Saturday, August 30, 2008

Another post today.  

Just got out of my ice bath after a trail run of 8.65 miles.  It took me 1:36 to run it.  I averaged 11:12/mile and 155 heart rate.  I used about 900 calories.  

I had a bit of some stomach distress, not too bad, but my legs were kind of tired, and I had some pain in my hips.  I rolled my ankle a few times, but only actually fell once.  Not a full fledged face plant, but I did get up close n' personal with the ground somewhat.  

Time to eat!
This is a post that should've been made back on thursday, but because of one reason or another, I'm doing it today.  

I ran thursday, 5 miles, supposed to have run a negative split, with the second half of the the run 2:30 faster than the first half.  I missed it by about a minute.  Ooops.  I guess I went out too fast and wasn't able to bring it in as fast as I should have.  O well.  With some work, we'll change that.  

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Well, today, mark it down.  It's the beginning of a brand new deal.  I've hired an online running coach.  That's right, the Red Kenyan can't do it alone.  Today I began Coach T's new deal.  I ran 6 easy miles and then did 40 lunges.  Normally, I do the lunges at the gym with 2, 10 lb. weights held over my head.  (It helps to strengthen my core when I do it that way).  Well after my easy 6 miler today, I was grateful to have not done the lunges with the weights.  

Monday, August 18, 2008


You smell that? It's the unmistakable scent of change.  I'm kind of fed up with my sinus problems and the inconsistent training that comes with them.  I'm conferring with an online running coach to help me finish that 50 miler next fall, and better divide my time between running, and cross training.  

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Just a short cross training workout today.  I did some chest, stomach, and arms.  I didn't feel great about it, but I got it done.

I went on a brief 4  miler yesterday after about a week off.  I went home on a short vacation, and my sinuses were giving me grief.  I didn't want to push it and suffer through my time home, so I didn't run while I was there.  

My back is tight today, but I've really got to get back on the running schedule.

I REALLY need to pick out a race for the fall.  Maybe a trail half marathon would be a good thing to shoot for.