Monday, June 27, 2011

WEEK 25: 28 miles and sick

Monday: Kilburn with Greg, Fyffe, Griffin and Bailey- they all went in the other direction and then looped around to get me for a swim.  8 miles.

Tuesday: Short strength workout at the gym

Wednesday: sick

Thursday: 4 miles treadmill, but wasn't into it so jumped in a spin class.  Good sweat!  LOG 4

Friday: Early spin class, a bit under hte weather still.

Saturday:  Long run (2 hr 40 minutes) with Mariah over on drummer hill to surry and whereever else she took me.  Really nice loop, kind of a rainy morning.  Lungs/sinuses were still cloggy so it was a bit slower than usual.  We got to the point where we could either add two miles by turing down Gunn Road or shorten the run by 2 miles by going up Gunn Road- luckily we both were tired fromt eh recent climbing and adding a couple miles sounded better than going uphill at that moment!  Good choice- the drummer hill labrynth is fun.  LOG 16 miles.

Sunday: Long day of lethargy and despair as Greg was sick. Homemade chicken noodle soup (from Saturday)and  lots of Seinfeld and Muppetts take Manhattan!  Kinda fun. 

The weather sucked.  Being sick sucked.  Greg being sick sucks.  But the run on Saturday really helped run the sickness out of me and gave me a little confidence that I can still do long runs.  Mariah kicks my butt but it's worth it.  She drops me on the uphill and I'd catch back up on the level or downhill.  It could have made me sicker, but didn't!  Running does heal! Now I'm a little worried about the Four on the 4th!  I haven't run fast in awhile (ok, never, but you know what I mean- it's all relative!). It's a process, and I love it!

Monday, June 20, 2011

WEEK 24: 29 miles and Greylock

Monday: Friedsam with Griffin.  Log 5.
Tuesday: Pisgah with Greg and Griffin, Nash to Southwoods.  Good run.  Log 9.
Wed: 0
Thursday: wrote 5 in my run log but have no recollection of where this may have taken place....5
Friday:  0
Sunday: Greylock mini-race. 5k course x 3+

Not a great week, but not as bad as I had thought going into Greylock.  I had toyed with the idea of running the half marathon, but reconsidered when I saw the size of the mountain.  I just wasn't feeling it anyway.  It was a beautiful day and I wanted some miles at least, so I ran the course for a wram-up.  Ran it again for the race- added a little extra unfortunately otherwise I wouldve had my second win.  And then ran it in the other direction for a cooldown.  Greg won the big race.  It was a fun trip and beautiful day!  I can't blame my lethargy on the weather- it's been cool and not humid and wonderful sleeping weather.  Not sure where my lethargy is stemming from!  Hopefully it'll pass.  Summer vacation is coming- if that doesn't cure it then I'm in trouble!  It's a process, and I love it!

Monday, June 13, 2011

WEEK 23: 31 miles

Monday: Got up early as Greg had made us a plan to do so every M-W-F!  Ran, BY MYSELF, on roads for 5 miles.

Tuesday:  Kilburn Loop- the first of many to come this summer.  Took the right first- not sure if that makes it clockwise or what.  Decided I like the other direction better.  Griffin and Greg went the same direction and came back for me.  We took our first dip in Kilburn....sounds great til you realize how many mosquitos are out there!  Time 1:08, about the same as last year.  LOG 8.

Wednesday:  3 miles in Friedsam Park with Griffin.  Nice day but not a good run.

Thursday: 0

Friday: Friedsam with Griffin and Greg. We ran together for the first loop so I could understand the trails in there and then I continued to do a smaller loop and he did the larger loop again.  Good effort, challenging little trails.  LOG 7.

Saturday:  South Woods Trail, then Nash - Chesterfield Rd and parked at Horseshoe in Pisgah with Greg, Griffin, Glenny, and Jimmy.  Weather was rainy and cool so the deer flys were not around.  Ran hard- almost race effort- probably harder as I think I pushed myself more with the twins behind me!  59 minutes!  Death crawl up Horseshoe road though.  LOG 8

Sunday: 0

Damn so close to 40 miles this week but just couldn't bring myself to do it on sunday!  Otherwise lots of good running.  Days that are good are good and bad when they are bad- not much in between! It's a process, and I love it

Monday, June 6, 2011

WEEK 22: 20 miles

Monday: South woods with Griffin....DEER FLYS!  :(
Tuesday - Friday: 0 miles, but i did lift wednesday at home (simple circuit 2xthru); bad jennie
Saturday: Minivistas with Griffin; Log 6 miles
Sunday: South Woods via Nash with Griffin; Log 7 miles

The deer flys got scared of the cold weather and were gone over the weekend- it was nice to have that weekend on the trails without them.  Hot and humid this week and they will be back.  Nash trail is my new favorite- very fun rolling, curvey trail - and you can get to south woods without going through the fullam water!  Skimpy week I's a process and I love it!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WEEK 21: 31 Miles

Monday: South woods (reverse) with Griffin....very dark but fun. LOG 7.
Tuesday: 2 miles + strength. LOG 2
Wednesday: Keene Rail Trail while the boys did their thing on the track.  Nice soak in the stream after.  LOG 10. (50 minutes up/40 minutes back: rough start)
Thursday:  Elliptical + core.
Friday: 0
Saturday: OAB in Rhode Island from Gregs parents house. LOG 7.
Sunday: OAB to hut - trying to get rid of a headache.  It worked.  LOG 5.

Blah week with the heat/humidity creeping in.  I forgot how much it affects me.  Gotta start lifting more regularly too especially since I have no races planned.  It'll be ok to be sore!  It's a process...and I love it.