Tuesday, September 29, 2015

9 21 to 9 27

mon couldnt run. the old knee was really sore all day. didn't do anything to it, this is just what happens sometimes. starting to feel better at night, but not good enough to run. 100p, 300c, dips.

tues knee was better today. took advil and ran a little at the race today. the kid won, close to a course record and didn't have to work too hard to do it. 1242 for 2 miles. exactly how we wanted it to go, since he has a big race on saturday. we also had the 1st place girl, and the rest of the kids ran as well or better than i expected.

weds 6 miles felt good until the last 5 minutes. the trail finished down a steep downhill. that was bad news for my knee. it got really sore and i had to go slow. it stopped hurting as soon as i finished the run. probly a good sign. i did 2 sets of pullups 8, 10. after practice 7 or 8 kids were waiting to get picked up and they were getting bored. i said lets see if you guys can do more pullups than me. i think i can do 12. they each took a turn. the total was 15. last year i wouldve had it easy. i surprised myself by doing 16. bowling was good. i averaged 194 on an oil pattern thats supposed to be about 20 pins tougher than the usual one.

thurs 3 miles at practice. after that i wanted to take rocko out for a run but my knee wasnt feeling too

fri decided ill take a few days off to see if it helps.

sat the kid had a race against some good comp and got 3rd (1202 for 2 mi). he finished a little closer to that kid who already beat him twice (started the season 49 sec back, now down to 26). most of the team got their best times.

sun still resting the knee. its sort of getting better.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

9 14 to 9 20

mon 100p 300c did some pullups on the playground thing at school.

tues 100p, 10 miles 69:44. legs felt good. stepped on a rock, which hurt a lot. it kept getting worse but i had to run on it to get out of the woods before dark.

weds 4 miles at practice with the kid 29 min. foot was worse than yesterday, but the pace was really easy for both of us. big time challenge for him on friday against a kid who has a good shot a winning the state meet. my guy beats him easily in the 800 but over two miles the other kid has the advantage.

thurs did about a mile at practice. foot is still sore just walking around. no way im running on it tomorrow. need to let it get a little better so i can race on saturday. i would skip the race but i won it last year (nobody fast showed up) so i have to at least try to win it again. i think i was in better shape last year though. pullups 10 10 10s

fri lazy today. the kid had a good race. he was 9 sec down at the mile and looked good, but the other kid was stronger on the 2nd mile and won by 33 sec with a course record. last friday my guy finished 49 seconds back against that same kid. oh yeah, you probably want to know the times. 1220 and 1253. the course isnt fast. theyre probly going to be around 1050 and 1120 on the flat courses in keene.

sat am 4 did a 5k that i won last year. its only a matter of time before the fast guys find out about small races with prize money. today was the day they found out about this one. i could tell after about 30 sec that i had no shot. motivation gone. i ran hard but not race effort hard. 1938 on a hard course. i figure im in 1840s shape. i guess its not bad considering i haven't been training very hard.
pm 6 stonewall farm trails. felt pretty good.

sun 7 with the kid. i dont think he has an off switch. when i got there he was on the roof pulling off shingles. then we ran. as soon we were done he ate a clif bar and then went back to work on the roof. i went home to sit and watch football. in the summer he would stack hay bales all day after we ran. i usually went home and watched tv.

32 miles this week. need to do more pushups and crunches

Sunday, September 13, 2015

9 7 to 9 13

tues 4 miles at practice. foot was ok. wanted to run more but i was smart for once and didn't push it.

weds 2 miles at practice. haven't been working out much. working on the xc trail every day is probly good enough for this week.

fri foot feels good. now i can run a 5k tomorrow that ive been wanting to do. wanted to be in better shape for it, but ill just run hard and try to feel good about the effort.

sat woke up with a pulled hamstring. no clue why. i guess this is what happens when you start getting old. i decided to race anyway. the tightness went away at the start. i guess i felt too good. i hit the mile in 545 (too fast for my fitness level) and was already slowing down. i suffered thru the rest of it around 630 pace. the old hamstring is tight but not worse than before i ran.

sun 7 with the kid. sore but not as bad as i expected.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

8 31 to 9 6

mon 3 miles at practice. worked on the trail after. bowling was ok. had a 247 and a 223 but nothing else was good.

tues maybe 2 miles. at least i ran kinda fast. did 3x400 on the course with the team. i ran 78 78 77. the kid was 78 78 79. worked on the trail till dark. its almost race ready. im beat.

weds 100p 300c

thurs 10 miles, started out fast and it felt easy. the humidity slowly took its toll. didn't bonk but just kept getting a little slower.

fri ran the 1 mile time trial on the xc course with the team (613). its about a minute slower than a mile on the track. the kid was 618. ran hard and he was right on me the whole time. felt tired and was just waiting to get caught but it didn't happen. i wanted him to beat me. i guess he just didn't have it today. 100p, pullups 5 sets of 8. cant do as many as i used to but its more than i could do a month ago.

sat 10 with rocko

sun 6 with the kid and rocko. feet are sore. need a day off and some new walking around shoes.

32 miles this week