Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mayors Cup Week

Mon Oct 19
AM 5 miles, 33min
PM 10 miles, 57min, drills, strides

Tue Oct 20
AM 5 miles, 34min
PM 12 miles, workout: Easy 8500m (29:30) Progression run at Nashua, 4x800 w/ 200 rest
Lap 1-7:47 (5:53 pace)
Lap 2-7:32 (5:42)
Lap 3-7:11 (5:26)
Lap 4-6:59 (5:17)
2min Recovery followed by:
4x800 (2:16, 2:14, 2:13, 2:12) w/ 200m rest

Wed Oct 21
AM 5 miles, 34min
PM 10 miles, 68 min, drills

Thu Oct 22
12 miles,1:11min, 10xshort hills

Fri Oct 23
10 miles, 64min, drills

Sat Oct 24
7 miles, 49min, strides

Sun Oct 25
AM 11 miles, Race: Mayors Cup, 7th,24:23, 7th Results
PM 5 miles, 33min

Total: 92 miles

I just want to thank everyone who came to see and cheer me during the Mayors Cup race - from my coworkers, doctor,friends and family. I finished in 7th place/24:23 on a very muddy day at Franklin Park. I think on any other day, if the the course was firm, the effort would have definately been a sub 24min race, which was one of my goals going into the race. It didn't help either that I chose not to wear spikes for this race (I wear the nike streaks xc). Too much slipping around caused me to lose rhythm, lose focus and eventually lose contact with the leaders. All excuses to the side though, I think I am fit and next race I hope to better show my fitness.