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August 30

Posted by bvcc Aug 30, 2008

Distance: 4.8 miles

Time: 54:31

 

Pace: 11:08 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 24.0 miles

Cumulative mileage: 428.7 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Off

 

Comments: A good easy run.  Tomorrow, I'm off, and then Monday I have a half marathon race.

 

 

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August 29

Posted by bvcc Aug 29, 2008

Distance: 6.4 miles

Time: 1:08:14

 

 

Pace: 10:39 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 19.2 miles

Cumulative mileage: 423.9 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: ?

 

Comments:  Not sure what I'm going to do tomorrow.  The schedule says 6 miles easy.  But a friend and I have been talking about going for a long bike ride, depending on what his family decides to do for the long weekend.  Check in tomorrow to see.  (The suspense is killing me!)

 

 

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August 28

Posted by bvcc Aug 28, 2008

Distance: 7.7 miles

Time: 1:16:02

 

Pace: 9:52 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 12.8 miles

Cumulative mileage: 417.5 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 5 miles easy

 

Comments: Steady rain didn't slow me down much.  A good solid pace run.

 

 

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August 27

Posted by bvcc Aug 27, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 6 miles pace

 

 

 

Comments: OK, I took an unexpected day off.  For the third day in a row, I woke up in a funk, and I decided an extra day off would do me more good than a run.  I'll do today's run tomorrow, and then, depending on how I feel, I may make up the off day later this week, or I may just let it go.

 

 

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August 26

Posted by bvcc Aug 26, 2008

Distance: 5.1 miles

Time: 55:37

 

 

Pace: 10:54 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 5.1miles

Cumulative mileage: 409.8 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 6 miles pace

 

Comments: After two long weeks, I'm going to take it easy this week.  I will run a half marathon at the Dubuque Benefit Classic on Monday (Labor Day).

 

 

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August 25

Posted by bvcc Aug 25, 2008

Bike c. 12 miles

 

Tomorrow: 5 miles easy

 

 

 

Comments: Didn't have the gumption for yoga.

 

 

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August 24

Posted by bvcc Aug 24, 2008

Distance: 21.1 miles

Time: 4:02:07

 

Pace: 11:28 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 51.7 miles

Cumulative mileage: 404.8 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Cross training

 

Comments:  Felt pretty good.  It was slower than last Saturday, but it didn't feel slower.  Of course, it was the day after a 10 mile run, instead of the day after a day off.

 

 

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August 23

Posted by bvcc Aug 23, 2008

Distance: 10.3 miles

Time: 1:44:47

 

 

Pace: 10:10 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 30.6 miles

Cumulative mileage: 383.7 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 20 miles

 

Comments: Not very even at all.  Shot out in 36 minutes over the first four miled.  Plodded home the last four in almost 44 minutes.

 

 

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August 22

Posted by bvcc Aug 23, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 10 miles pace.

 

 

 

Comments: Didn't get my yoga in until late afternoon.  But I did do it, and I'm happy about that.

 

 

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August 21

Posted by bvcc Aug 21, 2008

Distance: 5.0 miles

Time: 56:19

 

Pace: 11:15 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

Weekly mileage: 20.3 miles

Cumulative mileage: 373.4 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Off

 

Comments: I have to remember to stretch after my runs.  I have felt so much better this week, when I have stretched, than I did last week, when I didn't.  I don't know why it is taking me so long to learn that lesson.

 

 

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August 20

Posted by bvcc Aug 20, 2008

Distance: 10.2 miles

Time: 1:40:19

 

Pace: 9:49 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 15.3 miles

Cumulative mileage: 368.4 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 5 miles easy

 

Comments: I really felt good this morning.  Yes, the last few miles were tough, but not overwhelmingly so.  And I bounced back fairly quickly after.  So I'm happy.  Now two easy days, then a tough, tough weekend.

 

 

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August 19

Posted by bvcc Aug 19, 2008

Distance: 5.1 miles

Time: 54:15

 

 

Pace: 10:38 per mile

Stretch: Yes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 5.1 miles

Cumulative mileage: 358.2 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 10 miles pace

 

Comments: Pretty stiff, as expected.  It was a fairly warm, humid morning.  I just went out and ran.

 

 

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August 18

Posted by bvcc Aug 19, 2008

Bike, about 10 miles, plus yoga

 

Tomorrow: 5 miles easy

 

 

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August 17

Posted by bvcc Aug 17, 2008

Distance: 9.2 miles

Time: 1:30:38

 

Pace: 9:51 per mile

Stretch: No

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 49.3 miles

Cumulative mileage: 353.1 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Cross training

 

Comments: After yesterday's long run, I had planned to run easy today.  But I felt good, and it was a nice morning, so I got out and ran 9 miles at just under my 10 minute pace.  It was hard, but it felt good!  I'm dedicating this morning's run to Paula Radcliffe, who also finished even though she didn't feel like it.

 

 

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August 16

Posted by bvcc Aug 16, 2008

Distance: 20.7 miles

Time: 3:52:56

 

 

Pace: 11:15 per mile

Stretch: No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 39.8 miles

Cumulative mileage: 343.9 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 9 miles easy

 

Comments:  Yes, 20 miles.  I only had 19 scheduled, but I couldn't help myself.  It was a good, tough run.  I feel great right now!

