Sunday, February 17, 2008

Training - 02-11-08 - 02-17-08

Weekly Training for 02/11/08 - 02/17/08- Total: ~ 73 miles.

This week was so so. My legs feel pretty horrible as of Sunday night. I know I am in need of another massage for sure. I ended the week by doing my long run workout at the Foxboro Old Fashioned 10 Miler [results][video of start and finish] on Sunday. It was my first 10 mile race and it went as I expected....pretty mediocre. The hilly course, combined with what felt like a constant headwind, and my beatup legs led to a mediocre time that was far from my goal time for 2008 for a 10 miler (55:40 - 5:34 pace). I'm glad I did it however...now I have some idea of what 10 milers and eventually half marathons are going to feel like. The more experience I get at these longer distances the better it will be for me for sure...It's just going to take some time. MVS RT member Dan Vassallo ran a very solid race for 7th overall. Dan was actually leading the race around the halfway point but has been struggling with some tightness and foot discomfort. A very impressive effort for Dan regardless as he ran 53:51 (5:23 pace). He also spotted me 25 beans for the race entry after I showed up all the way down there without my wallet. Thanks Dan!

10 Mile Splits:

5:31 -
5.31 (11:03)
5:19 (16:22)
5:25 (21:47)
5:25 (27:13)
5:32 (32:45)
5:41 (38:27)
5:54 (44:21)
5:39 (50:01)
5:38 (55:40) - 5:34 pace

Monday - 4:00pm (75 min) - easy - 10 miles - Haverhill with the Lama.
Tuesday - 6:30pm - 20 min easy + 18x 60 sec. on / 60 sec. off @ slightly faster than 5k pace + 15 min easy (tot. 70 min) (10.5 miles). Freezing cold and felt pretty crappy.
Wednesday - 5:00pm - 10 miles easy (75 min) - Methuen, Salem (roads) - solo. Icey, cold, wet, miserable.
Thursday - 12:00pm (8.5 miles) - 60 min - Newton (treadmill) solo (would be scary if it was with people)...
Friday - 5:30pm - (75 minutes) - 10.5 miles - Andover, N. Andover (roads) with Jon Healey.
Saturday - 4pm - (65 minutes) - 8.5 miles - Andover, N. Andover (roads) w/ the Lama. Feel like garbage.
Sunday - 10am - 3 mile w/up w/ Dan Vassallo + 10 mile race + 2 mile cooldown w/ Dan Vassallo - Total: 15.

Approx. mileage for the week....73.

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