Monday, November 25, 2013

11-25 - 12/1

Monday:  5 miles w/Jimmy on HRT.  Nice cold morning.  Starting to get in a groove.  The river was iced up this morning.  Someone was already unloading their ice fishing shack down by the setbacks.

pm:  2 miles w/Jimmy on roads.  I'm adjusting to the lack of sleep.

Tuesday:  3 miles w/Jimmy on HRT.  Calves are a little tight, but feeling pretty good otherwise.

Wednesday:  4 miles w/Jimmy up Reservoir Rd in Pisgah.  It was a rainy and raw 37 degrees during the run.  Felt decent.  Right calf is a wee sore.

Thursday:  4 miles at the Brattleboro Turkey Trot.  I ran 21:21 which is my fastest time here.  I didn't feel particularly fast as I started behind about 75 runners.  It took about 5 seconds to hit the start and the first half mile involved a lot of weaving and pace changes to pass people.  I got in my groove by the mile.  There was a lot of ice on the roads which made for some more weaving to pick the best line.  Cold, fun race.  The highlight was seeing 4 of my former athletes and 1 current athlete today.  I hope they continue the tradition.  It's nice keeping in touch with them.  I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving.

Tanner and Cody pre-race.

Friday:  4.5 on HRT w/Jimmy early morning.  Another cold run today with temps around 18 degrees.  I got an early Christmas present this week from Gina in the form of some Sugoi Subzero Zap tights.  They are awesome - nice and toasty.  Greg has the same ones, so I stole his flow and made it better ;)  My calves were pretty tight/sore today.

Saturday:  0.  Parenting duties trumped running today.

Sunday:  4 in Pisgah w/Jimmy.  I pushed the first half and cruised the second.  My calves are still sore.  I probably need new shoes.

Weekly Total:  26.5

YTD:  795

Thursday, November 21, 2013

11-18 to 11/24

Monday:  0.  Came home from the hospital today.  Wow!  Where's the nurse button?!  Not much sleep.

Tuesday:  2 miles in Pisgah w/ Jimmy.  Incredibly tired from lack of sleep.

Wednesday:  0.  I did walk Jimmy down at the rail trail.  Didn't feel like running, but I enjoyed being outside.

Thursday:  2 miles on roads w/Jimmy.  Beautiful chilly morning.  Knock on wood, but I feel slightly more rested today.

Friday:  3 miles on the HRT w/Jimmy.  Tempo 1 mile + 3 R paced pick-ups.  Feeling pretty good.

Saturday:  0.

Sunday:  4 on HRT w/Jimmy.  First run of the year that I accumulated ice in my beard.  Gotta love it.  About 20 degrees and super windy.

YTD:  768.5

Monday, November 18, 2013

11/11 - 11/17

4.5 on Monday, 4 on Thursday morning, and 2 on Sunday for a total of 10.5.

 The real news is that Gina had the babies on Thursday night.  We were supposed to have a scheduled C-section on Friday morning, but they had other ideas.  Brady was born at 8:15 and his sister Emma was born at 8:16pm.  Brady was a screaming, 19.5 inches and 6 pounds 13 ounces.  Emma was a little more subdued, 18.75 inches and 5 pounds 15 ounces.  After 4 days in the hospital so Gina could recover, we are finally home.  I am exhausted and thrilled to be a dad.  Advice appreciated and accepted.  Pictures coming soon.

On a running note, Sunday's two miles were run with about 7 hours of sleep in more than a 55 hour period.  I had a lot of fun stuff to think of despite the fatigue.

YTD - 757.5

Monday, November 4, 2013

11/4 - 11/10

Monday:  2 w/Jimmy at night.  Getting chilly!

Tuesday:  0.

Wednesday:  2 w/Jimmy in the morning.  Great way to start the day.

Thursday:  3 miles w/Jimmy in the morning.  I started this one at 5:45; I had to wear the headlamp the entire way.  Warm morning.

Friday:  0

Saturday:  0.  Feel slightly feverish.

Sunday:  4.5 on HRT w/Jimmy.  Ran the last 2.5 at Tempo pace.  Felt good.

YTD:  747

Sunday, November 3, 2013

10/28 - 11/3

Monday - Saturday = 0

Sunday:  3 miles in Pisgah w/Jimmy.  Saw a few hunters, but Jimmy and I were decked out in blaze orange.  Gorgeous morning.

YTD:  735.5