Thank You Abe

Today is President's day and that means a day off from work.  The kids had a birthday party to attend, so that gave me a good 2 hours to work out.  I wanted to do some strength training, so I chose the Iron Girl workout again.  When I finished I followed up with 5 on the treadmill, at a pretty good pace.  I did the last three around a 7:00 minute pace.  I felt great. Today, I also started with … [Read more...]

Springfield Tri Club

An email went out from the Springfield Triathon Club that they were going to start having Sunday training sessions at the new Sports Care Building.   I thought to myself, what a great opportunity to train with someone besides my tv set.  The idea was people could bring their trainers and bikes and we would watch a training video.  Well it turns out I was the only one to show up, besides John … [Read more...]

GI Runs My Workout

It was suppose to be workout #2 of week 6.  I chose to do a 10 mile run at race pace.  I headed out to do the Washington Park loop.  I keep a steady pace of 7:45, and felt pretty decent.  On the return with just over 2 miles to go, I started having some GI problems.  What did I eat, kept running though my head.  Oatmeal w/ bannanas for breakfast, subway ham sandwich w/ jalopenos  for lunch.  I … [Read more...]

Ride and Stride

Let's rename it ride and no stride.  Spinervals 10.0 a great 60 minute workout on the trainer with Coach Troy.  I am trying to stay off my right foot for a couple of days to let it heal.  I hope this weekends run, key workout #2, a half marathon at race pace, is pain free.  I am not looking forward to it. … [Read more...]

Treadmill Me

Happy Valentines Day Rabbits!  With less and less time in my schedule, my new treadmill is ever so convienient.  I did my workout #2 of week 6 which is 3x2 miles at marathon pace.  I skipped the half mile recovery inbetween intervals.  So that put me at 6 miles for my treadmill work out.  All I can say is that is was a workout, nothing special... … [Read more...]

The Belt Beneath My Feet

I took in 5 mile treadmill run.  I felt pretty strong, considering this was my first run after Saturday's 19.  I kept it between a 7:30 and 8:00 pace.  My right foot is acting up again.  I may need to try some inserts. … [Read more...]

Those Girls are Tough!

Monday's recovery workout was once again the Coach Troy's "UltraConditioning 3.0 - Ultra Full Body" or  Iron Girl Workout.  All I can say about this workout is that those girls are tough!  By the end of the workout I had trouble lifting my arms from my side.  The 1:20 workout incorporates strength conditioning with interval tempo training.  Jumping on and off the bike to do strength training with … [Read more...]

Thank God for Your Training Partner!

To quote Jim Carey in The Mask,  "Somebody stop me!"  That was all I could hope for on today's run.  I logged in just over 19 miles on my Garmin 301.  That is over 40 for the week!  I will say it wasn't easy.  I probably stopped and walked a half a dozen times in the last 4 miles.  I was pretty much delusional...  I took 2 bottles of Accelerade, a bag of Sport Beans and a Clif Bar.  I wanted to … [Read more...]

Too Nice Outside

With the temperature at 48 degrees I gave in to temptation.  I put in an easy 4 miles on my day off.  Of course once I started my run the clouds came out and it cooled off.  I am looking forward to 18 miles tomorrow. :-D … [Read more...]

A Hard Five

I wouldn't say I put forth a hard effort, but had a hard time getting through it. 5 miles logged on the treadmill at a 8:30 pace. My legs and butt were both sore, from lifting and running yesturday, but I finished. I might take tomorrow off to prepare for Saturdays 18. … [Read more...]