Sunday, May 12, 2013

Week Ending 5-12

Monday- 3 miles. I got started planning on doing 3 repeats up and down belknap mt easy. I was running with Tuck, and when we got to the top I noticed he was limping a bit. It turned out he had some sores on his paws from the dirt roads  we ran on the day before so I had to cut it short after one repeat. I meant to go out for a few more once I got home, but I just couldn't get myself going again.

Tuesday- Steady 7 with Abbey, 7x3:00 min hard/ 1:00 min easy.

Wednesday- 5 miles easy with Tuck.

Thursday- 0 Lazy.

Friday- easy 6 with Abbey and Tuck. I found a way to cut through the woods behind the house and jump onto a trail that will bring me all the way into the Prescott Farm Conservation Center. There aren't too many miles out there, but there's a tough 1.5 mile loop out there as well as the field loops across the street. It's great to be able to get out there with out having to run on the roads or drive, but that one loop is tough.

Saturday- 8 miles and the Shaker Village XC 5k. I think I this went a bit better. Not quite as well as I'd hoped, but I think it was a bit of a better run. It's still gonna take some time, I've got work to do, but I think I've made some gains over the past few weeks. I gotta keep it rolling, but I'm gonna get back there.

Sunday- Hilly 17 miles. I made it, but it wasn't pretty. I tried for a bit to go with Abbey when she started going hard at 12 miles, but I knew within a mile that it was gonna be a struggle to finish, so I just let her go and finished up easy. Very tough, I was crawling at the end. Abbey did great though and killed her MP section. She's gonna roll in a couple weeks. I can't wait.

Week total- 46 miles this week. Felt pretty good. I had been hoping for a while to roll with Abbey for 16 or 20 of her race, but after the way she dropped me today I think it's gonna be a stretch if I can make it through 10.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Training Week Ending 5/5

Monday- Hard 7 miles at Liberty Hill trails. 50:12 I was trying to go under 50 in this run but I fell asleep a couple of times. Still got in some good work though. This isn't an easy course. My best time for the loop is just barely under 45 minutes and I didn't want this to be anywhere near that kind of an effort today.

Tuesday- 9 miles total. 2 mile warm up, then 3x2 miles with 4:00 of jogging rest, mile cool down. ran with Abbey. I don't remember the splits exactly I think we were around 13:10-20 for each set though so a good effort.

Wednesday- easy 4 miles from home. Summit Loop.

Thursday- 7 miles. Funspot loop with Abbey

Friday- day off

Saturday- easy 8 miles with Abbey.

Sunday- 12 miles. Went out and ran out to Sawyer Pond. Went in on Sawyer River Rd. from 302. No snow, nice long climb going up the road but definitely an easier run than going in from the Kanc.

Week Total- 48 miles. Pretty happy with my week. I was hoping to be over 50 miles, but I got in a lot of good running. Maybe I should have run Friday, but I hadn't had a day off in over two weeks so I probably needed it.