Sunday, July 18, 2010

Stowe 8 Miler

This morning myself,Greg and Jen headed up too the Stowe 8 Miler, Part of the grand prix series. Going into the race I wasn't sure what to expect my training has not been that great the past couple weeks and I figured it would go one of two ways. Unfortunately it went much like my past weeks of training. I got out in a group with Jim and Sam and had thoughts that we could work together and run around 540 pace or quicker. After the first mile in 5:37 I knew it was going to be tough as it didn't feel nearly as easy as I would have liked. The rest of the race went pretty much the same places where I thought I could move I didn't and places that were hilly I slowed more. After the 6 mile mark in which I saw 6 mins on my watch all I wanted to do was hang on to the group which I couldn't seem to do. Overall I think I needed to have a race like this, I have been slacking on the miles and a race like this just reminds me that I am not talented enough to run 45-50 miles a week and race the way I want too.



  1. I'm not sure I believe in talent. A few years ago, I used to kick Fyffe's butt. Now he's puttin in some serious work and he's one of the best in New England. I was injured in 2004, made a small come back and ran a 18:20 5k. I realized that talent was made up then. I thought I would run 16:40 on talent alone. It doesn't exist. Keep doing your thing and putting in the work. By age 25, you will be running some really fast times. Screw talent. Hark work reigns supreme!!!!

  2. True. If you need more proof look at a certain pair of identical twins. One's been running a couple thousand miles a year for the last 15 years and the other's just put down his first 20mile week. If talent was everything I should have just jumped in the stowe race and finished side by side with Greg.

  3. I know it's not all based off talent, But it does play a role in the whole thing. I also know I can't keep doing such low miles and hope to get better.

  4. Sounds like we had a similar race in that we knew it was going to be a tough day pretty early on. Like you said, I think we both need to focus on putting in more miles and gaining strength. Greg's right: screw talent. Let's work hard and drop some PR's.