Monday- 5 easy some- some strides.
Tuesday- 4 miles easy, tried exploring a new trail that ended up ending. I bushwacked through to the audubon trails and took those back to my road and home. took about an hour with the bushwack, which was making us late for getting out to run with our tuesday run group at 6 which was meeting in Bristol. We made it there right at 6pm and were good to go for another 7.5 miles on trails and dirt road. Nice run.
Wednesday- easy 5 miles going around the lake from Irwins while I got my inspection.
Thursday- Cigna 5k- 16:53 who cares what place. 9 mi total
I was excited for this race, I ran well here last year and thought it was worth another shot. After getting my bib, and going to the bathroom I went out for a warm up with Neal Graves and Scott and Colby Clark. Felt good. Went and got my flats, and got over to the line, only got one stride in beIfore they made us line up. I got out fine, a little over my head, and told myself to roll with it. went through the mile around 5:12 or so and tried to focus on keeping the gas on through the second mile. I started feeling the pace around a mile and half and then made it through 2 miles around 10:33 I thought I started having a tough time right after that. I felt myself falling off, I worked my way up to try and stick behind George Adams until I felt him starting to fall back too, I tried to go around him and keep pushing but wasn't getting very far. I held it together until the hill at the finish, but just ran like shit in those last 250 meters. A little pissed off about the bad race, but It was my second fastest 5k of the year, and I've run worse on easier courses, so the hell with it not bad. Ran the course again for a cool down and then grabbed a pizza before heading home. In the bar they made us watch Pre-Season patriots instead of Rudisha's world record race.
Saturday- 15 with Scott Clark in Gilmanton. Good run, easy first half lots of climbing in the second half of the run. My legs have been killing me ever since i got home.
Sunday- Easy 9 with Abbey out in Sanbornton. Hot and humid, but a good run. Lots of stopping for cars with Tucker.
Week Total: 54 miles. This was a better week, I'm gonna keep building from here.