Sunday, January 6, 2008

Training - 12-31-07 to 01-06-08

Weekly Training for 12/31/07 - 01/06/08- Total: 82 miles.

Good week despite the cold temps. Got in a couple of quicker long runs and a tempo.

Monday - 1:30pm - 11 miles (75:00) - [route] (medium) - Salem, Methuen (roads) solo.
Tuesday - 4pm - 84 minutes (11.7 miles) [route] (easy) - Andover with Jon Healey.
Wednesday - 5:30pm - 82 minutes (11+ miles) (easy) - Lawrence, Andover with Jon Healey and Matt Pimentel.
Thursday - 3:30pm - 11 miles (74:34) - [route] (medium) - Salem, Methuen (roads) solo. VERY COLD (according to it 'felt like -8 F')...
Friday - 1:30pm - 11 miles (69:52) - [route] (quick) - Salem, Methuen (roads) solo.
Saturday - 9am - 15 miles (1:46:03) 5 easy + 5 tempo + 5 easy over the Larry Robinson 10 Mile course - Andover with Jon Healey, Lars Bjune, Caroline Bjune. Felt good on the tempo...worked well with Jon and Lars and pulled Caroline through to hit the goal times of 6:20s over a relatively hilly course.
Sunday - 3:15pm - 11 miles (76:14) - [route] (medium) - Salem, Methuen (roads) solo. Legs were a bit sore from Saturday's run.

Approx. mileage for the week...82. Getting in the mindset now for Dartmouth a week from today (which will be 10 years from the day I last ran there). No real workouts to speak of...wondering how fast I'll be able to run off of just base. I guess this will be the 1st 'workout' of the new year.

New running toy for this week was actually purchased last week but I'm just getting around to posting it now... It's the Nike Hatphones. This is pretty cool hat that holds your Ipod Nano in a side pouch and has the earbuds completely contained within the hat itself. There are no wires to dangle or get in the way. The Nano slips in the side and plugs right into an integrated headphone cable that is also inside the hat. I heard about this particular hat last winter from a friend of mine who works at Nike, but hadn't seen these on the market (the Nike version anyway) until this year. It is available at Whirlaway for 59.99, but you can find it online for even cheaper... I recommend it highly (for solo runs of course) if you like listening to tunes while doing long runs...I was never a fan until I have a hard time running solo runs without listening to it....I wonder what they are going to do for the warm weather Ipod-headwear integration......

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