Saturday, February 22, 2014

No time for five

I ran out of time for five, so I got in what I could.

Schedule 7 @ 10:00

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Recovery Run

Maybe it was the temp: High 40's!

Maybe it was the sun: No clouds!

Maybe it was the short sleeve shirt: Short Sleeve shirt!

Maybe it was 2 days rest: Didn't run the last two days!

Whatever it was, this was a good run.  I was a little bit winded at the end of it, but it wasn't due to sprinting or anything.  Also, I did this run without pace alarms and without looking at my watch save for a couple of times in the beginning.  I just ran what was somewhat comfortable.

5 easy miles.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Daytona Beach Half Marathon

The race wasn't pretty, and I did not train for the large hill in the form of a bridge at mile 6 and again at 8.  I stopped around miles 10 and 11 to stretch and relieve myself, so my official time was 2:15:16.

I know I didn't get enough sleep as I took advantage of going to the Sprint Unlimited race the night before; I got to bed around 11 pm and got up around 4:30.  I also didn't get in all the training that I should have; I did not run at all the week before the race.

On the positives, I did beat Michael Waltrip in a race at Daytona in February, so I'll always have that to brag about.  um, yay.

Wed or Thu:
3 easy miles

Saturday, February 8, 2014

5 mile tempo run inside 12 miles

Three days rest made this run easier than it should have been, and it wasn't that easy.  I'm not sure how well I would have done if I had done my Wed and Thu runs.  This is my last hard run before my half marathon on Feb 16th.

The temp was ok at 21 degrees F; my legs got a little cold as I was in shorts.  I hit a little packed snow, but most of my run was on pavement.

Schedule 8 @ 9:40

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Snomageddon Run

Thankfully the blizzard didn't really get going until after the second quarter interval.  That last mile was almost all into the wind and blowing snow.  It stung a bit...made me feel alive!!

Oh, and that third mile?  Personal best.

Schedule 6 @ 9:53
On the treadmill for sure...8-(

Monday, February 3, 2014

Faster than the master!

My coach ran 5 miles today at a 9:36 pace, which for him is a super slow pace.  I mean, it's almost as if he was walking.

On the other hand, this is my once intended half-marathon race pace tempo run, so it's the fastest that I could hope to hold for 13.1 miles. Of course, I won't be trying to hold down this pace in two weeks.

BUT!  Since Michael did run today, and I did run today, I can totally blow the two runs out of context and brag that I was faster than the master for once in my life.  It will probably never happen again, but I'll always have Feb 3, 2014 to cherish in my heart.  sigh.


Schedule 2 @ 10:02
  1 @ 7:45
  1 @ 10:02
  2 X 1/4

in 1:49

1 @ 10:02
400 recovery after each interval

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Rainy 12

I only got rained on for a couple of miles; other than that, I was pretty comfortable with no gloves or ear protection.  I stopped at 3 miles to apply some dish soap to my glasses to help with the fogging and then again at 4 miles to pick up a baseball hat.

Overall, this is a fairly well rested run, so I won't make too much of it.  Next week is back to the schedule, hopefully, with a tempo run on Monday, some speed work on Tuesday, a couple of faster pace runs and the magical 5 easy, 5 tempo, 2 easy 12 mile run.


Schedule 6 @ 9:02