Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Soooo, it looks as if I've really let the blog go. However, this action (or lack of) shouldn't be perceived as my having let running go (at least not to the same seemingly total degree.)
Since July, I've become a 100% full-time (or more) working photographer, leaving precious little time for running. And it seems that between the weekend days of being on my feet and running around with 25 lbs. of gear for 12 hours and the work on the days in between, I ended up with achilles soreness like I've never experienced before. Plus, I decided to race both a 5 miler and a 10k on very little training, with the 5 miler (in a not-so-bad 27:18, given said lack of training) coming days after a hard 18 (a dumb but emotionally necessary thing after the weeks of less than 40 miles a week.)
The 10k was Lone Gull and was about as bad as it gets. 34:48 for a PW and a renewed sense of "What the fuck is happening to me?"
But, now that wedding season has finally concluded, I'm able to run a little more, not because of more time, as I'm still taking on loads of jobs and editing like a crazy person, but because my body isn't getting beaten up on a weekly basis in the same way.
The last two weeks I've managed 45+ miles (who ever thought I'd be so happy about that?) and have been running some decently fast ones at that. On my 45th birthday a little over a week ago, I managed back to back 5:41 and 5:22 miles and have been seeing more sub 6:00 pace than I've seen in a long time.
Now I just need to be careful that I don't keep myself in a sense of fatigue through the winter, as I really do want to have a good Boston.
There are Thanksgiving races coming up and Mill Cities after that, so if I need to shut it down for a week, I can do so for the 2nd week of December. The more I think about that scenario, the more it seems like a good idea, but that's easier said than done if I'm feeling relatively ok.
Anyway, good to be back on the blog, if for no other reason than I'm reminding myself that yes, I'm still a runner.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

So, basically, due to a barely-able-to-keep-up-with uptick in the photo biz, I've not had enough time to even think about keeping up with the blog. So, in a nutshell, for the last 8 weeks I've been running 5-6 days a week and totaling @ 50+ miles a week on singles with some decent workouts and a long run here and there. Been running 6:30-6:45 pace and sometimes getting under 6:00 and just basically feeling pretty darned good.
Hope to race more soon. Yup. That is all.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

0 miles.

Monday, June 1st, 2015

0 miles. Day off.

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Week ending the 31st- 49 miles. Ptown 10k in 34:15. Not bad, but work to be done.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Week ending the 24th- 50 miles

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Week ending the 17th- 51 miles.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15th, 2015

8 miles @ 6:38. Felt good. The 6:30 pace is easy and smooth of late.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

6 miles @ 7:04. Recovery.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

11 miles @ 6:25 pace overall. Threw in a 5:50 and a 5:48 in late and the last one, uphill for a good chunk and into a 20 mph hot headwind beat the hell out of me.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

0 miles. Too busy all day with photo work and more photo work.

Monday, May 11th, 2015

8 miles @ 7:04 pace, easy.

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

0 miles.
week- 44.7 miles.

Saturday, May 9th, 2014

6.1 miles @ 6:47 pace before the big wedding. No run tomorrow, as I'm headed off-Cape way early for a shoot.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015

8 miles @ 7:29. I swear it wasn't that slow, really. It was just a few miles in the woods and around the shore of Salt Pond that made it so.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

6.2 @ 6:50 pace. Warmed up slow after the good 10 yesterday, but again found that 6:35's is just my nice, smooth pace. Now, if I can just start getting some speed work in next week, I may actually have a decent 10k in Ptown in a few weeks.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

10 miles with Scott around Eastham. 6:52 overall, but that includes some slower stuff through the woods. Again, we went quick through most of it and closed with a 6:14 and the last 1/3 of a mile @ 5:07 pace.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

8 miles @ 6:45 pace overall. Again a good progression down to 6:14.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Monday, May 4th, 2015

6.3 miles @ 6:52 pace.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

8.5 miles @ 6:49 pace.

M- 5.6
T- 0
W- 8.3
Th- 8
F- 0
Sa- 6.8
Su- 8.5

week- 37.2 miles

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

6.8 miles @ 6:36 pace with Scott. Give the man a pair of Hoka's and the 50 becomes 40.

Friday, May 1st, 2015

0 miles. Day off after 2 quick ones.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

8 miles @ 6:27. Just feeling good.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

8.3 miles @ 6:35. Ah, that post-marathon, big-lung feeling. Almost makes one feel as if racing might be a good idea. Almost...

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

0 miles.

Monday, April 27th, 2015

5.6 miles @ 7:36 pace.

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

8 miles @ 7:10 pace. Felt like a long run.

M- 27 (love writing that after these things.)
T- 0
W- 3
Th- 3
F- 0
Sa- 6.2
Su- 8

week- 47.2 miles

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

6.2 miles @ 6:48 pace. Feeling better.

Friday, April 24th, 2015

0 miles. Day off.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

3.75 miles @ 8:02 pace.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

3.2 miles @ 7:12 pace.
Tired and left quad barking, but felt good to stretch the legs.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

0 miles. Day off.

Monday, April 20th, 2015

27 miles. @ 1 mile warmup, then 26.2 from Hopkinton to Boston. 2:46:33.
Went in with the full knowledge that this had to be a conservative effort, as I'd done just enough to get to the line in one piece and not blow up.
Went out even @ 6:20 and got things down to the 615-6:02 range for the whole thing. The Chipotle I had the night before caused 3 bathroom breaks which resulted in @ 2:45 being taken up, but I got back in the game, especially after the last one at 20. Cold and rainy all the way, but I closed strong with sub 6:15's the last 10k and came hard down Boylston. Started to get cold right after the finish and went to the med tent with a 94 body temp. They put me under some blankets and fed me hot beef broth for 45 minutes and I came back fine. Got up and out and found the fam.
Not one of my best races, but definitely proud of, again and as in Manchester, finding a way to get the job done and executing. Now I want to train for the summer and actually attack one a bit more this fall, such as Bay State. I felt as if I could have gone 6:05's all day were it not for the mutiny in my gut and so for the fall, I'd like to target a 5:50 pace again and get down well below 2:35.

