TUE. - 0 -- still sore but noticing improvement. Rode stupid bike again for 30 stupid minutes.
WED. - 3mi (road) A.M. -- easy, (just a hair over 8:00 pace). Just to shake out my legs and see how everything felt. [24:11]
3mi. (road) P.M. -- planned on doing the WTAC Fun Run with Mason but we had to skip it so I repeated the same route as in the morning. Felt about the same. [24:02]
THU. - 6+mi. (track) -- met Mike and his friend Mark at Curtis Corner Middle School track for some pace work. I was a little nervous about my legs and how they would feel/hold up. Felt no soreness, just a little fatigued but still OK. 4 x 800, 2 x 400, 2 x 200 with 400 recs after 800s and 200 recs for others. [2:41/2:43/2:42/2:42/77/77/36/35].
FRI. - 6mi. (road) A.M. -- so happy to finally run a "regular", base run. Think I was into it a little too much. Sweaty and humid. Suprised to see the overall pace when I was finished. No Man's Land again. [41:30]
4+mi. (road) P.M. -- ran with Mott briefly before attacking fish on the boat. Flat roads in East Matunuck. Standard, easyish run for me, sort of a tempo run for him. Legs were tired though. [31:57]
SAT. - 11+mi. (trails) -- ran with Jonny, Mike, and Incredible Gun Hulk in Fisherville and Cuttyhunk Nature Preserves in Exeter. Pretty fun. I'd never ventured in there before. Legs were a little tired but fun on some of the hills. We stumbled upon a weird, white trash meth farm in the middle of nowhere too. Dr. Seuss was correct--"Oh the places you will go". [1:32:XX]
SUN. -6mi. (trails) -- wrong choice of venue to run in Black Farm Mgmt. area today. However, then again, where can someone run in the woods in the northeast, in July, and not encounter deer flies. I was looking for an easy, base pace run but immediately had to push it to escape the flying death squad. My legs protested. I resorted to taking my shirt off and rocking the terrorist look with it dangling off of my head, covering my shoulders and back. Allah akbar. Nice swim/splash session in Plain Pond immediately after the run. That water is so damn clear! [42:50]
TOTALS: 40+ miles
|Suck it deerflies!!!|