Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bad taste

Sorry, I've been choking on last night's entry since I woke up this morning. How in the world the Sox blew a 5-run lead in the 8th inning with the best bullpen in baseball is beyond me. Looking back, it's probably better that I turned the game off early rather than putting something through the TV screen and cursing myself to sleep. Luckily, the boys bounced back this afternoon and whacked Wang around to bring the division lead back up to 5-1/2 games. Thank you Cy Young, I mean Josh Beckett, for making my day just a little bit brighter.

Week Summary: September 9-15
Sunday - 8:35 AM: 16 miles, 1:43:05. Miles 12-15 in 5:44, 5:37, 5:27.
Monday - 11:10 AM: 6 miles, 43:05. 5 x 10-second hill charges afterward. 7:35 PM: 6 miles, 48:10.
Tuesday - 8 AM: 4 miles, 28:25. 6:10 PM: 10 miles. 10 x 1-minute on Heartbreak Hill.
Wednesday - 7:40 AM: 8 miles, 57:20. Tired.
Thursday - 7:20 AM: 10 miles, 1:08:35. 4 x 100m strides, 4 x 400m (73.13, 71.07, 71.85, 70.55).
Friday - 11:45 AM: 10 miles, 1:10:35. 5 x 10-second hill charges at 45 minutes, 5 x 20-second strides during the last mile.
Saturday - 8:05 AM: 6 miles, 43:45. Easy today, hard tomorrow.
Totals: 76 miles, 9 runs. Another good week in the books. Hope to string together a steady slew of these throughout the fall.

Quote of the Day

"I think a lot of people go into races, especially the marathon, just so determined to run a certain time. Though my times are important to me, I realized at Boston I just had to relax and let it go. During the race I just tried to stay really attuned to how I was feeling and respond to that."
- Ann Alyanak, who ran a 10-minute PR to finish as the second American woman in the 2007 Boston Marathon

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