The final workout of the Boston Brigade took place last night along the Charles River. Now we will all spread out and get ready for the race in our own way. Relying on our, self-made through trial and error, tried and true tapers that work for one but certainly not for all.
I want to thank everyone who in the past 14 weeks has helped out with the workouts, driving, logistics, and time keeping. I think we had a great training group that really made it through some difficult workouts that probably would not be possible solo. Good luck to everyone on their tapers and final preparation. It was a hoot. I will see you all on race day.
2 mile intervals on the the BU side of the River from the Hatshell to below the BU bridge where the wooden bridge starts at the boathouse. Brings back Chicago training memories. Good group tonight. The following is lifted from directly from Mr. Shea except for the last interval. On Charles River using mm5-7. Weather was 37 degrees w/ 13-16 mph NE wind and thus tailwind on 1st and 3rd and headwind on 2nd and 4th. Group included TPS, Stants, LaRosa, Ox, Ward, Mario, Callahan, and Jeremy.
10:16 (5:10, 5:06)
10:15 (5:06, 5:09)
10:09 (5:03, 5:05)
10:55 (5:24, 5:31)
After mile 5 I had to go to the dirt path to get on the soft surface. I ran the last interval by myself on the path because I couldn't stride all out on the pavement anymore. Pain in shin after last interval during the warm-down was intense and radiating along the entire lower leg. If I don't get this thing licked, completing a marathon on it in this condition will be difficult. It felt fine for 5 miles and then all of sudden really tightened up. I will try to get in for a massage this week and see if any miracles can be worked. I iced and stretched a lot last night
This morning I ran in to work via the 10k route along the railroad bed. Everything felt good. The shin was fine with just a little tightness behind the knee.
That's all I got.