Week in Review - 05/14 to 05/20
by, 05-22-2012 at 09:35 AM (371 Views)
05/14 - 9 miles
05/15 - 12 miles
05/16 - 8 miles AM + 6.5 miles PM track intervals
05/17 - off
05/18 - off
05/19 - 6 miles
05/20 - 12 miles total with 5K in 18:12
Total 49.61 Miles
* Two lackluster weeks of training, but work got the better of me.
* Got the win at the Excel-erator 5k. Had to battle a 16 year old high school XC runner from Ralston Valley for the win. I figured he would go out hard and I might be able to catch him later, but I actually took the lead 1/4 mile into the race and he sat on my heels for 2.25 miles. We went 5:39 and 5:41 for the first two miles, which were slightly downhill. The course was all run on sidewalks, tight turns, short ups and downs. I kept thinking I would drop him at mile one but he hung tough, I finally dropped him at 2.25 miles to finish in 18:12.
* Not an impressive time, but I have to admit winning any race always brings a smile to your face.
* I had hoped to run the Colfax Half, but with two races to time that morning, the logistics would have been too tight. I would have had to have finished the half and literally run to my car after finishing to get out of there. I had run it the last two years, thus a tad bummed.