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

2.75 miles @ 7:03 pace. Tomorrow is it.

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

0 miles. Wedding. Day off.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

5 miles @ 6:59 pace.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

4.2 miles @ 6:42 pace.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

0 miles. Day off.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

6.2 miles @ 6:41 pace.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

0 miles. Day off.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

12 miles @ 6:26 pace with Tom and Mike (and Scott for the first 5.)
Warmed up for 4, then did 4 between 5:31 and 6:04. Just getting used to marathon effort. The 5:31 was a lot of downhill, whereas the 6:04 was a lot of up, so all in all, it was a decent medium effort and it just felt right. Couldn't have asked for a better day. Good hills and running out on Ocean View in Wellfleet. Great last effort before winding it down.

M- 10
T- 0
We- 9
Th- 6
F- 10
Sa- 8.5
Su- 12

week- 55.5

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

8.5 miles @ 7:08 with Scott.

Friday, April 10th, 2015

10 miles @ 7:05 with Tom. Good easy run.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

6 miles @ 7:43 with Scott on the trails in Eastham. We both felt like crap. One of those shitty feeling, bonky, damp spring runs. Cut it short.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

9 miles with Scott @ 6:57 pace. Weights and core earlier. Amazing what a day off can do. Calf felt fine. Energy was great.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

0 miles. Day off. Decided the calf could use a day to mend.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6th, 2015

10 miles @ 6:39.
Great run, but I must say, my left calf, a problem last year, gave me a little "hey there" @ mile 4 and then became fine. Nonetheless, I'm taking the day off tomorrow. Just going to do weights and core work. I've come too far to fuck this up now.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

9.5 miles with Scott easy on the trails and roads of Truro.
Good, easy end to a solid 6 day week.

M- 9
T- 8.5
W- 8.5
Th- 0
F- 9.5
Sa- 16
Su- 9.5

week- 61 miles

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

16 miles with Mike (and the first 8 with he and Pat) in Brewster. Ran strong and hit the hills well. Most of it was between 6:25 and 6:40. Good run and a good way to end the last long one before the big day (now a mere 16 days out.)

Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

9.5 miles at 6:50 with Scott. Good pace.

Thursday, April 2nd ,2015

0 miles. Day off. First one in 10 days(!) Wow, has it been a while since I wrote that.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

8.5 miles with Scott easy in Orleans. April 1st and still - wait for it - 38 degrees. Shocking.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

8.5 miles @ 7:08 with Scott. Nice to hit some trails. Feeling a little tired finally today. 8 x 3:00 tomorrow.

Monday, March 30th, 2015

9 miles @ 6:48 pace. Felt surprisingly good after the 19 yesterday. Down @ 6:30 and bouncing along easily. Weird.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

19 miles @ 6:42 with the last 5 from 6:25 to 6:16.
Great end to a solid week of 74 miles on 6 days.
This run was supposed to be 12, but I hooked up with Tom and it was so nice, I figured I'd make it a 15, but after saying goodbye to him at 13.5, as he'd already done 4 or so before we met up, I just kept going and felt great going faster. Very happy with that and with the week overall.

M- 0
T- 10
W- 14 (8/6)
Th- 11
F- 14 (7.5/6.5)
Sa- 6
Su - 19

week- 74 miles

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

6 miles @ 6:58.
Some days, especially on the 34 degree, damp, snow/rain shitty ones, 6 miles is all I've got in me.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Friday, March 27th, 2015

14 miles. Double easy/recovery
7.5 a.m., 6.5 p.m.
All around 7:03 pace.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

11 miles with 8 x 3:00 10k workout with paces from 5:21 to 5:31, most @ 5:24. Pouring rain for the first few, so clothing got a bit heavy, but all in all, an excellent workout that didn't beat me up too badly.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

14 miles.

8 early with Scott in Orleans at 7:08 pace.
6 later (ran into Tom for 3 of them) @ 6:48 pace.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

10 miles very easy with Scott at 7:18 pace.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

0 miles. Day off to rest up after the long run. Feel fine.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

20.1 miles with Mike Tom G. and Dave Corbett in Falmouth @ 6:44 pace. Felt great. Legs fine and if I'd had water along, I'd have been able to go another 2-3 miles. Never went faster than 6:33 or slower than 6:54 (after a 7:20 warmup mile.)
So, that does it, Boston is on. I'm still not foolish enough to think I'm going to light one up, but I do feel as if I can get through it in a decent time (well, relatively, as in 2:45 or so.) Makes for my longest run in over a year and first 70 mile week in that time as well.

M- 7
T- 8
W- 9.1
Th- 9.75
F- 8.1
Sa- 8.25
Su- 20.1

week- 70.3 miles

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

8.25 miles in NYC with Scott @ 7:14 with strides.

Friday, March 20th, 2015

8.2 miles @ 7:44 in Brooklyn and Manhattan with Scott.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

9.75 miles in Brooklyn and Manhattan with Scott @ 7:05.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

9.1 miles @ 7:27 pace with Scott.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

8 miles @ 6:37 pace.
Really didn't want to run quick, but ended up getting caught in a storm and trying to outrun it for a couple of miles at 5:40 pace before just giving up and getting pelted with 30 mph ice in the face at 6:30 pace. Actually enjoyed it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16th, 2015

7 miles super slow. Jeeeezus...

