Wednesday, April 27, 2011

miles keep on rolling

My training for the 5k continues. Today I have a 8m speed work out. warm then 4x1600's at 6:40 w 800 jogs then cool. I found a nice flat rout to do, so it should be good after work, although it will be in the rain. Shouldn't be too hard. I"m working on my marathon training. I don't want it to be too hard, but I don't want it to be too easy... it's tricky. I have one done, but i'm going to adjust it with some of the other schedules and also consult runners world schedule once i'm done with the 5k schedule.... This week will be my highest mileage yet. 45 miles. Defiantly doing an ice bath Saturday.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Still training for the 5k

a little over 2 weeks till the 5k. Training is going good. I made it 41 miles last week. Took my first ice bath on Saturday. it actually wasen't as bad as I thought it would be. Next week I will use more ice and fill the tub up more. I had the space heater going, some coffee, and a long sleeved shirt. My dog thought I was going to die and came over to sit with me, that helped my hands stay warm. I just stayed in for 15 minutes and surfed the web on my Iphone, good distraction. My long run that day had been tough. I just wasn't feeling it. Monday I had a GREAT run though. I ran at a little faster than 8minut miles and felt great, it was nice. Tuesday was a tread mill day, yesterday was my tempo run that I actually pulled off. Made it 1 mile warm up up Clatt park hill, then I just decided that I would run comfortably hard and not stress about the exact pace. it was windy and I had hills to run up. I ended up running each mile at at least a 720, 3 of them faster. One of them, the last one, I really pushed myself to the point of gasping for air, it was right up ben street, it was windy and on a hill. it was tough, but I made it. then I had a mile and a half to cool off, ended up being a 7.5 mile run. I feel really good about it, finally I did one of the speed work outs right on, it's a good feeling. Then last night I did some ab stuff in front of the TV, it was kinda nice, something different, I think I will do that more often. Then this morning I ran with Boot camp, Debi actually showed up. we just ran like 5.5 miles, it was nice weather. 31 degrees with no wind. The sun is finally starting to rise early enough, so having some light and watching the sun rise was really nice. Tomorrow I do an easy 5 and I plan on doing some strength training as well. Then Saturday I need 12. Sunday I plan on doing nothing but walk Matilda.

Oh, I also got a new pair of shoes -- Mizuno wave Nirvana -- I really like them so far. Only done 2 runs with them, but they feel really good. they are a little stiff, but I love the raised spot that the end of my foot (before my toes) naturally settles in, it keeps my foot from moving around and mind makes my foot roll on to the next stride faster. I think they will be a good transistion shoe to the newtons because they feel similar, the newton is much more extreme but similar.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The wall

So I had an easy week last week -- I thought I would come back strong this week. Not the case. I'm having a hard time. I feel hungry and tired -- i'm not sleeping well, i'm having trouble going at my goal pace for the run -- before I had to slow down, not it's everything I can do to keep up with the minimum pace. It sucks. I think i need more food -- maybe an iron pill? I don't know, but I need to fix this, i'm just tired, I'm exited about going out to run but then it's just hard... and it didn't use to be. my legs hurt and they shouldn't because i'm going slower than usual. it's just lame.

April 15th -- So I feel better now. Although Thursday I tanked my speed work out, it still seemed to get me out of my slow poke rut. I was supposed to do 5 800's at 3:15 w 400 jogs inbetween, but then I had to go to the bathroom and non were available and I felt like I was going to pee myself if i pushed myself hard enough for the speed work out, so I only made it 3.5 of them... then i just ran faster for the rest of the miles. I felt horribally guilty, but at least I still did the miles. Yesterday I planned on getting up early and running, but when I woke up I hurt, so I went back to bed and ran after work -- actually had 7 miles in 20mph winds in 7:54, that made me feel pretty good. and I didn't even feel that bad. some of the time the wind was at my back which was a pick up, but most of the time it was to my side, some of the time in my face and that was hard, but still.... finally a good run & fast.