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Training Log Archive: cmorse

In the 7 days ending Aug 29, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Run - Trail4 8:51:00 34.42(15:26) 55.4(9:35) 2000159.3
  Run - Road1 58:31 6.71(8:43) 10.8(5:25) 22017.6
  Hiking1 45:0013.5
  Total6 10:34:31 41.13 66.2 2220190.4
averages - sleep:6.5 rhr:50 weight:166lbs

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Sunday Aug 29, 2010 #

4 AM

Run - Trail long (24 Hours of Waterbury) 2:45:00 [3] 13.85 km (11:55 / km) +500m 10:06 / km
shoes: Mindbender

After Dave finished up his dark leg around 11pm we agreed to rest 'a while' and see how we felt. Out came the sleeping bags and the horizontal position ensued. Ahhhh. Didn't really sleep though - trains, highway traffic and intermittently returning 24 hour runners combined with occasional leg cramps kind of disturbed the rest.

We all got up at 4 and decided one more loop as a group and no running would bring our total cumulative lap count to 12 and push the mileage over 100. Also allowed John & Dave to notch their first ultras on a very demanding course. Mission accomplished.

We had originally figured each of us would run about 8 hours total, I actually wound up with 8:51 run time. I didn't tally final lap times, but I'm guessing since we had some 'lap overlap', that we probably ran a bit more than 24 hours in total as a group. Going in we had visions of getting more laps in and better lap times, but this course was brutal and really took it out of you.
8 AM


Serena Wilcox won the 12 hour with 58 miles and Courtney ?? won the 24 hour with 82 miles and he barely spent 10 minutes in aid stations the whole time. Did I mention it was a tough course?

Saturday Aug 28, 2010 #

9 AM

Run - Trail long (24 Hours of Waterbury) 1:40:00 [3] 13.85 km (7:13 / km) +500m 6:07 / km
shoes: Mindbender

Leadoff leg of 24 hour trail relay with fellow Striders John Agosto & Dave Almand, both of whom were looking to notch their first ultramarathon. Deb Livingston also there for the Striders in the 12 hour solo division.

Gorgeous day and after 1/8 mile of level, the trail turned up, seriously up. This course was brutal & unrelenting in the ups & downs department. Went out at the front with speedy 12 hour women Deb & Serena Wilcox, the eventual 12 hour winner. Figured since I was running relay style I'd push the pace since running the relay I'd have 3+ hours downtime to recover. The three of us gapped the main field on the long climb to Perry Hill, but ran through an incompletely signed turn and found ourselves on a half mile bonus. oops... By the time we got back to the turn, the RD was there adding lots more tape to make the route up the non-existent trail more obvious. I let the girls go on and moderated my pace. Tagged off to John Agosto.
1 PM

Run - Trail long (24 Hours of Waterbury) 2:05:00 [3] 13.85 km (9:02 / km) +500m 7:39 / km
shoes: Mindbender

Leg#4 (my 2nd) - walking most uphills, still tired from the first one. And partway up Perry Hill, the lyme arthritis in my pelvis really started to hurt again. Been months since that flared up. Ran w/ Penny for the last couple miles.
4 PM

Run - Trail long (24 Hours of Waterbury) 2:21:00 [3] 13.85 km (10:11 / km) +500m 8:37 / km
shoes: Mindbender

Bonus - running a leg out of sequence to pace Deb Livingston on her 5th and final lap. She was having a rough go after 3 laps so John paced her through lap 4 and I paced through lap 5.

We were the only 24 hour relay team so had 'won' simply by virtue of starting so for us the event became about getting miles in and having fun (sic). RD Josh Katzman was fine with us doing our own thing and his crew kept track of each of our legit laps, but also put a note in some laps indicating we should add time for Deb's laps as well.

Long time and all of it hard work and our running order was shot and at times we had two runners on course concurrently. When the legit runner came back in, whichever of us was there sucked it up and went out, on shorter rest than the original plan called for.

Got Deb in right at 10 hours (7pm) where she pronounced herself done. And at this point (3 laps for me) I had no inclination of going back out any time soon.

John came in a short while later having gone back out for a regular relay lap on short rest when Dave came in from his 2nd lap. He was done for a while too. After maybe 20 minutes Dave decided to get another one in to make us all even at 3 laps a piece.

Friday Aug 27, 2010 #

6 AM

rhr:54 slept:6.5 weight:165lbs

Thursday Aug 26, 2010 #

6 PM

Hiking (speed caching...) 45:00 [3]
shoes: NB 790 {green}

later afternoon geocaching w/ Jackson in Southwick MA. Set out to try and get all 12 of a 12 cache series before dark. Mostly driving between caches, time is rough estimate of hiking/hunting time. Each cache represented one point of the scout law. Found all 12 caches in 2h34m, the last one near a scout camp in Russell, MA by flashlight.... Where the hell is Russell, MA? I'm not quite sure as I've never been there before, and good chance I never will again - but the sign said we were in Russell, so I'll believe them...

Tuesday Aug 24, 2010 #

5 AM

Run - Road hills (Happy Hills) 58:31 [3] 10.8 km (5:25 / km) +220m 4:55 / km
slept:6.0 weight:166lbs shoes: Mindbender

Happy Hills w/ Mark, Scott & Tony. I did the 'lite' version and turned around where the dirt road turned to pavement since I'm usually spit out the back of the train at the turnaround anyway. So mostly running solo.

Was nice since I managed to get an hours worth in and did 4 repeats, whereas 4 full repeats would have been 90 minutes and more than I was up for this AM.

Monday Aug 23, 2010 #

5 AM

rhr:46 slept:7.0 weight:167lbs

5 weeks off comes to an end. Back to work this AM. Been fun though, have to do it more often than every 15 years though....

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