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

15 miles. New Bedford 1/2 Marathon (2 mile warmup.)
Who knows? Maybe it was the lack of sleep for both nights before and the 12 hours wedding that put me in bed at 2:45 a.m. the night prior to the race. Maybe it's that I'm fat. Maybe it's the lack of speedwork, miles, racing. Whatever it is, I ran my slowest 1/2 ever. 1:15:38.
If I'd blown up, that would be one thing, but no, I went no faster than 5:35 and no slower than 5:59.
Don't get me wrong, I ran a smart, strong race. I knew from the get go that I wasn't going to be running fast this day, so I'd better just run strong, because the way the wind was, it was going to kick the shit out of us from 9.5 to 12 (which is did.)
I stayed even throughout and closed with a monstrous kick, as I was trying to catch someone (which I did.)
Overall, I can't be that disappointed (though, obviously, I am.) It is what it is. I wore the Hokas and, subsequently, came away from it no worse for the wear.
Now, the question I have is this: Since I'd planned on NOT running Boston because I wanted to stay healthy and get faster in order to run James Joyce and whatever other short stuff comes up (Doyle's, etc.), I'm rethinking things and coming up with this: I'm not going to be running even 5:20's anytime soon it appears, but my energy is good and my legs are good, so what the fuck am I saving myself for? What I'm coming up with is: Run Boston because it's there and I can and then I can re-qualify for next year by just doing anything under 2:50 (and oh my fuck, what have I become where I'm not hanging myself over a 1:15+ half and thinking sub 2:50 is a good, optimistic goal? Yeesh) and just looking forward to whatever happens after that.
So, this Sunday I'll go 18-20 with some friends and see what comes of it. If I feel ok, then it's probably a go. I mean, hell, it's Boston, and it's been almost 10 years since I've even had to worry about qualifying, so the last thing I want to have to do is think about running a late-summer marathon after all these weddings just to make sure I'm in for next year.
If I can stay healthy for the rest of the year, I really don't see myself NOT getting some decent speed back, so a good showing at Boston in 2016 would be a realistic goal. As for now, I'm just hoping that this isn't the rapid decline of a once-decent-but-never-great runner.
2 years ago I ran 1:11:58. In other words, WTF?

M- 7.5
T- 0
W- 14.2 (8/6.2)
Th- 8.3
F- 5.3
Sa- 0
Su- 15

week- 50.3 miles

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

0 miles. Wedding all day. Weights and core in the a.m.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Friday, March 13th, 2015

5.3 miles with Scott in Ptown. So easy it could make your heart stop (because it really didn't have too do much of anything.)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

8.3 miles easy (7:08 pace) around Eastham.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

14.2 miles. First time running twice in a day since last year around this time.
8 miles a.m.- Went out with Tom and Scott on the roads of Orleans and warmed up for 2 before doing a 8 x 70 sec./ 60 sec. rest workout from 5:18-4:43 pace. Great to get the legs turning over and felt great doing it. Had some rollers, which made things interesting. Felt strong throughout and no worse for the wear.
6.2 miles p.m. @ 7:00 pace with Tom in Eastham @ 6 hours later.
Just a good day where, again, I didn't feel beat up, but came away happy with the effort and result.
The Hokas are saving my ass.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

0 miles. Weights and core.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Monday, March 9th, 2015

7.5 easy @ 7:05 pace with Scott.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

16.3 miles with Tom around Eastham.
We set out to go from 7:00 to 6:25 by 10, and then ratchet it up a bit and go sub 6:00 for at least 4, which is exactly what we did. Went 5:59, 5:52, 5:51 and 5:48 before cooling down. 6:31 pace overall.
Great run and felt fine afterwards. No kinks or injury flaring up.
This, if I'm not mistaken, was my longest run in over a year, and this may be the biggest week in that time as well (neither of which is saying much, but it makes me happy.)

M- 9
T- 13
W- 9
Th- 0
F- 9
Sa- 8.3
Su- 16.3

week- 64.6 miles

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

8.3 miles with Tom in Eastham.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

9 miles easy with Scott and Tom.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

0 miles. Weights and core.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

9 miles with Scott @ 7:06 pace.

Tuedsay, March 3rd, 2015

13 miles @ 6:46 with Tom around Eastham. Good progression, easy all the way from 7:00 to 6:18.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

9 miles @ 7:10 with Scott.

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

10 miles in Cambridge and Boston @ 6:47 overall. Got some nice quick miles in, despite the crowded icy paths and roads. Felt great. Headed to the Reg. after for Day 2 of the Champs.
Photos here- http://www.joenavas.squarespace.com/index#/latest/

M- 0
T- 8
W- 8
Th- 0
F- 9
Sa- 11
Su- 10

week- 46 miles

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

11 miles with Tom @ 6:42 pace before heading to Boston to photograph the USATF National Indoor Championships/

Friday, February 27th, 2015

8 miles with Scott easy.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

0 miles. Day off.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

9 miles easy with Scott @ 7:04 pace.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

8.1 miles @ 7:06 pace. Nice and easy.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

0 miles. Day off after the race (and the drive.)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

14 miles. 2 mile warmup, 10 mile race, 2 mile cooldown.
USATF-NE Garnd Prix Race #1- 5 Realtors 10 Miler

So, going into this race, I really didn't know what to expect. I've had 5 good weeks of training, but really more just "running" than training. I kind of figured that I wouldn't have a heck of a lot of leg speed, but I was just hoping that 5:40 or faster would be a decent average pace. The good news is that 5:38-5:28 was doable on flats, the bad news is that with the nasty dirt section and the hill that preceded it, I lost a crapload of time that I was just no way going to make up.
But really, the even better news was that overall, I was stronger than I thought I'd be with more strength late-race than I figured I'd have, after I'd made a few really poorly chosen surges on the dirt part to get around people on the single track.
I ended up with a 57:50, 44th place overall and 6th Master. I really can't complain about those numbers, since I picked up some serious names in the last two miles and as for the ones who came ahead of me, they were all absolutely legit and I actually consider it a hell of an accomplishment to have come as close as I did to any of them (though I was, as expected, nowhere near Magill, who ran a completely insane time on that nasty course. Kudos to he and Chris Lawrence, who likewise ran crazy fast on that thing at 51. Yow.)
Ends up with a decent week where I'm healthy and not too beat up. Even ran in some old Adidas flats yesterday and survived, so that's a good sign. If something ain't breaking with those shoes on that course, then things must be fairly well healed (knock wood.)

