Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Keeneyans: Andy (this was his idea), Me (I went along with it), Greg Hammett (showed up), Joel Fedorowitz, and the VP himself Steve Chabot.
1 mile 4:40
1200 3:52 (recovery on road)
1200 3:48 (recovery on road)
1200 3:51 (recovery on road)
400 68 sec
Overview: I think this may have been the hardest workout that I have ever done. I was pretty much uncomfortable the entire time but managed to get through it. I am very glad that I did. To add salt to the wound, afterwards, I had Keene High Cross Country practice and paced a 17:30 5K time trial. All in all it was a good day but paid the price, because today I basically did a 10 mile shuffle through Putney. It was a recovery day for sure.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The IAU 50K World Trophy Final in Gibraltar, October 31st 2009.
This season you performed very well during the selection Race for the IAU 50K World Trophy in CAUMSETT (USA).
One of the results of this is that you are invited to run the Final Race of the IAU 50K World Trophy in Gibraltar on Saturday October 31st 2009.
We can offer you:
- Free accommodation, full board, for 5 nights
- A travel grant of minimum 450 Euro
o This amount is subject to an increase, depending upon the number of invited runners that take part in the event but it will not be less than listed here.
o This travel grant will be paid in Gibraltar.
o It’s up to you to make your reservation to fly over to Malaga (Spain) which is the nearest airport to Gibraltar.
May we ask you to answer us before August 31st if you accept this invitation or not. This will allow us to organize your accommodation or, in case you don’t accept it, to invite another athlete.
We hope to receive a positiveanswer of you one of these days,
IAU Director of Organisations
I n t e r n a t i o n a l A s s o c i a t i o n o f U l t r a r u n n e r s
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Keeneyans: Andy, Joel, Me, Bryce, Steve Chabot and his better half Erin.
Overview: I took today off from work to speak at the Monadnock Cross Country Running Camp about goal setting. It was very rewarding to see so many young people interested in running and wanting to find out more (the kids ranged from 6th grade to seniors in high school). I did an 11 mile run with the older kids and was surprised to see a high school sophomore female push a 6:30 pace and drop most of the guys. Expect great things from Chloe Meleski this cross season (her first now that we talked her out of soccer). She also ran a 5:04 mile in track this last season. After, I headed over to meet the Elm City Boys and knock out a workout. A pretty long day but way better than the office. Back to reality tomorrow.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
6:25 (BIG HILL)
and some change for the last .2 miles.
Overall I am pretty excited about my effort. I actually tied my 10K PR with 32:19. I guess that means I should find an easier course to get in a good one while I can. CMS found 5 guys and we placed 3rd as a team and I finished 4th overall.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Keeneyans: Andy McCarron, Me, Clint Joslyn, Joel Fedorowitz, Steve Chabot, Erin ? (Steve's fiance), and some Keene High boys.
41.74 / 33.94
44.22 / 33.33
42.66 / 32.72
43.46 / 32.46
42.50 / 34.19
43.74 / 32.64
44.47 / 32.04
44.07 / 30.84
Overview: This workout was harder than I expected but very fun to do. I hope to run well this weekend at the Bridge of Flowers 10k.