Friday, January 27, 2012

And 2012 is off to a Great Start!

This move is really difficult.  The last 2 weeks have been hard.  The details:  2 weeks ago: Sunday - no strength workout - too much work around the house.  Monday - looked at 4 houses in Boston - wasted day.  Ran twice later in the week.  This week a little better: runs Monday and Wednesday.  Swam today, 1400.  I think I'll focus on 3 workouts every week - 4 be 'exceeding expectations.  Work has been up and down.  This week was pretty good - although tonight was a family meltdown.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Get'n 2012 Going.

2 weeks in and I've finally managed my first decent week since my Philly build-up.  67 minutes of Bob Harper kicked off the week.  Great run Monday - only 4.3 because Larry was dragging ass.  Wednesday we managed the full 5.  Thursday - my first swim in awhile.  I did the normal 500 warmup, then 4x50; 200; 200; 100 back to cooldown.  It felt hard.  But I was wrong - today was hard.  Only 4.3 miles - but the wind was crazy down by the water.  It was a sucky winter run.  I'm sure we'll have many more of those in the next 3 months.

Sunday, January 08, 2012


I started 2012 in somewhat pathetic fashion.  While I did a decent job doing strength/yoga during the last week of 2011, I kinda fell off the wagon the first week of 2012.  The week looked like: Sunday - nothing (party); Monday - nothing; Tuesday - nothing (1st day back at work); Wednesday - run 5 miles; Thursday - nothing; Friday - run 5 miles; Saturday - nothing (party).  That's a lot of nothing.  Wednesday's run was a freezing 20 degrees.  Fridays was nicer - but slower.

Well the good thing about a suck-ass start to 2012 is that it's motivated me to start training more.  I really don't have any goals yet for this year - but my short term goal is slog through the Colchester half in late February.  I started well - with a strength workout today - 66 minutes of Bob Harper hell.  I'll try to make it out for an easy run tomorrow.  I'm going to lay off the intervals/tempo work and just try and build a decent base - with some swimming mixed in.  Oh - and eat healthy - it's parsnip week this week.  Going to rock some roasted parsnips.