M- 8
T- 8
W- 0
Th- 9
F- 8
Sa- 0
Su- 14

week- 47 miles

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

0 miles. Day off before the race tomorrow.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Friday, February 20th, 2014

8 miles on the mill with weights and core.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

9 miles easy with Scott.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

0 miles. Did core and weights and then went to Universal for our last day before flying back. This was my first time running 6 days in a row in many months.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

8 miles easy.

Monday, February 16th, 2015

8 miles easy in sunny Port Charlotte.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

11 miles in Port Charlotte. 6:40-ish for the first 7, then did 8,9,10 at 5:42, 5:37, 5:33. Glad that I was strong enough to run quick at the end of a hour+ run, but not psyched with the fact that I tried to get that last mile under 5:30 and just didn't have it. There was a headwind on the last mile, but nonetheless, I'm just not that fast right now. The good thing is that I have no doubt I can race the 10 at sub 5:40 pace, but sub 5:30's are another story. considering the last year, this should come as no surprise, but I really want to get back to where 5:19 is not unusual for any 1/2 marathon or under distance.
With all the travel and food, this week was actually pretty decent.

M- 0
Tu- 13.1
W- 0
Th- 7
F- 6
Sa- 7
Su- 11

Week- 44 miles.

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

7 miles @ 6:48 pace.

Friday, February 13th, 2015

6 miles @ 6:48 pace.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

7 miles @ 6:39 pace in Orlando. Felt great to not be freezing. Got a 5:52 in at the end and felt good doing it.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

0 miles. Did weights and core before driving to Providence to fly out, but no time to run.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

13.1 miles @ 6:39 with Tom. Great run. Really feeling decently strong at the end of these longer runs. I'm continually surprised by this.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday, February 9th, 2105

0 miles. Felt fine, but busy with photo and writing stuff all day.

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

13.7 miles with Tom and Mike in Barnstable. Mushy and slushy but great company and I felt surprisingly good energy-wise. Quads a little sore, but they started about a bit that way due to all the squatting at the meet last night. Best week in a while and Boston seems increasingly possible.

M- 8
T- 8
W- 0
Th- 8
F- 9.1
Sa- 6.2
Su - 13.7

week- 53 miles

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

6.2 miles in Boston before photographing the NBIGP.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Friday, February 6th, 2015

9 miles with Scott in Wellfleet. 7:10 pace. Cold and quite icy at times, but good overall.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Thursday, February 5th, 2014

8 miles on the mill with weights and core.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

0 miles. Day off.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

8 miles in Eastham easy with Scott.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

8 miles on the mill, easy, with weights and core.

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

10 miles with Scott and Tom on the messy roads of Eastham. Best run I've had in a long time. 6:45 overall and picked it up for the last 3 with a 5:53 last mile. Felt strong and balanced and not trying terribly hard to hit that pace. The how and why of this is a mystery, but I'll take it. Oh, and then after the Patriots won the Super Bowl. Kind of a good day.

M- 0
T- 0
W- 0
Th- 0
F- 11
Sa- 7
Su- 10

week- 28 miles

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

7 miles on the mill with weights and core after.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

11 miles on the mill. Finally tried running again after feeling weak and crappy for the better part of the week. Took it slow and felt fine.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

7 miles @ 6:49.
This was supposed to be a long run, but I've been feeling as if I have something coming on for days and I think it's hit.
Last time I got sick, I remember being on the bike with an elevated heart rate and my legs, specifically my quads, ended up feeling as beat up as if I'd run 23 miles or biked 90 (when I'd only done 30.)
So, after 5, they started to ache, and by 7, I knew even going 8 was a bad idea. So the week ended at 40 for a total.
I'm still plenty glad that I'm feeling good otherwise as far as running in general, and that 7-8 miles @ decent pace feels as good as it has in a long time. I've got some base fitness. Whether any of this will translate into me being able to run even under 57 at Amherst remains  to be seen. I'm just taking it day by day and am just damned happy I can run. Competing comes next.

M- 7.5
T- 0
W- 8.5
Th- 9
F- 8
Sa- 0
Su - 7

week- 40 miles

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

0 miles.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

8 miles with Scott in Wellfleet.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

9 miles @ 6:40 in Eastham.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 21st, 2015

8.5 miles with Scott in Wellfleet.

January 20h, 2015

0 miles. Day off.

Monday, January 19th, 2015

7.5 miles in Eastham.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

8 miles with Scott & Tom in Wellfleet. Decent end to the week.

M- 0
T- 4
W- 0
Th- 7
F- 10.5
Sa- 8.3
Su- 8

week- 37.8 miles

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

8.3 miles with Scott in Wellfleet.

Friday, January 16th, 2015

10.5 miles @ Eastham.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

7 miles on the mill with weights and core.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

0 miles. Resting ye olde calf.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

4 miles on the mill and weights and core.
Of course my left calf started to act up. Why wouldn't it? Things were just starting to go good. (Bastard calf...)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

So, the journal has obviously gone to hell, but it hopefully will return as I do.
The race I did three weeks was likely a bit too much too soon and hardly yielded good results, beyond the simple (but very enjoyable) feeling of racing.
A couple days later, I found myself relegated to the shelf and the bike again, as my foot was bothering me and I shut it down as a precaution.
So, two weeks off and now a week back that saw me run 40 miles, all in the new Hoka Clifton's I got Monday. 2 days of 6, 2 days of 7 and then today, I just felt like continuing to run until I felt like not continuing, which turned into 14 miles, with the last 8 at @ 6:37 pace (6:46 overall.) I felt good. My energy felt surprisingly good, which, well, surprised me. An hour and half of highish heart rate without bonking left me feeling like I might actually be able to think about tacking another 75 minutes on there from Hopkinton to Boston. Sure it was one run, but it felt rather good and my feet and legs didn't hurt (much.) The Hoka's are for real and I have a second pair on order. I at least want to be able to be relatively competitive at Amherst. Anything under 57 would be very nice.
So without a day by day breakdown, I had a week with 5 runs, 1 bike (for an hour) for 40 miles of running. It's a start.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15th, 2014

6 miles @ 7:10 pace with Scott. 3rd day in a row, 8th run back total. Taking a day off tomorrow.

