Tuesday: 4 miles TM- snappy; followed by a short superset circuit I got out of a magazine. Good little circuit. Log 4.
Wednesday: Wet, slushy run out Old Westport Road while I waited for my car inspection in Winchester. Felt pretty good- a little sore from that circuit. 1:04. Log 7 miles.
Friday: off, got a massage. Have to treat myself to that more often!
Saturday: Drove to MA to see Hailey's play with Greg. Ran 3 miles and stretched/dynamics, ate way too much.
Sunday: New Bedford Half Marathon. Well, I did know that I didn't have nearly the training I had last year going into this race this year. I could see it in my log and feel it overall. But I like this race and the weather was great so I tried to think I would surprise myself. Well, I surprised myself, but not in a good way. I started way back, but worked myself up to mile 1 in 7:37 and felt pretty good- even had visions of holding this until after the big hill at 4 miles and then speeding up! (foolish). By mile 5 I was gaining confidence that I could pull this off as I was still below 8 minute pace at that point. And then, how you say? "the wheels came off". Boy that's a miserable feeling. I thought that could only happen to people who ran fast! Bascially I raced 5 miles and then had an 8 mile miserable cooldown. Finished in 1:51:42/8:32 pace. Six minutes slower than last year. ouch. and yes, the pace at which i ran 11 miles last sunday. dumbass.
Well, it was the kick in the butt I needed. This week I go back to 5am spin/plyopower classes and 2 hour circuit madness workouts! That race SHUCKED! Greg had an awesome race though (1:10:26- 18th Male Overall) and we got home early enough to enjoy some lazy sunday evening time.
oh yah, I almost forgot...it's a process and I love it!