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Training Log Archive: cmorse

In the 7 days ending Dec 20, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Run - Trail2 3:26:02 17.52(11:45) 28.2(7:18) 51061.8
  Run - Road1 45:00 3.11(14:29) 5.0(9:00)
  Total3 4:11:02 20.63(12:10) 33.2(7:34) 51061.8
  [1-5]2 3:26:02
averages - sleep:7 rhr:49 weight:167.3lbs

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Sunday Dec 20, 2009 #

6 AM

Run - Trail long (Shenipsit Trail) 2:26:00 [3] 18.0 km (8:07 / km) +300m 7:29 / km
slept:5.5 weight:166lbs shoes: Roclite 312gtx

Restless sleeping last night, with the snow had decided to bail on this AM's training run(s) on account of crappy roads, but at 5:45 I popped on the Touch and saw that Mark announced a trail run at the forest at 6:30am. So I jumped out of bed, slapped some stuff on quickly and headed down the road (about a mile or so) to meet Mark & Scott on Hopkins.

Cold (17ish), snowing and very icy trails in spots (under the 4-6 inches of new powder). Lots of slipping and sliding made for a fairly slow overall pace but a serious workout nonetheless. Made our way up to Soapstone where we encountered another lone trail runner (edit: runner was Paul F, another phantom Strider). Then looped back south.

Didn't eat before I went, and only had electrolytes in the first bottle, plain water after that. So around 2 hours I was bonking pretty good and beginning to lose control of where my legs were going when they slid out from underneath. Need to invest in some micro-spikes.

Got a ride home w/ Mark so I didn't have to repeat the road stretch and had to endure the post shower thawing out issues (cold fingers, feet and ankles (gap between my socks and tights brrr).

But a good workout and glad to have gotten out the door. Off to work now that the roads have been cleared a bit better - we've only got 6 inches here but the report for Willimantic just beyond Storrs is 19" so we'll see how the roads look further south...

Saturday Dec 19, 2009 #

rhr:48 slept:8.0 weight:165lbs

Yowsa! on the way... Plan to water well today....

Finally hit goal weight, though it probably won't last since I was fasting for bloodwork yesterday

Run - Road (GSH Snowstorm 5K) 45:00 [0] 5.0 km (9:00 / km)
shoes: Roclite 312gtx

Since I was working today, I wasn't going to go to the GSH race today, but last night Hayden asked if we could go - so I said yes, figuring a later start to my watering would mean a bit more safety margin in the event I can't get in first thing tomorrow AM.

Hayden and some fast looking dude...

It was cold, around 17F or so and overcast - the kind of cold that just goes to your bones. Got there just before registration closed - saw John Agosto and PG at the start. Then we were off, up the hill. Within the first 1000m Hayden's hands were getting really cold and we slowed to our first walking break at the corner. Lots of walking breaks around the field and I had a feeling we'd be bailing when we crossed over by the zoo. But although he was obviously uncomfortable, he said he wanted to go on, so on we went - though it was more walking than running - I just kept trying to keep encouraging him. With a body mass of well under half a G, he gets cold really easily. I think from now on we'll skip any runs for him below 25 or 30F. Persevered around the course to finish in 110th & 111th (aka last) for me. Once Hayden warmed up he was his happy self again, so hopefully it will be a tad warmer for the Scrooge Scramble 5K on xmas morning - he's really looking forward to that, so I hope conditions are good.

On the plus side, it turns out I won the closest estimated finish time at last weeks 10K (6 seconds off my guess), so I claimed my prize this AM - a running magazine and a sticker.

Now its time to work Isuppose...


I just noted that today's 5K marks my 2009th training entry on Attackpoint - and this at the end of 2009 almost 10 years after beginning to log here. So that averages out to around 200 training entries a year (apparently doesn't count 'notes', but some of my older training also includes multiple entries for mixed runs - the road portion and the trail portion.)

Still, not bad...


was planning on ending my day with some 'strength training' - moving the bikes and the remaining ton of stove pellets down to the basement so I could put the car in the garage. Lo & behold Ellen and the kids took care of it while I was at work!! Gotta like that....

Friday Dec 18, 2009 #

rhr:49 slept:7.0 weight:167lbs

Thursday Dec 17, 2009 #

1 PM

Run - Trail (Sampler / Moonlight) 1:00:02 [3] 10.2 km (5:53 / km) +210m 5:20 / km
rhr:49 slept:7.0 weight:169lbs shoes: Roclite 312gtx

Afternoon run with Dom Wilson, a new Strider come to the club via our new Facebook presence. The FB thing seems to be working so far - we've gone from a club on the verge of implosion a few months ago - now we've got a new slate of officers, energetic new members joining the ranks and regular training runs showing up on the schedule - lightly attended so far, but seems to be building momentum. Hopefully we can keep it going.

The run? Cold (16F), breezy and icy in spots, but a gorgeous day to be outside rather than in.

Wednesday Dec 16, 2009 #

rhr:46 slept:7.5 weight:168lbs

Another day, again without training. Well, I'm leading a run tomorrow and at least one other person is planning on joining me - so that should get me out the door....

Tuesday Dec 15, 2009 #

rhr:52 slept:6.5 weight:168lbs

Monday Dec 14, 2009 #

rhr:49 slept:7.5 weight:168lbs

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