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September 27

Posted by bvcc Sep 27, 2008

Distance: 21.7 miles

Time: 4:07:44

 

Pace: 11:24 per mile

Stretch: No

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 41.1 miles

Cumulative mileage: 594.8 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 10 miles easy(?)

 

Comments: That was my last long run before the marathon.  From here on in, it's all downhill.

 

 

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September 26

Posted by bvcc Sep 27, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 20 miles

 

 

 

Comments: Didn't even bike to work.  No exercise whatsoever.

 

 

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September 25

Posted by bvcc Sep 25, 2008

Distance: 8.2 miles

Time: 1:33:38

 

 

Pace: 11:25 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 19.4 miles

Cumulative mileage: 573.1 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Off

 

Comments: I went a little longer than I had planned.  I hit a closed road, and, rather than turn around, I ran past it, and ended up going a mile or more out of my way.

 

 

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September 24

Posted by bvcc Sep 24, 2008

Distance: 6.0 miles

Time: 56:47

 

Pace: 9:27 per mile

Stretch: Barely

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 11.2 miles

Cumulative mileage: 564.9 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 5 miles easy

 

Comments: A thunderstorm forced me indoors.  Which meant that rather than starting at 5:20 or 5:30, I had to wait for the gym to open at 6:00.  So I cut my run a little short.  If I can run outside tomorrow, I'll run an extra couple of miles, albeit slowly.

 

 

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September 23

Posted by bvcc Sep 23, 2008

Distance: 5.2 miles

Time: 1:02:47

 

 

Pace: 12:05 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 5.2 miles

Cumulative mileage: 558.9 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 8 miles pace

 

Comments: Real, real slow.  But at least I stretched.

 

 

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September 22

Posted by bvcc Sep 23, 2008

Bike approximately 10 miles

 

Tomorrow: 5 miles easy

 

 

 

Comments: It was an OK ride, but I'm having a little trouble with my bike.  It's squeaky.  I have to see if I can lube something or tighten something or both. 

 

 

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September 21

Posted by bvcc Sep 21, 2008

Distance: 5.7 miles

Time: 55:51

 

Pace: 9:47 per mile

Stretch: No

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 39.1 miles

Cumulative mileage: 553.7 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Cross training

 

Comments: Didn't get up this morning, but did a quick run at noon.

 

 

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September 20

Posted by bvcc Sep 20, 2008

Distance: 16.4 miles

Time: 3:01:31

 

Pace: 11:05 per mile

Stretch: A little

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 33.6 miles

Cumulative mileage: 548.2 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Not sure

 

Comments: A nice, peppy long run.  Made the last mile in 10 minutes.  May not run tomorrow, because I'm going to a show tonight.

 

 

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September 19

Posted by bvcc Sep 19, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 15 miles

 

 

 

Comments: Did yoga with an actual class last night.  No exercise today heavier than typing.

 

 

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September 18

Posted by bvcc Sep 18, 2008

Distance: 5.7 miles

Time: 1:06:01

 

 

Pace: 11:34 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 17.0 miles

Cumulative mileage: 531.6 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Off

 

Comments: Ponderously slow, but otherwise, a good run.

 

 

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September 17

Posted by bvcc Sep 17, 2008

Distance: 6.2 miles

Time: 1:01:32Pace: 9:55 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 11.3 miles

Cumulative mileage: 525.9 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 5 miles easy

 

Comments: Felt very strong today. 

 

 

 

Meta-comment:  Thanks for the encouragement, DouMartin

 

 

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September 16

Posted by bvcc Sep 16, 2008

Distance: 5.1 miles

Time: 55:15

 

Pace: 10:50 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 5.1 miles

Cumulative mileage: 519.7 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 6 miles pace

 

Comments: An easy five.  Nice and cool.

 

 

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September 15

Posted by bvcc Sep 15, 2008

Bike ~3 miles

 

Tomorrow: 5 miles easy

 

 

 

Comments: I know, pitiful.   

 

 

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September 14

Posted by bvcc Sep 14, 2008

Distance: 12.8 miles

Time: 2:11:41

 

 

Pace: 10:17 per mile

Stretch: No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 31.2 miles

Cumulative mileage: 514.6 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Cross training

 

Comments: I might run tomorrow to make up for my miss yesterday.

