was just floating along easily. I had to hold back a bit to save something for Mt. Washington tomorrow. Drove up to Andy's lake house in Acton, ME after. What a gorgeous spot. Perfect weather day. Legs feel great.

Thursday, June 13th


Wednesday, June 12th

10mi*/68min - KMS track workout. 5x600 + 4x200 (1:48,1:48,1:47,1:45,1:50 + 32,31,30,29). 200 rest for everything. With Najem, Andy, (Thomas, Fyffe, James and George there too). I'm pretty pleased with this effort. My fitness seems to be coming around. I still have a lot of work to do though. Watched the Bruins at Boj's house. Left at the end of regulation.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, June 11th

7mi/47min in Pisgah with Griffin. It poured the whole run. Griffin is not a fan of the rain, but we both started having fun after 10min. The streams and ponds are really high right now. We flushed a great blue herron at Fullam Pond.

Monday, June 10th


Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday, June 9th

15mi/1:43 - Gilsum trails with George. This was a beautiful day for a run. It was sunny but cool with low humidity. George was feeling good and he worked all the climbs and most of the flats. At least the downhills were relaxing. I was all out on some of the climbs trying desperately to hang onto George. He wasn't wearing a watch and was surprised to hear how fast we ran. He's never broken 1:50 before on that loop. This was a good fitness builder for me. Total for the week: 63miles. 1 workout, 1 race, 1 good long run and a set of hill sprints

Saturday, June 8th

9mi*/60min - Keene Healthy Start 5K - 18:02. 2nd place. This course was long but I still ran pretty slow. My splits were meaningless as the course was not measured well but here they are: 5:57,5:09,6:53. I struggled after the 2mi mark and could feel Andy reeling me in. I was able to hold him off. I must have looked back 5 times in the final half mile. Not only am I out of shape, but I'm not race tough at all. That will come with fitness and more racing. Mt. Washington should be a real adventure next week.

Friday, June 7th

9mi/61min on the Putney dirt roads with Ferenc. I'm glad I had someone to run with as it was raining fairly hard the whole time. Legs felt good but my left shin is sore.

Thursday, June 6th


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Wednesday, June 5th

10mi*/67min - Track workout at KMS with Andy, George, Chris, Miller, Najem and James. 4x1200m with 400rest. (3:51,3:54,3:00,3:45,52). I had to take a pit stop 900m into the 3rd one so I added a 300 at the end. Not a stellar day, but glad I'm back in a routine. This is the 2nd real Wednesday in a row and the rust is coming off the old legs.

Tuesday, June 4th

10mi/67min in Pisgah with Ferenc, Fyffe, Najem, George, Lena and Ellie. Nice weather again. Finished with 3x8sec hill sprints with Najem.

Monday, June 3rd

10mi/75min - Westmoreland tracks with Fyffe, Najem, Ferenc, Lena and Ellie. Nice and relaxed. Gorgeous day. No humidity.

Sunday, June 2nd


Saturday, June 1st

11mi/1:23 - Gilsum trails with George. Hot weather. A nice and easy run. I have no voice from having a cold and yelling at the track meet yesterday.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

May total mileage

I ran 209mi in the month of May. That is a 47.2 mpw average. My fitness is poor but I'm on an upswing and feeling motivated. Mt. Washington should be interesting. I hope to get over 300mi for June and then really crank it up in the summer.

Friday, May 31

0mi - Had the Middle School CVL Championships. It was hot and a loooooong meet. We didn't get home until 1:00am! My kids ran like warrior poets. They had lot's of pr's and we set 4 school records and placed in 4 events. The high light for me was when the girls 4x200m crushed their old school record, winning their heat and placing 3rd overall at 11pm. It was way past their bedtimes!