Tuesday, June 28, 2011

training run...

This morning I did 1.5 miles. At 1.25 miles my hip gave out. So I started a slow walk. I guess I need to start lifting weights or doing insanity to build my muscles. Time for run 30 minutes. I am so slow. Got to do some more wind sprints to get faster. Goal is 8 minute miles.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stupid Phone

Have I mentioned that I suck at anything technology related? So I downloaded what looks like a friendly app, found a 5k program I think we can work with for starters, then move to the 10k, then to the half - starting with the half looked like something we couldn't do. There're a ton of programs on there and you can track your mileage/pace, even if your GPS is not working - that's going to happen to us when we get over 3 miles and have to run the park. It has a built in pedometer.

Lesson learned: make sure you select the program you want because until you finish it, you can't look at any others! I selected a couch potato program that started with running one minute then walking 2 and progressed over 6 weeks.

AND... we're already way past what we should be doing. We're taking their scheduled workout as a 'suggestion' and loading the rest of our stuff in on the computer. The week starts on Sunday whether I like it or not, I didn't like that part - so our first 1.5 miles aren't on this week's tally. And you can't alter the program once you've selected that, I don't like that either.

But, if you're playing music, it can run simultaneously in the background. That part was pretty easy anyway. Maybe I'm asinine, but I made myself a playlist and have been adding to it - this way I don't have to time my running, when the music is over, I'm done.

So... we'll try it out for logging distance and music and not so much its training program and I suppose if I don't really like it, I'll get another. I think I was better with my iPod and driving myself out a route anyway. I won't be able to do that once we start trail running though.

This week - 6 miles down (for me and the Beast, he made up for his missed morning last night - I don't think C2 is going to hang) but we didn't go out this morning since it was pouring rain! I don't keep up with these things very well. I mean the logging stuff part.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I have added an author. Together we are training for this half. Any hints, suggestions, offers of beer checks will be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Training run.

I have 3 new running partners. It is great to have that much support. I have 2 half marathons scheduled for Texas in October. The one in Maine I can't register for. The registration was closed in March! Oh well, more time to train and get better. :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lack of sleep

So how do you motivate yourself to get your ass out of bed when you have no sleep in order to get your training run in? Please help.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

training day 1

So I got my lazy butt up this morning and went to the gym. I got there late and only had time for .71 miles. Not good. I was not feeling like I was going to die. But I was not full of energy either. Tomorrow is cross training. I think I will bring a book and do the recumbant bike. 30 minutes maybe? After work I will be. Playing racquetball with a former coworker. Seems like a good plan. Then Friday I have to attempt the full 3 miles. Saturday is a rest day. I like my training schedule. Have it on a calendar at work. I will write down my scheduled and accomplished miles everyday. So excited to have started. Just wish. I was not totally alone on this race.