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May 12, 2008

Gonna feel that in the morning

I have determined I am not good at not running.
I tried to quit after Boston and it lasted 4 days.

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"I'm trying to go faster but the gearing is all wrong!"

Back on the running horse. I have been thrown off before and always seem to get back on sometime. Nothing like a lung burning 6k to get you back into the racing frame of mind. The good thing about this race is I absolutely accepted at the start that it was going to hurt and not be any fun at all. I was not let down. I have not done any speed since 2 wks before boston and the redline was going to be reached quickly and any prayer of staying somewhere near the front would require staying at redline the entire way. Redline was hit about 200m in and I got back into the green about a mile into the cooldown. I did not wear a watch and am using TPS splits because we were close enough for most of it. You can subtract a second for the first mile and add a few for the others because he beat me by 4 seconds. 4:51 9:49 (4:58) 14:50 (5:01) 18:35
I am taking a small victory from staying below 5 min pace with two rather large hills and a suicidal opening mile. A watch couldn't have helped anyway as this effort was all about staying tough and digging in. The back and upper hamstrings were very tight going down the last hill but I still think it is in the getting better stage. Tomorrow will be a better indicator. This week is my first week of an attempt at real training so we will see how it goes.

Log:

Monday 5 Running Workout 11:00:00 AM - Hill Repeats - - 3.00 mi

Tuesday 6 Training Run 11:00:00 AM - 5.50 mi @ 35:35 (6:28 pace)

Wednesday 7 Training Run 11:00:00 AM - 7.00 mi @ 48:33 (6:56 pace)

Thursday 8 Training Run 11:00:00 AM - 10.00 mi @ 1:07:00 (6:42 pace)

Friday 9 Training Run 6:00:00 AM - 7.00 mi @ 49:25 (7:03 pace)

Saturday 10 Training Run 8:00:00 AM - 5.00 mi @ 35:17 (7:03 pace)
Training Ride 10:00:00 AM - 20.20 mi @ 1:07:00 (3:19 pace)

Sunday 11 Running Competition 9:30:00 AM - Nashua 6k (Cross Country) 6K Cross Country @ 18:35.00 (4:58 pace) Place: 7

TOTALS Running: 54.23 mi
Biking: 20.2 mi