12.09.2008: 8 miles of trail running at springfield nature center in springfield, mo: 1 hour, 23 minutes and 21 seconds.
12.10.2008: 5 miles of walking at wilson's creek national battlefield in republic, mo: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 54 seconds.
a.m.: 3 miles of running in republic, mo: 25 minutes and 42 seconds.
p.m.: 5 miles of running at wilson's creek national battlefield in republic, mo: 43 minutes and 51 seconds.
12.12.2008: 10 miles of running in republic, mo: 1 hour, 30 minutes and 7 seconds.
12.13.2008: rest day
12.14.2008: 5 miles of running at nixa track in nixa, mo - speed work.
total running miles for the week: 31 miles
total running miles for 2008: 257 miles
a very enjoyable week of training. i noticed an improvement in my efficiency. my speedwork was encouraging and i am heading towards the christmas mile on 12.20.2008 with some confidence that i can get close to 6 minutes.