Sunday, August 10, 2008

Training Log: August 3-9

So there's 10 weeks to go till Bay State which means it's time to stop f'n around and time to get down to business. Pretty much dove in head first this week with the goals of getting the mileage back up and getting the workouts in again, which is exactly what I did. Cumulative fatigue and impending injuries be damned.

The numbers, raw like the skin on this guy's knees.

Sunday - AM: 13 miles, 1:31:15 with Ryan and Christy Mae.
Monday - AM: 8.5 miles, 1:00:00. PM: 4.5 miles, 30:00 including 10 x 30 sec hard/30 sec easy.
Tuesday - AM: 4 miles, 30:00. PM: 8 miles, 1:00:00 with Casey after work.
Wednesday - AM: 4 miles, 30:00. PM: 11 miles. 6 x 2:00 hills @ 85% effort with Ryan & Ceiks on Eli Whitney St. in Westboro.
Thursday - AM: 7.5 miles, 53:55.
Friday - AM: 10 miles, 1:10:00 including 6 x 20/40 strides.
Saturday - AM: 12 miles. 4.6 mile Lincoln tempo run in with Ryan and Justin. Splits - 5:19, 5:23, 5:12, 3:09 (0.6), 5:01 = 24:04/5:13 avg.
Totals: 83 miles, 10 runs. Best week in a long while and a definite step in the right direction. Workouts weren't spectacular, but they were solid and that's good enough for now. I'll continue to build up for a couple more weeks, then scale things back a bit for New Haven on Labor Day before really ramping it up during the month of September, at which point I'll either be in 2:24 shape or very very injured. Let's keep our fingers crossed for the former.

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