Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Week 4

Mon: 4 miles easy on treadmill
Tues: 10 at moderate pace
Wed: 4 easy on treadmill
Thur: off
Fri: off
Sat: 7.5 very hilly, tough run but felt good
Sun: off
Week Total: 25.5, Its a bit frustrating trying to find the time. I feel really good, but tired. Long weeks at work and not enough sleep are catching up with me. My legs feel great and feel strong, I just need to build my mileage up to get some endurance.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Hard time finding time

Mon. 4 easy(30:00)
Tues. 4 treadmill(27:00), incline repeats
Wed. 9, 3 warm up, 3x400@ 1:18, 1:15, 1:16, 2x800 @ 2:57, 2:53, 1x400 @ 1:13, 3 cool down, felt pretty good. My legs were a little heavy on the 400's, probably due to the repeats on Tues. night. There was a big turnout at the workout, 12 I think. It is great to see such a crowd of all different levels. I won't make it to the workout next week but i will be there on the following Wed.
Thur. Off
Fri. Off
Sat. Fast Friends 4.5, Surprised myself. 27:49, 6th place. mile 1(6:12), mile 2(6:12), mile 3(6:07), mile 4(6:19), last 1/2 mile(2:59). 2 mile warm up 4.5 cooldown with the Keenyans. Total 11 miles.
Sun. 10 easy
Week total: 38

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

week 2, getting excited

It was great to be able to see the group on Saturday at Justin's house. Just being around such a group gives me motivation and excitement to start training again. I am planning on starting workouts with the Keenyans on Wednesdays. Should be alot of fun. Now to just get fit enough to hit some long runs.

Monday - 4m/27:28, felt good just ran out of time.
Tuesday - the dreaded off day, looking foward to workout.
Wednesday- what a workout. My first one back and It felt great. Running with the Keenyans can make anybody motivated to run fast. Looking foward to hitting these everyweek.
7x400 full rest, 2x200 200 recovery
400's - 68,75,73,76,75,72,71
2oo's - 30,31
I was able to hang on a little faster than I thought I could. Although I wish I could have done one more 4 and two more 2's. Maybe next time. Total of 9.5 with warm up and cool down.
Thursday - 5m/ 41:07, easy run to loosen things up, a little tight after yesterday's workout.
Friday - 0 miles, had to work late.
Saturday - 9m/1:07:21
Sunday - Was hoping for a long run but didn't happen.
Week Total:28.5
This was a bad week. I will have to find a way to get more miles in next week and there after.

Friday, March 12, 2010

1st week back

After alot of time off I am finally finding the motivation to get back to it. I have some pretty big goals to go after if I can find the time to train for them. Angella is feeling great and is starting to train for the Mt. Washington race. My hat is off to her, she is such an inspiration. I have no reason to complain about anything.

Mon.- 8 on the roads/1:01:22
Tues- 6 on the roads/ 44:47
Wed.- 3 with Angella and Bryant, 3 on the treadmill
Thur.- off
Fri.- 4 pushing Peyton in the stroller, 1/2 mile repeats uphill in 4:00
Sat.- 8 /1:00, legs starting to feel heavy
Sun.-10/1:20, 5:30 am, raining buckets, actually the buckets were coming sideways. I saw one car that slowed down and just stared at me. What were they thinking? I was thinking this sucks but after I recover I will be a couple of seconds faster than last week.
week total-42

Overall I feel pretty good about this week. Looking at my mileage and times I am a little sad and slightly ashamed. I guess I have to start somewhere. One thing I have learned over the past year is we all need endurance just to get through life. Sometimes when I start to lose hope I know I can always look down and just keep putting one foot in front of the other to keep moving foward.