Friday, January 24, 2014

Week of January 20th - 26th, 2014

0mi.  My body is tired and beat up.  Needed the rest.

Am: 1mi + circuits with Fit Club
Pm:  4mi*/27min in Pisgah with Griffin + 5 x 8sec hill sprints.  I wore my new Kahtoola micro spikes on the trails.  They are awesome.  I could run on glare ice with confidence and traction.  The hill sprints felt great, I ran different parts of my hill getting varying degrees of steepness.  Feeling good!

Am:  Played hoops with kids at school.  Pretty low key.
Pm:  10mi*/70min.  Track workout at Monadnock with Andy, Thomas and James.
2mi @ T - pace + 2 x 300m @ R - pace
Result (11:04, 52, 50)
This was a terrible workout for me.  My legs felt absolutely dead.  It was super cold at the track with 7 degree temps and a stiff wind making it feel much colder.  There was snow drifting on the first turn of the track so we had to run in lane 2.  (Which is why we did 300's and not 400's).  I was shooting for 10:40 on the 2mi which should have been no problem, but I couldn't come close to hitting 80sec laps.  Uggghh.  I only did 2 300's while Andy and Thomas did 4.  Just not my day. 

Late Pm:  Played some 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 basketball with Boj, Thomas and Brett.  Lot's of fun.  Messed around and got a triple double.  I'm going to be sore!!

Am: 1mi + circuits with Fit Club
Pm:  6mi/42min in Pisgah with Griffin.  I wore the micro spikes again.  Legs feeling tired.  Another cold afternoon.

7mi/45min in Pisgah with Griffin.  Beautiful cold sunny day.  We saw 4 deer on Hubbard Hill.  Feel good.

4mi/27min in Pisgah with Griffin.  Nice easy shake out run.  It was snowing and warm out, 28 degrees. 

Master's New England Indoor Track Championships
mile - 4:46
800m - 2:10
Wow.  That was the worst track meet of my life.  I'm not sure what the culprit was.  My hunch is a perfect storm of a workout that was way too fast the weekend before, followed by a miserable workout in the cold on Wed, followed by an hour of basketball, running every day in micro spikes this week, and on top of all that I've been doing way too much anaerobic work and my mileage has been too low.  The end result was tanking and rigging up badly in both races.  I wish I could have given Mike the battle he was looking for, but it wasn't to be.  Good thing Chris was running the 800m to challenge Mike for the win, otherwise he would have ended up time trialing both races.  Despite my poor performance, I still had fun running and chatting with George and all the Rhody guys.  I'm glad Jonny enjoyed his first indoor track race and congrats to Mike on his dominating wins.

Total for the week:  40miles.  Time to reset and get my mileage up. 


  1. Get Eazy G on the court and he's trouble. Wednesday effed around and got a triple double. Freakin' brothaz every way like MJ. Can't believe today was a good day.
    Have fun on Sunday indoors!

  2. I don't even know what a triple double is.

  3. I was thinking about getting those microspikes after learning that some of the Turtles had good results with them in the snow 5K a few weeks back. Now I'm convinced I need them. See you Sunday!

  4. Ha ha, I knew you'd get it Muddy!

    Jonny, the micro spikes best application is going to be on the snowmobile trails that turn into glare ice for miles and miles. They might not be as useful in Rhode Island, but they are sweet. See you guys on Sunday!