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July 28

Posted by bvcc Jul 28, 2008

Bike c. 10 m

 

Tomorrow: 4 miles easy?

 

Comments:  Today's ride was a bit much.  We took a very hilly route.  I may well take an unscheduled day off tomorrow.  Or, I may cut it down to less than 4 miles.  We'll see.

 

 

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July 27

Posted by bvcc Jul 27, 2008

Distance: 16.4 miles

Time: 2:59:38

 

Pace: 10:57 per mile

Stretch: Barely

 

Weekly mileage: 41.3 miles

Cumulative mileage: 228.6 miles

 

Tomorrow: Cross training

 

Comments:Not as bad as yesterday, but any 16 mile run is going to be tough, and produce a little sweat.  I feel good right now. Tired, but good.

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July 26

Posted by bvcc Jul 26, 2008

Distance: 8.3  miles

Time: 1:20:43

 

Pace: 9:43 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 24.9 miles

Cumulative mileage: 212.2 miles

 

Tomorrow: 16 miles

 

Comments:  Not an easy run at all, but I toughed it out.  I'm not sure that my pace was very even, but overall I had the pace that I wanted.

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July 25

Posted by bvcc Jul 25, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 8 miles pace

 

Comments: Did some Carribean Workout yoga, but no other exercise.

 

 

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July 24

Posted by bvcc Jul 24, 2008

Distance: 4.6  miles

Time: 47:14

 

Pace: 10:16 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 16.6 miles

Cumulative mileage: 203.9 miles

 

Tomorrow: Off

 

Comments: I ran longer and a bit faster than I had scheduled.  Why?  Because I can.  Because I hadn't run over my scheduled mileage yet this week.  Because it was a beautiful morning.  Because tomorrow is a day off.

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July 23

Posted by bvcc Jul 23, 2008

Distance: 8.0  miles

Time: 1:19:39

 

Pace: 9:57 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 12.0 miles

Cumulative mileage: 199.3 miles

 

Tomorrow: 4 miles easy

 

Comments: Somewhat cooler, and much less humid, so an 8 mile pace run wasn't hard at all.  I felt really good, and hit my 10 minute pace just about perfectly.

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July 22

Posted by bvcc Jul 22, 2008

 

Distance: 4.0  miles

Time: 43:53

 

Pace: 10:58 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 4.0 miles

Cumulative mileage: 191.3 miles

 

Tomorrow: 8 miles pace

 

Comments: I admit I'm nervous about tomorrow.  Last Wednesday, I couldn't finish my 7 mile pace run, and this week, the schedule says 8.  I just have to go out and run it and get over the hump.

 

 

Update: I adjusted my mileage and pace, having realized that I didn't quite run the route yesterday that I thought that I had. (And I wondered how I had hit that quick a pace on an easy day!)

 

 

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July 21

Posted by bvcc Jul 21, 2008

Bike c. 12 m

 

Tomorrow: 4 miles easy

 

 

Comments:  Also did the Beyond Basic yoga workout, and core exercises.

 

 

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July 20

Posted by bvcc Jul 20, 2008

Distance: 10.4 m

Time: 1:53:41

 

Pace: 10:55 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 30.5 miles

Cumulative mileage: 187.3 miles

 

Tomorrow: Cross

 

Comments: It was terribly humid, but I didn't even think about quitting.  Slow, squishy, but by golly, I finished.

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July 19

Posted by bvcc Jul 19, 2008

Distance: 8 Kilometers (5 miles)

Time: 43:46

 

Pace: 8:45 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 20.1 miles

Cumulative mileage: 176.9 miles

 

Tomorrow: 10 miles

 

Comments:  My first race of the season.  I wasn't sure what kind of pace to even shoot for.  I ran the first 4K loop with my neighbor, then turned on the after-burners to come home in a "blazing" 43:46.  Irony:  It was my slowest 8K race ever, but it was also the first time I ever got an age group award: 5th place.  I did not ask, and do not want to know, how many men there were in my age group.

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July 18

Posted by bvcc Jul 19, 2008

Off

 

Tomorrow: 8K race!

 

 

 

Comments: Beyond Basics yoga workout, plus some core traininig with the ball.  Felt OK.

 

 

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July 17

Posted by bvcc Jul 17, 2008

Distance: 4.3 miles

Time: 45:46

 

Pace: 10:38 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 15.1 miles

Cumulative mileage: 171.9 miles

 

Tomorrow: Off

 

Comments: Still wicked humid, but 4.3 didn't kill me.  I did the Daily Dozen yoga, but no core exercises.  I'm saving those for tomorrow.

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July 16

Posted by bvcc Jul 16, 2008

Distance: 7.6 miles

Time: 1:21:58

 

Pace: 10:47 per mile

Stretch: No

 

Weekly mileage: 10.8 miles

Cumulative mileage: 167.6 miles

 

Tomorrow: 3 miles easy

 

Comments:  Yuck.  Ugly run.  I held the pace for the first four miles or so, but ended up walking and trotting the last three.  Wicked humid.  If I'm a beast, it's a tame one.

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July 15

Posted by bvcc Jul 15, 2008

Distance: 3.2 miles

Time: 34:32

 

Pace: 10:47 per mile

Stretch: Yes

 

Weekly mileage: 3.2 miles

Cumulative mileage: 160.0 miles

 

Tomorrow: 7 miles pace

 

Comments: A little warm, but I didn't run hard enough to really work up a sweat.  Look out tomorrow.  Did the full Daily Dozen yoga workout, plus a little core excercise on the new exercise ball.  I'm a BEAST!

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July 14

Posted by bvcc Jul 15, 2008

Bike c. 12 m

 

Tomorrow: 3 miles easy

 

 

 

Comments: Nice and casual bike ride.  Coast on the downhills.  Worked up a slight sweat, but far from aerobic exercise.

 

 

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

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