This weekend was the triumphant return of the Christmas Party and a good time was had by all. I am almost sure of it. There is picture evidence of the celebration and it looks like I am having a blast. I can not confirm nor deny anything that happened at said celebration so no probing questions please. I do know that the balance of this week will be aimed at destroying all records of the evening less they resurface when I am in the middle of a presidential campaign. Things like this always seem to rear their head at the most inopportune time so the only option is to wipe them from existence.
Good week of training. Haven’t said that in a while. You can view it below.
Date Dist Time Pace Route Time Notes
2006 (Miles) h:mm: ss
11-Dec 7 0:49:20 07:02.9 NOBSCOTT LOOP
12-Dec 6.2 0:43:56 07:05.2 OLD GARRISON 10K
13-Dec 7.2 0:50:47 07:03.2 NOBSCOTT LOOP
14-Dec 7 0:48:35 06:56.4 NOBSCOTT LOOP
15-Dec 5.1 0:34:35 06:46.9 Bent rd shake-out
16-Dec 4.8 0:33:19 06:56.5 ARWR 371
17-Dec 11.5 1:17:54 06:46.4 Memorial Forest
Total Mi. 48.8 Avg. Pace 06:56.8
There it is. An actual complete week of running with no days off and no walking home. One would think that this is not much to celebrate after running a bunch of weeks of 115 miles not taking a day under 12 but you would think wrong. I was so happy after my long run of 11.5 miles. No pain, no tightness, no swelling. I think my left leg is finally alright because I have run 4 days in a row with no pain.
I am now comfortable in saying that my next run at marathon will in fact be Boston ’07. I have given it a lot of thought and contemplation over the past couple of weeks. The little set-back certainly helped because there was no way I was coming back in time for Houston marathon which was something I considered. Anyone out there who is looking to do the course with some tempo segments is welcome to join. I will be doing various parts of the course this time around to help myself out with the down hill pounding the quads are going to take. I think being familiar with the last few sections of the course will help a lot.
So there it is. Target Boston. A decision. I feel better now that I am not wasting away in what next land.
Hopefully this blog will become a training manual on how to successfully train and prepare for a killer course with uncertain weather conditions and get and oly trials standard. With any luck, the outcome will be better than the Chicago project.
That’s all I got.