Monday: Practice started today. I ran 2 miles with the kids. Pickets + 4x200 at R pace.
Tuesday: 5 miles am w/team. Very easy pace on Depot/Stage Rd loop.
pm: 2 miles w/ Jimmy on the roads. This was his first run since getting bitten on the penis by a horsefly (which got infected and resulted in yet another trip to the vet's office). I wanted to go farther, but he wasn't feeling too spry. I lost his beeper, so I took him on his leash. I hope I find that darn thing.
Wednesday: No running at practice for me today. I renewed my driver's license then ran 3 miles with Jimmy in Pisgah. Still no beeper despite tearing apart the house, cars, and yard to find it. Bummer. Again, I wanted to go farther, but Jimmy wasn't up for it. Hot today - 88 degrees.
Thursday: am: 1 mile w/team.
pm: 4 miles at Fun Run. I ran a 6:35 mile then jogged the 2.3. I also warmed up with a mile. Feeling good.
Friday: 2 miles w/kids at practice. Too lazy to run when I got home.
Saturday: 13 total
early am: 3 w/Jimmy from Reservoir Rd. I was going to do a long run, but my Camelbak was chafing the crap out of my neck and shoulders.
I dropped off Jimmy, grabbed my handheld bottle, and headed off to Wantastiquet. I ran up in 25 minutes then headed over to Mine Ledge and Indian Pond. 1:29 total on steep terrain - I'm calling it 10.
Sunday: 14 miles in Pisgah. I parked at Kilburn and ran Davis, Baker, Ridge, Kilburn Loop, + Davis add on. Great run! I felt really good rolling over the first part to Kilburn Loop. I tried to visualize running tough yet relaxed on the place where 50k runners go to die. I had to stop at 1:40 to throw a little lube on my feet. They seem wimpier than past years. I'm leaning towards lubing them on race day. I ate a Nutri-grain Bar at 50 minutes and a half of one at 1:40. I carried 16 ounces of water in my handheld bottle - I could have used more. When I reached the Kilburn parking area, I decided to run to the 2 hour point up Davis Hill to teach my mind and body that I can't quit there. I ate the last half of my bar on Davis and finished my water than ran back to the car, ending at 2:04:xx. I ran the entire way and felt good. I'm pumped, yet I know I will be out there for 5+ hours. I've got a lot of training left before I'm truly ready for the 50k. I probably won't be totally ready on race day, but I'll be more prepared than 2007 where my long run was 8 miles. 27 mile weekend!
Weekly Total: 46
Summer Total: 333