Monday, September 29, 2014

9/29 - 10/5

Mon- 9 (60:53) plus or minus a few. In the pine bush trails with Aaron, Pete, Mackey and Eric. Nice run and hit some sweet trails.

Tues - 7.5m (56:05) with Joe Benny in albany.

Wed - 8m (track) plan was to do 8x4-8x2. Was a bit more ambitious then I originally thought. Did tonight's workout with Kiley (150/40x) Aaron (150/405) and Pete (150/414) and just for shits and giggles Goup (209/434) needless to say when they decided to pick it up I went off the back of the pack..but it was a blast trying to hang.

Actual workout : 7x400 and 2x200
I stopped short on the 400's as I was starting to go backwards. On the 200's I tried to stick with the group on the first one, then got a little head start on Pete and tried to hold him off..he went 25-26 low - no chance on holding off. 

Thurs- 8++ (60:28) nice and easy run

Fri - Off

Sat - 11m (Apple Run 5k)
Shot over to Burnt Hills for the Apple Run 5k, I knew Pete was going to be at the race. Intended to work together ( as we figured we were in similar shape) A bit of a change of plan happened on race day. Tony G showed up (it is only .5m from his house) this was a game changer as I knew he had just run 1601.
We got out in a nice pack and cruised through the first 1/2m together before Tony took over the lead and started to open things up. Myself and Pete continued together trying to keep Tony close, I hit the mile in 5:12 and tried to close the gap up on Tony around 2m Pete pulled up alongside me and was able to open up a nice gap. The last mile was pretty tough I was reeling backwards pretty hard after 1.5m and just wanted to hang on. Finished up in 17:11 which was no what I was hoping for but it is the fastest 5k since I've been back training. Went out for a 5+ cool down with Pete and Tony to pack in some miles.

Sun - 10m (67:07) relaxed medium long run. Was 43 out when I started and about 47 at the finish.

Total - 53m

Overall a good week got the miles up and started to build the long runs into the training.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

9/22 - 9/28

Mon - 5.5m (40:40) quads were really sore. Not bad on the ups tough on the downs.

Tues - 5m (32:24) 

Wed- 10m (3xmile - 800 rest) jumped into the workout with Pete. Goal was 520-515, 515-510, 510-505. Wasn't sure how the legs were going to feel but everything felt good. 
Felt a tad off the 1st 400 of the 1st rep but after that it was clock work. The last rep we can threw 400 as Eric started his set, I knew he was running 500 or under and just tried to latch on with a hope of getting close to 500 or under.

Thurs - 7m (48:50) 

Fri- 3+ (22:10)

Sat - off

Sun - 8m (brocktrot 5k) 1st place 17:25. Had nothing for the the last 1.1 of climbing..but got the win so I am happy.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Mon - 5m (34:11) lifted upper
Tues- 5.5m (37:50)
Wed - 9m - track workout (5x800) jumped in with Pete, Nick and Paul for a nice workout 5x800 half rest. The goal was 230 down to 225. I wasn't to sure on the times at first thinking it might be a tad fast. I took the lead on the reps to try and control it a little, to my surprise it didn't feel to fast and felt smooth. 


Everything felt good and I can tell my fitness is there! Ready to roll this weekend!

Thurs - 5m (34:45)

Fri - off

Sat - 5m (33:55)

Sun - 16m (Palio half) jumping into a half with no long runs was not the best idea but got a good hard run out of it.

Total - 46m

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

8/25 - 9/14

A little behind on the updates be here we go.
Mon- 7m (44:28) 
Tues - 0 long day at work
Wed- 7m (50:02)
Thurs - 8m helped out at the Malta build up - pace 4x2/2/4 then did 2 more sets (30/30/69) (32/32/69)
 Hamstrings were on fire - maybe a little to hard on the 2's
Fri. - 0m work function 
Sat - 7m (alumni - 18:01) a bit warm and dehydrated from the night before.
Sun - 7m (nt)
Total - 36m (5days)

9/1 - 9/7
Mon - 5m - 34:00
Tues - 7+ (48:43)
Wed - 8m (track) 4x1200 LT 
Thurs - 7m (47:06)
Fri - 3+ (23:33)
Sat - Am 8m (race) Malta 5k (17:27) not sure what to say about this had 100% humidity and pretty warm but went for it and clearly paid the price splits were (5:16/10:40/16:40/17:27)
Sun - 0m lifted legs (squats/leg press..etc)

9/8 - 9/14
Mon - 5m (39:40) legs really sore.
Tues - 5m (35:30) feeling a bit better hamstrings are sore.
Wed - 9m (track) 2m TT, 4x200 did the time trial solo at the UAlbany track. Man did it feel good, not my best time at this workout but showing progress. 
Times: (10:29 - 514/515 even spilts) (33/34/34/29) Kiley got me going on the 2's and really helped push the last one.
Thurs - 5m - 34:39
Fri - 0m Last day at GF. Had an afterwork get together then headed to Albany to enjoy sitting by the fire with Jill and friends.
Sat - 5m - 35:15
Sun - Am 8m - WWTD "5k" I have run this course a few times over the years in spac and knew it was a bit long. Did my warmup over the course to make sure I knew where to go (24:30) got changed and headed to the line. Was solo from the gun, which was much expected there might have been 50 people at this race. No mile markers but had an idea where I was on the course, was able to get the win in 17:18 and felt pretty comfortable. Afterwards I re-looped the course and checked some previous data I had showed the course to be 3.2 which was nice to know - Converts to 16:45ish for the actual 5k.
Pm - 3m (21:50) Malta trails

Total - 40m