Sunday, November 05, 2006

Training 10/30 - 11/5 & CTC Cross Country Challenge

Mon- Rest

Tues- Tripp 10K, 6.1 mi, , 46:48, 7:40/mi

Evening: Weights, upper body, 37 min


Thurs-Grindstone, 7.8 mi, 1:01:48, 7:55/mi


Sat-MKT, 6 mi, ~48:00, 8:00/mi

Sun-CTC Cross Country Challenge 6K, 3.72 mi, 25:03, 6:44/mi

Evening: Weights, upper body, 43 min

This race started at 1:45 pm in Stephen’s Park. The grass course was 3 times around with one straw bale jump for each lap. I competed with a team called the Lumberjacks. We had 6 people so the top 5 scored. I was not able to keep up with my usual competition, but didn’t really expect to do so today. I didn’t have any expectations for this race other than to finish. I ended up finishing 2nd of our team members. There were about 55 runners and I placed 26th overall. Our team placed 4th of the 5 men’s teams.

This competition attracted some great runners from the area so it was not a good day to slack, but I just wasn’t ready to push that hard yet. I am looking forward to next week since it can’t be worse than how I’ve felt most of this week. I’ve been tired and down which is probably my body telling me not to push yet. Even though my legs feel good and I have the desire to run, I’m still in recovery mode.

Running: 23.62 mi

Cycling: 0

Weight-lifting: 80 min

YTD Running: 1632.33 mi

YTD Cycling: 575.6 mi

November 11th-Cranberry Crawl 5K
November 18th-Cross Country Xtreme Off-Road 4-mile runNovember 23rd-Thanksgiving Day Pie Run 5K/10K
December 2nd-Jinglebell 5K Run for Arthritis
December 9th-Cheese and Sauerkraut 10 Miler
December 31st-First Night 5K

1 comment:

Kurt said...

You do sound tired and need to give yourself rest time. It is hard after a long race to accept that we all have to recover.

Keep at it!