October 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
Another week where I got my runs in from work but didnt do anything on the weekend. We had family party on Saturday and more on Sunday so ended up missing my runs–I felt I would be better off taking an off day and resting the Achilles some rather than get a mid-effort run in. I wanted to try for a 9-miler this weekend.
Tuesday 3.29 (8:38)
Wed 2.15 warmup
Wed 3.57 race 25:08 (7:02)
Thur 3.23 (8:50)
Fri 3.99 (7:49)
Total for week: 16.24 (8:21)
Oct Totals: 3.99 (7:49)
October 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
Had my second decent month in a row. Eighty seven (87.7) miles for the month at an average pace of 8:15. Ran the Salomon Autumn Series race 3 times. Still have a little pain in right hip, both Achilles tendons are sore–left one has a painful hot-spot. Not really cross-training or stretching like I probably should. Year-to-date mileage is a paltry 382 miles at average pace of 8:18.
Reporting average pace is kinda silly–there is so much that goes into it. Race days are usually slower than average–I do a mile plus of warm up at a slooooow pace 10:54 this past week, for example. If I throw out my warm-ups, my average pace for the year falls to 8:10 and 8:00 for September. But I guess if I’m gonna count the mileage, gotta count it both ways.
A good, solid month for me, I want to string some of these together before thinking about increasing my mileage–also need to clean up my left Achilles problem.
I’m not too worried, anyhow, about average pace, I just find in more informative in retrospect than something I strive for during the course of a month.