Sunday, February 27, 2011

DH Jones

Today myself,Haley,Hammett,Fyffe and George headed down to Amherst to the DH Jones 10-Miler we met up with Andy, Chris and Matt. After a 3 mile warm up it became very apparent that this wouldn't be a pr day. This was the first time I had been to this race with it not being a grand prix. Which made for a smaller field as the race got out I settled in with George and Heidi Westover we went through the first couple miles together. As we hit the dirt road it was snow covered and very slick. I struggled over these miles as I couldn't get any traction in my road flats, George and Heidi pulled away at this point putting about 20 secs on me. Once we got back on the road I knew I had ground to make up over the next 2miles I pressed the pace in a hope to close the gap I began to lose hope on gaining ground for a moment until I noticed George pulling away from Heidi and knew there was still a chance. I ended up catching Heidi around 8 miles and knew I needed to keep pushing, I continued to move up and get back with George and made one of my few mistakes I passed George on the climb before mile 9 instead of tucking in and trying to conserve energy I tried to pass and get away. Instead of that happening I passed and right after 9 miles George took over the lead again and crushed me on the final climbs.
Overall I was happy with the effort and that even tho I haven't been able to train a lot I still have good strength and speed.
Overall-59:02 13th Place

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Mon-4m 28:31
Tues- 5m NT (First attempt to run with out compression sleeve. Went ok till about 3 miles started to feel Achilles act up and went home.
Wed-13m (workout) mile, 2x800,4x400 full rest
Felt awesome everyone had a really good workout!!
Sat-7.5 53:47
Sun- 13m DH Jones (59:02)


Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Tues- 5M 32:00
Wed- Am 5m 36:14 Beech hill
Pm 12m (workout)- 2mile- 10:33 4x4- 72,72,72,71
800 rest after the 2m and full rest on the 4's. This was a fun workout it led to some bonking afterward, Overall the transition back to longer races is in full effect!
Thurs- 7m 48:42
Fri- am 7m 53:54 w/ Haley
Sun-6m 43:12


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bradford Valentine 5m

Today myself,Greg,Boj and Jen headed down to Bradford MA to run the Bradford Valentine 5m. I was looking towards this race to begin transitioning back to the roads, after a 3m warm up over the first part of the course we realized the climb was longer then we imagined. As the race got out Greg was up in front with one other there were two people between myself and him. I hit the mile in 5:28 and was settled in 5th. After the first turn I noticed that there was no one close behind me and the race was going to be trying to reel in those in front. The next mile it became clear that the only person I would have a chance to catch would be Keiron Tumbleton (Whirlaway) I continued to chase after Keiron for the next 4 miles. He was very tough to catch and I am not sure I would have if not for getting a few breaks. At about 3m we meet back up with the group racing 6k at this point you are now in crowded streets which had some icy sections. At about 3.5 I saw Keiron slip going around some other runners and slide into the snow bank, this allowed me too close the gap a bit. Over the last mile I was now right with him and after one more slip, in which I put my arms out hoping to help him avoid a fall we were surging at one another. He lead until the final 300 meters in which the race finishes on a down hill and I knew that I had some closing speed from track.
Overall I was ok with the day 27:54 is the fastest I have run on the roads so I can't complain, I hope to get back to sub 27 this summer as long as I can get in some better training.

1) 5:28
2) 5:31
3-5) 16:53 didn't see the markers once we were in 6k traffic.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Tues-5m (33:00) In town loop
Wed- 10m (workout)
2x200/3x400/800/3x400/2x200 (35/34/73/73/72/2:35/72/73/71/35/30
Went well didn't feel like I had a strong stride felt more like a loping stride but the times were good so I was happy with it overall.
Thurs- 5m (36:39) Beach Hill
Fri- 5m (36:50) w/ Haley,Amy,Maggie
Sat-11m (Bradford 5m 27:53)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Objective: 4x800
Where: KSC upstairs track (11 laps per mile)

Results: 2:37/2:38/2:38/2:37

Overall: Went pretty well the turns are tight and there was a lot of traffic on the track. Felt good to turn the legs over and get in a workout even with the weather not helping out.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Mon- 5m 37:00 Beach Hill
Tues- 12m 1:31 W/ Wilson
Wed-7m (workout)
Fri- 5m (stomach issues- had to bail during my 10m loop)
Sat- Am 3m (22:03)
Noon- 40:04 Aqua Jog W/Wilson
Pm 7.5m (58:41) W/Boj (Wicked Icy and hailed the first part of the run)
Sun- 8m Beach hill

Total- 47m