Tue - 6 Miles on the road, followed by 30 minutes of elliptical once the kiddos are asleep. The road work was a bit disappointing. Even small hills zapped my energy and slowed my pace. BUT, that will come. During the elliptical I finished AK's "Indulgence." Not bad. Not great either. But, heck, I'm on an elliptical. It'll do.
Wed - 3 mile DogJog.
Thur - 5 mile DogJog. Blah again, but got some time in on my feet.
Fri - Nothing. Family and Church stuff.
Sat - Bushwhacked and ran for 1:30 with my dog again. It was 40 out (wow!), but there is still a LOT of snow out there.
Sun - Nothing. Easter. He Is Risen!
Mon (4/1) - 6.2 miles. From my house, up the IAT, then back through the Gravel Pit. Interesting "10k" route. I ran one section of the IAT, from the trailhead to the 2nd Mile Marker, in 19. I think my best ever is 16. The conditions are terrible, but I'm not that fast yet either. Gotta keep working on that, as that section of trail is a great barometer for fitness.
Tues - 5 miles, tempo. I decided to pick up the pace a bit. I could feel it, but kept the HR under 160, and managed a 7:15ish pace.
Wed - Nada. I figured a day off would be decent. Thursday will be a hard day, and Friday will be a 31 mile slugfest in the snow. Hence, rest today.
Thurs - Great run! I did one of my favorite hilly road runs, and then extended it up another hill...then down...then up up up...then down. Then, I turned around. I'll be back to the big hill I ran in the middle for some repeats. It's a perfec 1/2 mile long and steep. 1,274 ft of gain.
"Then again, I haven’t run as well there as I know I’m capable of, so the desire to try again is strong. The bottom line for me is that once I have accomplished a goal I like to move on. Dominance does not interest me; progression does."
I think that kind of sums up why I keep looking back at races I've already done, and looking forward to doing them again...especially Glacial Trail...and "double especially" when I show up 10 minutes late for the start.
Tomorrow is the 3rd Annual NK50k. I've run it in 5 hours, and 6 hours, the last two years. This year, with the slop on the ground, it's probably going to be closer to 6 hours. Oh yeah, and it's supposed to rain. This year I WILL do it again for a speed time. I think 4:15-4:20 would be pretty stout. I'll be back this weekend with a summary and some photos.
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