December 8th-14th

5 days of running for 32 miles and a 3.12 mile race at 5:28 pace. Foot survived. No injury, just a tough 3rd mile of that race. Went 5:22, 5:27. 5:41. Still, I'm damned happy to be running.

December 1st-December 7th

2 days of running. 5.2 one day, 4.5 2 days later. Foot fine. Legs gonna need some work.

November 17th-30th

So, in summary, biking on the trainer 4-5 days a week for 60-90 minutes.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

20 miles @ 20.1. Felt good the whole way and kept it speedy the whole last 10. Decent week, considering how busy I was and how cold it got.

M- 30
T- 32
W- 0
Th- 0
F- 22
Sa- 0
Su- 20

week- 104 miles.

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

0 miles.

Friday, November 14th, 2014

22 miles @ 18.7 mph. Easy day.

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

0 miles.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

0 miles. Much needed day of recovery.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

32 miles @ 18.2. Just a good day.

Monday, November 10th, 2014

30 miles @ 18.5 mph with Tom. Might sound like an easy one, but we went hard after a couple segments and got some KOM's. Fun day.

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

30.2 miles @ 20.2 mph. Really solid ride after days of nothing.

M- 4.2
T- 31.5
W- 32.5
Th- 0
F- 0
Sa- 0
Su- 30.2

week- 98.4 miles

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

0 miles.

Friday, November 7th, 2014

0 miles.

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

0 miles.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

31.5 miles @ 20.1 mph.
Really great ride. Went out @ 19.5, came back @ 20.7.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

32.5 miles @ 19.3 mph. Getting a bit more fit, I think.

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

0 miles.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

0 miles.

M- 0
T- 31
W- 21
Th- 32
F- 24
Sa- 0
Su- 0

week- 107 miles/all bike

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

0 miles.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

24 miles @ 19mph. Last ride of the week, as we have a wedding in Cambridge on the weekend.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

32 miles @ 18.2 with Tom. Great ride.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

23 miles all around Brewster and Orleans. Spent damn near an hour just getting the seat right after switching the post out for my old one. Finally got it (I think) and it felt right. Bike feels great. It'll need a little tweaking on the front d yet, but it's just so nice to have such a good, compact fit. Can't wait to keep on bombing around tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

32 miles with Tom @ 18.5 overall.
The new bike (and myself) felt great. Really, the difference in material and geometry provided for the exact riding experience I've been seeking. There's always that nagging concern that I might have switched out a perfectly good this-that-or-the-other for whatever I did, but in this case, going from the 53cm titanium to the 51cm carbon could not have been a wiser choice. Now I just need to get back into shape and really put the thing to the test. Can't wait.
Also, this was the first time in 2 weeks where I didn't feel like crap getting exercise, so there's that.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

0 miles. Building the bike.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

0 miles. Spent the day at a regatta in Worcester.

Don't really need a weekly break down other than this-

Rode Tuesday for 20.5 and Friday for 25.

week- 45.5 miles.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

0 miles. 2 engagement shoots.

Friday October 24th, 2014

25 miles bike @ 18.8 mph. Heart rate was up from the beginning as it appears I still have this flu hanging on. Didn't go hard as a result, but I'll be damned if I'm not going to get out there on my 44th birthday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

20.5 miles on the bike at 19.3 mph. Took it easy and glad I did. Still felt weak, but good enough to get out there for a bit. Just nice to actually do something. I was going decidedly stir crazy.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday, October 13th, 2014

33 miles bike. 19.7 mph. Cruised the first 20 and was well above 20 mph, but paid for it on the next 13 and the rollers in Truro and Wellfleet beat the hell out of my quads. Great ride though and left me with that post-18 feeling.

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

0 miles. Dennis wedding.

M- 0/15
T- 0
W- 0/32
Th- 0/33
F- 0
Sa- 0
Su- 0

week- 0 run/80 bike

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

0 miles. Nantucket wedding.

Friday, October 10th, 2014

0 miles. Travel day.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

33 miles with Tom a bit harder. Nothing crazy, but some solid efforts into the wind coming back from Nauset. Great ride.
Nothing for the next 3 days, as we have two weddings and one's on Nantucket, so much traveling involved.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

32.5 miles with Tom, mostly easy. 17.8 mph overall. Felt good to go a little longer. Foot x-rayed today. Almost certainly a stress fracture, but I'll find out tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

0 miles.

Monday, October 6th, 2014

15 miles bike @ 19.6 mph. Short ride before shoot.

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

0 miles run, 20.5 bike.
Tried running. Made it 100mm and knew it wasn't going to get better.
Came back and dusted the cobwebs off the bike (literally.)
20.5 @ 19.7 mph. Not bad for the first time back on it since May.

M- 9.5
T- 0
W- 8
Th- 9
F- 0
Sa- 0
Su- 0/20.5

week- 26.5 run / 20.5 bike

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

0 miles. Resting foot. Swelling. Could be stress fracture.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

0 miles. Foot hurts.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

9 miles @ 6:42 before driving to NY for a shoot.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

8 miles @ 7:00 with Scott.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

0 miles.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

9.5 @ 7:22 with Scott.

