Friday, May 31, 2013


30 minutes of active core and drills but nothing else. Pretty sore in the upper hamstrings and hip flexer.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


At this point, I'm continuing the blog out of habit and in an effort to maintain some consistency while still taking some time down. Work is going to be extra hectic for another two weeks, but then I'll be in the clear. Very hungry to train right now, so hopefully soon I can jump into some real miles intelligently and avoid injury. I'll be looking to spend a decent amount of time in the Whites on some serious endurance runs. Can't wait!

Wednesday: 0 miles.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


1 hour of capture the flag going hard. PF was sore by the end. Kids have gotten a lot faster compared with the beginning of the year.

Followed that up with about 20 minutes of trail running. Had planned on going 60 minutes but the PF was a little too irritated and I didn't feel like pushing anything.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Friday: 70 minutes on trails.
Saturday: 0. Not even a crunch.
Sunday: 65 minutes on trails.
Monday: 65 minutes on trails.

Seeing a pattern? Let's hope it continues this week!!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday: 0 no run. Played some football with the kids and coached MS/HS/MVS in the evening.

Thursday: Took a bunch of kids from the HS to the Harvard Pilgrim Corporate 5k in Nashua. The kids talked me into running. Crappy weather (steady rain) for racing so I hoped my participation might fire 'em up a bit. Ran in trainers and baggy "coach" shorts. No watch, 16:59.8. I probably should have gone harder but the limited running coupled with some moderate plantar fasciitis had me anxious about going 100% from the gun. Still, I was running pretty hard. Scary that I was basically running 10 mile/half marathon pace and it was tough!! I've got a few weeks before the Hollis 5k, so I guess it's time to get things in gear... ugh. The silver lining is 3rd place got me a dinner for two to Texas Roadhouse, $25 bucks to Runner's Alley, a Loco hat, an 8gig flashdrive, socks and some other random gadgets. Not bad for 3rd place!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Monday and Tuesday

Monday: 4 miles easy.
Tuesday: 5 miles with one 1600 in 5:12, a 400 in 61, and a few 100s in 13-high.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Monday: 64 minutes on Skuj River, Vale, Indian Ridge and Baker's Meadow reservations.

Tuesday: 5 miles checking out the Get Fit in May 5k course.

Wednesday: 67 minutes at the Ward Reservation

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wednesday and Thursday

Back-to-back goose eggs. 150 push ups Thursday night. I'll get back in the groove eventually.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


0 - Well, not really. I played 80 minutes of intense capture the flag and I am simply destroyed! I'll call it speed and agility work, but obviously not an aerobic run.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A serious lull in training

Monday 0 - Healthy; not injured. Just managing some challenging stuff right now and running is going on the back burner for a while.
Tuesday 0
Wednesday 28 minutes easy in the woods.
Thursday 0 - Learned how to shoot a composite bow. I'm a terrible shot, but it sure is fun!
Friday: 0 - Travel to VA for Alex's graduation festivities.
Saturday: 54 minutes easy on trails from the Jamestown HS in (located in Williamsburg)
Sunday: 0 - 16 hour drive after Alex's graduation and party. Got home around 6 AM.
Monday: 53 minutes easy in the Vale, Indian Ridge and Bakers Meadow reservations. Felt decent considering all of the travel and time off. Heavy. Lower back tight. Good to be home and resume a better routine.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Thursday 4 miles easy.
Friday Off - long day of travel to Georgia.
Saturday Off - Wedding festivities in Georgia.
Sunday 9 miles steady on the Rivah with Tim.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wednesday, 5/1

Progress. Ran about 4 miles with the high schoolers at an easy pace. Then I ran a few miles waiting for the MVS practice to start. Ran several laps with them, and then a few fast 400s in 65/66 seconds. Going for a real distance run Thursday.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The good stuff.

One of my favorite easy meals. Israeli couscous,  green beans, bell peppers, black olives, olive oil, fine parmesan, red wine vinegar, and honey.  Add sauteed apple chicken sausages for protein.

Tuesday, 4/30: 90%

6 miles, very easy laps on grass around the Phillips athletics fields. Stopped twice to roll out, stretch, do some light core. Felt real awkward and tight at first but by the end of the run everything seemed to have returned to normal. Might be off the mark, but I think that neglecting real core work for the past several weeks got me into this mess. I think my hips were just off and I was recruiting my left quad far too much. Did some more core and stretching at home. Feeling good and ready for a real run Wednesday morning as I write this. Hopefully out of the woods!