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Monday, October 19, 2009

Great Week

Last week was one of my best weeks of training in a long time. I felt great every day. No aches, no pains, no fatigue. I think a lot has to do with the weather. I love to run when it's colder so this time of year is perfect running weather in my book.

I managed to get about 22 miles on the trails with the rest on the roads for a nice weekly total of 63.5 miles for the week. If I'm not mistaken, that's a personal high for me. On Wednesday we had our last track workout of the season (outdoor). Short and sweet: 3 x 1600's which I clicked off at 5:45, 5:39 and 5:26.

I also decided to run the Kelly Mann 5k on Saturday (Nashua) to gauge my current fitness. It was the perfect course to do it on since it was almost pancake flat. The only thing missing was the competition. I led(easily) from start to finish, finishing 1st overall in a time of 18:10ish. I think the next closest runner was nearly 3 minutes back. Oh well, a win is a win I guess. I was generally happy with my time but I know I could have gone faster. I could have used someone besides the pace-bicycle to to push me along. It's actually a very nice race, run on fairly quiet roads behind Rivier College. They had plenty of food and drink, lots of medals and trophies and a pretty impressive raffle, plus it was for a good cause!