Finally, after 12 days the cold virus relaxed its attack on my system allowing energy and health to return. Just in time for the Old Fashioned Ten Mile Race. The race brought courage and disappointment.
High expectations can bring a greater fall to one’s psyche. This was a tough day. First mile I hooked in three BAA runners at 5:45, successive miles followed but I felt the hill surging would cost me. Mile three the legs felt heavy and a side stitch brought on all sorts of negativity. Many runners passed me and each approaching hill took me lower. Another side stitch nailed me around 6.5m. Finally hills were done and I slammed down mile 8-10 around a 5:35 pace on the flats.
Finish 15th Master, 49th overall
Total Miles: 59 – 84% of max, 24% at MP or faster
Number of Workouts: 6
Stretching: very little
P\U, S\U: None
Notes: One snowshoe day. Major race
Issues to Note: cold virus lapses
Next Week Goal: See my Training Log,
Training Saturday: pm, Willow Guzzle, 10.0M, 76:42
Race: am,31, fair, 10.0M, 62:03, 6:12\mile, 160 AHR
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