Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Bedford

3/16 - Was the newbedford half marathon, I was feeling pretty relaxed and ready. We got in a easy 3m warm up and headed to the line, within the first mile I was noticing it felt a bit off. I hoped that as we got going that would change and I could get moving. Around 3 miles I got with a group and tried to use them to pull me thru, about a mile later I was falling off the group. I came thru 5m(28:54) slower then DH jones. I knew I needed to charge, I was able to pick it up a bit from 10k - 15k but not enough to make a huge change. Thru the 10m (57:58) I knew I would need to run well the last 5k to break 76 mins. I can tell you now my wheels are somewhere around mile 10 still. The last 5k was brutal, I finished up in 77:39 which I can't be too upset about. This is the fastest half I have run in the past 3 years and considering it was an off day that's not horrible. I looked back at some of my other races that were on days and slower. I know I'm in 74-75 min shape and that showed by the groups I beat at DH Jone running in those ranges. 

Overall it was a tough day at the office but also put more wood in the fire. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wk 10

Mon - 9.5 (62:05) controlled for the first 8 then 1.5 @(8:09) was planning for .5 cool down but heard the walking board on the treadmill give way..cracked from the from to back.
Tues - am 3m (nt) 
Pm 7m (47:42) followed by weight training
Wed- 8m (56:40) in toga with Megan, Shaun and Eric 
Thurs - 5+ (40:42) 
Fri - 0m got home around 8 decided to just take a day.
Sat - am 15m (1:51:22) w/Jessy. Paced Jessy thru her workout was originally only going to do 10-12m but it was 30 out at 630 am. Guess you could say the nice weather got the best of me..and Jessy killed her workout
Sun -0 worked the expo, came home and made the mistake of relaxing for a bit. Next thing I knew it was 8pm.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Week 9

Mon - 8.5m (58:01) pretty sore from yesterday's race.
Tues - 7m (48:56) cold out stuck to the treadmill.
Wed- am 3m (22:30) treadmill
Pm - 8+ (1:01:34) w/Megan, Shaun and Eric
Thurs - 10m (67:45) first 4 outdoors last 6 on treadmill.
Fri - 5m (35:11) early morning run
Sat - 0m went snowboarding all day
Sun - 10m (1:18:53) nice run with Bojo around Keene.

Total - 52m

Good recovery week, 2 solid lifting days and a nice day off snowboarding.