Wednesday, January 02, 2019

2018 in the books

This may have been the year that this blog has finally bit the dust.  Too much strava, injury and messed up laptop keyboard has kept me from posting.  The good news is that I made it ~80% back from my foot injury.  I ran every 3rd day - and that was enough to do a 6:52 5k last month - my best since last June - may have been even better than that if my gps is correct. 

Best races last year were mostly in the spring.  James Joyce, ADRO mile and maybe yulefest 3rd.  Thinking positive - i almost PRd in te mile and 10k.  Reasonable expectations for the is year would be to PR in mile, 10k and half.  Even one of those 3 and ill be happy.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Still Injured.

I've taken a total of 5 weeks off - 3 completely with no running the last 3 weeks.  I did the bae race - but that's been it since mid-July.  Mixed cross-training.  The days after the bae summer race, I managed two full walden swims.  The following week was not great - two rows and some strength training.  The week after that was worse.  One hike and a row.  And I was on my feet too much with days in boston (and the 3.5 mile hike).  This week was much better: 3 rows, a good walden swim tonight and lots of strength.  I may try running again next week.  Kinda still feel the foot - but maybe worth trying. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Injury and Race

So i promptly hurt my foot on the first long run of my marathon plan.  Ive spent the last 2 weeks nursing it back to health - only to race on it last night.  It doesnt feel great now - so Ill plan on another 2 weeks of rest before trying again.  Can still either target Philly later in november,- maybe phoenix or just some solid fall races.



Thursday night i did the thursday night fever 5k last night.  Foot hurt and super humid.  still managed a 22:33 and a 7:16 pace.  Not bad.  Im good wit that all things considered. 

Tonight i did a good nice 42 minutes swim out at walden.  Need to do more of that and the rower for a few more weeks.    




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Officially week 16

So this week was my official start to my 16 week training plan.  Last sunday I did my first track workout - 3x1 miles.  I think these were around the 6:28 - strava had one of them at 6:15 - but I was looking at the watch and I think they were all just under 6:30. 

had a nice swim sunday night for my x-training.  Tuesday I did the 2 mile tempo.  Felt awesome.  goal was 7:00 - and i landed them at 6:58 and 6:48.  Love that 2 mile tempo - would be nice if more were scheduled for this plan.

Today I did my first long run (only 13). Felt good for the first 11 miles.  Last two were slow and a bit painful.  Still managed the target pace (8:17 - goal was 8:16).  Main worry now is my right foot hurts like hell - probably need to ice it.  hope this does not persist.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Jerry garcia 5k

Finally a decent 5k!  Its been a while since i ran a good one.  My goal was to run faster than my recent 10k time, which was a 6:52 pace.  I went out a little under 6:50s for all 3 miles - and ran nice even splits for the race.  6:46 pace overall according to official time.  The pacing felt real good for about the first 2 miles - then the humidity started to get to me - but since i didnt take it out too fast - I still had enough in the tank to finish ok.  Not bad for an easy summery fun run.   



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mixed bag June

So this is kind of a 'free' month as far as training goes.  My main focus has been to just get some longer runs in before i officially start my Marathon plan - which, if all goes well - would be about 17 days from now.  The Sunday after the AM mile - I did a 9.3 miler - which felt pretty good.  I then did  a lazy run from work - in which i tripped and fell down - not my best run.  And then thursday of last week I did a 12 miler from home in the morning which really really sucked.  Felt crappy after 4 miles - but wanted at least one 12-er before starting my marathon plan.  I thought it would be easy considering i had a nice 11 miler a few weeks before - but no.  I've been trying to drop a few pounds - so maybe it was just lack of fuel and a little warm weather. 

Anyhow - last sunday I felt really good again - 5 miler at 7:39 pace.  Nice morning.  Nice pace - great father's day run.  Today i headed out for another 'longish' run - 10 at a 8:02 pace.  Felt pretty good - although i'm a little tired now. 

A bit of a break this weekend - then a race next thursday - and maybe the concord 5-miler the following week. 

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Race Week!

I managed my long run last week - a really nice 11 miler.  Felt pretty beat at the end - but it was good to get some distance in training.  Unfortunately, I had to spend some time gardening (yes) at our rental house.  Needed to be done - but no time for a single run over last weekend.  Last run was more intervals last Tuesday: 2x400; 4x200 at mile pace.

The race rolled around on a great night last Thursday.  I felt pretty good heading in.  Race started real well - I hit the 800 at 2:52 - but didn't keep the pace - i think i was over 1:30 the next lap, and didn't close fast enough to make up the lost time: 5:50.  One second off of last year's pace.  Not bad, but was really hoping for better than that.