Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer Training

Days Since Last Run Below 70°F: 38 (May 16, a pretty nice Spring this year)

52¾ miles for the week of June 16th through June 22nd

M – 4¾ miles, recovery run, average pace 8:16 mpm, 82°F at 4AM [Dow]
Tu – 5¾ miles, average pace 7:07 mpm, 81°F at 4AM [Dow/B-S]
W AM – 5¾ miles, average pace 7:48 mpm, 77°F at 4AM [Dow/B-S]
W PM – 4 miles, some easy loops around the HS with Moldy and Bob (Moldy was visiting from Virginia), average pace 7:55 mpm, 87°F at 7PM [B’Wood]
Th – 0 woke up too late to run, 82°F at 4AM [Dow]
F - 12½ miles, overall average pace 7:32, ran to the track and then ran the “Michigan”: 1600-1M-1200-1M-800-1M-400/2min recoveries, miles were slow: from 6:29 to 6:44, sunny to rain to sunny again, 87°F at 10AM [Ol-B-Plant-FOaks/B’Wood/FOaks-Plant-S]
Sa – 7½ miles, average pace 8:44, 82°F at 8AM [SeaC/SSTrail-MBT/SeaC]
Su – 12½ miles, average pace of 8:15 mpm, sunny and warm - embrace the slow, 85°F to 88°F from 9:50AM [SeaC/ SSTrail-MBT -2x(2M-MBTrail)/SeaC]

Ahh, Summer solstice, the official beginning of Summer. This week was actually a little cooler in the mornings with the sea breeze getting cut off overnight. We had some strong rains late Saturday afternoon and it cooled down all the way below 74°F Saturday evening. I was tempted to go run again just to enjoy the cool weather. But by the time I ran Sunday morning, it was back to sweat-soaked shoes.

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