Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tough Week

51¼ miles for the week of March 24th through March 30th

M –4 miles, recovery run, average pace 8:20 mpm, 55°F at 4AM very nice with a bright moon [Dow-]
Tu – 5¾ miles, average pace 6:54 mpm, half mile warmp, then the Dow- 2 miles hard in 13:01, ¾ mile recovery, then the Dow- 2 miles return hard in 12:47, and finally a half mile recovery, 63°F at 4AM nice conditions with moon and stars [Ol/Dow/Ol]
W – 6¼ miles, with 5x800/400 recoveries, average pace 7:29 mpm, 800s in 2:52.5, 2:49.9, 2:48.1, 2:47.9, and 2:47.3, 71°F at 7PM [B’Wood track]
Th – 4¾ miles, recovery run, average pace 8:27 mpm, 69°F at 4AM [Dow]
F - 7½ miles very easy at an average 8:49 mpm pace, sunny humid and windy, 78°F from Noon [SeaC/NTrail-MBTrail/SeaC]
Sa – 10½ miles with an 8K race at an average 6:16 mpm pace, thick low overcast, warm and humid, 70°F at 8AM in Houston [Allen Parkway]
Su – 12½ miles average pace of 7:44 mpm, gulf breeze, 80°F from Noon [SeaC/NTrail-MBTrail-2x2M MBTrail/SeaC]

The 8K was pretty disappointing. I’m not going to make any predictions for this weekend’s 5K (either Bellaire or the Gator Gallop in Brazosport). Hopefully I won’t be at the power plant Saturday morning, but you never can be sure during a refueling outage.

The street lights have been out at the Dow Nature Preserve. During Thursday morning's pre-dawn run there were hundreds of fireflies along the sidewalk; pretty cool to run through them with their lights going on and off as I passed.

It looks as though the Tornados really tore up the HARRA 2007 Fall Series Team Competition!

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