Sunday, May 23, 2010

Weekend Recap

I'll start with Friday. I ran 4.5 miles Friday morning before work, finished the run at Albertson's, and brought bagels home for breakfast. I did my kettlebell/core routine at lunch. Friday night I went to the pool with Andi and her brother, Clark. The pool was lots of fun and I was able to swim a 500 in just under 10 minutes, which was the requirement when I was a lifeguard 10 years ago, which made me feel good. We swam for about 45 minutes.

I then got up to meet Clay and Zac at 6 am for a 10 mile trail run off San Fransisquito Rd. We ran up Burns Canyon Rd (7N01) to the top of Grass Mountain, then came down the long way via the PCT and ended back on Burns Canyon again. It was windy and cold out there and I might not have competed it, or even started, had I not been with Zac and Clay. The temps were in the 40s the entire time. It is about 4.6 miles to the top and I tried to keep up with Zac but was only able to do so for about 3 miles where he took off, then waited for me to make the last push to the top. We made it to the top of Grass Mountain in just under 40 minutes, which was a personal best time for Zac. Clay road his mountain bike and was only 2-3 minutes behind us. We cruised down the mountain on the PCT and then pushed the last 2 miles in 6:25 and 6:34. My total time was just over 1 hour 20 minutes. My knee felt great but I felt a little weakness in the left achilles toward the end of the hill. See some video of Zac and I on Clay's Blog.

That night we went down and met some friends at Occidental College for the USATF High Performance meet. It was cool to see some of the best in the country racing. We saw a nice men's 1500m won my Leo Manzano in 3:36! David Torrence won the 800m in 1:47! After the meet Nike had a small booth where Shannon Rowbury and David Torrence were signing autographs. I also got autographs from Will Leer and Erin Donahue. Shalane Flannagan and Jenny Barringer were present but neither had great races.

The weather here has been cold and windy all weekend. It was not fun to be outside at all. We are talking temps the 40s and winds up to 30-40 mph. That being said I did not do any running today. I did take a nap!

1 comment:

Chuck said...

I was really impressed with your ability to identify so many of the runners at the track meet. I recognized the names but would not of been able to identify most of the runners without you. I really enjoyed the evening. Thank you.