Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2011 October Racing and Training Summary

I took some time off in October.  I decided to take it easy after the Dousman Duathlon and through October.  I will start to pick it back up a little in November and December.  I don't plan on really getting going until after the New Year.

In October I did the Baker Orchard Cyclecross race.  It was a cool and beautiful morning.  The coarse is a good mix of flat, climbs, decents, a sand trap (Thinking I could bike through it, I fell on one of the laps), and part of the race went through a barn.  Cyclecross is very painful, almost from the get go I continued for all  4 laps.  I finished second to last overall, which is good considering out of a field of 49 there were 7 DNFs.  Cyclecross is very humbling.

I also did a 5k around Lake Phalen.  It is a run put on by Jackie's PA program.  It was a beautiful day and I had an ok run.  I would have liked to have gone 7:30min/mi, but I will take what I can get.  What I got was about 7:50min/mi.  I was sucking wind pretty hard that day.

By far, this was not my lowest October on record.  In terms of time spent running, it was my highest.  Hopefully, I can build off that and increase my run time through the end of the year and into next year. 

Comparison of Octobers since 2007

Totals and Average Since 2007

YTD Totals and Total Since 2007

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