 

 

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August 15

Posted by bvcc Aug 16, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 19 miles

 

 

 

Comments: Rearranging the weekend, putting my long run on Saturday and medium run on Sunday.

 

 

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August 14

Posted by bvcc Aug 14, 2008

Distance: 5.1 miles

Time: 55:19

 

Pace: 10:50 per mile

Stretch: Yes (Finally)

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 19.1 miles

Cumulative mileage: 323.2 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Off

 

Comments: Just about a carbon copy of Tuesday's run.

 

 

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August 13

Posted by bvcc Aug 13, 2008

Distance: 9.2 miles

Time: 1:28:27

 

 

Pace: 9:36 per mile

Stretch: No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 14.3 miles

Cumulative mileage: 318.1 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 4 miles easy

 

Comments: Felt very, very good.  Two 4.6 mile loops in just about even time.

 

 

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August 12

Posted by bvcc Aug 12, 2008

Distance: 5.1 miles

Time: 55:43

 

Pace: 10:55 per mile

Stretch: No

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 5.1 miles

Cumulative mileage: 308.9 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 9 miles pace

 

Comments: Not a bad start to the week.  Kind of slow, but otherwise a good run.

 

 

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August 11

Posted by bvcc Aug 11, 2008

Cross training: Biked about 12 miles

 

Tomorrow: 4 miles easy.

 

 

 

Comments: Also did 20 minutes of yoga first thing in the morning.

 

 

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August 10

Posted by bvcc Aug 10, 2008

Distance: 13.5 miles

Time: 2:24:12

 

 

Pace: 10:40 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 40.8 miles

Cumulative mileage: 303.8 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Cross training

 

Comments: Definitely a challenging day.  I didn't sleep well, and I was already pretty sore.  It wasn't too hot, but the humidity was oppressive.  I feel good about having hung in there and finished my scheduled mileage.

 

 

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August 9

Posted by bvcc Aug 9, 2008

Distance: 9.0 miles

Time: 1:26:36

 

Pace: 9:37 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 27.3 miles

Cumulative mileage: 290.3 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 12 miles

 

Comments: A 4.5 mile out-and-back, which turned out to be mostly uphill on the back.  Good, tough workout.

 

 

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August 8

Posted by bvcc Aug 8, 2008

Distance: 4.7 miles

Time: 47:45

 

 

Pace: 10:09 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 18.3 miles

Cumulative mileage: 281.3 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 9 miles pace

 

Comments: Humidity has decreased somewhat.  It was an easy run.  Didn't feel like that fast a pace.

 

 

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August 7

Posted by bvcc Aug 8, 2008

Off

 

 

Tomorrow: 4 miles easy

 

Comments: Rearranging the schedule somewhat, since I had to leave the house early.  Friday's day off is coming today, and today's scheduled 4 mile run will be Friday.  I did get in a ton of walking at the Iowa State Fair.

 

 

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August 6

Posted by bvcc Aug 6, 2008

Distance: 9.0 miles

Time: 1:25:27

 

Pace: 9:29 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 13.6 miles

Cumulative mileage: 276.6 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Off

 

Comments: First 4.5 mile loop in 42 minutes, which is booking.  I'm wondering if my route isn't quite as long as the computer says it is.

 

 

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August 5

Posted by bvcc Aug 5, 2008

Distance: 4.6 miles

Time: 47:21

 

Pace: 10:17 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 4.6 miles

Cumulative mileage: 267.6 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 9 miles pace

 

Comments: Yuck.  Pretty humid.  I had a nice run, though.

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August 4

Posted by bvcc Aug 5, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 4 miles easy

 

Comments: I was scheduled to bike, but there were thunderstorms in the morning, and oppressive heat in the afternoon.  So I didn't.  I did do yoga twice, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon.

 

 

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August 3

Posted by bvcc Aug 3, 2008

Distance: 17.8 miles

Time: 3:11:40

 

 

Pace: 10:45 per mile

Stretch: No

 

Weekly mileage: 34.4 miles

Cumulative mileage: 263.0 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Cross-training

 

Comments: I've been slacking on my stretching lately.  On Thursday and Friday, I was in too much of a hurry, and today, I was too tired to bend over and tie my shoes, never mind stretch.  I might try to do some yoga this afternoon.

 

 

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August 2

Posted by bvcc Aug 2, 2008

5 K walk

 

Tomorrow: 17 miles

 

 

 

Comments: I had originally planned to run this, but I had a friend who wanted to walk it, and I decided to walk it with her.  It was good exercise, but not aerobic.

 

 

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August 1

Posted by bvcc Aug 1, 2008

Distance: 4.3 miles

Time: 42:20

 

Pace: 9:50 per mile

Stretch: No

 

Weekly mileage: 16.6 miles

Cumulative mileage: 245.2 miles

 

 

Tomorrow: 5K Walk

 

 

 

 

Comments:Had to rush my pace run so that I could leave the house early.  Good pace, but not as long as I have been running.

 

 

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