Running warm up/down 4:55 0.57 mi (8:38 / mi) +46m6:54 / mi ahr:120 max:129 shoes: Topo Magnifly 3 (Blue)
Road Running race 1:37:08 13.29 mi (7:19 / mi) +55m7:13 / mi ahr:146 max:155 shoes: Topo Magnifly 3 (Blue)
Boston to Remember Half Official Time: 1:36:53, Pace 7:24. 3rd in age class, 25 seconds behind #2 (Ken Goodin), whom I saw passing me over the last 2 bridges. The age class winner (Tom) was rocking it good with a sub-7 pace in 1:31:13. Congrats, Tom, Outstanding! I settled into a reasonable pace of around 7:10 for the first 6 miles. Then it got harder and the temps were rising and I was hoping to maintain a 7:15 ish pace, but then the bridges and the one hill over the park killed me. I had been aiming for a 1:35 time. Nice course overall - well organized race.
Road Running34:14 4.11 mi (8:20 / mi) +48m8:02 / mi ahr:126 max:144 shoes: Topo Magnifly 3 (Blue)
Around the Block 4 Miler: Pre-race Relaxed Pace. Carefully trying to relax every muscle involved in my movements while I am on pavement. Also lower-back pre-run warm-up and post-run stretches. All part of solid race-prep for tomorrow: the Boston (not) To Remember Half.
Walking20:01 0.87 mi (23:06 / mi) +12m22:08 / mi ahr:77 max:95
Trail running warm up/down 12:18 1.22 mi (10:05 / mi) +43m9:06 / mi ahr:124 max:140 shoes: Altra Superior 5 Trail
Trail running race 1:01:36 7.04 mi (8:45 / mi) +117m8:19 / mi ahr:144 max:163 shoes: Altra Superior 5 Trail
Stratham Hill Trail Race #4 Could not quite keep up with Brian this time. Legs were a bit heavy from that last 2 high mileage days. But it all felt pretty refreshing especially the 2nd loop. This was the last of a very nice series of trail races. Kudos to the organizers! I enjoyed all 4 races. It's a good time of the year to have these.
Trail running warm up/down 9:45 0.96 mi (10:09 / mi) +1m10:07 / mi ahr:134 max:144 shoes: Altra Superior 5 Trail
Trail running1:53:03 13.24 mi (8:32 / mi) +189m8:11 / mi ahr:132 max:154 shoes: Altra Torin 4 Plush
A sunny Rockingham and Piscassic Half
After a 3-day hiatus I figured I needed a bit of a rehearsal for the Boston-to-remember Half this coming Sunday. Focused on form, breathing and relaxing, all while listening to the recordings of the weekend singing workshop. Birds were very busy in the adjacent marshes including a G B Heron landing on a nearby tree, and a couple of black (water?) snakes were taking in some rays on the trail!
jogging18:43 1.03 mi (18:10 / mi) +14m17:27 / mi ahr:93 max:133 shoes: Altra gray (Torin 4)