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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Month of August (Cape Cod + Alumni)

July 27th - August 3rd: 61 miles

Monday: 7 miles (42:53). Last 1.55 miles in 7:36 (sub 5 pace). Goup had me attack the last bit on purpose.

Tuesday: 9 miles total (with my buddy and his college buddies around UAlbany). Grabbed some beers afterwards.

Wednesday: 8+ miles total. 2 mile TT: 9:58. 6x200: 33, 31, 32, 30, 30, 30. Solid workout to start the cycle. Goup could tell I was hurting during the 2 mile and how smooth I didn't look.

Thursday: 7 miles (51:23) with my buddy Pete in the Kinns Roads Trails.
Friday: 7 miles (NT)

Saturday: Work 8:30am-5pm. Ughh, but OT baby! 10 miles (68:34) in the evening on my own.

Sunday: Slept in like a champ. The local town pool with Renee and her kids. Run at Kinns Road with Pete. Ice cream with Renee and her kids. Yes, ice cream for dinner. Another 7 miles (46:12) in the evening.

 4 months old :)

 One of my favorite pictures of Madison.

August 4th - August 10th: 71 miles

Monday: 8++ miles (58:18)

Tuesday: 3 miles (22:50) in the AM. 5 miles (35:25) in the PM

Wednesday: 3+ mile (23:40) warmup. 3+ mile (22:19) cooldown. 3 x mile. 5:00, 4:58, 4:56. Surprised on how smooth I felt. Gavs and Goup were running on the track ripping miles as well. Always good to have company on workout days.

Thursday: 3 miles in the AM. 5+ miles in the PM.

Friday: 9 miles (61:58)

Saturday: 3+ miles in the AM (paced the Malta 5K run-through). 8 miles (57:20) in the PM.

Sunday: 16 miles (1:54:40) with Megan and Scott around Saratoga.

 Fuel before the workout. Oat bran, almond milk, and brown sugar.

 Big batch of beans and rice for wraps and other concoctions.

 Peanut butter, bananas and honey. Almost like dessert.

 Slight addiction, but could be worse.

 Double whammy. Two scoopers.

 Day on a boat with a couple buddies.


August 11th - 17th: 73 miles

Monday:10 miles (69:15)

Tuesday: 3 miles (NT) in the AM. 8 miles (56:09) in the PM.

Wednesday: 8 miles (56:21)

Thursday: 2.5 miles (18:37) in the AM. Workout in the afternoon. The goal workout was mile, 2x800, 4x400 + a "tag" at the end. I accidentally did mile, 2x800, 4x200. Still a solid workout. 4:52, 2:24, 2:22, 33, 32, 31, 30. Goup told me to jog it out and hit a 1200 in sub 4:40 pace. 3:28 (69, 69, 70). 3+ mile (23:28) warmup and a 3+ mile (23:19) cooldown. 15 miles on the day. Quality day of work.

Friday: 3 miles (23:33) with Goup and Derrick in the AM. 5.5 miles (44:00) in the PM with a big group plus my sister Sarah. Back to the house to do some major cleaning (exactly what Sarah wanted to do) Parents rolled in late evening. Pizza was ordered.

Saturday: 3 miles (25:11) with Sarah in the morning. Saratoga Horse Track with the family today (Mom, Dad and Sarah). Decided to go all out for this event. Early wakeup to grab a table in the right location. Mom made lots of food to bring in. Cold beverages were bought the night before. Great day overall. Sarah stayed the night. Headed out for another 3 miles (18:29) to wrap up the day.

Sunday: Leah's Cakery in the morning for breakfast. Sarah left in the mid morning hours. Chilled on the couch for the afternoon watching FX movies. Out for 15 miles (1:36:15) solo in the evening.

 Cereal was on sale @ Target.

 Love it.

 This needs to be framed.

 Pizzas on a Friday night.

 Day at the track. Won $125 bucks. Boom!

 Triple peanut.

 New Kinvaras and a hard cider after a long run.

August 18th - 24th: 73 miles

Monday 10+ miles (72:42) in SPAC solo at 6pm.

Tuesday: 3 miles (20:38) in the AM. 7+ miles (48:45) in the PM.

Wednesday: 3 miles (19:37) in the AM. Attempted a workout in 80+ degree high humidity weather on a day where there were millions of flying ants everywhere. Made it through 3 sets of alternating 800, 400 with half rest. 2:30, 71, 2:27, 72, 2:32, 72. Shut it down early. 5+ miles total for a cooldown and warmup. 11.5 miles on the day.

Thursday: Pouring in the morning so I wimped out. 5 miles in the afternoon helping out with the Malta 5K workout group with Fleet Feet at the local high school.

Friday: 10 miles (75+) at 5:00am with Renee. Travel to Cape Cod to camp out with my mom at night.
Saturday: 16 miles (1:42:31) at 8am on the bike path with my mom biking next to me. Slow on the way out. Quick on the way back. 55:49 on the way out. 46:42 on the way back. A couple people running the opposite direction and one person stops and says "I know you!" We both ended up stopping and he recognized from the 10K Boston Build-Up Series race the Sunday I left to move to NY (along with being a mountain runner). He was doing a summer running camp on The Cape. Felt like a celebrity being spotted so randomly running in another state. Cool beans.

Sunday: 10+ miles (71:25) around the local neighborhoods by the house we rented.

 Ready for aerobics :)

 Just a couple landed on me.

 Fuel to stay awake for the drive to Cape Cod.

The Atlantic Ocean.

August 25th - August 31st: 50 miles

Monday: 5 miles (36:19) in Cape Cod - achilles sore.

Tuesday: Day filled with relaxing. Beach, taffy spot and Pirate's Cove mini golf. Couldn't ask for anything much better on vacation with my mom, aunt, and cousins.

Wednesday: 7 miles (50:04)

Thursday: Malta 5K workout. Helped pace 4 sets of 200, 200, 400. Threw on the flats and did 2 legit sets on my own. 28, 30, 62, 29, 29, 65. Solid speed. Felt good. 3 mile warmup. 2 mile cooldown. 8 miles on the day.

Friday: 3 miles (20:45) in the AM. Half day at work. Saratoga horse track in the afternoon. Travel to Keene in the evening. Crashed at Fowler.

Saturday: 2+ mile warmup. Some strides and ready for the Keene State Alumni 5K. Out hard. 4:59, 10:10, and a 15:45 finish (the results say 15:47 - lies). 5 mile cooldown. 10 on the day. Elm City Brewery. Partied it up at Fowler Street and the Keene bars. Fun night with good friends (current guys and alumni).

Sunday: 6:30am wakeup. Pounded Gatorade. Ran with Hammett, TPaq, and Ferenc for 17 miles (2:04:39) through Pisgah State Park. Great run. Travel down to Connecticut for peach/pear/nectarine picking with the family. Carried Madison and shaded her from the sun.

Childhood memories.

Beat Frank at his own game by 1. Ca-chang!
Cucumber salad with ranch and balsamic.

Pete Thomas.

Photos courtesy of Erin.


  1. Nice month of August. Boom! Madison is adorable!

    1. Thanks man! Glad to be in full swing and ready to start rollin! I get to see her in December!

  2. Nice training Eric. Did a long run with one of your peeps here, Alex. You're just doing the half at Hartford?

    1. Thanks Brandon! Alex? Yeah, just the half.