Sunday - 10:30 AM: 10 miles. Canal Diggers 5K, 15:44 for the win. Ran 16:47 on the same course 15 minutes before as part of a workout. 5:45 PM: 6 miles, 45:25. Easy shakeout after work. Beer and barbecue after run.
Monday - 4:25 PM: 10 miles, 1:07:30. Relaxing romp from Reebok with Keith Kelly.
Tuesday - 11:20 AM: 4 miles, 31:35. Pre-workout shakeout. 6:30 PM: 12 miles. 10 x Bottom-to-Top on Heartbreak Hill with the boys of NB Boston. Drills beforehand.
Wednesday - 8 miles, 57:10. Tired, but otherwise not feeling too bad.
Thursday - 8:35 AM: 12 miles, 1:23:00. 6 x 10-second hill charges afterward.
Friday - 7:25 AM: 10 miles, 1:03:30. 8 x 100m strides mid-run at Horgan track, last 4 miles progression in 6:00, 5:55, 5:35, 5:20.
Saturday - 7:50 AM: 6 miles, 44:25. Easy does it to end the week.
Totals: 78 miles, 9 runs. Solid week with a good amount of quality running mixed in there. Sunday went better than expected, Tuesday was a great workout and although Friday's progression run was rather unimpressive, I still got something out of it. Consistency is the main goal this fall, so I think if I can string together a few more weeks like this I'll find myself in pretty good shape, literally and figuratively.
Quote of the Day
"We fight on. We don’t give in...The thing is that we bounce back and we don’t let things get us down for months on end. We get over it and we move on."
- Benita Johnson on how she and Craig Mottram respond to a setback.