Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Keeneyans: Wilson Perez, Andy McCarron, Me, and the Keene High Boys.
- 71 sec
- 60 sec
Overview: Again, it is a lot of fun to get together with everybody and run like hell. I couldn't think of a better way to spend a Wednesday night. Mason Mann is still having problems with his calf (which bothers me a little because nobody knows what is wrong). Sam Kent is as focused and hard working as ever and I don't suspect I will see Chris Ager until the first day of practice in the fall. Afterwards Wilson and I headed to Armadillos for a burrito and a pint, good times. Oh yeah, I am paying the price for that core workout yesterday. I can't cough or sneeze or laugh without being reminded of all those crunches.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
This race was pretty insane. Absolutely relentless. No breaks. No recovery. And nothing about speed. It is basically just all guts. The race started in rain and clouds, continues through it , and up over the weather. I finished 14th overall in a time of 68 minutes and 10 secs. During the race I was thinking that I will never again toe the line for another suffer fest. But I will. I will forget the pain and remember the view in a year's time. Afterwards I had fun talking with Dave Quintel and George Zack. GZ I found out has a fondness for beer that seems to match mine. We talked shop for a few and then Jess and I headed home. Next up: Cranmore. Here are the grueling splits from Sat. 6:48/8:26/8:45/9:06/9:43/9:36/9:31/7:13. This video clip of my last 18 secs pretty much sums up how I felt for everyone of those splits. My lovely wife took the shot.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Recovery: 400 jog between 8's; 200 jog between 4's
Keeneyans: Justin Fyffe, Josh Ferenc, Greg Hammett, Wilson Perez, and Andy McCarron
- 70 sec
- 69 sec
- 67 sec
- 61 sec (Josh and I are competetive)
Overwiew: It was awesome to get together with this outstanding group of athletes. We hope to continue and add more participants in the future. I feel good about the workout and can't wait for more. FYI- Greg coined the term Keeneyan.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Recovery: 2 minutes
Overwiew: I did this very quick workout with Josh Ferenc. We did a 1.5 mile w/u and c/d. Each rep had probably 2:30 rest because we kept chatting with Coach Goldsmith. I aslo did a few miles after Josh left to hopefully buy a house.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Recovery: 200 jog between reps and 400 jog between sets
Overview: I did a 5:58 w/u mile and a 5:54 c/d mile. I felt pretty good during this workout. The duration seemed easy compared to the 5 x mile workouts but the leg speed just is not there yet. I will continue to increase my intensity to find it. I am pleased with my effort and look forward to some shorter races. I also went for a 5 mile trot with the Keene High Boys. Next up: Rhody 5K!
Monday, June 1, 2009
9:22 (yeah that's right!)