Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Did four around 3:24 and the last at 3:17. All felt good except the first.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Yesterday we ran to the track to do some 400's. The main gate and the side gate for both locked so we high jumped the fence. It is a shame that two of the guys that helped raise $30K for the college track group have to hop a fence to get some circles in! Not sure why it is locked now but would be nice if it was not.
Goal was around 1:40 per 400. I only have one at 1:40 the rest were between 1:38 and 1:35. Walked a 100 between 400's. My HR chart shows that I neglected to wet the contacts, so I started with a high HR. Need to remember to do that.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I am just getting to downloading and updating my training log from my trip last week to Aberdeen. There is one thing that really stands out. My heart rate goes from around 170 bpm when I started and continually drops to around 156 bpm when I finished. I did start faster than I finished by about a minute per mile. I never thought it would make that much of a difference but I guess it does.
I looked back at the run on Monday and about the same thing happened but not at the same scale. Interesting
Monday, October 18, 2010
The boudin was VERY greasy and all most too liquidy. The casing was crisp but didn't break easy. I think it was more meat than rice with specks of onions. I think the seasoning was a bit much also. I think there are better boudins out there.
Running is going OK. I am in Aberdeen this week for work so plan on running in the cooler weather.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Check out this knarly spike of HRM. It was raining and lack of hills in Lafayette drove me to the dread-mill. I did 6 x 45s hill repeats. It was a good workout as I still "feel" the affects of it.
6 x 45s Hill Repeats on Treadmill by koonarse at Garmin Connect - Details
Friday, October 8, 2010
So I actaully got up this morning somewhat on time (4:45 AM) to make it to Red's for to run (5AM). Another minute or two and I would not have made it. Run was uneventful. I started with 5 people and at mile one two speed up and two slowed down. I ended up running 3-1/2" miles at my "Base Pace" so that was good. Overall it was a good run.
On to the Garmin HRM. Last weekend there was and early LSU game. We left Lafayette early to make the game with the plan on staying in Baton Rouge to help The Folks unpack some in their new house. I figured since it was an early game, I would be able to get up and go run Sunday. As I gathered up my running stuff. I grabbed my Garmin 405 CX and the HRM strap. Uppon furhter inspection, noted that the Garmin was a bit low on juice, so I plugged it in. I recollect tossing the strap into some or one of the bags that The Wife had packed. Before we left, I grabbed the watch and stuck it in the box of miscelanous stuff that all ways seems to travel with us these days (baby monitor, pop tarts, organic ravaoli, organic rasins, etc). Well Sunday morning rolls around, I get up and Dad has his running shoes on, so I ran upstairs got dressed, found the watch, couldn't find the strap. So I ran with out it. We we get home and I start seaching for the strap and have yet to find it.
I know it is on one of the places that I will never find it for a year or two. I am going to have to order an new HRM for my NEW watch at $60. Oh well for now I am running san-HRM. It makes my graphs on Garmin Connect look only and leaves blanks on Buckeye Outdoors. I am an engineer and don't like having missing information. I might have to start using my Polar for HRM and Garmin for distance and pace. Two watches while running, that should be fun.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
I was able to do my first run with my Garmin today. It was nothing special but it was the first. I was twarted by rain on Wednsday. Stomach issues on Thursday. It took me a bit to get the watch started, I ran for a 1/4 of a mile or so before finally figuring out how to actually start it. I did read the manual but that doesn't mean I know how to use it. I will get better.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Give-a, Give-a, Gave-a, A Garmin! Check out what I got for my birthday (Garmin 405CX)! The Wife let me open my present at lunch because I was doing nothing at work today and she said I could play with it there. Unfortunatly I got back to work and have been busy. I only had time to unpack it then the phone started ringing. Oh well, I will wing it!
I can't wait to use it. I am going to be the envy of all my running friends. Most of the all ready have Garmin but none have the new one. I was not planning on running tomorrow but I might have to now!
Thanks to The Wife and The Boy
Monday, June 28, 2010
Tomorrow we should hit that track but even if I don't, I will go out for a run to see how the perform.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
BIL was in town to get his boat but too busy for boudin. The Boy and I went to Johnson's and split a piece. I bought the new Feufollet CD "En Couleurs". I like it but I think I like "Cow Island Hop" better.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Got up a made about 4.7 miles around the A&M campus. I averages about a 9 min/mile pace mainly because I had no idea of where I was going. Tomorrow will be faster.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
After my run, a college friend was in town for an interview and wanted to go look at a few subdivision in the Youngsville area. The BOY and I took him for a ride with the plans to stop and get some boudin. We stopped at NuNu's grocery store. We have had NuNu's boudin but purchased it from Broussards in Milton. NuNu's award winning boudin was great as usual. Good mix of rice and pork with a few green onions. NuNu's is kind of mashed up but you can still see the rice and pork. The BOY at boudin and a few cracklins. We also bought some of their chicken jalapeno burgers that were later eaten for lunch. Very nice grocery store worth the trip.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Running has been slow since New Orleans. I ran easy the week after, I didn't run at all the next week as I was in North Dakota working, last week I did run 20 miles. My new goal starting today is to pick up in the end of a training program for the Festival 5K. I am going to attempt to follow the "Brain Training" program (modified a bit) and see if I can PR for a 5K. My current PR is five years old. (22:30 from 2005). I have only run 7 5K since then and come with in a few seconds of PR'ing. I used to run a lot of 5Ks but they took a backseat to running 10Ks and 1/2 Marathons. I would rather work the 5K with CRRC than run. I run the Festival 5K every year as part of my Festival ritual.
Anyway, my training started out on the wrong foot this morning. I set my alarm for 4:20 so that I could get up and meet the folks heading to the track at 4:45. Unfortunatly, I didn't turn the alarm on. I woke up at 4:55, which it too late to even make the 5AM running group. So my options were to get up and run from the house to the track or around the hood or sleep in. Yea, I chose sleep in. My favorite sleep in is to get up and go sleep on the couch, that way I can hit snooze on my alarm phone with out waking up the rest of the crew. It takes me about 1 mintute to get comforable an go back to sleep. Yea I feel like a slug, but it sure feels good.
I plan on going home and running the 5 miles at recovery pace that I was supposed to run this morning (thought I had track). Tomorrow calls for 2 miles warm up, 4 x 600m at 3000m pace (7:15) and 2 miles cool down.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This is the picture leaving location at 3 PM and this was a good spot.