Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday February 21st 2009

Today I met the team to build up my milage again. We ran an out and back along the Charles River. I ran with Christie and Mike, 2 of my partners in crime. I think Mike hacked up a long during the run, Christie realized how sad she is that she backed out of the Reach The Beach relay for this year, and I must have given Mike the 1 fingered salute at least a dozen times! Over all we had a lot of fun during our run. The way out was warm and I felt good, although we tried to keep our pace a little slow as to practice for marathon day paces. The way back was very windy and cold!! I was ready for the run along the river to be over just to get away from the wind! I felt really good during the run today which I am very excited about. My last mile I had to get the extra energy out of me so took off at a very fast pace - something tells me I had a little too much left at that point.

Run Info:
Distance: 10.01 miles
Time: 1:38:07
Average Pace: 9:48 min/miles
Location: Charles River run on the Cambridge side

Thursday February 19th 2009, Thanks Alicia!

I know I haven't written about any workouts in 2 days - that's because they just haven't happened. I spent all day Tuesday studying and overslept for a lift Wednesday morning. This morning's weather was cruddy, something between a snow and a sleet and a rain....nothing I wanted to run outside in. I met my girlfriend Alicia at the gym to get a workout in. Although Alicia is not training for the marathon she did keep me entertained on the treadmill so I could get at least 3 miles in. Thanks Alicia!!

Run Info:
Distance: 3.0miles
Time: 28minutes
Location: treadmill

Monday February 16th 2009, It's a strength training day

This morning was a strength training day. I went in to do the cable machine workout that Scott has provided me. (see his website below so I can give him prop's for dealing with me so much). The workout felt great. I do each exercise for a minute before moving quickly to the next one.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Saturday February 14th 2009 Happy Valentines Day

Well the VERY long week is finally over and I was getting to sleep in until 7AM before getting up to meet the team for my long run. Of course the sleeping in didn't happen when my phone rang at 6AM - but that's a whole other story.
I met the team at Forever Fit at 7:45AM for an 8AM run. Everyone was running 16 miles today, except me I was running 8 miles - sticking to my low miles run faster & no injuries plan. (It makes my coaches nutty because it follows no logic but it works for me!)
I started out with Christie, my plan was to run to the 6 mile mark and then turn back and run 2 miles back to the 4 mile water stop so that I could get into a car and be done with my run. This made it so I did most of my run with people. I ran with Christie until mile 6 and felt great.

Run Info:
Distance: 6 miles
Time: 1:18:20
Average Pace: 9:47min/mi
Course: Out to the marathon course, up heartbreak and back that way
Weather: It was a beautiful winter day for a run!

Thursday February 12th 2009

This morning was a short run, I have had a very rough week at school so decided to leave the watch at home and just take a fun jog.
I ran on the roads of the short loop around the river which is about 2.5miles and just enjoyed the day.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tuesday February 10th: Down but not for the count....

Ok this morning Bob and I agreed to meet at the club for a run at 8am. And we did a much better job of communicating this week so we were both actually there. It was just the 2 of us and neither of us were very decisive on the route we should run. Bob needed to do a few more miles than me so he planned to come back and do those on the treadmill afterwards. We decided to try the river loop, a run we haven't done in a while due to conditions but Bob said the sidewalks looked pretty clear on his drive in. This was an obvious situation where things are not always as they appear. We got out there to much icier side walks than anticipated which meant a slower pace. We were making it along nicely until all of the sudden my feet were out from under me and down I went! I was back up in a minute and off we went again. Overall the run was pretty good and it was nice to get outside for a while.

Run Info:
Distance: 4.0miles
Time: 39:00
Average Pace: 9:50 min/mi
course: Charles River

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Saturday February 6th: It was a rough week

As you can see from my blog there have been no entries since Tuesday...because I have not done any workouts. I became consumed by schoolwork and a migraine - my body was forcing me to take a break.
I decided to continue to give my body the break it needed by only running 6 miles today. The run went well the 1st half going by quickly. We went out to the marathon course and ran up heartbreak hill and back to Forever fit.

Run Info:
Distance: 6.34mi
Time: 1:02:03
Course: From Forever Fit to the marathon course and up heartbreak hill (or at least part of it)
mile 1: 9:28
mile 2: 9:51
Mile 3: 9:55
Mile 4: 9:50
Mile 5: 9:12
Mile 6.3: 10:12

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tuesday February 3rd

So mis-communication happened this morning for my run! Bob and I should take out billboards to communicate sometimes- today was one of those days. So I ended up on the treadmill by myself and only lasted 2 miles...but I was sore and tired so that happens.

Distance: 2 miles
Times: somewhere around 18minutes