Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North of Boston, Massachusetts
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Monday, Apr. 13 - WORKOUTS!
Good morning, TEAM LIT!
It was a busy weekend for me. Felt great that the weather was warm -- spring is finally here!
Saturday: 5+ mile trail run with two others. We kept it to 55 mins. Muddy and wet with some sections of snow but not as bad as we all feared.
A friend hooked me up with his friend's son who is a sophomore in high school running track and xcountry. I have been e-mailing with the kid for several months, offering tips and advice. On Saturday we arranged, at his request, that I look at his form for some issues he was having. I was able to nail his issue pretty quickly, though it'll take him a month or more to straighten it out. We met at a nearby track, so just about every 5 minutes we would run a very fast lap so that I could trail him looking at his stride and form. We only logged 5 to 8 laps, but with that break in there I didn't realize it would leave me a bit sore, especially in my trouble area, for my race the next day...
Sunday: Doyle's Road Race 5 Miler. Clocked 30:59 (6:12 pace) for 41st overall of 1500 and 12th Master. This race always has a very deep field being the week before Boston when all runners are either doing little or short races such as this. I never really felt smooth on this race. Much of it was tightness from the day before working with the high school runner on his form -- doing fast laps at the track periodically as I eyed his form. I hoped to go out aggressively and start feeling smooth by mile 1 or so, but it never happened. I did run fairly strong, but never did I feel the tightness loosen for a all-out stride. Still, I gave it my all and held strong through out. Was hoping to be closer to 30 minutes flat, but it didn't happen on this choppy up and down hilly course.
Monday: 3.5 mile easy run early this morning. Very tight and slightly sore from racing on already tight legs. So I have a good number of minutes per day working on that so that I can get back range of motion before Boston.
Great day, friends!