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...]

Running in the Dark

It was dark outside but I was in the comfort of my warm home. I was not able to run until 8 pm. I am not sure if I have ever waited this long, but I had pizza for dinner. I was on my workout #1 for week 5 of marathon training plan. I started off will a warm up mile at 8:30 pace. Then I went into my 3x2 mile intervals with a .5 mile recovery in between. I felt pretty tired because I lifted … [Read more...]

Meet my best friend, Mr. Treadmill

34 degrees and raining... No choice but to hang out with Mr. Treadmill. I hit the revolving belt for 5 miles today at 7:30 pace. I felt great and put forth a good effort. I did get to catch up on the CNN Election Result. … [Read more...]

Race against myself

Workout #2 for week 4 of my St. Louis Marathon training plan.  I did a 5k at race pace on the treadmill.  I wanted to finish around 20 minutes, but fell short by 30 seconds.  Not too bad for the off season.  I have not training at that intensity since October.  So, I am please with my results today, and hope that It helps my marathon training.  Next weekend I am back to the long run.  I am not … [Read more...]