Monday, January 10, 2011

It's Not Rocket Science: Week 40

This was by far the best week of 2011 for me so far. I didn't apply for a whole lot of jobs, again in the single digits, but I did have two interviews. One was an in person interview at a local company that lasted a total of about four hours. The second was a phone interview that was a little more than half an hour. I also have an interview for this upcoming Thursday in Michigan. Three interviews in the space of eight days! Perhaps I will have a chance to entertain more than one job offer before I accept one. That would be a little funny considering the lack of job offers the last 13 months.

Running I had a great week. 102 miles total with a nine mile tempo and a workout of six by 300 meters between 800 and mile race pace. That fast workout was with a college friend of mine, who I had not seen in a year, who focuses on the 800. After that workout my runs the rest of the week were somewhat (20 seconds per mile or so) faster than before. Part of that is due to the three treadmill tempos I did over the last two weeks and generally fast running on the treadmill but a lot of that is due to running 4:20s and 4:30s pace around an indoor track. The strange thing about the week was that my longest run was only 14.2 miles, which is somewhat strange because long runs are my favorite workout.

I spent about ten hours total driving around Minnesota and Wisconsin this week, fortunately it wasn't snowing anywhere.

That was about it. There was a little socializing in there with a college friend and my sister, but the high points are the interviews, and a good week of running.

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