New week people, let's make it a good one.
I got of to a good start: 5K easy with Spooky. Chilly morning, only 8C Great for running. Not to make anyone jealous
Last week was a total failure. Only 3 runs.
First of, they came in to replace my sliding doors with french doors but these people came so early, I didn't want to run cause I hate being in the shower when strange men are in the house. It took them two days to finish. Second, I had a really bad case of DOMS of the inner thighs after a LB w/o. 3 days of being crippled. Good thing I had a lot of studying to do.
This week I will do better! Spooky needs it too.
Dutchie I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.
Run the day, or the day runs you.
Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle
San Francisco - 7/29/12
Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12
Chicago - 10/7/12
Woohoo!! Amazing run this morning!! Wasn't easy, but great run. And I wasn't trying to go fast, but it was my fastest pace this month: 6:24/kilometer! And I wasn't even chasing another runner
In the tree tunnel, there was this motorbiker sitting on a bench off of the path. Weird. Don't like that kind of thing at 6AM. Especially not when I'm running by my lonely self. With Spooky ofcourse.
Trey: are those massages helpful?
Guess noone else was running yesterday?
I did! 5 on the treadmill yesterday, lots of chatting with neighbors as everybody is escaping the weather at the YMCA.
Finally got in last week's long run (8) this morning. I've already ranted about the rain in another thread...
Trying for 30 miles this week, gotta start working up to 40.
Happy Tuesday, A
Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...
Valley Harvest (Nova Scotia) HM October 2013
Hypothermic Half March 2014 - training run
Toronto Waterfront HM October 2014
Trey: are those massages helpful?
I believe they are. I definitely seem to recover from long runs faster, recover from sorness faster, and it helps stretch areas that are difficult to stretch using more traditional methods.
Aside from that, the massgae therapist has been able to help me identify areas that are tighter or becoming knotty. She's also found tender areas that I wouldn't have normally discovered. With that knowledge, I've been able to stay on top of emerging problem areas with additional stretching, focused exercises, or icing as appropriate.
It hasn't been cheap, but I like running more than money. Besides, it's a damn fine way to relax.
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, then you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Snuck in another easy 3.4 indoors on the 1/12-mile community center walking track
Dizzying too, I would imagine. What's that...about 41 laps? Do you ever break up a run like that by going in the other direction?
New Orleans Marathon - 2/24/2013 4:16:32
Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon - 4/27/2013 4:09:56 PR!
Honolulu Marathon - 12/8/2013
Nothing to report for me. Been to Brussels and back. Was on a train by 5h15AM (nearly missed it) and still managed to be 40 minutes late for a 9h30 meeting in Brussels LOL. Wasn't my fault. The train was delayed in Belgium and then there were no taxi's at the train station.
I hope my boss feels really guilty for not letting me stay overnight in Brussels so I could be in time for the meeting (and I could get a run in).
At least his boss thanked me twice for my troubles of traveling down there. And the CFO of our holding company went and arranged for cookies and chocolates when I said I was hungry. Some people ARE nice to me and appreciate me. Unfortunately, they're not the ones signing my pay check.
Colonial 200 Relay Sep 20-21 -
Smithfield Hog Jog 5K 12 Oct -
8 miles this evening. Medium pace. Felt good.
Tuesday: Got a nice 12.6 with 10k at 10k race pace in NYC. Central Park is such a great place to run. But the 10k drill was disappointing, I'm slower than I expected at this point but then I'm not far into the "speed" portion of the plan so there's hope. Plus, Central Park loop does have some hills. Excuses! Peachtree will be very similar to this--I hope to get an easy 4 miles then run the race.
Wednesday: Easy 4.6 in Phoenix, I figured I'd get out the door at 8:30 and it would not be too hot. Wrong. It was 97°F already (36°F) on the way to a 108° high. But it's a dry heat! Heh. Seriously, it really wrung me out and I was wasted afterward. I guess I'm not ready for Badwater yet! But did get a little desert trail loop, which was a blast. I really enjoy trail running.
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July
Hartford Marathon/Newport Marathon 12/13 Oct
Boston Marathon 21 April 2014
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