Tonight is the first New Balance Boston workout in a month so it will be great to see the team again and get going on our fall campaign. I am very excited about the people, the cross season, and the amount of talent we have this year.
My running week is posted below. I was shooting for 90 miles but missed. No big deal now but I have to start paying better attention to my goals and making the targets.
Training Run 6:15:00 AM - 6.00 mi @ 39:15 (6:32 pace)
Training Run 11:30:00 AM - 7.20 mi @ 49:49 (6:55 pace)
Training Run 6:20:00 AM - 7.50 mi @ 50:45 (6:46 pace)
Training Run 5:00:00 PM - 5.20 mi @ 34:56 (6:43 pace)
Training Run 11:30:00 AM - 7.20 mi @ 49:42 (6:54 pace)
Training Ride 5:00:00 PM - 9.00 mi @ 26:00 (2:53 pace)
Training Ride 6:30:00 AM - 6.10 mi @ 16:22 (2:40 pace)
Training Run 12:00:00 AM - 14.00 mi @ 1:32:45 (6:37 pace)
Training Run 11:30:00 AM - 5.20 mi @ 34:46 (6:41 pace)
Training Run 7:00:00 AM - 8.60 mi @ 58:32 (6:48 pace)
Training Run 8:00:00 AM - 13.00 mi @ 1:29:00 (6:50 pace)
Training Run 9:30:00 AM - 9.00 mi @ 1:02:56 (6:59 pace)
Running: 82.9 mi
Biking: 15.1 mi
Busy week as the summer gets closed out and we move into the school year. Saturday I was out in Amherst for the annual cross country labor day weekend show (I got my hush-puppies on) at skip’s place. We have always played a game of basketball before the cook-out but we stopped doing it because too many people were nervous about being hurt so we switched to softball. On my way into second base, I got nailed by the ball on the inside of my right calfve where it turns more to tendon than muscle. The third baseman really hummed it in fast and low and the short stop who was supposed to be covering second, not to mention any names, JOSH GORDON, wasn’t there. So needless to say Sunday’s run was a pretty painful affair of returning blood to the bruised region and loosening it up. It was also very ironic that I played eight years of basketball at this gathering and never had a problem. We go to slow pitch softball to avoid injuries and I get drilled with a softball. Stupid game.
Good thing I had the cookout after to self-medicate with ice and beer from the cooler. Sweet sweet beer. Always fun to catch up with the Umass crew. I look forward to this weekend all summer long. Skip as always ordered beautiful weather and much merriment ensued. I was able to continue the self prescribed rehab on Sunday as the Coral Reefer Band and Jimmy Buffet rolled into Foxborough and played a show at Gillette stadium. I am partial to Great Woods for the Buffet shows but he wasn’t playing there this year so what can you do. We went with my brother, his wife, and some of their friends and it was a blast. Just a good fun loving crowd at those shows. Older but more fun. You are never worried about some guy wanting to fight just because he felt you looked at him wrong. Concerts are a blast when you know all the words and everyone in the crew is dancing and carrying on. When ever my brother and I get together for a while it is always a good time.
“In my younger days I was so bad
Laughin' about all the fun we had”
That’s all I got.