Archive for February, 2011

Last Week

Posted in Miscellaneous on February 27th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

2/27/2011
Hi John,

Two weeks ago was my down week, and last week I tried to do what everyone else was told to do with some modifications/simplifications.

Sunday – off (my wife and I were the support crew for my daughter who completed her first marathon)
Monday – 6.1 miles
Tuesday – 7.8 miles (5 hill repeats instead of 10, but went longer up to Milan, afterwards ran to Capitol and back)
Wednesday – 6 miles
Thursday – 9.7 miles (warmed up to pflugerville bridge and the rock, did 2 1/2 Zilker loops at 10K pace, cooled down to Deep Eddy Pool, didn’t do 5 by 1K)
Friday – off
Saturday – 16.7 miles (went longer than others, avg pace 10:38)

Total mileage: 46.3

Overall, there have been good times and other times. The right tendonitis is still there, but if I stretch it ahead of time I can manage it. My groin is also still there. I also took an Advil on Saturday to help. I am doing core exercises and rollers most nights.

Here is my current plan. I expect to continue the plan we set up earlier although I’m a bit ahead of schedule by about 5 miles per week. I’m also working 3 weeks up and then 1 week down.

Week of February 27 (7 weeks to go) 18 mile long run – 50 miles
Week of March 6 (6 weeks to go) 20 mile long run – 50 miles
Week of March 13 (5 weeks to go) 12 miles long run – 30 miles
Week of March 20 (4 weeks to go) 18 mile long run – 50 miles
Week of March 27 (3 weeks to go) 20 mile long run – 50 miles – Cap10K
Week of April 3 (2 weeks to go) 22 mile long run – 50 miles
Week of April 10 (1 weeks to go) no long run – 30 miles

Went to see Tana on Tuesday, and we’ve agreed mutually that my injuries are overtraining related and there isn’t much she can do for them. So we’ve stopped with the massage therapy.

Bri

Running log week of 2011-02-20

Posted in Weekly mileage on February 27th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

8 weeks to Boston – High mileage week
02/20 – Sunday – off (Supporting Katie’s Austin Marathon in 6:18 WOOHOO!)
02/21 – Monday – Neighborhood – 6.1 miles – 72 minutes
02/22 – Tuesday – Class (appt. Tana R., LMT) – 7.8 miles – 80 minutes
02/23 – Wednesday – Neighborhood – 6.0 miles – 68 minutes
02/24 – Thursday – Class – 9.7 miles – 102 minutes
02/25 – Friday – off
02/26 – Saturday – Long Run – 16.7 miles – 178 minutes
Weekly mileage: Expected 45, Actual 46.3 miles
Shoe mileage: 121.6 miles

Running log week of 2011-02-13

Posted in Weekly mileage on February 20th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

9 weeks to Boston – Low mileage week
02/13 – Sunday – off
02/14 – Monday – Neighborhood – 3.9 miles – 48 minutes
02/15 – Tuesday – Class – 6.1 miles – 82 minutes
02/16 – Wednesday – Neighborhood – 4.5 miles – 56 minutes
02/17 – Thursday – Class – 8.0 miles – 88 minutes
02/18 – Friday – off
02/19 – Saturday – Long Run – 10.0 miles – 103 minutes
Weekly mileage: Expected 30, Actual 32.5 miles
Shoe mileage: 75.3 miles

Running log week of 2011-02-06

Posted in Weekly mileage on February 6th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

10 weeks to Boston – High mileage week
02/06 – Sunday – Neighborhood (heel pain; bought plane tickets for Kathy and I) – 4.0 – 45 minutes
02/07 – Monday – Neighborhood – 3.9 miles – 47 minutes
02/08 – Tuesday – Class (2nd massage w/ Tana R.) – 6.2 miles – 64 minutes
02/09 – Wednesday – Neighborhood – 4.3 miles – 44 minutes
02/10 – Thursday – Class – 6.7 miles – 62 minutes
02/11 – Friday – off
02/12 – Saturday – Long Run – 17.7 miles – 207 minutes
Weekly mileage: Expected 30, Actual 42.8 miles
Shoe mileage: 42.8 miles

New Running Shoes

Posted in Shoes on February 6th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

I try to support the local running stores by buy running shoes from them, but this time I needed a new pair of Nike Structure Triax 14 and they just didn’t get them in. There was a new version/number/level introduced at the beginning of December. So instead I got a pair on the Internet from RoadRunningSports.

Oh, and one other thing. They are not black, which I have found that I do not like. Instead they are gray – much better. Typically white ones turn gray over time with all the miles I put on them. So starting out with them being gray is good in my humble opinion.

Goodbye old black shoes. You carried me though 464.2 miles, and another marathon. For that I thank you for your service. In your retirement you will be my casual sneakers replacing the ugly yellow trail running shoes that I’ve been using.

Running log week of 2011-01-30

Posted in Weekly mileage on February 6th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

11 weeks to Boston – High mileage week
01/30 – Sunday – off (supporting Katie’s 1st Half Marathon!)
01/31 – Monday – Neighborhood – 6.0 miles – 73 minutes
02/01 – Tuesday – Class – 4.1 miles – 41 minutes
02/02 – Wednesday – off (very cold)
02/03 – Thursday – Class – 3.2 miles – 32 minutes
02/04 – Friday – off
02/05 – Saturday – Long Run (ran with Stephanie & Susan; sore ankle, heel, groin; told John afterward) – 14.1 miles – 151 minutes
Weekly mileage: Expected 30, Actual 27.4 miles
Shoe mileage: 464.2 miles