Saturday, April 26, 2014

Week of April 21st - 27th, 2014

10mi/71min in Pisgah with George.  Great run.  First run with my shirt off of the year, 71 degrees F.  Feeling good.

10mi/67min with George on the Keene Tracks.  Good run.  My legs were a bit sluggish. 

Am: 4mi/28min in Pisgah with Griffin.  Nice easy run.  Windy and damp weather.
Pm:  10mi*/68min - track workout at Monadnock with George and Pacman.
200-200-200-200-400 x 2 @ R Pace with full rest
(32, 32, 32, 32, 66, 31, 31, 31, 31, 66)
Good workout.  This was my first speed workout since January 22nd.  I wanted to do something low volume and R paced 200's seemed the way to go with the strong head wind on the back stretch.  I felt smooth and relaxed and the wind was definitely tough while finishing up the 400's.  I need to get back into the routine of Wednesday workouts.  I'll do something longer next week, perhaps a mix T and I workout.

5mi/34min in Pisgah with Griffin.  Nice easy run.  My legs were pretty tired from yesterday's workout.  It was super windy today and I was a bit worried that a tree would come crashing down on my head.  I saw a hawk carrying a snake.  I didn't get a great look at it, but it was either a broad-winged hawk or a red shouldered hawk.  There were at least 100 tree swallows darting back and forth over my beaver pond.  I guess the wind didn't bother them too much. 

10mi/67min on trails in Grafton, VT with Ferenc, Lena and Ellie.  Good run.  We visited Creature Rock which is a really cool, huge boulder in the middle of the woods.  Legs feel good.  Nice weather today, 64 degrees and sunny.

12mi/1:22 on Pinnacle Mtn trails with Ferenc, Lena and Ellie.  Good run.  My legs were pretty tired on the climbs but I felt fine going downhill. 

14mi*/1:34 in Pisgah with Ferenc, Lena and Ellie.  My legs are pretty freakin' fatigued.  Stopped to walk a few times and just took our time.  I was too tired to do a proper long run of 2hrs or more.  Chilly, grey day.

Total for the week:
75miles.  I'm pleased with my total mileage and happy that I got back to the track for a speed workout.  I need to stretch more and lift weights next week and keep the miles up. 


  1. Great week ace! Fitness is coming back.

  2. Back on the track and racking up miles! Nice! Good to see you back in action.