Monday, May 9, 2011

Training 05-02 to 05-08


Wrap Up: 71.5 miles for the week with 2 good races (including 1 GP event).  Feel pretty good this week, but still have lingering cold that is almost gone thank god.  Race write-ups to come.

05-08 - Sunday: 10.5 miles (roads) - Nashua, NH. Warmed up over course (3+ miles) with CMS crew  + strides and other running around the starting area) + race: Medical Center 6K - 7th OA - 18:59 + cooldown (3.7 miles) over course with CMS crew.

05-07 - Saturday: 10.5 miles (roads) - Dover, NH. Warmed up over course (solo) (3.1 miles + strides and other running around the starting area) + race: Children's Museum 5k - 1st OA - 15:46 + cooldown (3.8) miles around Dover on the 'Tour of Dover' with Nate Huppe.

05-06 - Friday: 7.5 miles (roads) - Salem, Methuen.  Ran up to Spicket Hill in Salem (367 ft). Solo. [47:46]

05-05 - Thursday: 10 miles (roads and trails) - Andover, Tewksbury.  River trail out from hotel.  Roads on the way back from the golf course.  Ran super slow on the trails with Sully.  He's coming back into shape now and is only 3 weeks back running (plus he can't run trails to save his life).  We came back on the roads a little quicker, but nice and easy run overall. [1:16:47].  Going that way may be over 10.  Saw a mother and baby red fox just chilling in the grass on the way back.  We were able to get real close and the baby actually came over to us as we ran by...I thought it was going to run out into the street with us.  The mother was big and looked like it wanted to bite us.

05-04 - Wednesday: 10 miles (roads and trails) - N.Salem, Windham w/ Dave Quintal.  Went exploring in the Windham Town Forest and some snowmobile trails...got lost.  Ended up doing two big loops and had to come back via 28 and Shadow Lake Rd.  Ended up running 1:12:45 instead of our planned 5 miles.  Oh well...good fun run...nice to finally explore those trails.  Hit the highest point in Salem for the first time ever.  It was a pretty good climb up some sweet snowmobile trails and carriage roads.   The highest point in Salem is the summit of Gordons Hill, at 380 feet (120 m) above sea level, along the town's western border (just off of Rt. 111). DQ lives right next to all these trails and never sets foot in them!!!!!  Blasphemy.  Oh yeah, I'm still sick.

05-03 - Tuesday: 13 miles (roads and trails) - 2.25 mile loop in Lawrence/Andover (roads) from track + 8 miles river trail from track + 2.25 mile loop in Lawrence/Andover (roads) [1:30:15]. Still sick!!

05-02 - Monday: 10 miles (trails) - river trail from hotel with Christopher Mahoney-Searles (CMS). Nice and easy [1:10:19].

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