Ran 13 at an 8' pace. Keep getting distracted from starting yoga but tomorrow should be the day
Did a 15k "training race" for the upcoming mini marathon that I'm trying to get ready for. The time kept by my phone was 1:21:20 (official results not posted yet but will be close), or 8:44 average pace. I'm very pleased with that time! Mile 8 - 9 was the fastest of the race for me, at 8:16.
I am pleased with the progress I am making
40 mile run.
Did the 20 mile version of it last year and wanted to step up to an ultra marathon.
Did it in 7 1/2 hours which was a bit outside what I wanted but was very muddy and hilly so that didn't help
More crossfit today:
Five rounds for time of:
Deadlift, 12 reps
Hang power clean, 9 reps
Push jerk, 6 reps
Four mile trail run--looks like the pollen is starting to clear up.
30 minute swim. I practiced/reinforced my breathing technique and threw a few curve balls into the mix: alternating sides and strokes.
27 mile bike ride.
Out all this week with a minor back injury. Hopefully next week, I'll be working out again.
Doing alot of H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) these days. My job consists of me walking on steel decks for 2 weeks a month so long bouts of running on a treadmill like I used to do is looking like a thing of the past. Gotta save the knees.lol After the Cardio I usually do weight training every other day. My main goal is weight loss mostly.
Ever Conceal, Never Reveal
I was surprised to see a lot of older people entering these events, I'm 41 myself and there a less younger than me doing them. A great group of people as well, no one is worried about the time its just doing the distance that counts. Its the challenge to yourself and the achievement of doing it at the end,
Don't get too concerned about distance concentrate more on hours on your feet. Also rather than doing a 30 mile training run in a day you can do a 18 and then a 12 the next day. You train yourself to run when tired that way.
Now that I am starting to log some +1.5 hour runs I have been playing with eating on the run. Fortunately it seems I have an iron gut and can haven't ran into any foods yet that I just cant do while on the move. So far I am lukewarm on Gatorade and gels (tastes like Halloween pooped in my mouth), bananas are nice as is raw oatmeal. I also really like slim jims and canned coffee (the machines are everywhere in Japan) and usually end my run with a giant glass of chocolate milk.
One of the best parts about distance running is I get too eat all kinds of stuff in the name of science.
8 miles at a 9'30" pace later today.
Last edited by Wendy; 04-11-2010 at 06:58 PM.
Arm workout this morning.. (Monday morning workouts are the worst!!!)
Road in the neighborhood of 13-15 miles on my fixie. No Garmin, no bike computer, just out for a good ride like when I was a kid.