Shame and Acceptance
I have not put in an entry for a while because I have been ashamed of myself. On Wednesday I ran on the treadmill not once, but twice in one day. Something I have never, ever done. On thursday, I did it again, and I don't know why. Something is obviously the matter with me and I know the first step is acknowledging my problem. To make it worse though, on thursday I did a hill workout on the treadmill. 3 mile warm-up, the 4 x 800m at 8% grade and 6:00 pace (max of available treadmill) with 800m rest at 6:44 pace for 800m. I want to stop but all the ice and iwind and the crappy job the towns around me have done with the roads make it so difficult. Let's just move on.
Friday and Saturday with both pretty high mileage days with 9 and 5 on Friday and 11 and 5 on Saturday.
Today was the Foxborough 10 miler. I was very nervous about the road conditions and temperature but the roads only had a few icy spots and the temperature was a perfect 34 degrees with only a small amount of wind at about 10 mph. We had a great group working together the whole the way and then the last three miles we drove it in a little bit but did not race at all the whole time. Hopefully we will be able to throw that together again for the marathon in 7 short weeks. I took all the splits but most of them are not trust worthy because the effort did not seem nearly as varied as the splits show.
Here's the data:
That's all I got.