Wednesday, March 30, 2016

10k and counting

I just realized that I have over 10000 page views, although I'm near certain that a good 9000 or so were me checking something or bots.  I wonder a little about the state of individual blogging.  Is it still useful content?  Was it ever?  Anyway.  I did a short run Monday by myself in the cold rain.  3.8 miles, with the sole purpose of avoiding running in yesterday's 50 mph winds.  Today we did hills: 60, 75, 90, 60, 75, 90.  It was hard.  My ankle felt ok.  We have unsettled weather the next two days.  I think my best chance at running is for a run into work Friday morning.  But I may run tomorrow instead.

Friday, March 25, 2016

7 weeks out

and I'm not caring to much.  Funny how motivation wanes at times.  I made it out for two runs this week.  Hills on Thursday: 45, 60, 75, 90 and down.  Hard.  My next run wasn't until today, 9.4 miles, at an 8 min pace.  It was my longest run since the marathon.  My legs hurt now.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Last Two Weeks

Had an eventful last few weeks.  Two weeks ago started simple enough with our second hill workout of the session.  The next day I played hokey from work and went skiing at waterville valley in 50+ degree temps.  A truly awesome day - probably one of the top days of my life.  Just amazing.  Decent skiing, considering the weather and conditions - and no crowds.  The next day I was in Groton for work and to see my tax dude.  Did 5 miles at work - pretty slow - on sore legs.  Friday I did 6.5 miles, then felt not so good that night after beers.  I think I had to stay home Thursday with a sick kid.  So a choppy week.

The week ended Sunday with the Ras Na Hiernan (sp??) race in Somerville.  Went out fast 6:20s, then lopped it in slow - average pace was 6:42.  Recovered with 4 beers through the afternoon and felt awful that nigh.  Felt sick Monday/Tuesday - went in for strep test Monday - negative.  Had to host a visitor at work for Wed/Thur.  Got home thursday for a sewage backup in the basement - not good - lucky the wife handled most of it.  Made it our for 8.3 today - felt awful again.  All told - kinda two weeks of crazy - looking forward to normal next week.