|Feel the burn......|
10mi. (a.m.) - stupid snow day from school (UGH-now we go through until Monday, 6/20!). At least I got to do an easy CnB loop into North Stonington (for Jonny). Felt good and thought/felt as though I was running much easier and slower than I was.
8mi. (p.m.) - blustery mixer through both local Hopkinton Land Trust properties. Love mixing roads and trails. One of the big perks of being done with Boston will be the ability to lollygag on trails in the warming, soon-to-be leafing woods.
11mi. (a.m.) - I was totally brain dead for this workout. Original plan (do I type this every single week?) was 3x1T, 3x1K, 4x400. For some reason, after a two mile warm up, I only did TWO of the 1Ts-not sure why, perhaps because I was annoyed at running them too fast (5:34/5:42, more like 10K pace). I thought they felt harder than they should have. After the obligatory PM wrestling match, I "forgot" to do the 3rd 1T and jumped into a way too spicy 3 x 1K. These typically should be about 3:20-3:21 in duration but my first one (felt hard!) was 3:13....oops. Then on the second 1K I fell asleep and accidentally ran an extra 100m for an unorthodox 1.1K chunk (3:40). Finally on the third one I settled in and ran the proper pace of 3:21. Finally, for the 400 repeats I continued to be all over. Again, these should be about 75-77. I ran the first in 73 (thought it felt way too hard) and then a 77, 74, 74. Idiot.
5+mi. (p.m.) - easy trail run from North Road Long/Ell Pond parking area up into Yawgoog & Hidden Lake. Out and back. Ate a lot of gnats and felt pretty tired but it was perfect time (47:00) and fun terrain for a recovery double. I miss relaxed trail runs.
7mi. (p.m.) - really tired and unmotivated. Legs feel burnt up and worn out. Still ran at normal pace but it was tiring. I didn't try to maintain standard pace (thought I was running easier 7:45 or so) but really blah all around. At least Jesus called and said that tomorrow I can take a non-religious religious holiday off from my (constitutionally mandated ) church and state-separated school of employment. The contradiction is lost on many a coworker and student. .
9mi. - (p.m.) - slow and easy wandering on mostly trails in Black Farm Mgmt. Area. Haven't been in and around there in a while. This made it feel "newish" and enjoyable. I love running easy and carefree. Slight drizzle and warm temps made it even more relaxing and enjoyable.
19mi. (a.m.) - Race: Brrrr-lingame 10 Mile Trail Race. Results here. Pretty tired but had a lot of fun. Finished 6th overall (despite 2-3 falls/wipe outs). I'll try to write up a recap asap. Don't hold your breath as I have now THREE races with no write up. Managed to tack on 6+ miles after the race as a warm down/junk mile combo.
7mi. (p.m.) - nice run from home to my parents' house for
* another decent week with 2 qualities. I had fun at the race on Saturday too, even if I was totally wiped out.
*mileage a tiny bit lower than what I wanted but when you're racing, that's acceptable I guess
*need to cut down a bit on the calories (food and beer)--what else is new?!?