Sunday, June 30, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
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.
Posted by Greg at 2:35 AM
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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.
Posted by Greg at 1:24 AM
Sunday, June 16, 2013
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.
Posted by Greg at 3:07 AM
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.
Posted by Greg at 2:44 AM
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
Monday, June 10, 2013
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
Posted by Greg at 3:16 AM
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.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
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.
Posted by Greg at 3:13 AM
Sunday, June 2, 2013
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!
Posted by Greg at 8:38 AM