I’ve been racing the Stew Chase for years, partly because it’s the only thing going on. I did next to nothing this past week so I couldn’t wrap my head around a 15k race this. I went out today for a 12 mile run rocking out to the Pixies. This was more of a mental test than a physical one. I wanted to test how my fitness was after a crap week. I was out in 40:50 and back in 37:30. The second part is much hillier so I’ll take it and try to build on this. Hopefully I can find some motivation real soon.
loy·al·ty [loi-uh l-tee]
noun, plural loy·al·ties.
1. the state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations.
2. faithful adherence to a sovereign, government, leader, cause, etc.
Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
The state of being unimpaired; soundness.
The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness.
Met up with Martin and Jim in Swampscott for a snowy, icy, and WINDY run into Nahant. Heading out was a piece of cake but coming back was a bitch. Jim tried to break the wind with his hulking biceps but we all struggled to stay upright. 13.1 exactly
I didn’t take a punch from Ali, all it took was a well placed tree root. I rolled my left ankle real good today on a run with Pawlicki, Verrington, and Dunham. Tomorrow should be real special. :)
Pawlicki and I went up to Kennebunkport to run a 5k put on at some Senior center up there.
The weather pretty much sucked monkey ass with the wind and rain making things pretty miserable. The course seemed like it might be pretty fast with the first mile slightly downhill. I hit 1 in 5:14 chasing 5 or 6 quicker dudes. I felt clumsy out there and not smooth at all. Some of the second mile was on the beach with a good tailwind. I missed split number 2 and took the turn heading back to the finish with some rolling hills and some nice wind coming right at us. I was getting tired and uninterested and got caught late. This seems to be a pattern developing that will hopefully go away next weekend. Hopefully I can at least hold this pace for a 10k. The post race was inside a tiny senior center which we got kicked out of into the street and rain. Not cool blue hair! I would go back next year just to eat a donut in the dining hall and get crumbs all over the place…..Take that!