Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
True to our vows "I promise to support your dreams and be there for you always." Let this be your year!
Training: Thursday-61 minutes at about 7:45 pace/mile then a 15 minute relaxing swim.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Our future ornitholigist eyes this Cardinal's nest outside the window with every passing chance. Life begins anew for bird and marathoner.
Tuesday: easy 6.5 miles
Wednesday: am-easy 3.5 miles, Noon-easy 7.5 miles
pace is approximately 8:00/mile
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Run: 19.5 mi
Bike: 39.0 mi
Sw: 1,600.0 m
Alternate activity hours: 6.03
Friday calisthenics had 30 minutes of rope skipping, easy 5m run on Saturday am at a dogged pace, 14.5m family run this morning with a 5.5 mile walk home.
This week: run by feel with Monday as rest\cross training, re-visit marathon schedule, 24-hour ultra marathon prep for this Friday night (wife's race).
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Then another eight mile bike ride home and later eight miles on the inline skates.
To top it all off a healthy home-made pizza!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
aerobics, baseball/softball, badminton, basketball, calisthenics, cross-country skiing, elliptical trainer, fencing, football, frisbee, golfing, gymnastics, hockey, ice skating, isometrics, lacrosse, martial arts, massage, nordic track, pilates, pool running, racquetball, rock climbing, rowing, snowshoeing, ski machine, soccer, spinning, stair climbing, stretching, surfing, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, walking, water skiing, weight lifting, wrestling, yoga
I biked 23 miles yesterday and walked six miles today. What will it be tomorrow? Swimming in Walden Pond on Thursday for those of you interested.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
With a delightful Summer day mountain bikers, horse back riders, hikers, runners and day-trippers were experiencing excellent trails and good ice cream.
Almost forgot we did some more baking by evidence of this delicious banana walnut bread.
If you want a good walk head to Boston along the wharf to view the tallships moored alongside.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
- Slower running times - well, yeah I've got that
- Insomnia - only once
- Fatigue - yep
- Achy joints - yes
- Lack of motivation - it's like it hits every July
- Frequent cold or flu - none
- lack of energy - shows by not doing push-ups and sit-ups
- Poor recovery after workouts - yesterday's ten miler
- Poor concentration - at times
- Headaches - mild if at any
- General lethargy - plenty of
- Chronic injuries that won't heal - overstretched glute slow to recover
First solution listed is to take a week off from running. I'll do it as the Baystate Marathon is now 99 days out and this cycle needs to break to get some quality training. In years past the pace and mileage would drop only to pick up around September.
Training: inline skating on the Bowker Flats for ten miles in ~60 minutes
Friday, July 10, 2009
ran long - 10 miles in 1:26:10 - had two walking breaks after one hour, first one I picked it up as the mosquitos were swarming, second pickup was on a downhill. Glad that was over, rest of the day to recover finally felt better after a 30 minute walk with my bride.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
What's next? Continue base training, explore possibility of a first ever one-mile race on the outdoor track in two weeks.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Every week we get rain
Have you had enough for it to matter?
I wish it would make the chipmunks hibernate so they would stop stealing the tomatoes from our garden. Fencing and hopefully the neighborhood red-tailed hawk will suppress their vigor.
Wednesday: pm-6M in the Reservation in 44:00
Thursday: am-3.4M at 8:35/mile, pm-38:06 7:13/mile (18:03/18:05 Bowker Flats Loop) for 5M