Good morning, all. Wow, I had a good run last night. I went out with my speedy neighbor. I like running with him because he pushes me. I can't do it all the time, becuase it would kill me. But once in a while, a run like last night's is probably a good thing. Last night we did 5 miles with splits of 8:22, 8:08, 7:40, 7:13, 7:12 (average 7:40). I can't tell you the last time I did a mile in 7:12 or had an average of 7:40 for a whole run.<br><br>
It feels good to let loose every ince in a while. But thank goodness today is a day off.<br><br>
Maggie and I are going to see Spirit Of The Marathon tonight. Anyone else? Unfortunately, we have to drive like 20 miles to find a theater, but that's okay. I'm looking forward to it.<br><br>
Have a great day, people...
This cracked me up!!!! Way to go, <b>Big G</b>!! Just think; your biceps are already bigger than <b>Pacer</b>'s! [ducking]<br><br>
Great job last night, everyone (Bob, Myron, etc.), but especially <b>McTortle</b>!!! Wooo hoooo!<br><br>
Soooo, I slept in. So much for getting up early to run. Bleh. Now I have to stay at the Y late tonight and run a few on the treadmill. Bleh again.
Nice run yesterday <b>GatorBob</b>, I'm so jealous you have someone to run with. That sounded like a lot of fun and you were able to push yourself!<br><br>
So, I apparently did not do the intervals nearly hard enough yesterday. I had way too much energy left over last night, so I jumped on the bike trainer for a while again. Two things I've noticed since I haven't been biking too much the last few months. I had a really hard time getting my HR up even though the effort felt hard and the tri-seat/position is killing me again--sore where it isn't fun to be sore<img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">.<br><br>
Today is a couple of recovery runs, this is a cut back week so there isn't anything too exciting going on. We are supposed to be experiencing record breaking heat all week so I guess it's a good thing I won't be running too far. Next week is the mileage peak of the program, that should be interesting.<br><br>
Have great runs today, everyone!
Cutback week... so only like 80 miles this week <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> Your volume amazes me!<br><br>
Ironically we are having a cold snap (about 10 hours north of you). We are supposed to have an ice/sleet storm tonight, so it looks like my night to run outdoors might have gotten moved indoors.<br><br>
My running partner is in Florida right now at Disney with her family. I'm sure she's enjoying the heat... (not).
Just got done with an easy peasy 2.<br>
Friday is off and Saturday is 7. My legs have felt like lead the last 2 runs so I'm hoping that's out of my system by then. We're supposed to get a wicked snow starting this evening (please let me get home from conferences first....) so I am also hoping for clear roads!<br><b>Nettie</b> Ill keep my fingers crossed for you for no ice! BTW i tried your vaseline trick this morning... whaddaya know. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I've not had that thigh chaffing problem. Must be because my runs are longer or faster or something....<br><b>Bob</b> WOW<br><b>Spirit of the Marathon</b> (which was almost <b>spit of the marathon</b> due to a typo...) I'd love to go see it tonight but i've got parent teacher conferences until 8 tonight.
morning <img alt="wave.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wave.gif"><br><br>
7 easy later today.<br><br>
Way to go, <b>McT</b>!!! and good stuff with the arms, <b>BigG!!!</b><br><br>
For those seeing the movie tonight, I agree with <b>myron</b> --definitely stay through/past the credits...
Yo <b>BigG</b>, now you need to see if you can take those biceps to the pull up bar.<br><br>
I wasn't able to get a full 5x5 on the weighted pull ups this morning. After the 3rd set, I could feel it wouldn't happen, shaved a pound off the pack and did the last 2 sets of 5 with the lesser weight. I'll give another try on them Friday and if I miss it again, I'm going to follow the recommendation I saw elsewhere about missing 3x in a row is likely a sign of fatigue and so I'll go for what's called a deloading phase. I am going to get that one arm chin up, I don't need all that much more strength, need perhaps make it a bit more powerful too, along with the coordination of the body when it's hanging from only one arm.<br><br>
Nailed the 5x5 deadlifts this morning at 150 lbs. I felt good about that since that's a little bit heavier than I am. Good sign that my quads, glutes and hips are doing much better.<br><br>
I plan to run after work. How far that goes will likely depend on how comfortable I feel out there. It's cold, but if there's no wind, that'll be okay to run for a while.
<b>Jen</b>, I just finished reading a book by Joan Benoit-Samuelson (Running for Women) and she says this about her intervals:<br><br>
"Saving strength to finish the intervals faster is more exhilarating and satisfying for me than finishing with slower intervals. This is good both physically and psychologically, because it prepares me for the best-case race scenario, in which I finish strong.<br><br>
Particularly when you're tapering, it's always a good sign when you have completed a workout exactly as you set out to do, yet feeling that you have enough energy and strength left over to do just one more. Don't. Finishing a workout with something left over is best. Too many runners leave their best racing on the track or roads when they push too hard in pre-race workouts."
Cross training day for me, hopping on the ellip at lunch.<br><br><br><b>bob</b> I am heading to <b>Spirit of the Marathon</b> tonight as well. Goin solo since DW has been gone every night this week and is missin the kiddos so she is gonna pass.<br><br>
put 3 on the TM last night with 1 minute surges (at about 5k pace) every 4 minutes, my lame attempt at a speed workout I guess.<br><br>
have a great day runners!
Hey all:<br><br><b>Bob</b> - nice run<br><br><b>Jen</b> - you don't want to be totally wasted after intervals, especially since you're traiing for the 26. That was a good start.<br><br><b>spirit of the maratho</b>n - i'll be waiting for the dvd<br><br>
Got out for an easy 6 in the snow last night. We haven't had much this winter, so that was kinda fun. Tonight, 12x300 from a bit over 5k pace to a bit under by the end. We've got some nasty weather coming in so hopefully I'll get this in beforehand.<br><br>
Just 3 weeks into this program for the spring and I've totally noticed my body responding already. Last night DW even told me that I look more emaciated than usual. I said "I know, and the crazy thing is I'm running less miles. That makes no sense physiologically. It's just more intense with these track workouts you see..." Then I realized she wasn't in the room anymore... <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">