Monday, July 23, 2012

7 23 to 7 29

mon 13 in saxtons river, tough run, crushed 25 wings after. washed it down with some chromium.
weds 14 w/8 100m strides, still feel tired from mondays run
thurs 13 hinsdale fun run. went into it really tired, but ended up doing ok.
fri 15 miles total. couldnt get to sleep the whole night, ended up running 10 miles at 530 am. it was really cool running over the dam in the fog and rain. slept from 8am to noon. still tired. pm 5.
sat 12 okemo mountain 10 miler. this was as tough as anything ive ever done. it was over 3 miles up to the top, about half way down the other side, then back the same way to the finish. doing the clearing twice was easier even though it was two hours longer. im expecting to be super tired and really sore tomorrow.
sun easy 4 both piriformis were sore, probably from pounding the pavement down the steep sections. ill estimate it at 15% grade. felt better as the run went on. surprisingly, i didnt feel tired, so that was cool. i wouldve kept going but im gonna try to get four hours tomorrow so i wanted to make sure ill be rested. solid week, 71 miles.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

7 16 to 7 22

mon 5 felt surprisingly good
tues 7
weds am 5, pm 7
thurs am 3, pm 9 hinsdale fun run, best one this year. over a minute faster than two weeks ago for the 2.3 mile.
fri 11 grafton pond and ski trails. really tired today.
sat took a well deserved 0 after 82 miles in the last 7 days
sun 13 felt good

Monday, July 9, 2012

7 9 to 7 15

mon hiked mt monadnock with greg, glenn, and slim. then we got burgers, nachos, and chromium replacement. then we played home run derby. great day.
tues 17 with ferenc, found some new trails, felt way better than i expected.
weds 12 total 9 with ferenc, 3 with the weds workout crew. didnt feel tired from yesterdays run, which is a good sign. mc glenn came over to chill. chromium. great day. probly gonna be tired at the fun run tomorrow. no prob.
thurs 8 glenns fun run, 30 sec faster than last week for the 2.3 mi
sat 7
sun 28 did the clearing twice with a small add-on in robin hood park. settled into an easy pace and was able to keep it going the whole time. the climbs were tougher the second time, but not unbearable. it was humid, but it wasnt that hot, only about 80. had aid stations set up ahead of time, which helped a lot. really hungry after, so i gut gorged. dominos chicken, jalapeno and pineapple sandwich right after. chili nachos for dinner. chromium. finally satisfied my hunger. another great day. summer is the best.
72 on 5 days. me llamo mike.

Friday, July 6, 2012

7 2 to 7 8

tues 10 at ryan park with jonny, fun run
weds 7 great day of wiffle ball and chromium.
thurs gonna try a mac the knight tribute post. here we go. 755am- snooze. 805am- snooze. 815am- snooze. i wanted to get up at 8 to watch the tour de france, but i couldnt will myself to get up. no big deal tho. i love summer. 830am- pete thomas called to say he dropped off my security deposit. i did will myself to get up for that. 450 bucks. cha ching! headed to the bank to deposit the check and some cash that i made painting last week. went to shaws to get supplies to make chinchilla. tortillas, chicken, mango salsa, peppers, onions, corn, 4 kinds of beans, franks red hot buffalo, ranch. also picked up coffee and half & half. only cost 30 bucks. bam! home at 10am for coffee and to watch the finish of stage 5. it was a good one. there was a big crash with only about a min left, but still most of the peloton survived. they caught the leaders about ten seconds from the finish line and passed them like they were standing still. exciting. then i chilled in my room and played some madden. then i made lunch. chinchilla burrito. so good. pooped (thank you coffee). brett came back from his run, then plankey and chance came over. watched them play call of duty. brett showed us his air rifle. it had a sweet scope on it. we went in the backyard to shoot it. we dont have a big yard so im not sure if it was the best idea with the houses so close. i guess it didnt matter since we were on target with all of our shots. the tin cans and jug of water didnt stand a chance. if i had been out hunting, and the cans were im full of shit. i couldnt shoot a deer. theyre too effing cute. after shooting, they left to go run. i played some more madden. 545pm left for glenns hinsdale fun run. thomas went with me. 3 mile warmup. 1 mile hard effort on grass (5:46). 1 mile easy. tried to race the 2.3 mile but it didnt happen. the best i could do was almost tempo pace (about 6:45). cooled down for 20 min. 10 miles on the day. the mile time was faster than i ran last year. the 2.3 wasnt even close. no worries. i did the best i could do. went with glenn and gina to get pizza and chromium replacement. thomas had the best beer he ever tasted, probly cuz he had been starving for the last 3 hours. home at 945. watched tv for a few hours. checked out the blogosphere. read about goupil getting a girls digits. will have to get the whole story from him tomorrow. bed at 130am. got the most i could out of the day. damn it took forever to type all of that. how does macknight do it every day?
fri 8 stonewall farm trails
sat 10 unexpected 25 min climb on this one. didnt reach the top. will have to go back sometime to finish that one.
sun 16 slow and easy
61 miles total

Sunday, July 1, 2012

6 25 to 7 1

mon 0 went to foxwoods, didnt win, had many chromium replacers
tues 10 good run, all single track
weds 10 same as yesterday
thurs 12 ran with matty p. worked my ass off.
fri 5
sat 6
sun 23 great to get back to the longer runs. went slow, so it was really easy. 3 hrs of single track. cant beat that. definitely getting used to the heat. it was humid when i started and close to 90 when i finished, but i never felt hot.
66 miles this week. still feel like i wont get back what little speed i had, but at least the gas tank is on its way back.