Just a dude.
Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape...
Dutchie: I'm trying my best to keep up!
That 10km/h hour run sounds great... I did an interval run today 1/2 mile at 6.0-6.3 mph felt pretty good (a little bit slower than you) but mine had walking breaks. I'm scheduled for 6 miles easy tomorrow outside. We are supposed to be getting an awesome weekend - so I'm looking for 12 miles on sunday.
PS new Mizunos feel really good too
Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...
Halifax Bluenose HM May 2014
Toronto Waterfront HM October 2014
Ayola: love to have you running with me makes it more fun.
Today I first did a 30 minute UB w/o. Then I re-did the Insanity Fit test (30min, incl. wu and cd). 1st time was on 12/1. I haven't done an Insanity rotation yet, but I have been more consistently running and have done the occasional Plyo Leg w/o. Which resulted in an overall improvement:
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
I can't figure out any reason for it, but since the time change I've just been butt-draggin' tired and plagued with muscle twinges. Took last night off from running after a miserable attempt the night before. I'll go out for a short run tonight and hope for the best. Plan is to regroup tomorrow with a long run and hope for a better week ahead. I'll be traveling next Friday-Monday, so there goes 4 days of running - which actually may be a blessing in disguise given my apparent burn-out. I'm feeling frustrated (and today a bit defeated) because my head wants to run a lot more than my body apparently is willing to tolerate. I watched The Ultramarathon Man DVD last night. Dean (the wonder boy) sure makes it look easy, doesn't he?
Use your momentum...keep going. You know you can make it.
Tomorrow is my long day... I am going to spend much of the day at my mom's with family, hiding easter eggs for little cousins and stuff... I'm thinking about running there (9.5, but I can take some extra turns and make it more like 12 or 13) and then having my wife bring a change of clothes...
In the evening some of my kids have a play practice for an Easter Sunday thing at church that I have to be there for... So I guess my only other option is to run early in the morning... It's raining, windy and cold now... It may be snowing...
Hi everyone, nice quiet easy doggie run this morning. Spike was on his best behaviour for the whole 5.5 kilometers. Spooky was splashing through mud and rain puddles.
Hate to say it, but I burst right out of my running tights today Yeah... never burst out of anything, but today....sigh. I guess it's a sure sign that I need to loose these 3 pounds I gained since the start of the year, and then some. But it'll have to wait till after Easter. I'm not gonna sabotage myself starting today with all those lovely chocolate easter eggies and bunnies lying around. Or the banoffee I promised my boys to make.
Ran miles 11-20 of the CMM course today for the first time since last year's fall-apart. It's funny how much more pleasant it seems when its cool and overcast then when it was sunny and 85. Ticked off some smooth miles at better than MP and stayed under target heart rate most of the way. Just the run I needed to show some signs that I have been managing this two-month race-to-race transition OK and that I may be getting stronger and recovering at the same time.
HappyFeat: hang in there (flashes picture of cat clinging to tree branch). I don't have any magic words, but we're all thinking the best for you.
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
The Scotland Run 10k in Central Park was really nice, in perfect weather and well-done by the New York Road Runners, they really know how to put on a race. 10,000-or-so runners is a pretty good crowd for Central Park. I was just planning a tempo run (after the 17-miler the previous day) but when the crowd finally started to break up after 2 miles I realized I could run a sub-55 (and be seeded 1B for Peachtree) so I picked it up and finished in 52:54, which I feel pretty good about considering the crowd and the hills on this course.
I just have a nagging little ache in my left heel, probably a remnant of the sprained ankle last Summer, I'll have to take it easy, but I'm feeling optimistic about the upcoming year.
"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 2013
Boston Marathon 21 April 2014
Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014
HAPPY EASTER, everyone
Another nice doggie run in the drizzling rain. I was making a jump in distance for Spike. Going from a 7K to an 8.8K loop. Which is why both dogs were on leash for the first half of the run. Didn't want Spike to tire himself out at the beginning and then not managing the extra mileage. At the midway point I let them go and Spike immediately disappeared into his beloved mud fields, sigh. He did come back when I called him though. He was an obedient doggie today. 2nd half was much slower than the first half because I had to wait for Spike or even go back and fetch him cause he was digging or rolling around in something. Spooky was chasing ducks. Lots of them about today. And of course splashing through every rain and mud puddle she could find.
I ran at a nice comfortable pace. Too bad my rhythm was messed up so often cause I had to stop and wait for Spike.
After I got back I finished making the banoffee, made muffins and set the table nicely for our Easter brunch.
Now it's time for brunch with the boys and I'll go out for another 10 miler later.
Dutchie: What's a banoffee?
11.5 miles today - kinda faded at the end - it was pretty warm here almost 20ºC. Gorgeous with church bells and little flowers everywhere. I think I'll have a nap before making strawberry "shortcake" for desert with the neighbors.
Happy Easter, A
Ayola: it's sort of a pie with banana, toffee sauce and whipped cream. My boys love it (and their friends). I think it's way too sweet, but I can never resist having some. It's a very English, very decadent dessert. The crust can be non-baked (crushed cookies with melted butter), blind baked, or even a pavlova. But the pavlova makes it even sweeter than it already is.
note: I put the banana on the crust, then spoon the toffee sauce over the top.
Ended up with over 50 for the week for the first time. Next week will probably be slightly less due to scheduling and trying to get recover in between tough hill workouts...
Banoffee - sounds like it would be a diet disaster for me... But I could see it being quite tasty...