Ironman Arizona 2013 Race Report: Dan Billingsley, 9:50, 2hr PR!

Ironman Arizona would be my 2nd Ironman, after completing IMWI 2010 in 11:48.  In December of last year I decided to go all in.  I needed to do two thing, loose some weight, and get a training plan to follow.  I found a great nutrition plan on Training Peaks which limited myself to 1600 calories a day.  To my amazement the pounds started falling off.  At the same time I joined Endurance Nation. … [Read more...]

Back to the Track

Last week we had a HUGE group with us in the cemetery!  I think there were 14 of us.  Quite an impressive group for the tail end of winter. The main group is heading to the Track today for a few (i.e. 3) one mile repeats at about 5K pace.  This is going to be used as a tune up for those competing in St.Louis this weekend at the St.Patty's Day 5 miler.  One of our very own members of the lunch … [Read more...]

Oak Ridge Octopus

Rumor has it that hills are in the forecast around lunchtime. With the size of the crowd we had last week, we should have a great group.  12 finishers last week for our 4th annual President's Day 5K was pretty impressive.  Hell, we could rival some of the local 5K attendance numbers.  Plus the weather looks to be fantastic. Meet at 12:00 noon at 1st and Madison.  Today. See you there. … [Read more...]

*Update* – 4th Annual President’s Day 5K

Results for the 4rd Annual Presidents Day 5K February 22, 2011 Mostly Sunny, 34°, 8 mph wind from WNW Race Director: Keith Fanning The 4th annual President's Day 5K.  The event was originally organized to meet the criteria for qualifying for a seeded corral at the Indy Half Marathon.  I know it hasn't been used for that since the first year, but for some reason we've kept the tradition … [Read more...]

Below Zero

There has been a lot of talk lately on the Danial's running plan and VDOT scores.  I'm excited to hear Eric talk about all of this at the Triclub social.  When my brother first showed me the plan, I thought "no way, I can't run 40-50 miles a week and not get injured."  In the past I had been plagued by injuries from too many miles too soon.  But I just did 51 miles this week and I love it. My … [Read more...]

And now for something completely different…

HardyBreed has been going strong for over 3 years now and after building and building, until we climaxed with Ironman Wisconsin last year.  It was not only physically challenging but mentally draining. And this why the website has been in limbo for the past few months.  Instead of posting our daily training logs, I have finally gotten all the Rabbits to move over to to track time and … [Read more...]

Last of Phase II

Today is the last of the Phase II Q2 workouts. I am out for today's workout.  The plan is to run 800m at Interval Pace (I) followed by 3 minutes of jogging for a total of 3 miles.  This workout is quite a bit lighter than the last two week's.  This lead's nicely into a light week before the next Phase of training. I am planning on doing today's workout on the treadmill.  (I know!)  At least my … [Read more...]

Vdot… know it!

Last week we had the typical "End-of-January-and-the-snow-on-the-road-and-the-wind-chill-sucks" skeleton crew.  The numbers are getting slim, but the hardcores are still with us.  And don't forget... Misery loves company. Dan and I had a very specific plan last week regarding pace and distance.  It could have been one of the most well-executed workouts we've done.  Normally our pace is based on … [Read more...]

Serving up the usual for lunch (only more)

Last week we had the typical mid-winter skeleton crew.  I was hoping to be included in the group the didn't show up (mainly due to the 4" of snow) but HB Dan texted me and said simply "We're going!"  So we went.  It was nice to have a guest with us for the workout.  None other than Kyle Monroe.  The guy that went sub-10 hours last year to qualify for Kona.  And then, to prove it wasn't a fluke, … [Read more...]

We get snowed on, not snowed out

I guess even with this snow, it's still on!  12:05 Washington Park. The workout is 800m at I (interval) pace followed by 3 minutes of recovery repeated for a total of 3 miles.  Figure out your Vdot to know your interval pace. … [Read more...]