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Friday, January 10, 2014

New Year's Week

December 30th (Monday): Goup was heading out for a workout so I decided to join him. 5 x 1/2 mile hills. 3+ mile warmup (22:30). 2:57, 2:55, 2:59, 2:54, 2:59. Just shy of 2.5 mile cooldown (17:14). 11 miles on the day.

 Diesel omelet for dinner.

December 31st (Tuesday): Short day at work. Over to Keene NH for the New Years festivities. 4 miles (27:48) at 6pm. Super relaxing run and felt great to run in Keene. Beautiful night out. Showered up and out to Scores (old Railroad) for some dinner and drinks with friends. Danced it up for 4 hours total between 3 locations (Scores, McCues and Fowler). Fun night with close friends and bed by 2am.

 Angry Orchard and Fireball Whiskey (Angry Balls).

January 1st (Wednesday): Slept in and hydrated in the morning hours. Chilled and some breakfast in downtown Keene. Sausage, egg and cheese at Bagel Works. Over to Hammett's for a quality run with Big George, Hammett, Ferenc, and TPaq. 12 miles (85+) on the snow covered trails of Pisgah. Exhilarating run in the thick of nature.

January 2nd (Thursday): 5 miles on the treadmill. Sub 35. Last mile at 6 minute pace at 6% percent grade. Woohoo! Keep knocking away at the hill training even on the treadmill to gear up for June.

 Drive over the mountains in VT.

January 3rd (Friday): Another 5 miles on the treadmill due to the cold temperatures. 30:45 this time. Last 3 miles sub 16 for fun. 5:35, 5:15, sub 5 (effort). Last mile was .75 miles at 12 miles/hr at 2% grade (so technically 4:59 pace), but rocked my last .25 miles at 6% grade (technically at 3:51 effort). Boom! Chilled for the night.

 From the Jack Daniels book.

January 4th (Saturday): Slept in. Originally I had to go to work, but the tool was not ready. Yesss. It has to wait until Monday. Ran some errands and organized a couple runs for the week. Run at 3:30pm from my place with Paley, Pete, and Megan. 8 miles (57:58). Stayed in the rolling hills of the back neighborhoods. Solid run. Hit up the grocery store to buy ingredients for some veggie chili. Ended up heading up to Saratoga for the night. Left the slow cooker on low overnight.

 Honda hit 36,000 miles.

The slow cooking begins.

January 5th (Sunday): 7:30am wakeup. Over to Megan's house to met up with Paley and Pete. 12+ miles (82:xx). Solid run. Through 6 miles in 40:30 and negatively split the run slightly. Total of 57 miles for the week and the biggest mileage week since the marathon. Happy with the week with a bunch of solid runs.

Resembles my mom's grocery list when I was growing up.

Added the corn after 16 hours of slow cooking.

Homemade guacamole.

Chopped cilantro.

Cornbread. Almost forgot about it in the oven.

Final product. Sour cream and cheddar cheese added.

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