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Thank you Pro-Brewer! I was looking for information about water filtration for my house; in part because I brew beer, but also because I brew coffee, both of which occassionally taste really bad with unfilter

9/20/09 Long Run

Run 12:09 pm

pretty flat.. felt good until about mile 3…

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 9 ft

Performance

Distance: 4.53 miles Goal: 8′ 30 min/mi pace for
5 miles

Map

Elevation (ft)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- avg actual +/- avg
1 6′ 45 -0′ 53 8.9 +1.0 -32 ft
2 7′ 52 +0′ 14 7.6 -0.2 -3 ft
3 7′ 59 +0′ 21 7.5 -0.4 +3 ft
4 7′ 53 +0′ 15 7.6 -0.3 +10 ft
end 7′ 36 -0′ 02 7.9 +0.0 +19 ft
Versus average of 7′ 38 min/mile

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Blogging about it sure beats doing it!

So this is my new way to document the things I wish I did, before I wish I did it.

 So let’s recap…. I have my running gear today to run at lunch… we’ll see.

 I have cracked the 9min. mile barrier, and am a long way to my goal…

 The only pool time I have is a couple of hours with Catie (which is good, but not anywhere near my swimming goal).

 I still have time, just need to get the routine…

 So, here’s the new thing that I am going to try to set up…. a photo blog.

 I’m not sure what I want to do with it, but I’ve always aspired to keep a daily diary. If I can fire my camera phone at something 2 or 3 times per day, maybe the merger of gagetry and my altruistic goals will result in …. well, something.

 My hope is that my own daily records will inspire me to improve, and possibly will remind me of what I have done. Often I’m left without a sense of accomplishment in a day, though many days (at work) I am really spending a lot of time meeting, calling, emailing, writing, etc…. I must be doing something…. But, I may be wasting a lot of time – and not just time messing around on the internet – so, maybe a capture of events will help me to figure it out.

So… who wants to marathon anyway?

I’ve been consistent in mentioning that I have no interest in running marathons. In fact, I’ve flat out said that it’s a pretty stupid thing to do. Nonetheless, I’m dissappointed in myself for not haveing participated this year. I’m pretty ok with it. But, I’d just like to have followed through…

 I’m sure I made the right decision, however… I would have liked to make earlier decisions to train harder (and earlier)… so I could have had success. But what is done is done.

 Now, I’m still nursing the groin-ab-possible-hernia thing…. I slipped on wet tile yesterday and it hurt like hell… but I’m still standing.  Anyway, another milestone in the past, so its time to re-evaluate…

 Next milestone… Hawaii trip April 2008. (its a convenient marker as any).

 I want to get back to basics… There are 2 things that I want to work on. 1. Speed, 2. overall conditioning (Ok the second one is like a million things, but whatever)…

 To get to where I need to I’m going to have to revamp… I’m not sure how I’m going to go about it, because I still have the same time constraints… however.. if I focus on shorter distances, then I should be able to get the workouts in… Running will be a staple, and soccer will play a role; I would like to add swimming to the routine…

 Swimming should make surfing a lot easier, plus I always wanted to do it… There is a pretty good chance that I’ll bail on it though (I’ve tried before, it didn’t stick).

 Running-wise, I’m hoping to find a running group with varying paces. This way I can progress within the group. (Competitiveness helps me move faster).

 I’m not sure what to do about my injuries… it seems that they are just a nuisance (a painful nuisance), since I’m not inhibited much by them. But, it also seems that it’s getting worse…

 Anyway, goals:

 1: 10k by April sub 52 minutes, by June 48 min. or less

2: Swim: by April: just be able to swim 800m without stopping (I’ll adjust if its to easy) June, never stop surfing because I’m too tired, and have a 1000m time goal.

Organized Chaos

There are at least 2 organizations that I’m looking to join

1. Running group

2. some kind of athletic league

1. because I need to run to get and stay fit, and I do a much better job in a group.

2. because I need competition… I’m looking into, soccer and hockey. We’ll see what happens.. Hockey has the benefit of being pretty fun no matter what, since I never played organized hockey and I haven’t held a hockey stick in at least 5 years. So, no matter what happens, I’ll be on a learning curve, which will be fun.

 With soccer, I really need to find the right group… a combination of things make it complicated… my own state of fitness prevents me from being as competitive as I would like. That, plus the fact that I’m out of practice, so my skills aren’t where they could be. So, these factors may preclude me from participating at a level that I find exciting… but maybe not… If I can find a good crew of old, out of shape, has beens, maybe it will be fun. (alternatively, I may get in shape).

Run 09:59 am

10 was a piece of cake… a goal was to get to 10 in 1:30… I did. It was easy… It was a little tough to get going after a quick stretch and some walking – .I thought I’d try the run-walk-run technique – didn’t like it – my body was a little pissed since it thought the run part was done. But, I was able to creak along. I felt decent up to about 13 miles, from there it was progressively more challenging… I wanted to stop at some point, but I remembered how hard it was to start up again, and decided against it.I finished strong (especially since I accidently cut my route, and skipped 3 miles). But, I felt as if 18 would have been out of reach.

Definately not ready for 26.2… I could conceivabley get ready, but I’m not particularly interested in a 4+hr. time… oh well….

