Friday, July 31, 2009


Hmm, where did the week go?

I decided to make this a cutback week for a few reasons;

1) I started the week with a day off.
2) After recovering from Grandma’s I’ve had weeks of 65, 63 and 75. Not killer mileage, but that 75 was my most since last August.
3) I’m racing on Sunday.
4) After this week, we are 3 weeks out from our week-long vacation. So I can cutback now, train hard for 3 weeks and then cutback while we’re on vacation.

Here’s what I’ve done since my last post;

Tuesday – 8 moderate miles with Scott in Hyland
Wednesday – 8 easy miles with 8 x 8 second hill sprints
Thursday – 10 easy miles with Rick from home
Friday – 12 miles with Scott including 5 x 3-minutes uphill at 5K pace

That puts me at 52 for the week, so I should finish with 57-60 miles. It also means I closed out July with 281 miles on 28 days of running.

And with today’s run in the books, I also closed out the 34-39 age-group.

So long…

Quote of the Day;

“You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.” – Richard Bach


Wayne said...

Happy Birthday! and Congrats on becoming a Master runner. Pretty good mileage coming off of marathon recovery. Enjoy your vacation.

Jean said...

Happy birthday, Chad! I hope you had a nice day. And welcome to your new division! :)

Chad said...

Thanks guys!

Wayne, I did have weeks of 0 and 50 after my marathon before jumping to 63.

SteveQ said...

Ah, the new age class... Happy Birthday! When I hit 40, within two months so did Todd Sperling, Chuck Hubbard, Dan Carlson, Kirt Goetzke...

It doesn't really get any easier, I'm afraid. But the rivalries become sweeter with age.