Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekly Summary: Apr 18 - Apr 24

Mon-PM:  11 miles (1:30) Joy-GWHQ, 600'
Ran with Matt from Knox's HQ.  Raining today.  Muddy trails. Ran into Trail-Ben, another British runner on the trails.  His name wasn't Ben, but he will forever be known as Trail-Ben.
Tues-PM:  11 miles (1:17) Betzwood Loop + extra loop, 421'
Afterwork run with Tantino.  Ran Betzwood in 49 min (6.5 miles), then added on another 4.5 miles in 28:50 on the trails.  Felt pretty decent.  No abdominal problems.  Don't even think I had to go potty.
Wed-AM:  11 miles (1:28:32)  Betzwood-Sanctuary, 352'
Early morning run with Jason.  Started at 5am.

Wed-PM:  7 miles (52:25)  Betzwood-Sanctuary, 502'
First double in a really, really long time.  Ran with Ben and Mike.  They weren't too happy with the loop.  They enjoy flatter running, but I convinced them to run this loop.  As always, running with these two tends to be faster than normal easy runs, but didn't feel too bad.

Thurs:  0.00 miles (XX:XX)
Friday-AM:  10.4 miles (1:35:51) French Creek, 1027'
Met Matt at Shed Road.  Ran down Lenape to the Six-Penny loop.  Nice 400' climb.  Then back down Six-Penny to Boone and back to Lenape up to Shed.
Saturday-AM:  22.75 miles (3:09) GVHS, 2140'
What a crappy run.  Was supposed to run 30 miles with Matt at Blue Marsh.  Started at 7am.  Raining hard and cold for the first 2 hours.  Then the rain subsided and ran the last hour wet and chafed.  Course was nice despite being muddy and wet.  Sure hope Ice Age has some decent weather.  It would be nice to have a race where I don't have to deal with the elements and can just relax and run 50 miles.

Sunday-AM:  14.5 miles (1:46:38) Chester Springs, 1206'
Ran with Matt starting at 6am.  Started out stronger than usual.  Ran the first mile in 8:20 with 185 ft elevation gain.  We then started running nice steady pace through 10 miles in 1:12:30.  Re-chafing started in mile 11 and I had to run at what felt like a snails pace (8:20-9:00).  Interestingly, I can see this as being a really nice pace for Vermont.

Mileage = 88
Vertical = 6200'
Days off = 1

Not a bad week back from GI issues.  7-10 days of good training remaining, then taper will begin for Ice Age.

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