11.24.2008: 7.5 miles of roller skiing at j.r. martin park in republic, mo: 42 minutes and 30 seconds.
11.25.2008: 2 miles of running at nixa track in nixa, mo. a race week fartlek session: 18 minutes and 2 seconds.
11.26.2008: pre-race rest day
a.m.: turkey trot 5k in springfield, mo: 22 minutes and 48 seconds
p.m.: 6 miles of running in republic, mo: 59 minutes and 43 seconds
11.28.2008: 9.1 miles of running in republic, mo. ran first 5k with caleb, and then added 6 miles: 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 36 seconds.
11.29.2008: 7 miles of running on the south creek greenway trail in springfield, mo: 1 hour, 9 minutes, and 54 seconds.
11.30.2008: 8 miles of running on the frisco highline trail in springfield, mo: 1 hour, 14 minutes.
total running miles for the week: 35.24 miles
total running miles for 2008 (started 09.21.2008): 186 miles
i was very pleased with this week of training. my body has responded very well to the training and i am in love with running once again. i was very pleased with how the turkey trot 5k went. i was hoping to string together three sub-8 minute miles, and i was excited to realize that i averaged a 7 minute and 22 second pace.
i really would like to see more weight come off. i have been very calorie conscious, hopefully as more fat is converted to muscle, it will accelerate burning off my extra weight.