Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Sprints, the weekly fun (torture) fest

Well today as usual I did the Sprints as I like to call them at Hains Point. To start this isn't your usual group ride but to sum it up, its a bunch of guys who just goes all out for like 5k and then chills for a few hundred meters, repeat.

Don't get me wrong though. This is a very fun ride. It's hard enough that it allows me to go race pace and I love it.

No races this weekend, AP test on monday, and then Fort Ritchie next weekend. Looks like I got a fun week ahead!!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Boston Marathon and the Prefontaine Complex

I was watching the Boston Marathon eagerly anticipating that finally America would win the race in the forms of either Kara Goucher/Ryan Hall. It all came to an end with though with two very disastrous mistakes.

After observing the race I would like to explain my new running theory, the Prefontaine Complex. Basically, exhausting oneself by leading the race and setting a hard tempo.

Hall made the mistake immediately by attacking at the start of the mens race causing an early selection and set a hard temp. At the 5k mark the mens leaders were 1 minute ahead of the record pace. This lead to the downfall of Hall, who evidently ran to a third place finish

Goucher ran a basically perfect race untill about mile 21. At that point she decided to give it her all a little to early. She ran at the front causing some of the leaders to drop. By mile 25, as far as I could tell by analyzing her body language, she was done. Goucher as well ran to a third place finish.

Lets hope we can win it next year