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

0 miles

M- 12
T- 7.1
W- 6.3
Th- 0
F- 8.3
Sa- 6.3
Su- 0

week- 40 miles

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

6.3 miles @ 6:36 pace

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

6.3 miles @ 6:38 pace.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

7 miles @ 6:56 pace. Easy and smooth. Tired, but leg feels ok.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

12 miles @ 6:26 pace.
Well, that's what happens when I miss two days in a row. Pent up and feeling good. Got down to 6:15's for the last 5 without much effort. Felt great. Longest run since last March. Too quick and long? Yup, but damn if it didn't feel great.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

0 miles. Well, this week, which was supposed to be a rest week, turned out to be a serious rest week. 4 days, easy miles. Leg felt a little touchy, so even if I didn't want such a lean week, it probably is a good thing.

M- 6
T- 0
W- 7
Th- 8
F- 8
Sa- 0
Su- 0

week- 29 miles

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

0 miles. Big wedding. No time.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19th, 2014

8 miles @ 6:59 with Scott around Orleans. Good run.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

8 miles @ 6:33 with a 5:36 closer. Felt great.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

7 miles @ 6:46

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

0 miles.

Monday, September 15th, 2014

6 miles @ 6:50

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

10 miles.
Lone Gull 10k.
33:21, 3 seconds faster than last year. Ran even and strong, got bullied by the wind a bit in the last mile, but stayed with a great pack and took a few good names today. Given the year, the training, the lack of sleep, etc. I really couldn't be happier. Good day.

M- 8.3
T- 6
W- 10.2
Th- 7.1
F- 8.3
Sa- 0
Su- 10

week- 50 miles


Saturday, September 13th, 2014

0 miles. Big wedding, race tomorrow.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12th, 2014

8.3 miles with Scott at 7:27. No more running at that pace. Yeesh. Drives me nuts.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

7.1 miles @ 6:50 pace. Proper, easy recovery run.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

10.2 miles @ 6:20 pace.
 Felt pretty good from the start, but I also felt like I might have a cold coming on. So, I thought it might be a good day for a 6 x 3:00 10k pace workout, but instead thought better of it and decided to just run. But, after a bathroom break in Wellfleet at 5.2, I left the filthiest restroom and just started booking it back, finishing the easier mile I'd started in 5:52. Then, I just kept it at what felt like 1/2 pace and went 5:25 and 5:24, before cooling it off to 6:09, but then I felt great in the last 1/2 mile and finished with another 5:52, feeling easy.
Don't know what came over me, but it felt pretty good to go quick. Hoping I can find a way to go quick at the 10k.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

6 miles @ 6:40 pace.

Monday. September 8th, 2014

8.3 miles @ 6:38 pace. I always feel good the day after a short race. Tired towards the end, but otherwise, some good pop in the legs.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

8 miles. Mighty Meehan 5k.

So, I've won this race twice, those wins being in the first 2 years of the event. Both years, it was a Pub Series race and I was in as good shape as I've ever been (2009, 2010.) Both years, I was chased by very fast people who I knew had every right to think they could beat me on any given day (because most of the top 10 behind me had at one point or another.) I had to be on top of my game and I was both years, peaking at just the right time. The first year, I ran 15:38, and at the time, that was my second fastest 5k ever. The next year, I ran 15:24, which is still my PR.
This year is a slightly different story.
My last 5k was the one I did in Florida, where I proceeded to run 16:29 with some of the ugliest, blowed-up splits I've ever had. So, going into this, I was going to be damned sure I didn't do that again. I wasn't quite so certain that I wouldn't end up with the same time, but if I did, I wanted it to be straight 5:19's across the board, as opposed to 5:07, 5:18, 5:33. Yeesh.
So, Scott and I drove to Dennis, fairly sure, given the last few year's results that we would likely be 1 and 2, but one never knows. After warming up, it appeared that would likely be the case, but I still needed to execute.
I've never felt so unfamiliar with racing as I do right now, but I just haven't done nearly enough of it lately to know what my pacing and effort should be. So, I went out a touch conservative and ended up with a 5:18 first mile, just as I'd both feared and expected. I pressed on and recorded a 5:14 second, which was a slight improvement and I was out of the headwind I'd had for the first. By this time, Scott was still only 20 seconds back, which is a gap, but not an insurmountable one if I crashed and burned and he smelled blood. Instead, I found myself feeling good enough to press and I accelerated through the last 1/2 of the final mile to record a 5:11 and really kick the last .1 for 16:08 overall. Not bad. Great to see everyone as well. I forgot, again, how much I love the people on the Cape running scene. Always feels like home.
I would have liked to get a sub-16:00, but given the fact that this is exactly how I came back 2 years ago to race a 5k on little training and experience, I'm not going to panic. I've got Lone Gull next weekend and the big question on that will be how tired I am or am not after the late wedding in Ptown the night before. If I'm ok, I should be able to hold 5:19's for a while and maybe sniff 33. We'll see.
Regardless, a good end to a decent week that gets me over 50 again on 6 days of singles. I'll take it.

M- 11
Tu- 7
W- 8.2
Th- 9.4
F- 7
Sa- 0
Su- 8

week- 50.6 miles

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

0 miles. day off. Wedding. Race tomorrow.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday, September 5th, 2014

7 miles @ 6:55 pace. Hot as hell.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

9.4 miles @ 6:44 pace with Tom. Great run and great company.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, September 1st, 2014

11 miles @ 6:42 pace. Really damned hot and humid. So glad I decided against racing.

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

0 miles. Day off.

M- 5
T- 8
W- 0
Th- 8
F- 9
Sa- 10
Su -0

week- 40 miles

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, May 30th, 2014

10 miles @ 6:39 pace. Feel good. Ready for a day off tomorrow though. Race maybe on Monday.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29th, 2014

8 miles @ 6:36 pace.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

9 miles @ 6:26 pace.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

0 miles.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

8 miles @ 7:07 pace.

Monday, August 25th, 2104

5 miles 6:58 pace.

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

9 miles @ 6:39 pace. First 50+ mile week in 6 months.

