Monday, August 29, 2011

C25K W4D2

Distance: 2.2 mi. Pace: 13:20 min/mi Duration: 00:29:20 Speed: 4.5 mi/h
Harder than Saturday and slower. I did feel strong on the run even though I was barely keeping my breathing rhythm.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

C25K W3D1 Making progress

I was afraid I wouldn't be able to do the 1/2 mile runs b/c I hadn't run more than 4 min at a time yet, but I did it! The first one wasn't bad either, though the second one was hard. I pretended Hardin Field was a 1/2 mile square loop and ran for distance this time instead of running for time. I ran a mile! --in two halves, but still. Running for time instead of distance I couldn't keep track of how far my running parts were.

I walked 1 lap (.55mi) for warm-up and again afterward, but I'm logging those separately from this on mapmyrun b/c I wanted to see my min/mile on the workout: 12.73 min/mile! Better than I expected. I still need to get faster. I also want to start running in the mornings instead of evenings. I'm just afraid that I'll end up getting caught up with the kids as they get ready for school and that I'll over-sleep even more than I already do. But I'm going to be fit testing in the morning, and it's cooler (it was still 88deg by 9pm tonight!) then too, so it would be nice to get used to running early(er).

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's all in my head?

"The brain f%cks with you. You aren’t sure if the pain and fear is in your head or if it is real. You aren't sure if you need to toughen up or pull back. You question if you’ll ever, truly be back in the game with full self-assurance and gusto. You wonder if you are destined for a life of slow running, very low weekly mileages and too much cross training to bear. "  --ShutUpAndRun

Thank you  SUAR. That's just how I feel. I usually err on the side of caution (& wimpiness). I'm paranoid of redeveloping stress fractures or developing new ones. So I end up not training hard enough.

Monday, August 22, 2011

need more running

Friday C25K W3D3, 2.2mi, 34:09. I have heart rate data for this one.

This evening: walk 10min/1/2 mile; run 90, walk 90; x2; run 3:00 walk 3:00 x2, run 60, walk 60, run 30, walk. 32:21 total; HRmax ~190, 2.2mi total

The two shorter runs at the end were at faster pace, the pace I hope to be able to end up running. I really need to up my endurance so I can do my fitness test next month. I still haven't run more than 3 min continually. The logged workouts include warm-up and sometimes cool-down--whatever's left to complete the last lap.

I've been forgetting to do push-ups and sit-ups, gotta do those too.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yesterday 3mi bike ride (took the "long" way home), 18min.
Today run/walk 29:04min. I haven't mapped it yet, so I don't know the distance. Also KB: 2x10 snatch and clean.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Busy busy

Last week was another busy week. I ran C25K W3D1 on Mon or Tues (I logged it as Tues; I seem to recall being extremely tired Mon). On Wed I flew out to CA for a quick business trip. I took a short detour to check out Solvang and the Santa Ines Mission; it was maybe 80deg. I had some delicious pomegranite/raspberry yogurt. That evening I met with an old friend from college, and she took me to dinner. We had a great time catching up.

Thursday after my meeting (which went quite well, thank you), I had time to go for a run before heading back toward the airport. The weather was misty, cloudy and less than 70deg. I ran a lush 1.5mi trail. (C25K W2D3, 90sec run, 90sec walk). I saw lots of vegetation I'd never seen before. On the way back to the airport I stopped at a lookout point to check out the ocean. I was somewhat disappointed that it was still cloudy. It didn't clear up at all till between 3 and 4:30, kind of a bummer, but otherwise the weather was nice. I got back home around 10pm

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cross-training, sort of

Today I rode my bike to the store & back, pulling my preschooler on the bike trailer. We went to buy some school supplies for the older kids. I haven't mapped the distance; I think it was about a mile. Later I weeded the part of the back yard inside the patio fence. I pulled up a whole paper grocery bag of goathead sticker plants. They were huge! I had thought the grass was growing well; turns out at least half the green was from those stupid weeds. And we don't have a hoe & couldn't find the shovel, so I was using a hatchet to soften the ground to be able to pull out the roots. I think that actually worked out better than the shovel would have b/c I could aim better & avoid pulling up what grass there was.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Next step running

It's been quite nice in the evenings lately, and yesterday evening it stormed for an hour. The rained lightened up quite a bit after a while, but there was still thunder and lightening. So much so that DSS's flight couldn't land and had to be re-routed to El Paso to refuel before coming back. I also didn't get to run yesterday, so I did a 15min KB workout before bed.  I did swings: 1min each hand then right into 45sec each. I had to take a break to fix some Ovaltine for a kid. Then I finished the swings with 30sec and 15sec sets back to back. After another (shorter) break (the 1st one took 6 min as I had to wash out a sippy cup) I did 20 ea LC--that's all I could jerk! Maybe I could have done a few more, but not many. After another break I did 10 snatches ea hand.

This morning I had the chance to run, so I did W2D2 of the C25K program. (W2D1 was Monday). After that and the "cool down" I did some sprints. Total workout >41min, and I was beat!  I slogged home, grabbed some bread & honey and some yogurt, showered and headed to work (on my bike--glad it's a short ride). At least the morning traffic was done by then. I didn't have time to finish my yogurt; in fact, it's still in the kitchen. I had a sausage biscuit after getting to work (Jimmy Dean, mini) and an orange soda--I just really wanted some sugar by then.  Lunch was Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake; love me some platano!

I didn't eat quite enough today though apparently. That plus the business of work today, and I was shaky by the time I got home. Now I could fall asleep no problem, very sleepy.  It's a lovely evening. The clouds are high enough for the more distant parts of the sky to still look blue. The clouds above are turning pink from the setting sun, and a bit ago I saw some of the moon too.