The title sums up the weekend for me. It could have been better but all in all not to bad I guess. At least it gives me a base line to see what's going on as far as shorter type distances. I have done this long enough to know that this is not a great perdictor for a ultra marathon type distance. The key for me as I guess with all of us is being more consistant with things. Not this roller coaster weeks of running. I am going to try this next week to focus on getting in more miles and sticking with a workout each week. To start I need to write up a plan on stick with it. Some time ago when putting togeather a plan for my wife Sonya for the upcomming USATF 100k championships I figured I would just follow the same thing. Problem was I did not and now allways feel like I am playing catch up with her. I belive I need to just write my own plan. Wish me luck !!
Friday 3/14- Did not run today, we had a team uniform get togeather at TC Running Co. tonight which was nice of Adam to do. I am in a wierd way looking foward to the St. Pats Human Race even though I know I will have a hard run.
Saturday 3/15- I ran a nice easy run with my ipod before work. I felt pretty good but not as zippy as I would like to feel the day before a race. My second workout of the day was a crazy day of work at the TCRC. Man what a fun feeling helping so many runners !!!
Totals: 35:35 5 miles ( Nike Elite )
Sunday 3/16- Today was race day. It was so great to see all my friends and just all the runners gathered togeather at the race. It was a great day for running weather wise. I had a nice warm up with Pete Gilman and Greg Sorenson. I think we got in like 3 miles on the warm up. During the race I felt like I had on a govenouer on me like those old time cars you could drive at Valleyfair when you where a kid. Running 6:15 miles was pretty smooth but hell 6:00 min miles seemed harder than it should. In the end I held off my tuff ass wife Sonya in running 30:08 to her 30:21. She was ok with her race given things. Last year she was like 29:50 ish so I know she would have liked to be under 30 min's once more but she will take it. For me It was hard to be 3 min's off what I ran hear the last time but like I said I will live with it and move on. Now I just need to decide what to run next ?
Totals: 1:45:?? 15 miles ( Nike Jasari )
Miles for the week: 41 ( ouch !! )