Mon: Westport Road and railtrail in Winchester while waiting for my car. Scary new dog- had to yell. Cute cows - might go back and steal one. LOG 6
Tues: AM lift/ PM Fullum-South Woods "with" greg, Grif, and George. Griffin never caught me. Got REAL dark and scary! LOG 8
Wed: Old Chesterfield Road in Pisgah with Griffin. Ran down to parking area and came back- did 10 x 10s hill sprints on way back and then on Horseshoe hill. Started to rain- nice morning. LOG 6
Thurs: AM lift/ AM2 3 mi TM in my new Brooks Raveena. LOG 3
Friday: Spin class at KSC- BRUTAL class. Probably did too much before a 5k. LOG 0
Sat: Jingle Bell 5K in Concord. 22:56/ 7:15, 7:45, 7:15+; LOG 6
Sun: Keene Railtrail Target to Rt 12 Overpass. Just shy of 12 miles; 1:45/ 56 out/51 back; LOG 12
Great week. I feel good. The 5K was fun. I didn't run it as fast as last year but I was trying to make sure I didn't go out too fast. 7:15 first mile should be about right for now. Probably shouldve kicked it up a notch at the end but I wussed out a little. Had a good feeling about being strong and efficient at times. It was fun to pass some women on the big hill in mile 2 and then a couple more on the downhill and hold them all off on the flat 3rd mile. Even caught a couple people in the last mile. 6th female overall and won my age group, but that would've meant more had I run faster than last year. (Got a nice bag and water bottle though). Justin and Greg went 1-2. Boj and Sontag also ran well. Cooled down with Sontag- nice to not do that alone. Talked about Vermont City....getting excited and nervous already.
Long run Sunday felt good even though I'm exhausted from all the running around/driving this weekend. Hopefully a good night sleep and an easy schedule at work this week will lead me to another good week. My plan is to string together 3 weeks at 40 miles and then have a drop down week which will include the New Years Eve 10K. Then get back to 40's for 3 weeks and a drop down week. Then change the cycle to 40-45-50 so I can get a couple high mileage weeks before New Bedford in March. That would be good. All depends on staying healthy and running smart. It's a process and I love it!