Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Beast...

Well, there's a reason Coach calls it that.  Just got back from running it.  It involves a 1/2 mile warmup, followed by 1/4 mile @ 7:28/mi, then 1/4 mile recovery, 1/2 mile @ 7:28/mi, 1/4 recovery, 3/4 mile @ 7:28/mi, 1/4 mile recovery and finally, you guessed it, 1 mile @ 7:28/mi ending with a 1/2 mile cool down.  

It was tough for me to find the "magic 7:28" but I'll keep at it.  Here's what I ran, I won't bore you further with my split times for the recovery periods in between:

warmup:  .51 miles 4:42, 9:17/mi  HR 141 bpm
                  .24 miles 1:45  7:16/mi  HR 159 bpm
                  .49 miles 3:42 7:33/mi  HR 157 bpm
  .75 miles 5:32 7:22/mi  HR 161 bpm
1.00 mile 7:22  7:21/mi  HR 163 bpm
cool down .53 miles  5:04 9:39/mi  HR153 bpm

Tomorrow's a rest day, saturday, a long run of 1:45.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Why is it so damn hard for me to get on here and post something? ANYthing! 

I've been running.  Actually, I've been running my ass off lately, at least, in comparison to my previous training.  Coach T's got me running 5 days a week, one day of rest and the other a day of "active rest".  Huh? Yeah, it's like, play frisbee, swim at the beach, go for a walk, etc.  

Today was a short 45 min run.  Easy, breezy Cover Girl.  Finished it off with 50 lunges. Tomorrow's workout? Let's just say, Coach T calls it "The Beast".  

'Nuff said.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Today's run:

Ran an easy 5 miles in 48:33.  


HR:  142 BPM
Pace:  9:41/mi

and finished things off with 40 lunges.  

It was a beautiful day for a run.  84 degrees, sunny, and a slight breeze.  Good day to be alive.

I've been really bad about posting on here.

What is my problem?

I guess, I'm thinking no one's reading this anyway, so, who cares? 

A good point, but it's not like I began this because I thought that people would be reading it.  I began it, kind of like an online running log so I could look back and see some progress.  Well, at least that was what I was hoping for anyway.

Yesterday, I ran the treadmill.  Started at 5.8 speed, (works out to around 10:20/mi pace or something like it) and kept increasing the incline, .5% every 2 minutes, per Coach's orders.  I did it "until exhaustion".  Actually, I did it until I felt like I was gonna lose my breakfast, but that seemed like the definition of "exhaustion" to me.  I ended up with 36:30 time, and ended on 9.0 incline.