Monday AM road 4, 26:58
PM road 4, 26:13, dead lifts
Tuesday AM road 4.1, 26:46
PM 4.7 miles on road, 30:15
Wednesday PM 28:04
Thursday AM 4 miles, 28:50
PM 4 miles 25:50, massage with Anna after this run
Friday AM road 5 with Melissa and Uta, 41:09
PM road 4, 27:02
Saturday AM 4 miles on road in 26:21, squats
PM road 5 with Uta, 31:47
Sunday AM road 4 with last mile at tempo effort (4:58), 25:22
Summary Happily took a small step in the right direction this weekend and am now able to run 5 miles at a normal pace without the hip area locking up. I was also able to do the tempo mile and have that feel fine too. I didn't run in the afternoon today just because I had a ton of crap to do and basically never got around to it. I had so much to do because after my run this morning I spent close to 3 hours screaming at the TV screen for obvious reasons. It was amazing to see a girl I remember from HS win at NYC and to see an amazing run by Abdi and Meb's last go. Where exactly Meb and Abdi belong on the USA all time marathon great lists may be up for debate but they have to be 1 and 2 for American Masters marathoners without any question.
As an odd extension with Shalane's win Melissa and I may be the only married couple who have both scalped NYC champions of their respective genders. I'm not sure if Abdi and Diane Nukuri are married yet, I would assume that they have done it. Maybe Ryan and Sara Hall? Anyway I keep loose tabs on my odd life accomplishments and this one sure fits that category.