Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thursday and Friday


Up early for a run with Alex and Matt Germain on the roads of Andover. We were cruisin' pretty early on and I felt good the whole way. Swung by the sanctuary for a pretty tough 1.5 on the trails which was a nice change of rhythm. 8.8 miles / 56 minutes


Slept in and wrapped up some long-overdue errands before hitting the River Trail for 60 minutes. I bonked pretty hard after going out fast, but it felt good to redline for the first time in a while.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Catching up!

Friday 5 miles easy. Tender hamstring out of nowhere. Enter summer!
Saturday 63 minutes easy
Sunday off
Monday off
Tuesday 60 minutes hard
Wednesday 50 minutes steady on trails

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday, 6/20

Last day of Spring. I ran solo from the Ward Reservation lot out through the Skuj connector and into Harold Parker, looped back then ran the Ward trail, hitting both Boston and Holt Hills for views of Boston and the seacoast. Beautiful morning!! 12 miles / 80 minutes


56:30 on trails from home with Alex. This run normally takes me 60-62 minutes. On a recovery day I'm covering the loop in 65. Pretty happy with the effort. 10 minutes of core afterward. Back in the groove.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday: I ran!

9 miles / 59 minutes with Alex on trails in the Fells Reservation. Got good and lost for a while there before winding back around to the car. Alex hasn't run consistently for about 3 weeks, but he's still got wheels. I'm in for a heck of a summer at this rate!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Recent moves

Tuesday: 6 miles easy.
Wednesday: 65 minutes / 8 miles? on trails.
Thursday: 0
Friday: Power-hiked / Ran much of Whiteface and Passaconaway in the southernmost region of the Whites. 12+ miles. Add 2 more 4000'ers to the list.
Saturday: 70.2 mile bike ride with Tim Mallard. Route here.
Sunday: 0
Monday: 0

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, 6/10

10 miles on trails with Benny Jenkins with some light core after. Felt great. PF aggravated to start but felt fair by the mid-point of the run and almost pain free Tuesday morning, so seeing consistent improvement there. I was outside with kids for the last 3 periods of the day on Monday playing games and running around, so this was actually a pretty big day considering the overall scope of my training right now.

Not racing Hollis on Thursday. Given some alignment issues (hip, PF) and lack of training, the odds of derailing the bit of progress I've made in the past couple weeks seem too great. I'm disappointed to miss a GP race, but I have high hopes for summer racing and a Fall marathon. Going to get on the bike soon and add some minimal impact training to the schedule as I build back up with the running miles.

Last day of school today. Can't believe it! I'll be back next year with some new responsibilities and I'm excited for the next leg of the journey. My brother moves in with me for the summer before heading off to Russia for the year beginning in September, so I'll have a great training partner for the next 12 weeks. Can't wait!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday: 7 miles easy

Wednesday: 6 x (400m at tempo, 10 pushups, 100m stride, 20 mountain climbers, 100m stride, 10 squat jumps, 100m stride, 20 v ups, 100m)

Monday, June 3, 2013


10 miles with 4x100 strides and a bunch of drills and strength exercises at the track. Sluggish to start and sluggish to finish, but so glad I put some miles in.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

F: 0
S: 0
S: 0

Real exciting stuff!!