Thursday, May 19, 2016


Training Run
5 miles in Boost4

Ran at LD practice with wingo. Only did 5 but it was one of the most painful 5 milers I have ever done. Didn't run on Monday or Tuesday because active rest is awesome.


*Race week/ Imperfect - 2 easy days*

7 days/9 sessions

Total: 50.5 miles

Boost4: 22 miles ==> 208 miles

Boost5: 17.5 miles ==> 168 miles


Recovery Run
3.5 miles in Boost4

Ran with Adam and the 4x8 guys on their shakeout. Adam and I added on after they were done. Basically ran for 30 minutes again without getting anywhere. Legs still were tired. Had to take one break because I thought I was going to poop myself (last night I had 4 slices of pizza, a Qdoba burrito, and the rest of the ice cream from the night before). Other than that, body had its normal death feeling.

Today I had a hoagie that contained grilled chicken, chicken tacos, bacon, ranch, and hot sauce, and it was 14 inches long. This weekend was deemed by Adam as The Food Challenge Weekend.

*Begin active rest*


Recovery Run
3.5 miles in Boost4

Ran at 11:30 from the hotel. Ran down to the footpath and then only a little bit on the footpath. Ran for 30 minutes but didn't get very far. My legs were in lots of pain and my body was straight up dead, along with my brain. It's okay though because my season is complete and I can begin active rest after tomorrow.

Friday (IC4A's)

1.5 miles in Boost5

Ran from the hotel down the street a little ways. Legs felt crappy so hopefully tonight they will feel better.

12.5 miles total
6.5 miles in Boost5

Got to the track at around 6 pm. Watched a couple races and then had to go warm-up. Warmed up through Princeton University, was really cool campus. Legs still feeling crappy but I finally started to get into race mode. Didn't have time to do drills, only got in one stride. Race went off and I went with the front pack, was a bad decision. They hit 72s for the first two laps so coach told me to back off and go to the second pack. Legs had started to burn a little bit so it was a good idea. Dropped off the front pack and took forever for the second pack to get me. Stayed on the second pack the rest of the race and picked off some people that died off the front pack, including Ferris. Adam and I stayed together whole time, and the UMass guy with glasses. Ended beating my pack except for one guy. Beat all the A10 guys and ran faster than 31 minutes so I was fine with it. Ran 30:51 and got 10th. Was good for having no expectations. Went straight back to the hotel afterwards and did the cool down at the hotel. Adam and I ran to Wal-Mart instead and got a tub of ice cream for each of us. Only ate a little bit of it tonight though.