Thursday, February 28, 2008

What a Beautiful Day

I'm looking outside this morning from the home office and I can't believe how nice it looks outside. I'm looking forward to getting out and running today. On the schedule is a "quality" day - 8 x 800 meters at 10-K race pace with 90-second jog. I'm not really sure what my 10-k pace is these days, so I'll try to keep it around 7:30 min/mi. pace. Think I'll head out to the levee instead of the track for this one. There's a nice straight stretch of fire road that is approx. 1/2 mile.

So far this week...
Monday - Long Run 11.11 miles at 9:00 pace. (Longest run ever for me. Ahead of schedule and ready for more.)
Tuesday - Recovery Run - 4.19 miles at 8:20 pace (Faster than I wanted but still felt easy. Good sign. Legs felt relatively good after yesterdays run. I'm ahead of my training pace but making sure I don't progress too fast to avoid injury,)
Wednesday - Walk - 2.5 miles w the dog. (Wanted to do a xfit wkout but didn't make it. No problem - legs could use a rest and as I mentioned above, this could help me avoid injuries.)

Enjoy the sunshine if you're in California.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Catch Up Time

I'm a bit behind on the old blogging, so I'll see if I can catch up a bit here. I've been very busy with work and home stuff so spending the extra time to update this blog has been on the back burner. Here's a recap of last week's training:
Monday: Xfit - Fran
Tuesday: Ran 8 miles
Wednesday: Ran 3 miles (windy as hell)
Thursday: Ran 5 miles (Tempo)
Saturday: Ran 9 miles
Total miles: 25

This week:
Monday: Xfit - 50-40-30-20-10 double-unders and situps
Tuesday: Nada - didn't get out - boo
Wednesday: 5.5 miles - (6 x 800 @ 7.5'/mile - rest at 10'/mile)

Today, I'll probably run 4 -5 easy miles and do some hand-stand push-ups as well. Might have to go to the gym since it's raining.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

What day is it?

Note to self: You are not in college anymore.

Ok, this last weekend was a bit rough. Let me recap: Friday was softball league night. That basically means it's our guys night out. We ended up winning our game in the last inning and that just fueled the fire. Then comes Saturday: Foo Fighters concert in Oakland at the arena. I wasn't driving and therefore was a mess. I think we got home around 1:30 in the morning. Then comes Super Bowl Sunday: My brother- and sister-in-law had a big party with all kinds of beers and crap.

Total workouts over the weekend: 0

I wasn't thrilled that I didn't get any running in, but at the same time, I'm happy with where I'm at so far. Thursday's crossfit workout + run was brutal and I needed a little break (ok, maybe not 3 days).

I was able to get out yesterday with the dog (Miles) and do an out and back on the delta levee for 6 miles. I meant to bring my watch to start tracking times, but my battery is dead (honest!).

I was gonna head to the gym today for a crossfit workout and a short run, but it's so nice today, I might just skip the gym and head out for a 3-mile loop.

If anyone's reading this today, don't forget to vote. I'm heading over to the polls in about 20 minutes before lunch time.


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