Hey there, <b>Maureen!</b> Tryin' to end this month sooner? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Okay by me!<br><br>
Thanks to all for the comments about my race this weekend. I'll post the RR sometime today after I get home. Things got a little busy and I didn't have time to play with the pics yet.<br><br><b>Scratch</b> Pretty neat that our times were almost dead on. Wanna race? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><b>Joe</b> breakin' an hour at that distance is surely a strong desire, one day! Your story above is why I am greedy and like the pool all to myself!! This only happens when I'm swimming at night though.<br><br>
And girl at the gym wearing no bra? Seriously? I wear two bras most of the time and have considered duct tape before when I'm cursing how useless the girls are when running!! I don't think she was really there to workout, do you? Funny,but someone is bound to say that story is useless without pictures!! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><b>Biah</b> We'll have to see, last HM I averaged 11:46, if I am remembering correctly. I agree that you should not run with your running partner any longer, esp. if you are frustrated!<br><br><b>((Nettie))</b> Flu sucks, feel better soon, but take it easy until you do. Lots of fluids, sleep, ect. ect. you know the drill. You sound like me, I never have time to be sick and I get really antsy too. Last time I had strep I watched Heros to keep me somewhat sane.<br><br>
Pod Partners back, time to go walk. This has been a sucky night at work!<br><br>
Good workouts and runs to all. Really inspiring great runs over the weekend, good job all!
That could be just the trick to get both of us in under an hour.<br><br>
Anyhoo, today's a rest day for me. My legs are feeling it some from the tabata squats I did yesterday afternoon.<br><br>
In other bits of stuff, it's probably just me seeing the high end of the variance range, I got up this morning and when I weighed myself it was 150.5 lbs, the highest I've ever seen.
Howdy, all. Yesterday was a day off for me, and despite the 0 in the logbook, I'm still right on pace for 200 miles for March.<br><br>
Problem is, I feel like crap today. It's not the flu, but it's some kind of nasty cold. My head hurts and I'm congested, etc. I had about 12 miles on the schedule for tonight, but I'm afraid that might not happen. And if it doesn't, I ain't gonna reach 200. Oh well, we'll see...
Morning Gang -<br><br>
Get better <b>Bob</b> and <b>Nettie.</b><br><br>
I ran an easy 3 miles and striders this a.m. Busy work day but hoping to sneak some weights in at some point.<br><br>
Good runs and rests to all!
Got another 4 on Sat. Had hoped for more, but just didn't have the energy. Someone smack me the next time I decide to give blood this close to a half marathon. Jeesh. I know each day is getting better, but I now have six before the event, and I am getting antsy!<br><br>
Sun - Decided to be a bum at the house. I biked for 45 minutes though while watching House.<br><br>
Today - I'm not exactly sure what I should be doing for tapering, since the last 5 weeks haven't been fruitful, training-wise. I was thinking of another 4 today and tomorrow, and then maybe on Wed/Thurs just doing 2 or so. (leaving Fri and Sat for complete rest days).<br><br>
Ahh well... worst case, I know I'm still in a better shape than I was for the Pig HM last year, so at least I've got that working for me!
Nice and easy recovery day today, 6am & 4pm. I'm feeling fine after the 20 miler yesterday, so that's good. A lot a random aches and pains floating around my legs right now. I would like to mix some more hillwork this week, but that is what seems to aggravate my knee; I'll see how it feels as this week goes.<br><br>
Good run this weekend, everyone.<br><br>
Have a great Monday!
