Entries from October 2007 ↓

She is too damn cute, I tell you…

I don’t care… I’m a shameless promoter of my child… I know its sickening, but I’m not going to fight it. My daughter is so freakin’ cute, and I won’t hold back from saying it.

The Chick

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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