Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

8.68 Miles Easy

6:54 Pace

Hmmm, I don’t know, but running might be getting fun again.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

No Run

My wife had a play date with her friend. So I either had to get up extremely early and run on dead legs or catch up on some sleep. Needless to say I chose the latter. Remember, I’m lazy now.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Long Run 11.59 Miles

6:52 Pace

Ran fast again today.

Friday, April 23, 2010

8.71 Miles Easy

Mile 1 7:06
Mile 2 6:36
Mile 3 6:32
Mile 4 6:31
Mile 5 6:33
Mile 6 6:33
Mile 7 6:44
Mile 8 6:57
Mile 9 6:40
Total Average Pace 6:42

Dude what the hell? Dang I ran fast this morning. You take a week off, get lazy, gain a couple of pounds, and then get faster??? Go figure.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

8.7 Miles Easy

Mile 1 7:28
Mile 2 6:56
Mile 3 6:56
Mile 4 6:57
Mile 5 6:57
Mile 6 6:43
Mile 7 6:46
Mile 8 6:51
Mile 9 6:31
Total Average Pace 6:55

Didn’t realize I could get it back so quickly.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

8.72 Miles Easy

Mile 1 7:15
Mile 2 7:03
Mile 3 6:51
Mile 4 6:42
Mile 5 6:43
Mile 6 6:48
Mile 7 6:45
Mile 8 6:53
Mile 9 6:46
Total Average Pace 6:52

Wow didn’t expect that. Evidently cutting the run short yesterday helped me to recover.

Monday, April 19, 2010

2.90 Miles Easy

7:50 Pace

Remember when I said no strings attached? I meant it. I’m putting in a safeguard that says when I hit 7:45 pace at any point during my run past the first mile then I’m stopping the run. Obviously that happened today so I cut the run short. Evidently I’m still not recovered.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

8.71 Miles Easy

7:11 pace

I looked in the mirror and thought to myself, I’m fat. I can’t let myself go like this. Here’s the deal. I’ll run when I feel like it. If I don’t get enough sleep or I don’t feel like running then I’m skipping. For the first time ever, I didn’t miss running. I slept like a baby during my hiatus too. I spent time with my wife and kids. Got more work done, and I felt like a productive mere mortal. A refreshing feeling. As fun as that was, I starting watching the P90x and the Insanity infomercials and started thinking…that’s me. I’m already, or was, in freakish shape. What a shame to let all that go to waste. So I’m back to running, no strings attached.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

No Run

I’m not fat, I’m just big boned.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

No Run

No running, no exercising, no nothing. Not reading about running, not reading any running blogs. I’m just a civilian now. A mere mortal. I don’t miss running.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

No Run

ZZZZzzzzzz…..

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

11.68 Long Run

7:16 Pace

I saw Sean out there in the morning and chatted a little. He asked me why I wasn’t at the Bellaire Trolley race. I told him about my slow Fartlek on Tuesday. We both agree I’m probably physically and mentally burned out.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

3 Mile 30/30 Fartlek – 8.78 Miles

  • 2.89 Mile Warm up
  • 3 Mile 30/30 Fartlek

5:11, 5:40, 5:36, 5:54, 5:35, 5:46, 5:16, 6:11, 5:23, 6:08 , 5:33, 5:51, 5:24, 6:05, 5:10, 5:52, 5:47, 6:13, 5:44, 6:15, 5:26, 5:48, 5:26, 6:08, 5:22, 6:03, 5:18, 5:52, 5:17, 6:00, 5:22, 5:52, 5:02, 5:30

  • Time 16:54 Ha!
  • Pace: 5:40
  • 2.9 Mile Cool down

I’m glad I ran so poorly. It is soooo obvious that I’m broken that I don’t have to even think twice about not running the Bellaire Trolley on Saturday. It’s a relief because the answer is so definitive. This is the slowest I have ever run a fartlek since I started keeping track on this blog.

Monday, April 5, 2010

No Run

The saga continues…

Sunday, April 4, 2010

No Run

Hurt, battered, and unmotivated, I need to figure out my next step.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Earth Day 5k – 16:22 – 8.09 Miles Total

2.75 Mile warm up

Mile 1 5:01
Mile 2 5:19
Mile 3 5:27
Last .1 6:03
Total Average Pace 5:17

2.24 Mile cool down

Definitely below my standards. Something isn’t right with me physically. I went out hard but all I could muster was a 5:01 pace the first mile. In the middle of the 2nd mile I felt it all starting to crumble. I felt bad knee pain, hamstring pain, but tried to hold it together. I figured I would get caught at during mile 3 so I slowed quite a bit so I’d at least have a kick left. I didn’t have to worry because I didn’t need it. No one came after me since they figured I was 15:50 high. This was actually the first time since I could remember that I actually put the brakes on in a race. After this disaster it looks like I can kiss the Bellaire Trolley Race goodbye.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

9 Miles Easy

  • 4.5 miles in morning 8:00 pace
  • 4.5 miles in evening 7:47 pace
  •