Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Posted by Matt at 11:53 AM
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
So at 530a this morning, it was pouring rain... I mean POURING rain, so I opted to take my travel day and hope for an opportunity for a late night run in WARM Sacramento. Low and behold, American cancels my 345p flight... so I rush to the airport so that I can get to Dallas for my connection. Job done.
It snowed in Dallas beginning around 630p tonight. Between waiting in line for de-icing (which we never got to) and refueling (because we were running out of fuel from waiting so long), the pilot's legal time for work expired. So did my chance of making it out of Dallas (and I HATE Dallas, I really do).
Long story short.... no run today, no clean clothes for tomorrow until I arrive in Sacramento. Kinda makes JP's comment posts about "taint" not seem so bad. I'm running at least 13 tomorrow night. No dinner for me then.... I'm stuck at 19.2 as I go to sleep tonight.
We deserve at least 30 days of good running leading up to Boston. That's all I ask for at this point.
Posted by Matt at 11:24 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Tuesday: Easy run / 7 mi
Wednesday: 45 min LT / 8 mi - 6:03 avg pace
6:03, 5:58, 6:06, 6:05, 6:03, 6:08, 6:09, 5:53
Thursday: Easy run / 11 mi
Friday: Easy run / 17 mi slow with some hills
Saturday: Speed 2 x 3 mi / 7 mi total
1: 5:55, 5:56, 5:44
2: 5:42, 5:51, 5:41
That's 69 miles for the week.
Sunday: Long run / 18 mi
What a day to run. Shorts and t-shirt.
Posted by Chris at 10:01 PM
What a difference a little warm weather makes. I topped 70 miles last week -- for the first time in the last 4 years. Hard to believe I've been dealing with nagging injury stuff this long... but I checked my training logs and my last 70+ mile week was in January of 2004.
Did a 23 mile run on Saturday in nice 80 degree sunshine... and then back here to run in icy, crappy slush today. The time in Florida was good for my training. I'm slow and still pretty achy... but the miles are coming much easier than they have in a very long time. Now the challenge is to keep this momentum going in this climate.
I feel like I've lost weight and my clothes aren't as tight as they were... but the scale says I've only dropped a couple more pounds. 156 lbs - 16.1% body fat.
I have 62 miles planned for this cutback week.
Ed - take it easy on Matt in Boston (with the mileage -- the rest of the things you do to him is your business). You guys (Ed, Chris and Matt) are poised to run a great race in April. Don't f-it up in March.
Posted by JP at 9:56 PM
So I made a "guestimate" and came up a few tenths short this AM. 19.2 miles for the day. Kate Reicher and Dave Rubin were responsible for the 7 minute (and sometimes sub) pace for the first 10 (they turned back and did a total of 12 and left me to my misery) and then we settled back into something more reasonable. A balmy 38 degrees out here with a strong wind from the south. Made for a nice return, but also a bit dehydrated. I will be ready for mileage this week. The down week last week charged the battery. We'll see how I feel on Friday evening and Saturday AM.......
Posted by Matt at 4:09 PM