New Bedford

New Bedford

Friday, September 13, 2013

6xmile (200 rest)

September 9th (Monday): Slept in like it was my job. Protein shake for breakfast. Work 7:30am-4pm. A bunch of miscellaneous snacks for lunch. Drove down to Target to pick up a few things (granola and Clif Bars) before heading back to Ballston Lake by 5:20pm.

SMBA trails with Goup and Shaun at 6pm. Again, drove the Honda. Every time I drive, I become smoother with the manual transmission. 10.5 miles (71:35) on some soft terrain. Cruised the run. Amazing weather. 60's and overcast.

Back to the house to make a mushroom and onion omelet for dinner. Hit the spot. Bed at a decent hour. Solid day overall. Good food and a solid run with a couple buddies. Enjoyed every minute of it.

September 10th (Tuesday): 4 miles in the morning on my own. Protein shake for breakfast. Chicken wrap with freshly grown tomatoes from my parents' garden. Standard day at work. Carpooled with Goup. End of the day meeting with the project manager so Goup got a ride home with a co-worker. Home to relax and take care of a few things before changing up for the workout.

Goup and I headed to Burnt Hills for a workout. I had 6xmile with 200 rest. Goal was marathon goal pace or slightly under. 3.25 mile warmup (22:00) in the back neighborhoods with Goup. Over to the track area with a whole bunch of activity surrounding it. Luckily, no one on the actual track so it was wide open.

Some strides and shirt removed because it was tad bit humid out.
5:17, 5:17, 5:15, 5:12, 5:10, 5:09. Rest keep between 47-51.
Total time for the 6.75 miles: 36:23. 5:23 pace overall.

Wicked smooth. I applied the brakes the whole time to focus on pace and staying relaxed. Negative split the last one 2:36, 2:33. Boom!
Same warmup loop for the cooldown on my own. 19:52. Cruised it in the dark. 17.5 miles on the day. Home to make a protein shake, eat the rest of the Clif Bar, and make a turkey burger with ketchup and some hot mamas. Headed to bed at a decent hour.

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