Thursday, March 13, 2008

I'm Back

Seven miles today in the 50F sunshine. It goes without saying, but I did it in shorts and no shirt. Felt awesome.

Items from the run:

  • Cricket Hill is in pretty decent shape.

  • There's a light pole with a pretty good lean to it just south of the CARA board that's gotta fall--and I will probably be under it when it does.

  • Today was the first time I have passed by the trough in months.

  • Some people still wear pants, gloves, hats, coats in weather like today--and they stare at me, but shouldn't I be the one staring?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Back in the saddle

Ahhh, the remnants of the Caveman Weekend. Was able to sneak in a massage yesterday (Chris, many thanks for the lead) and made it out this AM for 8 miles here in Detroit. Still feeling a little bit of hamstring tightness, but fairly sure that it will loosen in the next couple of days. Don't expect much out of me at Cary, but I'll be trying to hold off Cahn as he attempts to close the gap again out there.

Finally, here's the GPS elevation from Boston. As posted last year, I think we tend to forget about that uphill in the first section of the run. Note to self......

Sunday, March 9, 2008

CAVEMAN is over!

The caveman weekend with Matt and Ed as victims / participants is complete. Unfortunately our good buddy Chris was layed out by a mercyless flu and missed the fun. Which was:

Friday PM: 15 miles, with 12 @ LT pace. Coming on the heels of a 130 mile week my pace sucked ass, starting at 6:00 and ending near 6:25, with an average of 6:10-6:15.

Saturday AM: Slow but gruelling 18 miler on hilly terrain, including part of the race course and the dreaded summit avenue hill to boot (1/2 mile long, 300 foot elevation change). We did that twice, declined the third repetition. A solid hill workout at a slow-ish pace. AVG PAce: 9:00, Elv change: 4100 feet.

Saturday PM: 200 repeats. 20x200 at an avg. 37 sec for me. In the rain, at the outdoor track. nasty and cold, slight wind in the back stretch. Including warm up and cool down a total 5 miles.

Sunday AM: The big DADDY. Marathon course plus return to ed's, total 30 miles. AVG PAce 8:30, Elevation change 3200 feet.