Sunday, February 27, 2011

Not too bad of a week running. I made it to the track on Tuesday ran Wednesday ran Friday and Saturday. I didn't make the ten as in past Saturday but it was a good run. Next week I know I can run one or two days but it should be a good week.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Two Weeks in Review

The last two weeks have seen 22 mile weeks.  Both were different in how I got to the final total.  The first week, I ran Tuesday, Thrusday, and Saturday.  Doing track run, seven mile run and 10 mile run.  All quality runs that pushed my limits.  Last week saw runs on Monday, Wednsday, Friday and Saturday.  All low quality "easy" runs that didn't really push much of anything.  The only thing that was simular was that I did 10 miles on both Saturday's.  The first was a 10 mile effort at about 8 minutes per mile and the second was at 8:20 ish per mile.  One final difference was the temperatures in week one were in the 30's and last week saw 40-60's. 

What will this week hold?  Since I didn't get up this morning, I am thinking that it could be a push it week with some Tuesday, Thrusday, Saturday runs.  Time shall Tell

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Seven Miles and Trumped By a Girl

The plan for today was to go seven with two x 2mile tempos with a 1 mile in between.  The temperature was just right at 32-34F with a stiff breeze (not quite windy).  Once we got started I knew it was not be.  The lungs from the recent sickness said that they were not going to support this type of run.  The legs said they were OK with it but certainly would not protest on consistent run.  So off we went.  Finished seven with slight quad tightness in the right leg and no temps.  Hopefully next week will be better.

After I got done, I hit FB with a "7 miles done" and got hit right back with "14 miles done" from one of my friends.  She is a fast runner.  Good job on her part. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mardi Gras Mambo 10K PR

The Cajun Road Runner's Club took a bus trip from Lafayette to Baton Rouge for the Mardi Gras Mambo (MGM) 10K last weekend.  The temperature started out around 28-29F (Cold for S. Louisiana).  It was breezy and a bit warmer (32-33F) when we arrived.  By race time, I was sporting long sleeves and shorts with only gloves and ear warmers.  The sun was shining and only a slight breeze. 

The race started and finished at the LSU Natatorium parking lot, ran around campus, out around the lakes and back.  My goal for the race was to try to keep about a 7:30 pace.  That would put me in the good for a PR.  My previous PR was 46:47 at 2008 Crecent City Classis.  I didn't make it in 2009 and have not run one since.  My training started off OK but has been lack luster since the first of the year.  I have missed a lot of workouts and longer runs.

So off we start.  I started off running and feeling good.  I looked at my watch at about .2 and saw that I was way fast (7:00 ish) and I was ahead of a few people that I know are faster than me.  I made and effort to pull back a bit but I still finished the first mile in 7:17.  As the second mile came up, I still felt good and went at 7:26.  Mile three was about the same at 7:28.  It got a bit harder as I started warming up and the other runners thinning out.  Mile four was at 7:40 but part of that mile I stopped to stand up the mile marker sign.  Mile 5 was 7:18, not sure what went on there but it could have been a miss marked mile.  On the home stretch of six I this 7:38.  The last portion was down hill and make 6:50 pace for the point 2.  46:17 PR (7:28 overall pace)

Other stats: Average HR 182 (thumping!).  48 ft of elevation gain.

Good job to my sister who also finished plus all of my peeps with CRRC.