Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Blind Moose have chocolate balls

Peanut butter, dates, & coconut in a chocolate sphere! Long runs never tasted so good.


Scene: United States Border Crossing

Mike drives up to the guard shack sipping his Tim's: "Good morning!"

Border agent: "Good morning sir. Anything to declare this morning?"

Mike: "Nothing. Well, maybe I should tell you that I have chocolate balls."

Border agent: "You have chocolate balls?"

Mike: "Yes, sir."

Border agent shakes his head: "Have a nice day". Crazy Canadian.


Aretakis, our local Greek running god, was able to join us this morning for 17 of the 20 miles. He recently ran New York and is now in the very beginning stages of the winter build. It was good to have a larger crew this morning! He plans on coming out next Sunday as well.

The run went very well. Another short one as the sun didn't rise until mile 5 making the run only feel like 15 miles. I felt good the whole way without needing to fuel up during the run (just water). It turns out the pace was extremely relaxed and my HR told the tale.

20 miles @ 8:41 pace. HR 132.

Nothing like a relaxing long run to end the week. Speaking of ending a week, this week ended the latest 3 week block. I'll experience a small bump in mileage next week to kick off the new 3 week training block.

This week logged: 80.3 miles.

9 week recap:

60.2 (+2.8%)
61.0 (+1.1%)
65.7 (+7.7% - 3 week bump)
67.3 (+2.4%)
69.2 (+2.8%)
74.3 (+7.4% - 3 week bump)
76.0 (+2.3%)
80.3 (+5.7%)

The aerobic conditioning is starting to show some signs of improvement. It seems a little slow this time around. Possibly because I started at a lower level and held it there for longer.


Blogger Marc said...

I couldn't get past Mike's chocolate balls for laughing so hard! I cannot wait to join the herd.

12/23/2007 6:46 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Nice steady incline in the mileage! Your discipline is admirable.

12/23/2007 7:27 PM  
Blogger Love2Run said...

And you want to know the really funny part? The border guard knew Andrew and told me to tell him hello!

12/23/2007 7:47 PM  
Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick said...

lol...chocolate balls. Heh, I have pink balls hanging from my ceiling at the office. Everyone always laughs at that.

Anyhow, sorry I haven't been by for a bit. Glad to see all is well.

Hope you had a great Christmas and all the best in 2008.

12/26/2007 1:26 AM  

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