Short and Sweet

3 short and sweet miles on the treadmill today at a 8:00 pace. If we are able to get our long run of 20 on Sunday, that will make 38 for the week. A couple miles over my 90% weekly mileage for the marathon training plan. Over all a great week so far. I really like getting the 10 mile midweek run in. It gave me a little more recovery time. Tomorrow, the bike. … [Read more...]


I have been trying to lift weights twice a week. I have settled in on the Iron Girl full body work out and then doing a actual weight routine later that week. So today I did my weight routine. I do 3 sets of squats, 3 sets of leg extentions, 3 sets of pullups, 3 sets of dips, 3 sets of situps, 3 sets of curls, and 3 sets of overhead presses. A full body workout. … [Read more...]

Feeling Strong

Workout #2 for week 7 (training plan) - I did a warm up of 1 mile.  Then I started my intervals.  I did the first 2 mile interval at 7:30 pace.  I recovered for .5 miles at 8:30 pace.  I tried to improve my second 2 mile interval with a 7:20 pace.  Another .5 mile recovery.  My third and final interval was at 7:00 pace.  I felt pretty good and didn't have any trouble completing it.  I had time and … [Read more...]

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...]