August 29, 2009
In NRR news, Eagles won their first official game this week. Starting off w/ a "W" is the best way to start the season. Above are pics from this year's program. The group pic is all the coaches and their families.
I had 2 key workouts this week. I nailed one, and not-so-much nailed the other. Before I go there, let me show you the breakdown of the week.
M: 12 a.m/ 4 p.m
T: 10.37 w/ 3x 10 minutes @ 6:31 This workout felt AWESOME. I finished so strong and could've done more.
W: 12 a.m./ 4 p.m.
T: 9 *I always check the weather before leaving. We get those crop-up-in-a-second beach-type storms, so it's better safe than sorry. Everything looked fine, so I started on my regular route. I got 1.5 miles in and the bottom fell out of the sky. It was so bad that I huddled under a tree for a few minutes, hoping the rain would taper. Um, no. I decided to sprint back to my car. I had some workout clothes in there, so I drove the gym and hopped on the TM for the rest of my run.
F: 7.34 after a lloooong day
S: 18 w/ 12 @ 6:58. I 5 miles outside, then hit the TM for the rest. The humidity was 100% at 6:00, so TM was the best bet for hitting the pace. The first 6 miles of GMP felt pretty good, but at the 10 I started to really struggle. After checking logs, I realize that I ran 15 miles @ 6:53 a year ago while preparing for Chicago. This disappoints me, but I hope it's just fatigue from lots of miles and all the job stress of getting this school year going again. (We had a rocky start, remember?)
S: 15 easy miles a.m./ 4-6 p.m. (I'll decide during the run, depending on how I feel.)
Also, next Sunday is our Adventure Race!!!! Yikes! I'm getting nervous.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. ~FDR