mon 11 felt good, picked it up on the railbed the last few miles.
tues got acupuncture, felt better after
weds 13 with james. the snow made it hard to see the icy spots on the trails, but still a great run. really hoping for a snow day tomorrow.
thurs 13 got the day off. sweet.
sun 31 a huge group of us went down to long island for a 50k. i was hoping to run it in 3:36 (6:59 pace). i was under 7 min pace for 23 miles, then my legs just stopped working. i staggered through the last 10k and finshed in 3:47 (720 pace). i feel fine with how i did even though i fell apart and died a horrible death. these were my 5k splits 2208,2201,2135,2135,2130,2133,2155,2333,2545,2613. if that was painful to read, just imagine how it felt. the last 2 laps hurt worse than anything ive ever done. i guess i wasnt surprised though, since i wasnt anywhere near ready for the distance (decided to do it a month ahead of time). i think with the right training i can go back next year and run the whole thing under 7 min pace and cut at least 10 min off my time. the trip was a lot fun (highlights- fyffes red bull road rage, wolverine, we won an argument with a richard of a race official, seeing hammett almost get hit by a car during the race then pounding on their hood and swearing) but now its great be out of the backseat of a car.
total miles for the week 78