Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 18-27th. SICK!!

I have a nasty sinus infection. I finally got meds after thinking for a week that I could fight it off on my own with rest and good food. Nope. Give me drugs! I spent my entire April vacation sleeping and feeling run down. I ran a total of 7 miles on 3 runs that were miserable and pathetic. The decision to bail on TARC 50K was a no-brainer. 50K's are super tough and I was in no shape to start one. It's now Sunday the 28th and I'm feeling pretty good. Ready to start running again. My body is stiff from laying around so much.

Wednesday, April 17

10mi*/65min. Track workout with Andy (James and Boj). 1600-800-800-400-400-400. (4:59,2:27,2:23,70,67,65). 600rest-400r-400r-200r-200r. Ok workout. Felt sick again during the day but not horrible. Chills and aches returned after the workout. I'm definitely sick.

Tuesday, April 16

12mi/1:18 in Pisgah with Ferenc and Griffin. Got sick after the run. Fever, chills and achy all over. Crap.

Monday, April 15

Am:2mi w/kids at school. Lifted weights. Pm:2mi w/track team. Feeling lazy after practice. I should have run for real.

Sunday, April 14

7mi/47min in Pisgah with Griffin. Feeling great. Nice 70 mile week with a decent hill workout, 2 lifting sessions and a solid long run.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13

26mi/3:18 in Pisgah with Ferenc and his girls. I needed a good long run if I'm going to survive this 50K in 2 weeks. This was it. The trails had an inch or two of slushy snow making for a slippery run. The weather was beautiful and I felt pretty good the whole way. I was hurting a little climbing the ridge after 2:30 of running. Refueled with burgers at Fyffe's house.

Friday, April 12

0mi. Nasty weather with snow, sleet and freezing rain. Easy decision to bail once Ferenc and Najem said they weren't coming out to run. Lifted weights.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11

Am:1mi with kids at school + circuits. pm:5+mi/39min with Griffin in Pisgah. Nice and easy run. Cold and damp day.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 10

10mi*/64min. Drummer Hill repeats with George, Andy, Miller and Ferenc. (73,74,72,70,70,72,72,71,70,67). This was a tough day. I'm pleased that I stayed consistent and stuck with it. I was a little sore going into this and just tired. It was a struggle. Ferenc looked like a damn mountain goat kid just out there playing. He slaughtered taints and was telling annoyingly happy stories without breathing heavy while the rest of us were suffering miserably, trying to squeeze every precious second out of the recovery jog. God I hate him!!! Bonked hard on the cool down while watching Andy train Charles to run on a leash.

Tuesday, April 9

Am: 1mi with kids at school + circuits. pm: 9mi/58min in Pisgah. Solo. Another beautiful 60° day. Woodfrogs and Spring Peepers out in full force. Trails 90% clear of snow and ice. Herons are on the beaver pond. There are comnon mergansers, canada geese, mallards and wood ducks out on the pond too. Won't be long til the beavers are splashing around. I never saw the otters this year. Usually I see them when the pond is all ice with a few open spots. They'll pop up on the ice to rest or chomp down a horned pout. I had a fox sparrow in the yard and I saw a bald eagle soaring over the recess field at school. I love spring!

Monday, April 8

Am: 2mi with kids at school. Lifted weights. pm: 9mi/59min in Pisgah with Griffin. Gorgeous day. 63°F and sunny. Trails 85% clear of snow and ice. Started coaching track today. My back is stiff from the long car ride. Lifting should help.

April 1-7

Monday: 0mi. Sick. Tuesday: 0mi. Sick. Wednesday: 9mi*/59min. 8x400m with Andy at KMS Track. (75,73,74,71,70,69,69,66)200 rest. Thursday: 10mi/72min in Pisgah with Ferenc and the girls. Friday: 7mi/47min in Pisgah with Griffin. Saturday: 6mi/44min in Mendon Park in Rochester, NY. Sunday: 6mi/54min in Mendon Park with Jen. Total: 38mi.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sunday, March 31

0mi. I blew off Ferenc. I was gonna run at 7am with him before traveling for Easter but I over slept. I woke up with a sore throat, achy body, and a nasty head cold. Smartly pulled the plug on the run. Not a good week. 3 days off. Sick. No speed workout. No lifting. No hill sprints. I did get a long run and a race in. Next week, get healthy and start training again.

Saturday, March 30 Fast Friends

23mi*/2:30. I ran the Fast Friends 4.5mi road race, AKA Andy's Race on Saturday. I knew I'd be traveling on Easter so the plan was to get my long run today at the race. I arrived early and ran the course solo and then joined Mark for another loop. We had 7min to get on the line. We cut it close. I'd never do that at a bigger race. MacKnight and Miller took it out hard and I let them go and tucked in behind Goupil. I passed him shortly before the mile and ran solo the rest of the way. I finished in 3rd in 24:28(5:27). This was my slowest time of the 4 years at this race. I've gotten slower every year. Here are my miles: (5:18,5:27,5:23,5:31,2:46). Did I mention that this is a challenging course? 3 mile cool down with a bunch of guys and then 6 more miles with Mark after awards. Beautiful day to be outside running!