Oh. Dang, K.S. I forgot you are down in C.C. I visited Houston once and was foolish enough to leave my shirt unbuttoned one day outside at work. I had a strip of second degree burns 3" wide. Fleet Feet, huh? I think I've heard of them. Do you run at night? It must be nice.
Morning running friends. 5.75 ez this morning. oa pace 7:40 after a slow warmup mile. More tonight with some good leg turnover.
May or may not get to run tomorrow depending on time restraints and weather.
Paul, the schedule I put up only has 1 long run per week. It's easier to run further or faster if you have rest days or
lower mileage days before. Once the long run becomes normal, you could expand on other types of training.
Yesterday, for me, was a change in stimulus because I picked up the pace on one side of a loop, for an
I don't wear a hat in the summer because I'm trying to throw off heat, not contain it within my head. Perfect temperature for
me is around 45F, shorts and singlet.
The warmest I ever ran at was 104F and the coldest -40F.
I ran my 1-mile recovery run today, and it sure felt good to "blow out the pipes" after yesterday's long run. I feel much better now! Thanks for getting me going on those, S.R.
Paul, I didn't understand your post:
So it is basically 9-9-9-6-6-12-13 saturday to friday. I'd have to cancel my track work days and recovery run days. Also, I do not want to do two long runs per week right now, anyway, especially on consecutive days.
Fred would not have given you back-to-back long runs like that. Go back and see his post.
Fred, when I ran in NY during those hot summer months I experimented with a white mesh "baseball cap" type of hat in which I had sewn in a pocket to contain ice. After much trial and error I concluded running with no hat was better than running with a hat that has ice in it. I'm with you.
3+ recovery miles with a friend who just got back from S. Africa. She did the 56K Two Oceans in 5:22, a pretty good time over that hilly terrain. Spareribs
Sunday - 9 miles
Tuesday - 6 miles
Thursday - 12 miles
Saturday - 9 miles
Monday - 9 miles
Wednesday - 6 miles
Friday - 13 miles
Tell me what you see after thursday and friday.
Paul, hope you are enjoying the new bike. As for heart rate, long hard climbs always get my rate up. Stopping isn't an option in the middle of a climb.
5 good miles this morning with aborted plans to ride tonight. I feel exhausted and think I'd have been a road danger had I gone out as planned. Thinking about a September half marathon as the Army Ten-Miler is already closed.
Ks, I wish you the best in Boston! Do we know your number?
Thanks, Euphoric. Good to hear from you. I won't have this bike completed until the fall, though, so I am thinking of first rides scheduled for next spring. My Raleigh Technium is in prime condition, though. (Not bad for a 20 year old frame).
A three mile slow warm up and then wave run for two miles for 5 today on the track. It was 10 to 10:10 minute miles on the warmup, and 8:55 and 9:00 on the uptick of three 400 meters, and a cool down. My achilles was feeling tender on the run on Wednesday so I didn't want to push it any harder than that. I didn't feel the tendon today.
Paul, the other day when I said I was tired, what I meant was that my legs were fatigued. I had a sense I'd feel that way before I started running. It was, I think, from the two long previous Sunday runs following the shorter mileage week when I had the flu. My heart and mind were all for it (on Wednesday's run); it was my legs that objected. Still, it turned into a progression run so I felt good about that.
You have definitely escaped your wife's cold or flu, KS. Keeping my finger's crossed. Positive thoughts.
Euphoric - thanks for asking. My bib is 4061. I suppose they will have updates after the race starts if you want to check. Will finish packing tonight for tomorrow nights departure.
I ran a slightly different route today, one which measured out to be 9.48 miles. That is a little bit longer than my normal route, but I am going to run this one, or one like it, on fridays, to get some steeper hills in. I completed my run in 1:18:40. Not bad, and the 60-degree temperature definitely helped warm my muscles and probably gave me a psychological "spring" boost. It's amazing, though: The "steep" hill which I have been planning to doing and looking forward to all winter was not difficult at all, because of the improvement in fitness I have experienced in these nine months I have been running. I could have run it harder, and next time I will. (I ran it just about as slowly as I could). A non-compliant red light forced me onto the concrete sidewalks of Main Street on the way home, after the steepish hill, but with any luck I will get the green light and be able to stay on asphalt back-roads all the way home next time.
I felt strong today and could have run faster had I needed to. The only down side of today's run was that the bezel to my watch abraded a hole in the back of my hand , so I had to turn it around (the watch, that is). A garbage truck turned in and caught me flat-footed so I had to stop and that cost me 20 seconds.
I need to find some longer, steeper hills.