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I thought the slightly milder weather this past week would bring a few more miles, but sometimes life doesn’t play out as planned. It didn’t help that I came down with something on Friday, cutting my planned Friday and Saturday runs short. Despite my head and chest cold, I did get to run one of my favorite races of the year – the Super Sunday 5-Miler put on by RaceMenu. It’s hard to go wrong when finishers are greeted by FIVE different brewers of beer, each presenting a variety of their brews. A race report is on its way.

I hope everyone got some miles in this week!

-Luau

Week 5:
January 29 5.0 miles 36:20 7:16 pace aHR 151 (surpassed 150 miles YTD)
January 30 5.0 miles 42:43 8:32 pace aHR 132
January 31  1.0 miles 09:27 9:27 pace aHR 150
February 01 4.0 miles 29:46 7:26 pace aHR 137
February 02 2.0 miles 15:40 7:50 pace aHR 182 (short mileage after debilitating head cold Friday night – don’t think the HR monitor was functioning properly)
February 03 5.0 miles 36:28 7:18 pace (Super Sunday 5-Miler – didn’t wear heart monitor – race recap coming)
February 04 2.0 miles 13:58 6:59 pace aHR 144
Week 5 Total – 24.0 miles

#AutismStreaks Total – 170.0 miles (as measured by Garmin 610) – puts me 5 miles behind my goal of averaging at least 5 miles a day. Hopefully I get it back this week.

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Waiting for the start of the Super Sunday 5-Miler – it was 22°F and snowing!

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It was c-c-c-c-c-coooold this week.

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A lot of runs were in the low to mid teens, which I think, combined with a busy schedule limited my miles. That didn’t stop me from contemplating going out in a singlet…

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I’m not sure if it was that I’m starting to get back into running shape OR if I was just motivated to get done because I was so friggin cold, but that 5-mile run was my fastest (6:55 per mile) of the year.

After my 5-miler in 19ºF weather in a singlet and shorts - "just get me out of here!!!"

After my 5-miler in 19ºF weather in a singlet and shorts – “just get me out of here!!!”

Two days later brought an unexpectedly quick 11-miler that also happened to be my longest run of the year.

Hard to believe that #AutismStreaks is already at 28 days. Leaves me 72 days to reach Kelly, Michael, Kathie Lee and Hoda. If any of you know them, please feel free to pass my letter on to them!

Hope you are staying active!

-Luau

Week 4:
January 22 1.0 miles 08:32 8:28 pace aHR 114
January 23 5.0 miles 39:22 7:51 pace aHR 141
January 24 4.0 miles 28:56 7:14 pace aHR 141
January 25 5.0 miles 34:35 6:55 pace aHR 172
January 26 3.0 miles 25:23 8:28 pace aHR 130
January 27 11.0 miles 84:24 7:38 pace aHR 147
January 28 3.0 miles 23:24 7:48 pace aHR 139
Week 1 Total – 32.0 miles

#AutismStreaks Total – 146.0 miles (as measured by Garmin 610)

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“We’re going streaking through the quad…”

 

So I’m finally embracing this streak.

Once a week I’m am going to post a summary of the runs from the previous week.  I’m using the “Streak” more than anything as a motivational tool to get me back to my love of running.  So far it has worked like a charm – every day I’ve felt that old urge to get at least some miles under my feet.

I’m even posting on dailymile again.  Anybody who has tracked their mileage in the past, knows what it means to have walked away from tracking miles to then return to it.

The great part of this streak so far has been that I want to run – that need has returned, all without an “A” race in the near future.  Sure the Vermont 50 looms over the horizon, but quite honestly that hasn’t really sunk in quite yet.

Who knows how long this streak will go.  The post that my buddy Doug put up said 100 days – I’m better than an eighth of the way there.  The coolest part of this is that every day, by using the Charity Miles App, I’m raising funds for Autism Speaks and giving a voice to autism.  Will I make it to 100?  I don’t know.  I’ve always been a proponent of rest days, but sometimes you have to weigh physical need with psychological need.  If I make it to 100, will I keep going?  We’ll cross that bridge when, and if, we get to it.

Week 1:
January 01    6.0 miles   47:40  7:57 pace    aHR 158
January 02   6.0 miles   46:07   7:41 pace    aHR 168
January 03   4.0 miles   30:04   7:31 pace   aHR 153
January 04   6.0 miles   48:16   8:02 pace   aHR 157
January 05   3.0 miles   26:13   8:44 pace   aHR 145
January 06   7.0 miles   57:24   8:12 pace   aHR 140
January 07   3.0 miles   21:18   7:06 pace   aHR 156
Week 1 Total – 35.0 miles

Week 2:
January 08   6.0 miles   49:37    8:16 pace   aHR 141
January 09   7.0 miles   63:14     9:02 pace  aHR 124
January 10    3.0 miles   21:39    7:13 pace   aHR 150
January  11  10.0 miles  1:17:39  7:45 pace   aHR 145
January 12    4.0 miles   33:00   8:15 pace   aHR 130
January 13  10.0 miles  1:21:50  8:11 pace   aHR 139
January 14    3.0 miles   28:53   9:38 pace   aHR 120
Week 2 Total – 43.0 miles

#AutismStreaks Total – 78 miles

Any experienced streakers have any words of advice?

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