Monday, April 29, 2013
I've got 6 on Wednesday and something on Saturday...oh yeah, the 500 Festival Mini Marathon. 13.1 miles of heart pounding action; thrilling racing on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (and access roads); cutting edge music from some of Indy's least known bands! Rusty the Nutjob live and in person!!
It'sa gonna be a spectacle...
Saturday, April 27, 2013
I needed the latter more than the former. I know from experience that on fresh legs and strict discipline to the pace alarms, that I can maintain my intended pace (9:30) for 13.1 miles. I very badly want to break 2 hours, which at this pace will not happen. I have to be patient; eventually, I will get there. If I'm able to maintain my intended pace, I will own a new PR, so there's that.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
It looks like I accidentally deleted my run before I ran it. Now, I know I did run 6 miles, and I know that I did it in the vicinity of 1:01:00 < My Run < 1:02:00. So, I decided to make up phony numbers to show the estimate of my run.
And you thought I just made everything up all the time...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
This run is about as close to my prescribed paces as I could hope for, although the quarter recovery paces are way off (16 min/mile). I'm fine with that. Now to break my arm patting myself on the back that I can run one mile in 8:06.
You know, that's faster than the vast majority of centenarians...just sayin'...
Monday, April 22, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
9 miles: Let's pick it up a bit.
11 miles: RELEASE THE HOUNDS!!!!
That twelfth mile felt pretty good. I definitely had more in the tank, and if I would have run the 12th mile at the pace of the rest of the run, I'm sure I could have continued on for thirteen with a finish time of around 2:15:00. BTW, that time would qualify as my third fastest half...on a training run.
I'm ready for my mini for sure. Hopefully the weather isn't too hot, and hopefully I can maintain a 9:30 pace. I'll be doing that pace on Monday for 6 miles.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
But, I kept going. I kept putting that training in the bank. It will pay off!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I keep on telling myself: "I'm putting money in the bank; I'm putting money in the bank. On race day, I'mma gonna withdrawal all of it and have a party! But until then...stock it away; stock it away..."
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
As you can see, I started 12 seconds/mile faster than my goal and didn't really slow down. Truth be told, I was kinda pushing this run to see if I could hold a sub 10 minute pace for eight miles. I mostly was successful; I just hope I don't pay for it tomorrow as I have a tempo run of 6 miles @ 9:30 pace. Ouch.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
So, I think I figured out that I was made for distance running 'cause I really don't hit my stride until five miles or so. I didn't mean to run that second half as fast as I did; I just went with the flow (reacting to pace alarms, of course).
Then again, that last mile was on sheer will...so, there's that...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
1. Tired legs. This was about all I could manage.
2. 10 miles tomorrow. Yes, I could have pushed through to 6 miles today and failed tomorrow...
3. 29 -> 41 mile jump in a week seems a bit much. 29 -> 38 sounds much better.
4. Originally, I had the option to take Wed off, so...there!
It was another warm spring day with temps right around 80. I didn't think I'd pine for winter this early in the year...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The heat has arrived here in Indiana; it was mid to upper 70's here and sunny. Hopefully this year I'll get plenty of heat conditioning before the 500 festival mini so I don't burn out like last year.
And yes, I realize that 70's aren't that hot. Think of it this way: I love hot food; I mean Habanero and hotter type food. I like to compare midwesterner's sense of what is spicy to somethng like ketchup.
Now in this case, I'm the midwesterner complaining that the ketchup is gonna rip me a new one. I'm a bit of a baby when the temperature gets warm...
Monday, April 8, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
And Monday...I get to do it again! In fact, I'm happy enough with this week's 29 miles, that I won't cut down the schedule for the foreseeable future.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
I didn't mean to run them that fast, but I found it kinda hard to hit the 8:20 pace. I didn't have issues slowing down from what I was running, but every time I did try to temper the pace, I'd hit the 'too slow alarm' that I set for 8:40. I'm sure I'll get another chance in this training session to get it right.
Today was sunny and mid 50's! Yay, spring is finally here in Indiana! Of course, if I were still in Alaska, I'd have to wait another month for this, so I am grateful once again, that spring has arrived a month early!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I might be setting my easy pace too fast, but how am I supposed to work up to a faster 'easy' pace unless I...set my easy pace a little faster? I don't know. Tomorrow is 3 half mile intervals separated by a half mile recovery, then off on Friday!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I'm looking to cut a couple of miles off this week to shoot for around 30ish miles instead of the scheduled 36. I don't want to start off with too many miles after not running that many the last couple of weeks.