On the road back
Here's to another great week for everyone!
2013 Goals: Run more. Smile while I do it. Complete 2 marathons in a year. (1 down, 1 to go)
Little 3 miler this morning -- 3.1 miles, 29:31, 9:23/mi, AHR 129 (66% MHR)
Heckova run for Erika yesterday!
Lou, (aka Mr. predawnrunner), MD, USA | Lou's Brews | firstname.lastname@example.org
oh I forgot all about starting the thread!!! sorry!
Lou - yeah!!!
We expect lots of pictures Lou!!!
Enjoy your run later Paul!
Hope 1st day of school is going well Shan!
Well I had a great weekend. 16 miler on Saturday and a day full of Softball capped off with a 6 mile run! Saturdays run wasn't all that great. I had no energy and it was hotter and sunnier than I had expected. Hadn't planned on playing softball yesterday but dh had me bring sneakers just in case. Glad I did, it was a blast! Nothing like slipping and sliding in mud while trying to throw/catch balls and run bases. We finished around 2 (started at 9am) and all I could think of was PANCAKES! Needless to say my wonderful dh made me pancakes when we got home. I really really must have needed the carbs. I ended up taking a nap afterwards. I woke up feeling like crap however by 6:30 I was itchen to run and it was way more enjoyable then I had expected. Kept it short since dh decided that we should go out for dinner afterwards. Well so much for the twins going to bed by 8pm (their school bed time). It was more like 10 pm lol
Hope everyone has a great Monday!!
BTW my butt is sore *sigh* not sure why lol
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Pam, your butt is probably sore from the softball! Lots of new moves you don't do just running in a straight line.
After yesterday's run, my foot is a little sore. Not really bad, but just enough to tell me to back off a bit. Was hoping to finish up the month with a short recovery run, and while I'm not saying I won't, I'm not going to push it. I might hit the gym at lunchtime, and/or the pool after work for some pool running. That's my favorite recovery activity anyway. Hey, I've been digging around in my log history, and my highest month prior to this was 226 in March 2008 (prep for Boston). This month I have a little over 251 for a new monthly PR! Three weeks of 60+ will do that, I guess. I sure don't know how some folks run well over 300 in a month. Not only would my body object, I think my family and employer would too!
CONGRATS on your monthy pr Erika!!! If I had a "real job" I'd be in the same boat as you. I may or may not be going back to school come next year. I thought about this fall however gotta train for Steamtown and Boston. I would LOVE to be working however with my "limited" skills it wouldn't be cost effective for me to work.
Just had lunch so I'll be ready to do my weight workout around 2:30 -2:45. Hopefully my body isn't too sore from my softball workout lol.
MTA: hope your foot feels better ASAP! I don't need to tell you to listen to your body
HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer
Hey, congrats on the new month mileage PR
and to Pam for starting her new softball career while retaining her running career simultaneously -- and twin-rearing and whatever other careers...
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
Congrats, Paul! Feels good, doesn't it?
I did a quick (well, not quick, but short) 2 mile recovery run at the gym, then about 15 minutes of ab/core work then some light stretching. Amazing how fast a lunch hour slips by when you have to drive to even a nearby facility to do your workout!
It's about 74 out, which felt great to us at the start of the run, but a bit cold by the end
DW's workout, so all paces are her paces
2mi at MP, then 4x2mi tempo w 2min recovery, then 3mi at MP
and she was cold by the last 3mi
and we went to get Italian water ice after it was all over
and she was so cold we sat in the car to eat them, to stay out of the breeze
funny that 74F felt cold to us -- just the change from the 80s we've been having I guess
Congrats on the PRs for TY and Erika!
It was 52° at the start of the run today, which was just a bit chilly to start but perfect after a mile or so. This or a little cooler is my best running weather.
10.1 miles, 1:21:32, 8:05/mi, AHR 154 (79% MHR)
We have some hornets living above our front porch -- I think I mentioned this -- and I haven't been able to get rid of them. So yesterday I called Orkin and they were happy to make an appointment for tomorrow morning. Well they called last night at 10pm -- woke me out of a dead sleep -- to tell me that they were going to call me today and tell me when they'd be able to arrive tomorrow. How dumb is that? I scolded them for calling at that late hour.
TY - congrats on the mileage PR
Erika - how you feelin? I always enjoy recovery runs... sick I know...
AP - when i started my workout yesterday I thought the same thing - oh hey this is chilly... course I was in jeans all weekend...
Lou - nice run! and I would have had a few choice words for them calling me after 8pm....
Determination: The feeling you get right before you try something incredibly stupid.