 

 

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September 13

Posted by bvcc Sep 14, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 12 miles

 

 

 

Comments: Ooops.  I slept in instead of running.  Lazy, lazy.

 

 

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September 12

Posted by bvcc Sep 14, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 10 miles pace

 

 

 

Comments: Did a good yoga workout.

 

 

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September 11

Posted by bvcc Sep 11, 2008

Distance: 5.1 miles

Time: 56:04

 

Pace: 10:59 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 18.4 miles

Cumulative mileage: 501.8 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Off

 

Comments: Passed 500 miles of training!

 

 

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September 10

Posted by bvcc Sep 10, 2008

Distance: 8.0 miles

Time: 1:20:07

 

 

Pace: 10:00 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 13.3 miles

Cumulative mileage: 496.7 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 5 miles easy

 

Comments: Very nice run.  I was a little slow on the first four mile loop, but made it up on the back side.

 

 

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September 9

Posted by bvcc Sep 9, 2008

Distance: 5.3 miles

Time: 56:00

 

Pace: 10:33 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 5.3 miles

Cumulative mileage: 488.7 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 8 miles pace

 

Comments: It's cooling off.  It was low 40's this morning.  I was OK after I got my circulation going.

 

 

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September 8

Posted by bvcc Sep 9, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 5 miles easy

 

 

 

Comments: I meant to do 10 or 12 miles on the bike, but it was rainy, so I didn't. 

 

 

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September 7

Posted by bvcc Sep 7, 2008

Distance: 20.3 miles

Time: 3:53:13

 

 

Pace: 11:29 per mile

Stretch: I bent over to untie my shoes.  That was plenty of stretch for the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 54.6 miles

Cumulative mileage: 483.4 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Cross training

 

Comments:  I wasn't sure whether I was going to make 20 miles.  I gave myself permission to end early, but I didn't have to.

 

 

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September 6

Posted by bvcc Sep 6, 2008

Distance: 7.1 miles

Time: 1:15:57

 

Pace: 10:41 per mile

 

 

 

PLUS

 

 

 

Distance: 1 mile

Time: 7:48.87

 

 

 

Pace: 7:48.87 per mile

 

 

 

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 35.3 miles

Cumulative mileage: 463.0 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 20 miles

 

Comments: I timed myself on a mile on the track, as part of a 1 mile virtual race.  I don't think I've run a timed mile since I was in school.  I did OK, especially considering I ran 4.5 miles to warm up (and then 3.6 to cool down.)

 

 

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September 5

Posted by bvcc Sep 6, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 9 mile run, with a virtual 1 mile race.

 

 

 

Comments: I've never timed myself in a mile.  I wonder what I will do.

 

 

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September 4

Posted by bvcc Sep 4, 2008

Distance: 5.1 miles

Time: 57:05

 

 

Pace: 11:11 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 26.2 miles (Hey!  I ran a marathon this week!)

Cumulative mileage: 454.9 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Off

 

Comments: I was very tired, and there was steady rain.  Not really a day I wanted to run.  But I did.

 

 

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September 3

Posted by bvcc Sep 3, 2008

Distance: 8.0 miles

Time: 1:19:47

 

Pace: 9:58 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 21.1 miles

Cumulative mileage: 449.8 miles

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow: 5 miles easy

 

Comments: I don't know why I scheduled another pace run so soon after the half marathon.  But I did hit my pace right on the head.  I'm tired now, but feel pretty good about the day.

 

 

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September 2

Posted by bvcc Sep 2, 2008

Bike, approximately 10 miles

 

Tomorrow: 8 miles pace

 

 

 

Comments: None

 

 

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September 1

Posted by bvcc Sep 1, 2008

Distance: 13.1 miles

Time: 2:07

 

 

Pace: 9:41 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly mileage: 13.1 miles

Cumulative mileage: 441.8 miles

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Cross training

 

Comments: I was viewing this half marathon as a 13 mile pace run.  I went out way, way too fast.  My first mile was 8:30!  However, I never let my pace drop below 10:00, and my overall pace was OK.  Now I just need to run twice that distance in twice that time!

 

 

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August 31

Posted by bvcc Sep 1, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 13.1 m race!

 

 

 

Comments:  I didn't take the day totally off.  I biked with my daughter out to StuffMart, about a six mile round trip.  But that wasn't exercise.  That was errands.

 

 

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This is my blog to record my training for the DesMoines Marathon on October 19, 2008.

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