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 279 ft

Performance

Distance: 15.46 miles Goal: 9′ 30 min/mi pace

Map

Elevation (ft)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- goal actual +/- goal
1 8′ 54 -0′ 36 6.7 +0.4 -82 ft
2 8′ 46 -0′ 44 6.8 +0.5 -36 ft
3 10′ 42 +1′ 12 5.6 -0.7 +23 ft
4 9′ 10 -0′ 20 6.5 +0.2 -6 ft
5 9′ 04 -0′ 26 6.6 +0.3 -20 ft
6 8′ 54 -0′ 36 6.7 +0.4 -10 ft
7 8′ 40 -0′ 50 6.9 +0.6 0 ft
8 8′ 49 -0′ 41 6.8 +0.5 +10 ft
9 8′ 53 -0′ 37 6.8 +0.4 +17 ft
10 8′ 20 -1′ 10 7.2 +0.9 +10 ft
11 17′ 05 +7′ 35 3.5 -2.8 +62 ft
12 9′ 52 +0′ 22 6.1 -0.2 +49 ft
13 9′ 44 +0′ 14 6.2 -0.2 -92 ft
14 8′ 58 -0′ 32 6.7 +0.4 -32 ft
15 9′ 43 +0′ 13 6.2 -0.1 +95 ft
end 10′ 50 +1′ 20 5.5 -0.8 +13 ft
Versus goal of 9′ 30 min/mile

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Run 05:04 pm

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 80 ft

Performance

Distance: 13.11 miles Goal: 9′ 30 min/mi pace

Map

Elevation (ft)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- goal actual +/- goal
1 8′ 36 -0′ 54 7.0 +0.7 +19 ft
2 8′ 30 -1′ 00 7.0 +0.7 0 ft
3 9′ 03 -0′ 27 6.6 +0.3 +23 ft
4 9′ 01 -0′ 29 6.7 +0.3 -17 ft
5 9′ 53 +0′ 23 6.1 -0.2 +32 ft
6 9′ 40 +0′ 10 6.2 -0.1 +10 ft
7 9′ 32 +0′ 02 6.3 -0.0 -46 ft
8 10′ 06 +0′ 36 5.9 -0.4 0 ft
9 10′ 01 +0′ 31 6.0 -0.3 +26 ft
10 9′ 17 -0′ 13 6.5 +0.1 -23 ft
11 14′ 42 +5′ 12 4.1 -2.2 +33 ft
12 9′ 47 +0′ 17 6.1 -0.2 +10 ft
13 12′ 11 +2′ 41 4.9 -1.4 -52 ft
end 20′ 12 +10′ 42 3.0 -3.3 +16 ft
Versus goal of 9′ 30 min/mile

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Run 09:40 am

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 302 ft

Performance

Distance: 9.95 miles Goal: 9′ 15 min/mi pace

Map

Elevation (ft)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- goal actual +/- goal
1 11′ 41 +2′ 26 5.1 -1.4 +3 ft
2 8′ 14 -1′ 01 7.3 +0.8 -72 ft
3 8′ 24 -0′ 51 7.1 +0.6 -39 ft
4 8′ 49 -0′ 26 6.8 +0.3 +125 ft
5 8′ 20 -0′ 55 7.2 +0.7 -59 ft
6 9′ 21 +0′ 06 6.4 -0.1 -76 ft
7 8′ 54 -0′ 21 6.7 +0.3 -7 ft
8 8′ 24 -0′ 51 7.1 +0.7 +3 ft
9 8′ 12 -1′ 03 7.3 +0.8 +19 ft
end 9′ 15 +0′ 00 6.5 -0.0 +98 ft
Versus goal of 9′ 15 min/mile

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Run 03:31 pm

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 298 ft

Performance

Distance: 13.03 miles Goal: 9′ 15 min/mi pace

Notes

What a difference the weather makes!!! beautiful day. I started later than I would like mostly due to procrastination, but the weather couldn’t have been more cooperative. Felt fantastic for 10.5 miles… My legs felt heavy from there, but endorphins kicked in so there was joy with the pain. I actually had to talk myself out of overdoing it. I think I made the right choice. A couple more miles may not have hurt, but its not worth the chance.Still a littl behind mileage-wise, but things are looking up. I hope its not too hot on Marathon day!

Map

Elevation (ft.)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- goal actual +/- goal
1 8′ 52 -0′ 23 6.8 +0.3 +3 ft
2 8′ 47 -0′ 28 6.8 +0.3 -4 ft
3 9′ 13 -0′ 02 6.5 +0.0 -72 ft
4 9′ 12 -0′ 03 6.5 +0.0 +16 ft
5 9′ 17 +0′ 02 6.5 -0.0 0 ft
6 9′ 32 +0′ 17 6.3 -0.2 +13 ft
7 9′ 44 +0′ 29 6.2 -0.3 +4 ft
8 9′ 42 +0′ 27 6.2 -0.3 +33 ft
9 9′ 21 +0′ 06 6.4 -0.1 -89 ft
10 9′ 19 +0′ 04 6.4 -0.1 -17 ft
11 9′ 44 +0′ 29 6.2 -0.3 +7 ft
12 9′ 55 +0′ 40 6.0 -0.4 +7 ft
13 9′ 44 +0′ 29 6.2 -0.3 +98 ft
end 11′ 06 +1′ 51 5.4 -1.1 0 ft
Versus goal of 9′ 15 min/mi

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