Sunday, January 25, 2009

Back In The Groove

It's nice to be back in the routine of being home and catching up with running buddies and friends and family. I almost forgot what frozen eyelashes feel like;0)

Looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday from Tampa, Fl. Who do you like in The Super Bowl? Go ahead and vote on the right... I am going with Pittsburgh! My sister is a Pitt graduate (and still lives there...although I haven't heard from her in ages...Nadia!...are you out there!???), my mom lives in a Steeler home in Steeler country and I spent a good deal of time down in PA growing up.

What a great week I just had. I am in some great classes this semester...tough but very interesting! Solid week running as well. I was able to get some good hill running in and some speed workouts too despite the frigid conditions. All runs done outside. We'll see how long that lasts!

Miles for the week: 79

Monday: Rest/hot tub/steam room
Tuesday: 7 miles total---> four mile repeats at an average of 5:52/mi. with 2 minutes of rest in between---*roads clear but snowy and windy behind airport
Wednesday: 12 miles total---->easy 6 miles in morning on Warren Rd. to Asbury and back; easy 6 miles in evening through Sapsucker Woods and back
Thursday: 12 mile run from apt. to Etna and back
Friday: easy 6 mile run on Tri for Y run course w/ add-on in morning; easy 6 miles in evening in Cass Park w/ add-on
Saturday: 15 miles total---> 5 miles in morning w/ Michael W. doing three Gun Hill repeats but had to bail due to gastro intestinal problems; Went back to Gun Hill in evening for unfinished business and did 4 repeats w/ add-on for 10 miles
Sunday: 21 miles with Michael W., Jeff D., Karen G., Brian T., and Alex W. doing the infamous Triple Hump route w/ add-on...Thanks for a great run today guys!

I wanted to get 80 miles this week but somehow lost a mile in there somewhere...oh well...still quite solid in my book. I am going to drop back next week and give the body a break...relatively speaking. Keep the spirits high all you runners living in harsh climates...the birds will be chirping, flowers growing, and snow will be melting soon enough!

Signing off...after...

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Friendships are born on the field of athletic strife and are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust." ~Jesse Owens

1 comment:

AnthonyP said...

Welcome back home. Looks like a great week of training.

Superbowl - well the Steelers are the big favorite, so, I'm pulling for Arizona.

Looking forward to a trip to Bear Mountain in April.