Yes, I am a Quitter

Today, had to be some of the worst weather we have had this week (It is only Tuesday.) It topped out at 82 degrees yesterday and today hit a high of 56... It is training race Tuesday and with a forecast for rain it looked pretty hopeless. So I did a quick lunch run on the treadmill. I cranked that baby up to a 7:30 mile and did a 5k. 5 o'clock rolled around and it was about 52 degrees and a … [Read more...]

Indoor Brick

It rained out all morning and I really didn't think it would turn out to be such a nice day.  Any how I got my workout in early on Memorial Day.  I wanted to see how my legs would do with the reverese brick.  The Capital City Biathlon is Saturday and I have not really tried a run, bike.  Usually for a triathlon a brick could be a bike, run.  The difference is big and your legs can feel it. I … [Read more...]

Running with IG

The weather has been more then uncooperative.  Between the wind, the rain and the damn cold temps, I will probably be running on the treadmill in the middle of summer.   I did't have a whole lot of time, so I thought I would change things up.  I put on the Iron Girl total body workout. But instead of riding my bike on the trainer, I opted for the treadmill.  I started our with a warm-up mile … [Read more...]

A Slow Start to Speed Work

With a list of 5ks, 10ks and sprint triathlons I need to start speeding up from my marathon pace. Today I did a one mile warm up and then 4x400 on the treadmill with 1 lap recovering between repeats. I did a 6:40, 6:00, 6:40, and 6:00. After gracing the 6:00 pace, I wondered how those fast runners do this for 5ks, 10ks, all the way up to the marathon.I read today in the latest edition of … [Read more...]

Brick House

I guess brick in the house would be more appropriate. I rode for a little over a half hour at tempo pace. Then hoped on the treadmill for a 5k. Nothing spectacular, I just want to make sure my legs would turn after the ride. I am not sure if I will make to the Pioneer Sprint, I haven't been in a pool since October. … [Read more...]

First Run

Today was my first run after the marathon. I did 3 easy miles on the treadmill. It took 4 days before my legs felt good enough. Although I did ride the trainer twice this week (with no blog post.) I seem to be on some sort of marathon high this week. The stormy weather has given me a chance to recover without much guilt. I had planned on going to our local training races (cycling) on Tuesday … [Read more...]

6 Days and Counting

Six days until the St. Louis Marathon.  It is hard to believe our twelve (13) week training plan is coming to an end.  I took yesterday off after the 15 miles on Sunday.  Today I headed to the treadmill for a cool 5 miles.  My knee seems to be holding together after a tough couple of weeks.  I also seem to have gotten the marathon bug back.  At least I am somewhat interested in doing it now...  … [Read more...]

Feeling Guilty?

A beautiful day, with a high around 50, and I go for the control environment of the treadmill. With the wife out of town, I had someone watch the kids for a few hours so I could get a workout in. Jason was not available to train today seeing he is doing some heavy binge drinking. I hope I install some guilt with the post. My workout started with 30 minutes on the trainer. I had purchased a … [Read more...]

Love Me Two Times

I went and bought a patellar tendon strap at the Springfield Running Center yesturday.  I was praying this would solve my knee problem.  I tried it out on the treadmill for a 3 mile lunch workout.  It felt pretty good.  I increased and  decrease the elevation to test it out on a hill. Towards the end of the workout my knee felt a little funny, but good. After work I tried to over do it, by … [Read more...]

Bad Memory

I attempted to do key workout #1 today.  I did a mile warm up and then started my first of two 4 mile intervals at a 7:30 pace.  I made it 3 mile, and decided to call it quits.  My knee was acting up.  It funny because I kind of forgot about my knee, that first mile.  I didn't feel any pain.  But then my memory came back to me...  I definitly need to give it a rest until Saturday. … [Read more...]