I have decided today to restart the 10k program that PhillyTom wrote for me. So today is 3 miles after work.<br><br>
Over the weekend I said I had a question for you all today. I figured there would be more of you veterans here today than the weekend. There is a 10k here in Oxford on April 26th. It's one month from now. I am restarting the 10k program today. The Saturday before the race I will be running 5 miles (as compared to 6.2 for the race). The day of the 10k I am scheduled for another 5 miler. Back in December when I was on a roll I ran 5 miles on my long day for three weeks in a row. Yet I have never gone 6 or 6.2 miles. I am tempted to sign up and run it anyway just so that I can say that I have run a 10k. The course around town and campus IS full of hills and I don't mean little ones either.<br><br>
I had really hoped to be in better training condition before attempting a 10k but my buddy Tiff ran a freaking half when she had never even come close to running 13 miles before that day! I know it's only 1.2 miles more than I would go the week before but those darn hills are in my sights. Maybe I am thinking of excuses. Maybe I don't want to take forever getting to the finish line. Yes I know any finish is a pr and all of that good vibe stuff. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I guess I can just train hard and do my best and hope I don't take an hour and a half or something like that LOL. IF I could do it in 1:10 or 1:15 I would be satisfied for a first attempt. Back in December I ran 5 in 57 minutes. Who knows? If I train hard this next month and don't miss workouts I might can get back to where I can hit an 11 minute pace. I suppose we will see.<br><br>
Maybe this was just me asking for advice and or a pep talk. heh. I was actually going to race the 5k and shoot for a sub 30 minute race to achieve a personal goal. BUT the 5k is a walk and not an official race. That may help me in the end as it pushes me to enroll in the 10k.... <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
<b>Question for married/attached running types, particularly those with kids:</b> How do you juggle schedule to get your runs in and minimize interference with family? I got in trouble this weekend (I feel like I'm five years old) and got lectured from DH about how much running has taken over my life and how it influences everything I do. Funny thing is I've been getting up at 4:30 to run because I thought that would be a good solution because the rest of the family isn't up that early. But that puts me to bed at 9:00/9:30, so it interferes with time with DH and puts us on opposite schedules. As for my long runs, apparently they are a source of irritation too. Not sure what I can do to minimize interference. SO - any tips/ideas/suggestions on how you guys/gals do it would be appreciated.
RFTL - T and I don't have kids so I can't comment on that, and how your DH might be feeling about that, but I do know that T and I dealt with some of the same things back in 2007 when I was training for a HM. I'd go for my long run and then be wiped out the rest of that day. What we worked out was I checked with her to see if there was anything that she wanted to do that day and if there was I altered my run a bit. The other thing I did, you're already doing - running at times that shouldn't interfere. My suggestion is to talk to your DH. Sit down with him and your training plan and try and come to a consensus as to what days would be good to run early, what days you might need to run at a different time.
Oh and I have decided to walk on my 3 days off. I found this calculator at work:<br><br><a href="http://www.caloriesperhour.com/index_burn.php" target="_blank">http://www.caloriesperhour.com/index_burn.php</a><br><br>
It is very cool. If I walk for an hour a day on my 3 off days I'll burn nearly 1,000 calories more a week! That was an eye opener.<br><br>
Another site for you Southern folks:<br><br><a href="http://www.oxfordcvb.com/doubledecker/2008/run.html" target="_blank">http://www.oxfordcvb.com/doubledecker/2008/run.html</a><br><br>
This is the link to the 10k race I described above and it gives the information about registering. That's for any of the Southern gang. Or anyone else of course. After the race it's a day of arts and crafts, bands and other stuff. 100,000 people will cram into a tiny town of 30,000 for this annual celebration.
<b>RFTL</b> - My biggest problem is juggling runs with the kids. Thankfully my DW has never once objected to when, where or how long I've gone for a run. She's super supportive of it all the time. Of course when I leave she could be cursing the ground I walk on, but that's another story. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> It's really not that much time we're talking about here. I mean an hour a day - two or three on the long days.<br><br>
Like you do now the only way I've been able to do it is either very early in the morning or late at night, once everyone is sleeping. This year I joined a gym that has day care so I can get runs in during the day time as well.<br><br>
Would it be possible for you to run during lunch?
SO I was chatting with my neighbor. She and my wife belong to the same gym. The gym is the only game in town where I live, so they are a bit over priced, but the next closest one is 25 minutes away. My neighbor has been hitting the TM a lot lately. One of the trainiers mentioned that they are starting a HM training program, and wanted to know if my neighbor might be interested. She said she would like to hear the details, but yeah, she might be. (She has run a HM in the past, not sure how recent but it is several years back.) The trainer gave my neighbor a pre-plan, basically building up to where she would be ready for HM training. So the next time she is in the gym, my neighbor asked for more info. The trainer tells her that the program will be $500-$600. Holy rip-off Batman!!!
Yes, but only 3 or 4 miles max b/c of how much I sweat and my job (don't have time to totally shower and re-do my hair and still look decent for clients/court).<br><br>
You are lucky. You're wife sounds like a saint. Maybe she doesn't complain b/c of all the cool presents you buy her - maybe I should try buying DH presents!