Anyways, what I'm getting at is that I was busy, and not necessarily in the mood to post. My bad. Anyways, other then working a ton last week I did manage to do some decent running. I wasn't able to reach my goal of running 6/7 days, but I ran 4 and biked 20 miles another day. All in all I got in about 30 miles, plus 20 miles of biking in 5 efforts, so I feel pretty happy about it. I even ran one really hard run on a treadmill in Indiana.
My goal for this week is again, to run 6 days and get in about 45 miles. I am off to a good start as I have been in Syracuse for the past 2 days, and have taken my friend Brian to Green Lakes State Park. The best running park I have been in during my travels. So, GL (as we in the biz like to call it) is pretty tight. You can do a solid 15 miler without repeating much and it has some awesome views. One of the things I used to love most about it is how hilly it is. Back in high school I ran hills every day because the only other alternative was run on the Erie Canal. Needless to say, I was good at running hills. Now, however, I suck. Brian, my friend Fox (a mid 2:30's marathoner) and I went for a run Monday and I was soon deep in the hurt tank. It was good, though, because I was so happy to be running back at GL that it was cool. I died a bit on the hills, but ran the flats with them and finished up decently. About 8 miles in about 58:40. Not awful.
Tuesday was a similar, but different, story. Brian and I met up with my friend Luke to go for a jog. We wanted to go a bit longer, and Luke was kind of pushing the pace. Which was cool, except that i couldn't push back. He and Brian went out and got in about 12 miles in 1:16.00. Nice. I got in a 10 miler in 1:12.58. What I also got was a crazy conversation from a 52 year old man who saw me getting dropped by Brian and Luke. After they pulled away I tried to loop back and find them. I bump into this guy wearing a blue Fila track suit, whom we had passed before.
Me-"Have you seen the other two guys I was with running with?"
Him-"Yeah, they're long gone."
Him-"Yeah, I thought you had a bit too much body mass to be running with those two. They looked pretty serious."
Him-"I mean, it looked like you had a lot of heart, but just too much mass."
Needless to say he then proceeded to talk to me for about 10 minutes about how I could lose some weight and maybe run with guys like that sometime. Apparently you need to run consistently and eat healthy. Crazy, I know.
So, that was my last run at GL for a while. Today Brian and I are hitting up the Erie Canal, then driving to Providence. Sweet.