Sunday, March 9, 2008

Training Week March 3 - 9

Monday:
8 Miles a.m. - Downtown Cleveland.
Off - p.m. - Went to see Arcade Fire in concert.
Day Total: 8 Miles

Tuesday:
8 Miles a.m. - Downtown Cleveland.
8 Miles p.m. - Cuyahoga Falls.
Track Workout U of A Field House.
1 Mile warm-up
1 Mile: 5:15
4x400: 73 sec.
1 Mile: 5:15
1 Mile cool-down
Day Total: 21 Miles

Wednesday:
8 Miles a.m. 
8 Miles p.m.
Both runs Downtown Cleveland.
Day Total: 18 Miles

Thursday:
10 Miles at 5:45 pace.
Felt good, temp and wind o.k.
8 Miles p.m. 
Both runs Downtown Cleveland.
Day Total: 18 Miles

Friday:
8 Miles early a.m. before work.
At noon the Blizzard of 2008 started to move in.
8 Miles p.m., snow really coming down.
Day Total: 16 Miles

Saturday:
More than a foot of additional snow has fallen since I pulled in from last night.
Roads completely covered.
13 Miles in a.m.
Ran the Buckeye 1/2 Marathon course.
7 Miles p.m. back at home in Aurora.
A man pulled up and asked me if I needed a ride.
He said I shouldn't be out in this weather. I said I enjoyed it!
It puts hair on your chest.
Day Total: 20 Miles

Sunday:
The Blizzard has finally broke. The wind has died down but it is still in the single digits.
Roads still have major amounts of snow on them.
12 Miles a.m. - Run with the Cleveland Southeast Runners Club.

Kam and I discussed running the Shamrock 15K, the previous weekend.
My plan was to run in Solon first for 13 miles then hit the 15K to simulate hitting the hills at Boston. 
We both thought I may be cancelled due to the bad weather.
After a couple calls we found out the race was on for the noon start.
On the drive down the roads were still pretty bad, but once I pulled on the course to get to the registration it was a pleasant surprise to see the course was salted and just wet instead of slush & snow. This was a blessing for my sore hamstrings.
Temp at start was in the low 20's, with little wind.
Ended up 2nd in 55:04, 5:55 pace. I'll take it!
9 Mile race followed by a 5 Mile cool-down p.m.
Day Total: 26 Miles

Week Total: 125 Miles

1 comment:

Mike said...

I love how it snows more than a foot since your parked...the roads are covered...the next comment? 13 miles....more mileage later in the day.

Your dedication is inspiring Mark. I saw the map of that canyon you mentioned on my blog. I think I am going to take a "running" vacation to Sedona this year and just wander all those trails.

Now, I have to go out and get beat up with my faster neighbor on a tempo run....little nervous (he is fast) but what the hell...gotta live.