M- 10
T- 6
W- 0
Th- 9.2
F- 8.2
Sa- 8.2
Su- 9

week- 50.6 miles

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

8.2 miles @ 7:10 pace.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

8.2 miles @ 6:44 pace.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

9.2 miles @ 6:33 pace.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

0 miles. Spent all day catching up on errands and editing. Bummed I didn't run, but got so much necessary stuff done with the business, it felt almost as rewarding (almost.)

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

6 miles @ 6:36 pace. This was supposed to be super easy, but I got down into the 6:15's somewhere in there and blew that to hell. Oh well.

Monday, August 18th, 2014

10 miles @ 6:23 with a 5:51 10th. Nothing like being pissed at missing a day to get one going.

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

0 miles. All night driving, all day shooting and driving. Oy.

M- 5
T- 8
W- 0
Th- 9
F- 8
Sa- 9
Su- 0

week- 39 miles

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

9 miles with Pat and Brian, easy at 7:02. Great run with excellent company.

Friday, August 15th, 2014

8 miles @ 6:45 pace. Felt tired on a run for the first time in a long time. Nice to actually have that be the anomaly.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

9 miles @ 6:31 pace. Virtually all of my runs have been the same. They start with a 7:10-7:25 opener, then get quickly to 6:35 pace for a couple, and then right to sub-6:30, ending with a few sub-6:20's. No great effort, just feeling good breathing and having a longer, slower stride. It's all at once new and familiar. Regardless, I feel really good just running.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

0 miles.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

8 miles @ 6:27 pace. Felt great and threw in a 5:52 7th for fun. Nice to be able to run a little quicker late in a run without too much effort and without any discomfort.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

5 miles @ 6:41 pace.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

7.35 miles @ 6:41 pace. Could have gone the extra 2 or so to make a 50 week for the first time in months, but remembered what happens when I use numbers as targets for numbers' sake. Trying to be a little smarter in my old age.

M- 10
T- 0
W- 8.25
Th- 8
F- 5
Sa- 9.25
Su- 7.35

week- 47.85 miles

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday, August 8th, 2014

5 miles @ 6:31 pace. Just a quick one after a shoot, before a tattoo and then another shoot.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

8 miles @ 6:44 pace. Nice and easy.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

8.25 miles @ 6:31 pace before a shoot. Felt great.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

0 miles. Needed day off.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday, August 4th, 2014

10 miles @ 6:45 pace with the good Mr. Brian Allen. It's a regular old Whirlaway group run down here, I tell ya'.

Sunday, Augsut 3rd, 2014

7.75 miles @ 6:35 pace with the most excellent Scott McGrath. Great run and great company. Solid end to a surprisingly good week. I almost feel like a real runner again.

M- 8
T- 5
W- 0
Th- 8
F- 5.1
Sa- 9
Su- 7.75

week-  42.85 miles

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

9 miles. Irish Pub 5.25 Miler.
Went into this not knowing what to expect, but hoping for something just under 5:30 pace for the distance. With my (lack of) training and my last race being the abysmal Ribfest 5 Miler where I ran as slow as I have in 10+ years, frankly, I was a bit frightened and not especially optimistic.
Still, the air was cool and rainy and I'd been running fairly well of late, albeit irregularly.
The horn sounded and we were off. I started out in 10th or 11th and we hit the mile in 5:18. I felt fine. The pack broke into a couple groups and I led for a bit at mile 2 and no one was going away with it. By 3, I was still solidly on 5:19 pace and I was with 3 other younger guys. They went from me on a couple of downhills and duked it out on their own, a mere 100 meters ahead. I just couldn't make it up and settled for 4th in 28:02. I really couldn't be happier. It's one of my faster times on the course and I ran 5:19 for the whole thing and didn't get hurt. A very happy surprise gift on this 15th anniversary of sobriety for me. Now I just want a win.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

5.1 miles @ 6:41 pace w 3 x 100 strides. Race tomorrow.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

8 miles @ 6:31 pace.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

0 miles. Day off.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

5 miles @ 6:33 pace. Since I'm, basically, training like I did when I was 33, I wouldn't mind even seeing the results I got when I was 33, which weren't great and weren't anything like what they became by the time I was 38, or 40, but hey, at 33, I was clocking 5:25 pace for 5 milers and right now, I'd be happy as a clam with that.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28th, 2014

8 miles @ 6:35 pace. Felt good, but decided to make it 8 rather than 10, as the calf was a bit tender and I'd rather be able to run tomorrow than not.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

0 miles.
Fully intended to run at least 6 or 7 today, but the rain came and regardless, I was absolutely wiped after yesterday's wedding and driving. Plus, working last night I realized that my left calf, right in that same troubled area, was killing me. We'll have to play this by ear from here on out.

M- 6
T- 7
W- 6
Th- 0
F- 10
Sa- 5
Su- 0

week- 34 miles

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

5 miles @ 6:44 pace around Springfield before a wedding. Sketchiest place I've run in a while, and that includes Central Michigan and Southie.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday, July 25th, 2014

10 miles @ 6:32 pace. Wow, that day off left me feeling great.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

0 miles. Much-needed day off.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

6 miles @ 6:55. Way to hot to run. Achilles bugging a bit. Think a day off is in order.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

7 miles @ 6:33 pace.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

6 miles @ 6:37 pace.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

6 miles @ 6:38 pace.

Well, it ended up with another 40+ week, and on 5 days rather than 6, I'll look at that as solid (for now.)

M- 0
T- 10.2
W- 7
Th- 9.5
F- 0
Sa- 9
Su- 6

week- 41.7 miles

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

9 miles @ 6:38 pace.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18th, 2014

0 miles.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

9.5 miles with Scott @ 7:00 overall in Wellfleet.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

7 miles. Track workout.
First time on the track in well over a year. Felt very surprisingly very good. Ran with Mike and Rory.
Warmed up, then did 800 in 2:28, then 8 x 200 from 34 to 32. Felt even the whole way. Felt fine after the cooldown. Great night.

Tuesday, JUly 15th, 2014

10.2 miles @ 6:37 pace.

