Fear is a Liar
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I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!
Good Morning Penguins!
This week has been draining me and I am a little behind in my workouts. There were a lot of factors but having training classes for 3 nights after work and having to work outside on the two coldest days of the year really had an effect. Especially being out in the frigid temps - it just drains the energy out of you.
Yesterday afterwork I did upper body and abs at the gym and that was it. It amazed me that even though I was pretty drained, I got thru the workout plus was able to go a few more reps on some sets. I guess it was a lesson in mental toughness where the body has to be forced by the mind to co-operate. Need to remember that at my next 5K!
Congrats on the mental toughness Gustav. Speaking of toughness, I skipped the gym yesterday morning when I saw the snow. Maybe today. Running RD also, so we need to hit the track sometime today.
Have a great weekend !!!
Next Race: IMT Des Moines HM, 10/19
Missed my morning run as my body just wanted more sleep. 2nd week that I missed sat run. This better not becoming a habit.
Will run 11M tmr.
2XU HM - 02 Mar (1:44:55)
BeHero 10K (Hong Kong) - 23 Mar (46:13)
JP Morgan 5.6K - 24 Apr (25:54)
Run350 10K - 27 Apr (56:04)
Sundown 10K - 31 May (59:00)
Sundown HM - 31 May (2:50:00)
Pocari Sweat 10K - 08 Jun (50:03)
Army HM - 31 Aug (2:30:00)
Yellow Ribbon 10K - 14 Sep (52:21)
Newton 32K - 26 Oct
Stand Chart FM - 07 Dec
Morning! 4 recovery miles done. Off to the chiro, movies, dinner with Maniacs, movie with DH, super busy. Fortunately, most of that is sitting down to try to relax for tomorrow. Ha! Who am I kidding? Every time I tire the night before, my marathon goes well.
Gustav, nice job on the mental toughness.
Jerry, enjoy the rest day.
Bin, sorry you missed your run. You're doing Pfitz, right. Although a couple of missed runs won't hurt you, sometimes it is a sign that you're training is getting to be too much. So, just relax, refresh, and continue on but be mindful of that.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
Thanks, Damaris. Yes, doing the pfitz. Will take note of that and see if its really too much for me. Maybe will reduce the weekly miles.
If you decide on that, I would reduce the miles on your HMP and strides days instead of the recovery days. And maybe the number of 20-22 milers to 19-21. It might be work + training or it might the training. I had something like that happened my first time with Pfitz 18/70 and I missed a good number of runs because I was too tired (or it was 100F and I didn't know I had asthma and I kept getting "sick"). Just be mindful of it. It might be nothing.
Will run for beer.
Gustav - hang in there, you're doing great.
Jerry - snow, I get that. LOL
Bin - Isn't if "funny" how easy it is to form bad habits and how difficult it is to form good habits?
Damaris - good recovery run. I think I should send you some snow down so you can enjoy that... yeah?
AFM - I'm dressed and about to head out. It is above 20 F for the first time in a week. I have 4 layers on and I'm hoping that is enough. We'll see. Gorgeous snow falling right now, very powdery. It's fun to run in. The temps, not so much but it is nice to look at. 10-12 miles, here I come.
Vance Will Run Blog
Send snow! The marathon forecast is sunny (meaning the tropical sun will be upon us with no shade) and 68-79F for the day. I sure can use snow.
Trade ya !!!
Catleesi; mother of cats
Morning pens! Rest day for me, weights and another 1 mile run tomorrow as long as my leg is still good.
I like to run, and when I don't have a hernia I pick things up and put them down.
Have you ever run a marathon in that weather while it's 90% humidity too? You would change your mind.
Trade ya !!!
Good morning to my fine feathered friends!
My 10 miler yesterday went well. It was clear and much warmer than it has been- mid 40s, so really nice. I even got 2.5 miles of daylight at the start. I used my Garmin to slow myself down in the beginning miles, and just picked it up for the last 2.
Today I need to start work on the cake, plus I have 5 easy miles. The real test of how my LR went will be how the legs feel today, I think.
Gustav- Good job staying strong through the week! What kind of work do you do that you had to be outside in the cold? Good thing you're a panda bear!
Jerry- Are you going back to the new track today, then?
Bin- Sorry that you're feeling a bit run down. I know I've had to modify my program down a little bit. Instead of the HM "B" plan, I think I'm doing the "B minus."
D- Sounds like a great day!
Vance- Hope you are having a great time on your run!
Lauren- Hoping for a good mile for you tomorrow!
PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02
Upcoming: Beat the Blerch 10K 9/21, Portland Marathon (debut) 10/5
Smaller By The Day
Hey guys, I'm still around. I've kept up my running, and cut back my internet time...lol I've had to prioritize this week. Still trying to decide whether to do my 8 mile run or 13 mile run today. Today is supposed to be the 8, but tomorrow could be freezing rain. I'd rather run my 13 in snow. Although, I ran 8 in the snow the other day and with the lack of traction it felt like 16. It was like I was on a slow moving treadmill. My feet were going at a 9:45 pace, and I was moving at an 11 minute pace. Well, I'm going to try different shoes today. The GTS 13's have a more solid sole with more aggressive tread. I think that might help.
Weight 100 pounds lost
5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)
10K 48:59 April 2013
HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013
MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013
Good morning everyone!
My 15k got canceled due to the weather, so I went and did 9 miles on the trail in the snow, great run!!
They're still having the after party, since it was already paid for, so I'm gonna get cleaned up and go get some lunch/beer, be back later!
2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M