week of nov 4th thru nov 10th, 2013 (mm 23.5)

“Resistance’s goal is not to wound or disable. Resistance aims to kill. It’s target is the epicenter of our being: our genius, our soul, the unique and priceless gift we were put on earth to give and that no one else has but us. Resistance means business. When we fight it, we are in a war to the death.”  Steven Pressfield, The War of Art   (courtesy of Jay Bowers)

Monday the 4th



6 miles, +600’vert. perch #53. 1:09 (MAT PR). blustery fall day. PR on the MAT-perch run (previously, a lot of these runs were between 1:12 and 1:15–so dropping 3 minutes seems a little crazy). My goal (by next summer) is a PR under an hour and consistent runs around 1:02 or so. Days like today make that feel possible.


6 miles, +600′ vert. 1:11. perch #54. another windy day. stayed in MAT and, although I felt a bit tired and uncoordinated, still put out a good time (makes yesterday’s run not seem like a fluke).


nada mucho


6 miles, perch #55, +600′ vert. 1:10. MAT again today, felt good. all three MAT runs this week were under my previous MAT-Perch PR (understand that code??). Gotta be happy with that.


7 miles, +1800′ vert. 1:22. Towers Road (PR again).  nice saturday morning jaunt with jay-pop and stubbs. body felt shot and legs were sluggish. stomach felt heavy (gluten…pizza…last night…ugh). Jay and i were both pretty shocked that we PR’d the ascent by about 2 minutes and 3 minutes overall. huh. HR didn’t get above 160-165, which was good considering the vertical gain.


6 miles, perch #56, +600′ vert. 1:11. first night run in a while (I need new headlamp batteries) on a perfect, warm fall evening. stayed in MAT and probably lost a minute or two because i could only go as fast as my light. Felt great.

Weekly Totals:

31 foot miles, ~6 hours, +4200′ vert (135’/mile…a little low)

Four great Perch runs–all under last week’s PR.  Huge.  Besides Towers jaunt I didn’t have much in the vert department.  Gotta get that vert’/mile number up a bit.  Though a little low as well in the mileage, still very happy with the Perch runs.  MAT seems to be makin’ me a bit faster without much extra effort.


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