Monday, July 14th, 2014

0 miles.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

10.5 miles @ 7:04 pace with Scott. Started out quick and then tapered off to 7:30-ish, as he was feeling the heat a bit. Still a good run and gives me 40+ for the week.

M- 10
T- 6.2
W- 5.2
Th- 0
F- 6
Sa- 5
Su 10.5

week- 42.9 miles

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

5 miles @ 6:37 pace.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11th, 2014

6 miles quick before dinner. 6:26 pace overall with a 5:54 final.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

0 miles. As planned.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

5.2 miles @ 6:36 pace. Quick run before meeting with friends. Felt a bit a twinge on this 3rd day in a row, so tomorrow will be a day off.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

6.2 miles @ 6:46 pace. What a (not enjoyable) difference a day makes.

Monday, July 7th, 2014

10 miles @ 6:36 pace.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

0 miles. Day off after the last 2 and then Ptown last night.
Only 4 days again, but a solid week overall.

M- 0
T- 11
W- 7.5
Th- 0
F- 10
Sa- 10
Su- 0

week- 38.5 miles

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

10 miles @ 6:54 with Scott in Wellfleet. First time in months that I've done back to back 10 milers.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday, July 4th, 2014

10 miles @ 6:23 pace. Last 2 at 5:54 and 5:51. Great run.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

0 miles. One of those days.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

7.5 miles with Scott, easy on the hot roads of Wellfleet.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

11 miles with the ever-enjoyable Kevin Gray. He came on down for a visit and as always, we had a great run. 6:43 overall with most of it between 6:20 and 6:40. Good day.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

6.2 miles @ 6:44 pace.
Decidedly slower and hotter and windier. Yow. Toasty out here.
Good end to a decent week.

M- 8.1/0
T- 0/20.5
W- 9/0
Th- 0
F- 9.3/0
Sa- 0
Su- 6.2

week- 32.6 run/20.5 bike

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

0 miles. 14 hour wedding day.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Friday, June 27th, 2014

9.3 miles @ 6:13 pace.
Ran endlessly around the parking lots and access roads around the hotel in Michigan after getting a fantastic sleep. Don't know what it was exactly, but keeping it around or under 6:10 wasn't much effort. Threw in a 5:50 for fun and even that wasn't hard at all. Loving a run like that. More please.

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

0 miles. Day of travel.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

9 miles @ 6:29 pace.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

20.5 miles @ 20.5 mph on the bike.

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

8.1 miles @ 6:35 pace.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

6 miles @ 6:35 pace.
Well, so ends another week with pitiful numbers, but just enough to still stay in ultimate-low-baseline shape. With this cold, the breathing gets harder and harder, but I just want to maintain this sort of neutral status, so that when it leaves, I can actually, eventually race on some slightly elevated training.

M- 0
T- 7.2/0
W- 0/30.5
Th- 0
F- 0
Sa- 8.2
Su- 6

week- 21.4/30.5

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

8.1 miles before wedding. 6:44 pace. Still can't really breathe, but feel OK otherwise.

Friday, June 20th, 2014

0 miles. All-day shenanigans. Trip to Boston to meet with dermatologist (super-grateful for the quick appt. and I'm A-OK,) back for shoot in Truro, meeting at studio, dinner with Kristen.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

0 miles. The day could not have been more filled with stuff. Tomorrow, I must run.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

30.5 miles at 20.8 mph. Good ride. Tried to hit 21 for the whole thing, but probably thought about it a bit late.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

7.2 miles @ 6:44 pace.

Monday, June 16th, 2014

0 miles. Ass kicked.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

12 miles.
5 mile Ribfest race. USATF-NE Grand Prix.
Just a tough pill to swallow that I ended up with a 28:07. Could it have been worse? Sure.
I did finish with a 5:27 for my fastest mile, which is both good and terrible at the same time.

M- 9/0
T- 0/14
W- 8.4/0
Th- 0
F- 0
Sa- 7.5/0
Su - 12/0

36.9 run / 14 bike

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

7.5 miles @ 6:35. Still sick, but figured I may as well get something in before attempting to race tomorrow.

Friday, June 13th, 2014

0 miles, cold kicking in.

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

0 miles. Have a cold.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

8.4 miles @ 7:23 pace.
This ended up being exactly the kind of run I'm trying to avoid. Went with a buddy who just wasn't feeling it and ended up really holding back. Not the end of the world and we had some decent points, but when I'm running 3 days a week, I want every one to count and feel right, and this was not that.
Oh well, biking tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

14 miles on the bike. Day got away from me and all I had time for was a short one. Better than nothing, but not by much.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday, June 9th, 2014

9 miles @ 6:32 pace. Felt great.

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

20.8 miles bike @ 20.6 mph. Short ride before shooting a wedding.

M- 0/30.4
T- 9/0
W- 0
Th- 8/0
F- 0/31
Sa- 8/0
Su- 0/20.8

week- 25 miles run / 82.2 bike

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

8 miles @ 6:32 pace.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday, June 6th, 2014

31 miles on the bike. 20.7 mph. Too many stoplights, but still a good ride.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

8 miles on the mill. 6:51 overall, but that was with the slow mill warmup. Kept it at 6:31 for most of it and felt good.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

0 miles. Busy day.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

9 miles @ 6:51 with Scott.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

30.4 bike. Even my rides that start out with me feeling a little lethargic have me hovering right around 21 mph for the most part. Feeling pretty strong.

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

9.2 miles @ 6:32 pace. Good run.
Light week overall, but all good stuff when I got out there.

M- 0/32.3
T- 0
W- 8.7/0
Th- 0/31.4
F- 9.1/0
Sa- 0
Su- 9.1/0

week- 26.9 run / 63.7 bike

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

0 miles.
Impromptu, but highly enjoyable, photo shoot before the Boston photo shoot took away the possibility of getting out for anything.

Friday, May 30th, 2014

9 miles running @ 6:26. Felt great.