Sunday, October 12, 2008
My fundraiser has been sitting at 225$ and my goal is 300$ I guess I need to get creative to raise the last 75 bucks. Any suggestions?
On a good note, My legs have been feeling great. I never would have thought I would be feeling this good this time last month. My motivation was super low and I was really bummed out. Every time I took off for a run my legs hurt so bad I could hardly run. Now, with my legs feeling good I have much more motivation and its looking more and more like I can handle an avg. pace of 10:00 min miles during the marathon.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Total miles this week: 8.8
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Back to this past week...... here are my runs.
- Monday~ 5.5 miles
- Wednesday~5.2 miles (ran this one in the dark, my last mile was an 8:10. felt really good to speed up a bit)
- Saturday~ 4 miles ( started at an easy pace and progressed to about 9:20 pace)
- Sunday~ 9.75 Miles ( oops, supposed to be 10)
I didn't wear my HR monitor on any runs this week, but this coming week I will wear it and see if my HR at certain paces are lower than before. I feel like things are FINALLY starting to come around as my runs are becoming easier and less painful, I feel comfortable at somewhat faster paces. I am excited to see what October has to bring.
Total miles this week: 24.5
Total in training: 139.9
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Baton Rouge does not seem like it took to big of a hit so Im sure it will still be a go ahead on December 6th. I missed one of my runs this week which was my mid week medium run of 4 miles (Im in my cutback week). This next week I have 26 miles planned if I get them all in. That is the hardest part about all of this is sticking to a strict schedule and being so damn busy. Pretty much what I have been doing is to have a plan for the week and just hope I have the time to get them in. Now I am starting to run longer on wednesday for my medium long runs (8-10) miles, so Im going to have to get creative. Any ideas?
Here is this weeks runs:
- Mon~3 miles
- Sat~3.4 Miles (Marine Corps 5k, Ran with 1200 marines.)
- Sun~6.9 Miles (1:19 min, felt dehydrated and took some walking breaks)
Total : 13.3 for the week (it was a cutback week)
Sunday, September 7, 2008
This week I am going to start going to the gym. Maybe strenght training is what I am missing. I also want to start doing some cross fit workouts.
that is all for this week, I hope next week turns out better and I can get through this week without hurting. Good luck me.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Next week I have another build week meaning I am going to pick up the pace a little bit and mid week I have a 6 mile tempo run planned then 12 on Sat or Sun.
Today while running I realized that a 4 hr marathon was probably not going to be in my scope, However, I am not going to move away from that goal, That is still my "A" goal. I really want that time for some odd reason and I refuse to let that go, I think within the next month or so I will be able to know more about where I stand. It will also be alot cooler (50's) at the time of the race and all this running in the heat, alough discouraging, is really helping.
Also, I may have to not only change the date of my marathon but also change the marathon itself. I have been told that I will be going to west virginia on that weekend so I looked up other marathons for around that time. The closest one I could find is the Baton Rouge marathon in Louisiana on December 6th, That is if good ole Gustuv doesnt blow it off the planet. I guess Ill find out soon.
- Wed ~5.4 miles (10:16 pace, HR 183)
- Friday~ 5 miles (940 pace, no HR monitor)
- Sunday~ 10 miles (10:24 pace Avg, HR 189)
Total for training: 85.6 miles
Total this week: 20.4 miles
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I am officially done with my base phase and going into my build phase. I havent changed much besides two things. One, my miles are going to start getting longer and two, my mid week run, along with getting longer, I am going to start doing some tempos and marathon pace runs (9:00 miles), along with doing some strides at the end of every run especially my long runs.
here is my runs this week
- Monday 3.1
- Thursday 5.9 ( was supposed to be 6 but I wimped out and finished at the closest door at work cutting that 10th off. I dont want to make excuses but it was very hot)
- Friday- rest
- Saturday- tropical storm
- Sunday-9 @10:30 pace
total for the week: 18
total in training: 65.2
Monday, August 18, 2008
- Tuesday-3 miles (treadmill)
- Friday- 4.2 miles @9:50
- Sunday- 5.16 miles @ 10:14 pace
Overall, I'm glad that I took a cutback week even though it was not planned. I needed it and Im starting to feel better already. Here is the new kicks~~~~>http://www.saucony.com/ShoeDetails.aspx?gen=m&use=Run&id=1107&rel=1118,1110,1107,1148,1109,1140,1138,1104,1113,1041,1076,1058,1102,1067,1064,1062,1146,1134,1136,1152,1150
Total miles for week : 12.4
Total miles in training: 47.2
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Here are my runs for the week.
Wed- 5, 50:55(No HR monitor)
Fri-3, (no watch or Garmin)based on feel it was probable @9 min pace.
Sun-7, 1:13 (181 Avg HR)
weekly total: 18 miles
On another note, here is a safety tip. Always run going against the traffic so when redneck assholes try and run you over you can get out of the way. As I kept my composure and kept running, I saw I trail of milwaukees best light on the side of the road. He probably threw them out his rear rednect truck window as he was leaving his trailer. At least that is what I imagined. He literally got over as far as he could and gunned it, I could hear his engine rev up through my headphones.
Thanks for everyone who has donated so far. I am only 100 dollars away from my goal.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
- 10:34 (Avg. HR 168)
- 10:14 (Avg. HR 185)
- 10:37 (Avg. HR 193)
- 11:10 (Avg. HR 189)
- 10:11 (Avg. HR 198)
- 11:07 (Avg. HR 199)
Other than feeling out of shape and sluggish, I feel great as far as having no pain. As far as my HR goes, I'm not sure why it is that high. I new I have a very high HR for my age but that just seems crazy considering my slow pace. The only thing I can think of is the heat. It was probably about 85 degrees this morning. I also left a little late(8AM) so it had warmed up a bit. Next time I will get out earlier.
I have decided to raise money for a foundation called "Team World Vision". They give aid to children in Africa who are in need. Kids are dying everyday so I figure every little bit will help. I think that running marathons is a great way to give back.
Overall weekly Milage: 16.8