Saturday, July 26, 2008

worst race of my life?

Horrible performance. Horrible! 62 minutes for 10 miles. Un-fucking-believable. Maybe not my worst ever, but definitely my worst non-marathon finish. Cramping, vomiting, walking for a half mile... don't want to write, talk, or think about it ever again.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

7/19 - 7/22

7/22 - 15 min E + 4x1200 (3:50.2 avg) + 10 min E
7/21 - off
7/20 - 50 min fartlek
7/19 - 30 min E

Friday, July 18, 2008

7/14 - 7/18

7/18 - 31 min E
7/17 - 16 min E + 8x200 (32 sec avg) + 1x400 (66.5) + 16 min E
7/16 - 6 miles E
7/15 - off
7/14 - 15 miles E

Monday, July 14, 2008

7/9 - 7/13

7/13 - 31 min E
7/12 - 15 min E + 6.4K tempo (22:00) + 15 min E
7/11 - 42 min E
7/10 - 15 min E + 3 x 1600 (5:05 - 5:08 - 5:08) + 10 min E
7/9 - 30 min E

Thu 7/10: First serious speedwork session in 2.5 weeks. That doesn't seem like much time but I was definitely rusty; never quite settled in to that "comfortably hard" zone. Saturday's tempo run felt 100% better. Tonight's plan is 15 road miles and I'm leaving the watch at home.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

7/2 - 7/8 (vacation week)

7/8 - 40 min E with striders
7/7 - 30 min E
7/6 - 30 min E
7/5 - off
7/4 - 55 min E with striders
7/3 - 30 min E
7/2 - 45 min E with striders

No quality here; seven days of nothing but easy running and striders. Between that, non-stop eating out, many hours driving to and from Quebec City, and the sharp increase in daily alcohol consumption, I feel very out of sorts. I had planned on doing some hills or intervals when I got back to MA last night but the conditions were miserable (89 dgrs, 65% humidity). Fortunately I have some breathing room before the next planned race... will have to make the most of it.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

6/28 - 7/1

7/1 - 35 min E
6/30 - 70 min E with striders
6/29 - 35 min E
6/28 - 15 min E + 1600m (4:40)

Marathon Relay report: My 1600 time was what I expected (4:40) and my splits were expectedly horrible (67-70-75-68). Even when I used to do weekly 1500s, I found it almost impossible to run even splits and this event received zero preparation. But it was SOOO much fun. Speed, aerobic conditioning, tactics, that witheringly uncomfortable ohmygodthissucks third lap -- the mile has it all. What the hell was I thinking with all that marathon nonsense??