Roch - sorry you missed your race. Hard to give up a tradition. But wise on your part.
EZ 5.75 this morning. Ran 21 Sat and either got some bad food or over heated a bit as I was not 100% the rest of the weekend. I drank plenty of fluids and didn't run too hard so not sure what went wrong. I ran like a drunk this morning for first 4 miles. Ran 5.75 as the course goes but probably closer to 6 with me snaking all over the road.
I'm taking it easy in the days leading up this weekend's race. Different than my normal approach of running my race in a training run, now I'll need a new excuse for the way I race... lol
Monday - 4 miles slow
Spareribs, it sounds like you've had a birthday recently. Congratulations.
Enjoy life, this ain't a rehearsal...
Thanks Rich. Yes, I turned 62 on Saturday.
Walked 5 today (Monday) in 1:29, just under 18's, and felt fine. I can't wait to go to the dr. on Sept 11. I am going to ask him if I can do easy jogs up hills. I know that sounds stupid, but jogging up a hill has almost no jarring, and he will be most interested in the healing of the sternum and may say yes. We'll see. Spareribs
Happy birthday Ribs, I imagine you could get pretty fit just walking up hills too. Sometimes it's tougher than running on the flats.
My training has started coming around again these past couple weeks. Getting ready to return to races soon. Will start with a club 3-miler on Saturday.
Happy birthday Ribs.
AM 3 mile warmup, 1:57 all out, 4 mile warmdown, 57F and low humidity.
Bill ran the same distance in 2:03, a drop in time of 11 seconds in 2 weeks.
How did he get there - by running stairs with 90 pounds of weights ( weight
vest and dumbells ).
Ilene, a training plan for you to get faster:
1) I fly out to CA, find out where you live, take you out for a run.
2) You wear sexy bikini, look hot.
3) I chase you all over the beach.
4) You'll get faster.
5.5 miles (Tuesday) on the dirt track, slow.
Yes Jim, that is true. A hard walk up a hill would also be good. My problem is boredom, not sanity. Spareribs
That training plan might actually work!
I have a sexy bikini
There are plenty of places to run here; when we get tired of the beach, you can chase me up Signal Hill.
I might actually be able to stay slightly ahead of you for a while right now!
Ilene in a sexy bikini? Oh dear............
14 miles in the hills will cure that! 8:23 pace. 77 and weather reports 100% humidity. How can that be without it raining? Just chewing up mileage for Hartford. Our start and finish is in a local park. Texas A&M CC holds their XC meets at this park and they are out running here once or twice a week. Got to see the team running today. Oh to be young and agile and fresh again. Sigh...........
Be quiet Euphie! I'll have you all know that today I looked pretty cool in red, black and white Asics DS Trainers, black shorts and a red and white Corpus Christi Road Runners singlet when I went out for a brisk two-miler today. Cut my walk short because I have work to do today. Spareribs
OK all you big-shots! Here comes li'l mizz "not-so-much" ... I'm 58 for another two months and am on W9D2 of C25K... My question is this------> Do I settle in at the 5K mark for a while working on improved speed, or do I move on to a different bunch of podcasts to push forward for distance? I'm handling W9 well at a pace consistent with Ullreys' podcasts (easy goin') ... my breathing is comfortable and I have no aches or pains. Suggestions anyone? I sure would appreciate whatever you've got! Thanks in advance! mickeefynn
Whoooohoooo!! I"m finally a big shot! Oh wait; she's probably talking about Ribs?
Ok Mickeefynn - Have you raced or ran a hard 5k yet? You should accomplish that first. Let us know your time by the way. Is this your first attempt at regular running?Your question has to be answered by you determined what your goals are for running. Do you want to race 5k's or longer? Do you want to run strictly for pleasure and health? Distances need to be added carefully.