Saturday, October 26, 2013
12mi/1:16 in Pisgah with Griffin. I decided to go up the ridge trail and see if I could get a good time hammering up the ascent. My best is 13:57 from the summer of 2012. I pushed hard in the ideal weather and was really starting to hurt near the top. I ran 14:01 which is my second best ever. The view to the east of Mt Monadnock was glorious with all the browns and oranges mixed in with bare trees and evergreens. I cruised easily back and got a little bonky toward the end. Great run!
Posted by Greg at 9:48 AM
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Am:3mi/24min with Health class kids. Pm:10mi*/65min. Monadnock track workout. 16-8-8-4-4-4-4 with half rest. (5:01, 2:26, 2:24, 71, 70, 68, 65). I'm pretty sure the track must be short or downhill. We all ran great. I haven't done a track workout since August 28th. It was a nice surprise to run so effortlessly. George, Andy, and Boj all had good workouts too. Yoga in the morning.
Posted by Greg at 3:29 AM
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
15mi*/1:32. Granite State 10Miler - 56:34 (5:40) 5th. Pretty good race. I struggled a little bit on the hills in the 4th and 5th miles but was able to rally and run pretty strong. This is a hilly race in some beautiful back roads in Concord. The competition was strong this year. Here are my miles (5:28, 5:50, 5:50, 5:42, 5:44, 5:50, 5:41, 5:25, 5:21, 5:39) It was good to catch up with Chris Mahoney. We warmed up and cooled down together and he almost caught me in the race finishing just 5 seconds back. Jen and I really enjoy this race and I'm sure we'll be back next year.
Posted by Greg at 2:02 PM
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
8.5mi*/55min. Oktoberfest 3.5mi - 19:35(5:27) 1st. This was a really fun race. Jen and I arrived a little before 10am for the 11:00 start and there were hundreds of people already there. Apparently this race was pretty huge. There must have been over a 1000 runners. It was a gorgeous fall day. I started off conservatively, running off the leaders' shoulders into the wind. The first mile was uphill. I decided not to take my splits but glanced down at my watch and saw we hit the mile in 5:28. I made my move after a mile and a half and bolted into the lead. The 3rd mile was pretty brutal, all uphill. The last .5 was down a steep hill that was almost too steep to run fast down. I got the win which was sweet. This was a nice little confidence booster. I won a case of Harpoon chromium replacement beverages and a beer fest boot for the team win. I had a blast hanging out with Jen, Brent Wilmont and Neal Graves. Good times! I'll definitely be back! I'm looking forward to more short races this fall and toying with the idea of jumping in the Manchester City Marathon. Total for the week: 60miles. Next week, similar mileage with hill sprints, a fartlek run, and a 10mi road race.
Posted by Greg at 2:31 PM
10mi/66min in Grafton Ponds with Ferenc, Lena, and Ellie. Good run. My legs were a little tired today. Lena got quilled in the foot. This must be the 20th time she's gotten quilled. Ferenc pulled out all the quills and had to get a few out using his teeth. That's love! Beautiful day. I did my old P90X knock off dvd today. 90 Day Supreme Total Fitness: Chest and back. It was tough!
Posted by Greg at 2:18 PM
Am: 3mi/23min in Health class with fastest kids. Pm: 10mi/66min in Pisgah with Griffin. Awesome run. Felt strong and smooth. I had to keep holding back so I wouldn't leave Griffin in the dust. My form felt great. Could the hill sprints be working already? Probably. Did a solid yoga session after the run.
Posted by Greg at 2:15 PM
Am: 1.5mi with Health class fastest kids. Pm: 3.5mi with Griffin in Pisgah. Nasty weather. Windy with a strong rain. Glad I got this in. Did an awesome yoga session after. I pulled a deer tick out of my leg this morning. I'll have to watch for the bull's eye.
Posted by Greg at 2:05 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013
8mi/54min on the Pinnacle Mtn - Putney Mtn trails with Ferenc and Lena. Fyffe dropped me off at the bottom of Pinnacle Mtn. I ran up fairly hard to meet up with Ferenc. He was doing a long run from his house with Lena. It was cold and drizzly and I wish I had gloves on. The run was fun and was over before I knew it. Effortless fun in the woods. All the Rhody guys killed their marathon races today. I'm pumped for all of them! WTAC on the map! See you guys at Lil Rhody. Hopefully I can get myself in sub 45 shape. Total for the week: 16mi. This was a planned recovery week. Next week, I'll start training for shorter stuff which will include hill sprints, tempo and fartlek runs, and lifting and yoga. I can't wait to rebuild my body into a speed machine. My body responds well to this kind of training and I'm excited for it. I plan on doing some 5K's this month.
Posted by Greg at 3:17 PM
4mi/29min in Pisgah with Griffin. Nice and easy run. Calves sore from shuttle run in P.E. class. I ran 9.1 which is slow for me. That's what happens post marathon. I'll run 8.7 in a couple weeks, I'm sure of it. I watched the Keene State Invite XC Meet. The girls ran well and the guys killed it. Pacman ran great for the old guys! Played some wiffle with Eli and Boj. Fun stuff.
Posted by Greg at 3:12 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013
26.2mi*/2:39:18 (6:05)-3rd place. I'm pleased with this race, considering my less than stellar fitness level, I was able to run pretty well. I had a bathroom break in the woods at mile 11 which cost me around 1:30, and I slipped from 2nd to 5th. I may have pushed a little too hard to try to catch back up to David Herr and Justin Montgomery and I suffered from mile 22 until the finish. Here are my miles: (5:39, 6:10, 5:48, 5:54, 5:41, 5:49, 5:50, 5:52, 5:57, 5:58, 7:18, 6:04, 5:43, 6:01, 6:14, 5:36, 5:48, 5:53, 5:57, 5:50, 5:40, 6:37, 6:09, 6:45, 6:40, 6:49, 1:22). I'd love to do the road work and come into this race in 2:30 shape and go for the win. Next year!
Posted by Greg at 2:59 AM