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May 1, 2009

How’d that happen? How did I drop 17+ miles?  Last month I was running along, all stellar-like averaging nearly 20 miles per week and then this month I drop to a measly sub-60.  I think it was a week in early April where I was only able to squeeze in one run that put me behind(although that was the same week I got to  spend a fabulous day in NYC with Buggie so it was worth it). I did up the cross-training this month — the Bikram pass has expired, but I’ve been back in the gym lifting and hitting spinning classes.  So maybe I can be all ridiculously in shape by summer time?

I did run a 10 mile race last weekend, the George Washington Parkway Classic.  I did it in 1:41:29 — which is surprisingly close to the last 10 mile race I did, the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, about four years ago.  So it’s nice to know that I am not growing into feebleness in my old age.  I think I could have run it faster had it not been so damned hot.  Wow. Not a good day for it to act like summer all of a sudden–I mean winterized blood and hot, sticky temps do not mesh well. Can you say sluggish?

So now I’ve got to stay the course for May and get my mileage back to respectable levels–like last month.  I’d like to hover around 80-90 this season. I’d also like to do a race every month. I’ve got nothing on the calendar right now…looking hard for something for May!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Bug permalink
    May 2, 2009 12:28 pm

    We walked like 80 miles in NYC, so that counts for something!!

  2. May 2, 2009 1:19 pm

    Ok, after that comment I had to look. I did a rough sketch, we walked at least 5 miles, and that is doing it pretty straight from downtown to midtown–no doubling back looking for bathrooms, slices, or Pinkberry. Mmmm. Pinkberry.

  3. brian permalink
    May 3, 2009 3:09 pm

    you ran the gw 10 miler? i was working that race, i was at franklin st and s royal st…. lots of angry motorists because we wouldnt let them cross over franklin st as you all were running past

  4. brian permalink
    May 3, 2009 3:10 pm

    btw, congrats on the race, thats about 9.5 miles more than i can run….. lol

  5. May 3, 2009 4:34 pm

    Oh yeah, those drivers were not happy! People were honking as hundreds of runners streamed by…WTF, did they want to run us down? Must have been miserable out there.

  6. brian permalink
    May 4, 2009 3:25 am

    i always think i have seen the worst of it when i work these races… but every race, i see something new and worse than before. one person in particular, she kept honking at me and when i finally signaled for her to go, she went verrryyyyy sloooowwwwlllllyyyyy and almost ran over several runners – what an unkind person!!!

  7. May 5, 2009 1:38 pm

    I continue to be amazed at your efforts.

    I am running roughly 40 miles a month. There was a time I would look at your 80+ miles and wonder how the hell you did it, especially considering you do a lot of long runs! Maybe I’ll catch up to you before I’m old and arthritic.

    Wait. Too late.

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