Monthly Archives: October 2007

Halloween

I woke up this morning, slightly sore from yesterday’s 6 mile run.  I took the first half mile slow, but sped up as I approached the park, finishing that mile in 8:24.  I was already feeling winded, so I regretted … Continue reading

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6 miles, I own you

With thoughts of control, I set out on my 6 mile run today.  This week, I ran my first mile in 9:34 as opposed to last week, when I ran the first mile in 9:13.  The result?  43 seconds.  Today, … Continue reading

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A good recovery

Today was one of those days when I woke up and didn’t want to do anything.  I lingered in bed, then I lingered on the toilet.  Then, I lingered in the kitchen making breakfast, then I lingered over my email.  … Continue reading

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I have now bonked

Last night, I was up somewhat late.  We attended a high school football game and I made sure to take in some extra calories in preparation for my 12 mile run today.  I managed to get up at around 6:30 … Continue reading

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Paul and Yoda were right

Last week, after my 3 mile experiement, Paul noted that I should be careful not to mess up running long.  During my 10 mile run, I felt that I had mastered the art of starting slow and finishing strong.  I … Continue reading

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Skipping a level

Given my speed performance last week, I decided to skip the two weeks of 3 mile runs at 8:30 pace and go straight to 2 weeks at 8:15 pace. Planned workout 8 minutes warmup 3 miles at 8:15 pace 8 … Continue reading

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A look at the marathon

I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for quite a while. We met up with some conference buddies at Walt Disney World on Friday for the EPCOT Food and Wine festival. We arrived on Friday morning and checked into the … Continue reading

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A 3 mile experiment

Based on my recent runs, I decided to go out faster than normal this morning.  I was also testing the “lap” button on my Garmin to see how well it would work for recording my one mile splits.  I took … Continue reading

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A new PR for 5 miles

Like yesterday, I set out a little faster than I wanted to today.  The prospect today was running to the lakefront park, running three times around the lake, then running back for a total of 5 miles.  I took a … Continue reading

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Speed is coming

Today I headed out for the standard Monday morning three mile run.  I planned on going out with a 9:30 first mile, attempting to average 8:45 per mile.  After finding it easy to take the first few miles slowly on … Continue reading

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