Monday, January 2, 2012

Last 6 weeks of 2011

The last 6 weeks of the year have been pretty good, with fairly consistent training, a few short races and a view toward 2012.

Weekly Mileages:
75, 65, 83, 85, 66, 79

Gabe's Run 5k XC, Hamilton, November 25 (day after Thanksgiving), 16:06, third overall out of 404 in the men's race, $150 prize and saucony technical long-sleeve; this race continues to grow and draw some of the top younger runners from the state and region (this year's winner, Rich Peters, a sophomore at BU from the UK, broke 4:00 in the mile last winter at the Valentine Invitational)

Jay Carisella Invitational, Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, Boston, December 3, 15:09.49, 9th/35 in men's 5000m, 10 seconds faster this year than last, good step toward breaking 15:00 this winter

Indie 5k, Austin, TX, December 9, 15:54, 12th/360, part of The Running Event, ran into Reno Stirrat at the start for a warmup

BU Mini Meet #3, December 31, 8:48.16, 20th/87 in the 3000m; race started a little slow (which was still faster than I'm used to running) 2:57 first 1000m, was hoping for sub-2:55 first km and sub-8:45 total

Other Highlights:
Had a couple nice long runs in Austin in early December (a 19 and a 16)

3 good "ring-ding" workouts in Ipswich (7/8 mile repeats) alone and w/ Greg K.

3700 miles for the year which I'm sure is a career high, also PR's at 5000m indoor, 10000m outdoor, 5 mi. road, and the marathon.

A great year to remember and build on...

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