Mayor’s Cup was yesterday and I have no idea what in the world happened out there. 25:41 with the fitness I have and the workouts I have been doing is a tough pill to swallow. It must just be mental focus. I am not sore at all today. I didn’t feel the least bit winded on my runs. I actually felt really good, which is a sure sign I mentally quit on myself and did not push. I know my diet and sleep were horrible the week leading up to it I figure that could be some it but I figured a bad race would be 25:20, not 25:41. I have my work cut out for me the next three weeks to get in some semblance of race shape before the USATFNE Cross Country Championships. It can not go any worse than yesterday. No pictures to post so all you have is the results.
In other sports related news, Bill Belichick has petitioned the NFL to extend the games to five quarters in order to allow his team to hit 1,000 points on the season. Rumor has it Joe Gibbs is spending the day in Foxborough digging his team out from under the 52 points the Patriots buried his Redskins under yesterday. It is really great watching the Pats play now because they just hit the accelerator and do not let off until the 2:00 warning. It is just good football with a lot of thought behind it and well executed plays. Can’t wait to read what Gregg Easterbrook is going to write about the Pats latest demolition. He may have broken his TV yesterday watching the game.
Thank you to the Boston Red Sox for winning the World Series in 4 games. It looks like the Beckett/Lowell trade for Hanley Ramirez/a boatload of money was well worth it. Josh is on his way to becoming the best post-season pitcher in history. I have always wondered if guys of Josh’s caliber are not a little bit disappointed to win in 4 games. I bet he was chomping at the bit to steamroll the Rockies again. After his first time through the line-up in game one it became quite apparent they had nothing that could touch him. Of course hitting a tailing 97 mph fastball is easier said than done.
I can now start going to bed at my normal time and resume being productive member of society (although this statement can be argued I am standing by it).
That’s all I got.
Training Run 11:30:00 AM - 7.20 mi @ 50:21 (6:59 pace)
Training Run 5:45:00 PM - 5.20 mi @ 35:56 (6:54 pace)
Training Run 6:00:00 PM - 14.00 mi
Training Run 11:30:00 AM - 7.20 mi
Training Run 5:00:00 PM - 6.00 mi @ 41:00 (6:50 pace)
Training Run 11:30:00 AM - 7.20 mi @ 46:16 (6:25 pace)
Training Run 6:30:00 PM - 5.00 mi @ 32:14 (6:26 pace)
Training Run 7:00:00 AM - 7.00 mi @ 47:17 (6:45 pace)
Training Run 4:45:00 PM - 4.80 mi @ 32:04 (6:40 pace)
Training Run 8:30:00 AM - 7.20 mi @ 48:22 (6:43 pace)
Running Competition 12:00:00 PM - Mayor's Cup (Cross Country) 8K Cross Country @ 25:41.00 (5:09 pace) Place: 41
TOTALS Running: 81.78 mi