Monthly Archives: April 2008

Nice (stationary) bike ride and strength training

I”m late posting this, so I’m keeping it short and sweet. I did 20 minutes on the stationary bike at 23.1 MPH, and then a very nice full body workout. I even knocked out 2 sets of the decline press … Continue reading

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Something new: jogging recovery

Since I’ve started with speed intervals in my training, I’ve felt a little wussy about the walking recovery in between intervals. Sure, my speed intervals have been tiring, but something just wasn’t sitting right. So, I set out today to … Continue reading

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Slogging through 3 on the treadmill

So, if you’ve ever worked hard in the garden all weekend, then tried to drink off the soreness with rum and bourbon, then perhaps you’ve experience a run like I had today. Something that is normally a very easy run … Continue reading

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A very nice six

I got out of bed a little earlier than usual and headed out the door for a 6 miler. I planned out a new route for today’s run since my normal route is part of the St. Anthony’s Triathlon this … Continue reading

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A kind of sort of fartlek run

I set out today with the intent of doing 5 miles and doing some of it fast. So, I set out, running the first mile in 8:30 or so, then I took off on the first (and as it turns … Continue reading

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Added core work

Today, I hit the bike for a solid 20 minutes and then went down to the weights and put in about an hour of strength training. It’s been a while since I’ve done that, so I”ll probably be pretty sore … Continue reading

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Working on the Breathing

I headed out for a 4 mile run with the idea to run it at about the pace I’ve been using for my 3 mile easy runs and also to work on my breathing. I went out just slightly faster … Continue reading

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A (relatively) cold and blustery day

We had a cold front pass through last night, so it got all the way down to about 50 degrees by this morning. It was also very windy (20-25 MPH) and drizzling a little so I opted for a cross … Continue reading

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Bumping it up another notch

I bumped the treadmill up another 0.1 MPH for my 3 mile easy run today. That puts my 3 mile easy run at 8:19 min/mile now. I was really in the zone today. I cruised through 3 miles and felt … Continue reading

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Harvey’s Festival of States 5K

I spent most of last night relaxing. I think I realized that I was really freakin’ nervous about the race. I’ve been putting a lot of pressure on myself with this whole “break 20 minutes” thing and it’s really not … Continue reading

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