… On, Off, and On Again …

hopefully I will be on for little longer this time around.  Since my last (running) post, I ran EastCounty 8K and that was one awful race.  I am sorry Tom, but it was so terrible since you made us circling around MLK Park like a merry-go-around carousel; however, I think you did a great job in the last minute after learning the County didn’t finished their trail work in time for you.  Overall, it was one challenge race.  Then I was off to East Asia and return as a married man. 

I picked up running after I return to MD in late September.  So far, I am doing well the training.  I completed five races since.  I ran 22m’29 in XC on the Farm 5k on October 25 with two weeks of training after five weeks off.  Two more weeks later, I ran Candy Cane City 5K with a time of 20m’05.  The day after my 37th birthday, I ran Tidal Basin Mile in 5m’28.5 and the 3K in 11m’48.24 during lunch.  

First Thanksgiving as a married person has too much to thankful for and was so much fun with friends and family.  The Saturday after Turkey Day, I ran the annual MCRRC Turkey Burnoff Ten Miles.  I completed well and in-line with what I was hoping for.  I finished with a time of 1h’07m’11.55s (split: 6m'24.59, 6m'39.82, 13m'10.14, 13m'37.7, 13m'51.64, 6m'35.48, 6m'52.18).  I can’t complain with the effort and next race is Jingle Bell Jog 8K on December 13.  

In summary, I logged following miles in the last few weeks:
Week of September 28: 13 miles
Week of October 5: 23.6 miles
Week of October 12: 36.4 miles + 60 miles on bike commuting
Week of  October 19: 26.8 miles + 90 miles on bike commuting
Week of October 26: 43.0 miles + 60 miles on bike commuting
Week of November 2: 36.0 miles + 60 miles on bike commuting
Week of November 9: 41.0 miles + 60 miles on bike commuting
Week of November 16: 44.1 miles + 60 miles on bike commuting
Week of November 23: 36.0 miles + 15 miles on bike commuting
Week of November 30: projecting to run 46 miles + 30 miles on bike

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