Sunday, October 31, 2010

I'm a Running Fool!

Hello Dear Readers!

It's sure has been a crazy time for me and my training.  Putting some LOOOOONG miles in.  Last weekend I ran 20 on Saturday and 8 on Sunday.  Both runs were VERY excellent and I actually kept the pace I was assigned by my coach!  I guess my long distance running legs are starting to come back.  This week's training was reduced volume, and yesterday I ran 14 at under my allotted pace.  Might have pushed a little too hard, since I am not feeling it today.  I'm supposed to run 6 this morning, but I think I might go to the gym and do some weights and put the miles in on the elliptical.  Sometimes I really like doing the elliptical since it simulates the running motion but without the impact of the cement.

Anyway, I am thinking of entering the 50 KM race in Huntsville in December.  It is the perfect distance for a tune up on the same course as the 100 miler.  Also it's timing should be perfect in that is is before the taper.  I'll post an entry about that race once I confirm my entry.  That's all for now.

Tri your best,


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Miles Are Piling Up!

Hello Dear Readers!

I know it's been a while since my last post.  But believe me, I have not been idle!  We have switched training to running pretty much exclusively.  I need to ramp it up in preparation for the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Ultra Run.

This is the same course I did the fifty mile race a few years ago.  For the 100 mile event, it is five loops, a distance of twenty miles each.  I have 30 hours to do the whole course and 6 hours to do the first 20 miles.  My goal is to complete the entire race in 24 hours (besides finishing of course)!

Be sure to go to my Garmin Connect page at my website to see my workouts (at least the ones that are outside).

I have been doing a few weight workouts here and there, but no where near the consistency that I would like.  I recently changed jobs and the hours have been pretty crazy, so I can only get my workouts in later at night.

ANyway, just letting you all know that I am still alive and training!  That's all for now.

Tri your best!