Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Just the facts

5.6 mile run at lunch. Felt great, no watch but I was cooking the last couple miles. 90 minute pool work out after work. Got some great pointers and ran drills. After swimming... Softball double header. Played ok, ripped my leg up a bit sliding and I got drilled in the back sliding into 3rd.

Tired now :-)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First day of Cheryl's training program!

Got a 4 mile run in before work this morning. I must be taking this thing seriously to get up that early! It was a beautiful morning running along the canal as the sun came up. I also spent 1.25 hours in the gym tonight. 30 minutes on the stair climber (intense) and 45 minutes of lifting with some stretching and core mixed in.

I will get my swim in tomorrow Cheryl!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Skiing or Golf?

Getting some extra shut eye made the decision for me. Waited till 2:30pm to tee off and managed to avoid the snow and all the other weather craziness. shot an 89 at Jefferson (41 on the back) and got some exercise walking the course.

Did some lifting and stretching today at the gym. Tomorrow starts the new training program!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Spring Snow

I thought I would be running solo in the crappy weather today but Matt showed up at the Discovery Park parking lot this morning. We did 8 miles at a little over a 8 minute pace. The weather didn't turn out to bad but it did snow a couple times on us!

I felt pretty good but my right ankle is a little swollen and my legs didn't have a lot of spark. I guess it's only been 6 days since the marathon.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Been a while!

Ok, take 2 on this thing. I got a new pair of Brooks running shoes in February and ever since my Ipod/Nike thing stopped working. On top of that the links into this blog of the run statistics also stopped working so I lost interest.

Anyway, lots of updates from the last 10 weeks!

First off I finished the Whidbey Island Marathon Sunday in 4:05:27, not to shabby but I was hoping it would be faster.

- The first 13 miles went as planned in 1:47 despite some serious hills.
- The next 4 were fine.
- At 17 miles Laura's friend Ernie met us with salted baby potatoes, they were great!
- 19 miles in I tried to use the bathroom w/o success.
- Mile 20 was rough, my quads started cramping
- The last 6 miles was a a combination of running on the flats and downhill and walking the hills.

In recap I am going to try Cytomax, banana's and some more pre-race protein to fight off the cramps. I am planning on running the Eugene marathon on May 4th.

I was able to run 4.5 miles yesterday at an 8 minute pace so I take that as a good sign after only 3 rest days.

My new bike! Felt B12

It was a long silly story trying to get this thing but I love it. Anyone who beats me on the bike this year is simply better than me and not on better equipment.

My first ride on the bad boy was a 45 miler in a March snow storm!

I will be updating this regularly to keep anyone interested up to date on my training and races. On the right pane I have a training schedule and log so check it out from time to time.