Monthly Archives: February 2008

A not so good tempo run

My tempo run went up to 35 minutes today and I was hoping to maintain my tempo pace for at least 10 minutes. Things didn’t work out quite that way. I was only able to keep it up for 7 … Continue reading

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Cross Training

I hit the bike for 20 minutes today, covering 7.25 miles. When I got on the bike this morning, I felt a little stiff. After the first five minutes, my legs were just pumping at a steady cadence. I felt … Continue reading

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A new milestone

Today, I was nervous heading to the gym for my speed work. This seems to be a trend. I get nervous before speed workouts for some reason. I guess it’s because the first one I did was harder than I … Continue reading

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3 easy miles is actually feeling easy now

When I was leading up to this training plan, 3 miles was not easy for me. In fact, I was pretty disappointed about that. One would figure that after running a marathon, three miles would be a breeze. I found … Continue reading

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Slow and Steady

Today’s run was a nice slow jog through the old neighborhood and waterfront park of my long marathon training runs. I kept things slow, averaging about 10:15-10:30 minutes per mile and I took only two short walk breaks. All in … Continue reading

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More Bourbon than food does not result in a good run

Last night was shin-dig benefit for the girls’ school. They had a bunch of stuff from a bunch of different restaurants, most of which was not really my type of food. I had a few bites, but I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Building a faster tempo run

Today’s tempo run went very well. I jogged for about 10 minutes, then took off at a pretty good pace for a little more than 8 minutes, covering a mile and a quarter in that time. I did tire out … Continue reading

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Cross Training

Today, I hit the bike for 20 minutes and then headed down for a full body strength training session. It was a pretty long workout. I was at the gym for over two hours, but it felt nice and I’m … Continue reading

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200 intervals

Like last week, I was nervous about my speedwork this morning. I was scheduled to do 8 200 m intervals at roughly 5:30 pace. My first one seemed extraordinarily easy, and I glided through all 8 with little difficulty. It … Continue reading

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3 easy miles

Into my second week, my 3 easy miles started out tough, but I got into a groove and finished strong. Then, I hit the weights for a nice full body workout Actual workout 5 minutes warmup 3 miles at 8:34 … Continue reading

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