So I'm Not The Best Blogger… – Week 9 Recap – Results

We enjoyed the long weekend and took advantage of the fact that we had Monday off and swapped up the schedule a bit BUT I’ll post as though we stuck to the normal days…
I had a feeling going into that I wasn’t going to have my best day and I just couldn’t get myself mentally prepared.  I was still a bit sore from back to back running days even though Sunday was just a 5-er.  I got some pretty bad cramps while I was running but at least I had some TV to watch and keep my mind off it while I pushed through to the finish!

DAY 58 of 280 – 5 MILE RUN – RESULTS

Name Distance Time Pace
Dan 5 mi 49:26 9:53
Shan 5 mi 43:25 8:41

I absolutely had every intention of running but I got stuck on a job site late Wed, Thur, and Friday so that coupled with not seeing my little nugget at all on those days really sucked all the motivation out of me.  Bumper to bumper traffic on the way home made it a complete no-go.  The Gazelle got her run in though, I mean, they have to stick with it, you never know when you’re going to have to out-run a lion as a gazelle…
DAY 60 of 280 – 5 MILE RUN – RESULTS

Name Distance Time Pace
Dan N/A
Shan 5 Miles 43:13 8:24

I thought that I was mentally prepared for 6 miles… turns out… not so much.  Holy crap did that do a mental number on me!  I had some pretty bad cramps in my side while running too and had to stop several times.  I had to take a 1 minute break at 3 miles to stretch out and then get back at it.  I think I’ll chalk up this to the fact that I hadn’t run since Monday plus I was exhausted from working a lot.  Also, do I really need and excuse to not be super fast at the longest distance I’ve ever run?  The Gazelle was fine… again…  and her “words of encouragement” when I told her my time were “whoa… what happened?”… I guess that’s still better than being ditched on back to back race days after she promised to run with me though…
DAY 62 of 280 – 5 MILE RUN – RESULTS

Name Distance Time Pace
Dan 6 Miles
1:08:00 11:20
Shan 6 Miles 53:35 8:56

WEEK 9 DAY 7 – 2 to 3 MILES
I mentally prepared myself for 5 miles for some reason and would have run it too if Shan (the Gazelle) had not reminded me what I was supposed to be doing.  My knees have been pretty sore so I decided not to push myself too much.  Then there’s the Gazelle herself, she has to beat everyone including herself on every run. Go Gazelle go…
DAY 63 of 280 – 5 MILE RUN – RESULTS

Name Distance Time Pace
Dan 3 Miles
28:22 9:27
Shan 3 Miles 25:21 8:27

How was your weekend?
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We’ve also signed up for the The Rock and Brew Fest 5K this week (Saturday November 2nd is the date of the race). If anyone else would like to join us we’d love to have some more people running with us! Details below:
Race ONLY: $25
Beer Tasting ONLY: $40
Pre-Registered Combo: $45
Race Day Combo: $50
Combo Includes Half Price Admission To Beer Tasting
Beer tasting includes free beer glass for all participants.

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Dan Jones

Dan Jones has been "Nerd-ing" since he took apart the family computer at age 8. He has also been an avid sports fan his entire life. He also enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two girls in their home on the South Shore and playing with their kids and yellow lab Cooper. Although he doesn't have much time to write he certainly has no problem vocally expressing his sports opinions, just ask. (You may regret it as he has a tendency to go on tirades.) Whenever he does post you should read it, you won't regret that you did.