Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Double Runs

An easy three miler in the morning and a pottery pickup in the afternoon for anther 4.25 miles. Short and sweet travel with the running shoes to keep running on the mind and focused to the VCM. I discovered an interesting article that led to counting my protein intake for the day. At 160 pounds it should be about 95 grams, turns out I counted to that same number but do weigh slightly more. In addition my daily intake was probably greater than most days. This is probably something to track for a week or so to get a better understanding of protein intake and if it correlates to performance.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

34 Days Until VCM

In walking the last 1.5miles it prevents having an issue; this is a 12 mile run from the the Battle Road Trail home via Lincoln, Shermans Bridge to Mossman. Felt good, mild residual quad soreness from Boston.

The misty air really brings out the vibrant colors making it a beautiful day or the Boston Marathon. Yep, boohoo I am sore from the dreadfully hot weather we had.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Way

of the Wood for three miles in 27 mins. Good to stretch, roll, banter with the groupies and target a race. Soon. A new found level of stress and determination to shorten this span of not being qualified for Boston is on. How did it come to this?

Monday, April 16, 2012

That Was Really Hard

It was hot, 92 degrees in Waltham on the way home.

1265 Bell, Mark
Sudbury MA USA

Start Time Offset: -
Pace: 0:07:53
Finish Time:
  Projected: 3:26:26
  Official: 3:26:26
Checkpoints:
(All checkpoints are official times.)
 40k: 3:16:32
 35k: 2:49:50
 30k: 2:21:01
 25k: 1:54:45
 Half: 1:35:03
 20k: 1:29:54
 15k: 1:04:03
 10k: 0:41:54
  5k: 0:20:18

Worst Boston ever!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

bib # 1265

Weather forecast has the temperature so high it's being called. "red zone."

I found this calculator, http://runnersconnect.net/training/tools/temperature-calculator/
that predicts 8 minutes is the give-up factor due to the heat based on my conservative finish time.

The course is going to be kept open an hour later due to heat. Would it be better to close the course an hour earlier? This may discourage some from venturing out ther and also reduce the exposure if they do. That's crazy allowing someone seven hours in the heat who may not be in the condition to handle it in the first place. Also doesn't take into account the transition time and waiting in a starting corral.