Monthly Archives: May 2008

Bumping the easy run up a notch

Having completed another race, I bumped the treadmill up one more notch and ran my Monday morning easy run at 8:12 pace today. Actually, I felt good enough to increase the speed in the last half mile or so and … Continue reading

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Miles for Moffitt 5K

I woke up at about 4:00 this morning with excruciating pain in my elbow. I had injured it while gardening a weeks back, and then we got a Nintendo Wii last night, so I guess the Wii tennis was too … Continue reading

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Easy rider

A few months ago, I read a book Chris Carmichael, who is most famous for being Lance Armstrong’s coach. Among the many things he talks about in the book is the idea of an easy workout following a hard workout … Continue reading

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An excellent confidence builder

I went out the door today with the goal of completing four miles in less than 32 minutes. I wanted to do the first mile in about 8:30, then try for about 7:50 for the remaining 3 miles. As it … Continue reading

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Legs are sore

I hopped on the treadmill feeling pretty good today. Sure, the legs were a little sore from the first long run in a while, but an easy 3 miles is no problem. I started out well, and really never felt … Continue reading

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Firest long run in a while

I woke up at around 7:45 today and rolled over. My wife looked at me and asked “Are you running today?”. “Yeah”, I replied, “I should probably go now”. “Whatever” she said sleepily. “Before it gets too hot,” I clarified. … Continue reading

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An even better 6

Last week;s 6 mile run was fantastic but this week was even better. I was basically trying to match last week’s effort, so I went out with the aim of completing the first mile in about 9 minutes. I did … Continue reading

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Fun Fartlek (Say that 10 times fast)

I headed out today with the intent on doing a fairly fast fartlek. I tried to relax during the first mile and pulled it off at around 8:30. Then, I accelerated for my first fartlek (shorter than last week’s but … Continue reading

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