Thursday, February 28, 2013
Am:8mi/65min in Pisgah with Jen and Griffin. Absolutely gorgeous in the woods today. We were the first ones on the groomed trail. The snowmobile club grooms at night just for us! Pm:10+mi/72min on the Keene Rds. Ran with 3 KSCer's (Thomas, Mark and Nick) + George. We did the Beech Hill loop. My legs feel decent. I'm glad I didn't do a workout today. The easy runs helped. 18+ for the day. Yee hah!
Posted by Greg at 2:29 PM
9mi/59min in Pisgah at night with George, Ferenc, Miller and Griffin. We were hoping to go by the light of the full moon but it was too cloudy. We brought headlamps and George brought some crazy spotlight headlamp that he attached to his waist. It was a warm night and the trails were in perfect shape for trail shoes only. My legs are freaking sore from DH Jones. Lifted weights in the morning.
Posted by Greg at 3:24 AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
13mi*/1:15 - DH Jones 10mi - 55:02(5:30) 19th place. This was a decent race for me. I would have liked to run 54 low like years past but I'm just not as fit for longer stuff yet. The conditions were not much of a factor. Here are my miles: (5:29, 5:01, 5:50, 5:49, 5:35, 5:24, 5:07, 5:28, 5:20, 5:53). I really suffered the last mile which happens to me every year at this race. I gotta stop feeling sorry for myself on the hills late in the race. I got some serious work to do before New Bedford. Not much time to do it in, I've got to be smart.
Posted by Greg at 3:22 AM
Sunday, February 24, 2013
0mi. I just felt like a day off. I'm racing DH Jones tomorrow and my legs have been a wee bit sore so I figured what the hell. A zero it is. I went for a short hike with MC and the wolves. We also played some two bounce and a little One on One hoops. Fun day. Tomorrow racing on sloppy roads. Time won't matter just place. It might be a lot like running on the trails maybe I have an advantage.
Posted by Greg at 2:51 AM
Am:1mi with kids at school +circuits Pm:6mi*/37:45 - missed the planned workout. I ran to Drummer Hill from Boj's house and ran the mile at a strong effort in 6:00. (Turns out I ran a hair long). I ean down the hill in 5:45. Then I ran the two miles back in 12 flat. Feeling good.
Posted by Greg at 2:30 AM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Mon - 1mi with kids at school +circuits Tues - 9miSS/65min in Saxton's River with Ferenc and the girls and Whistle Wed - 1mi with kids at school + lifted weights. pm:11mi*/72min Baker St workout. 3x800 3x600 3x400 3x200 (2:28,2:24,2:25,1:44,1:42,1:41,74,xxxx) Crappy workout. Body exhausted. Pulled the plug on it. Thurs - 1mi with kids at school +circuits pm: 5mi/35min. Fri - 12mi/1:23 in Pisgah with Ferenc and the girls. Lena got attacked by the dogs at the top of the street. Great run otherwise. Lifted weights. Sat - 9mi/60min in Pisgah. + 3x10sec hill sprints. Feeling good. 120 pushups. Sun - 22mi*/2:31 in Grafton VT with Ferenc and George. Cold and windy run on the marathon road long loop. Total - 71miles
Posted by Greg at 2:41 AM
Friday, February 15, 2013
11miS.S.* Prospect Mountain 5.4mile snowshoe race. It was a beautiful day for a snowshoe race. It was sunny and there was over a foot of fresh powder with no wind. TiVo made an awesome and challenging course that had a lot of climbing and single track with some groomed sections as well. I took the lead at the start and opened up a decent gap on the groomed section. Soon I was on the winding single track climb with deep snow. This section was tiring but highly enjoyable. I glance back on a few turns and could see Dave Dunham climbing well and making up ground on me. He's got a really good low gear and can climb the tough stuff ridiculously well. My new goal became just trying to beat him to the summit. I figured with my speed I should be able to outrun him down the mountain. I was able to get to the summit but he was very close. Glancing at my watch I think I was at 31 minutes. Time for some fast downhill to build up my lead again...or so I thought. Even though we raced downhill on groomed snow, it was being warmed up by the sun and was too soft to run fast on. I glanced back several times to see that I was putting no distance on DD. I was zigzagging all over the trail, desperate for firm snow. We then turned a sharp right into more single track that cut across the mountain. This was tough but really fun. There was a final short climb out of the single track and DD was really close. He told me he was 12sec back but it looked too close for comfort. Finally, we dumped back onto groomed downhill with firm fast snow. I took off and was able to build a safe lead and take the win in 50:35. DD ran a great race finishing 2nd and pushing me to a good effort. Tim Mahoney finished 3rd. Jen came to the finish smiling and saying she had a blast. I was worried because this was such a tough course. She seems hooked and wants to do more races which is awesome. I'm looking forward to the next one.
Posted by Greg at 2:10 AM
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Am:5miS.S./45min in Pisgah with Ferenc and his girls. Wow. This was tough. There was 16" or so of fresh powder. We took turns breaking trail. My shin muscles and hip flexors were getting a hell of a workout. It was gorgeous in the woods with the sun shining brightly. pm:Did an hour and a half snowshoe hike with Jen and Griffin in Pisgah. We trampled down the same trail that Ferenc and I ran. Now it'll be good to really snowshoe run on. I shoveled for about 2 hours today. Body is nice and tired.
Posted by Greg at 3:37 AM
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Am:1mi with kids at school. Lifted weights. pm:9mi*/60min. Baker St workout. 8x400 (65,66,66,65,66,64,60,62) w/200 rest. Ran with Miller, Andy and George. The KSCers were out there as well. My left knee is still sore. Feels pretty good when I run fast.
Posted by Greg at 4:26 AM
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
10mi/70min in Pisgah with Ferenc and the girls. Lifted weights. Knee is feeling a little bit better. I've had patella tendinitis before and know how to handle it. I'm not worried or overly concerned. I'm excited to watch the New Balance Games tomorrow with Glenn and some of his kids. I'll be cheering the loudest for Bryce Kelly a Chariho kid in the high school mile.
Posted by Greg at 6:33 PM
9mi/60min on the Saxton's River trails with Ferenc and the girls and Whistle. Good run. We ended with the headlamps on. Left knee bugging me on the descents. Really windy out there. January's total: 239mi = 52.3 mpw One crappy race at Millenium mile. One snowshoe race victory. One world record in the 4x800.
Posted by Greg at 6:24 PM
Am: 5mi/34min in Pisgah with Griffin and (Jen). pm: 11mi*/70min. Baker St workout. 6x800 (2:30,2:27,2:28,2:28,2:28,2:20)400rest With Miller, Andy, and George. Feeling smooth and relaxed. It was foggy and warm. The KSCers were out there too doing their workouts in sports bras and shirts off. Left knee really sore on the recovery jogs but felt fine while running fast. Fun day.
Posted by Greg at 6:11 PM