Felt strong tonight! I was able to push really well and never felt like I was dragging my ass. That was a nice switch.
Started out doing 7.5 mph and 9 mph 1 minute intervals and quickly bumped it to 8 and 9 instead. My legs got a bit tired but cardio wise things were good. Lets me know that I should be able to start pushing even harder to get some more speed back in the legs.
Definitely a good thing to see that I am also starting to recover – I think 2 half marathons and a 12 hour damned near 50 mile run in 4 weeks was a bit much. I really felt like I was dragging my ass on my training runs and so far it looks like I am going to be behind on my scheduled mileage for the month. That isn’t a good thing but it can mostly be attributed to the 12 hour run which wasn’t originally in my schedule so even though it was a hell of a run it drained me pretty good and I missed some other runs because of that.
With the strong run tonight though I am optimistic for November – time to hammer hard for the last 2 months of training going into the Dopey Challenge!
My treadmill is down for repairs right now so I got on the wife’s tonight and I just really wasn’t feeling it. I did do 7.5 miles in the end with some speed work up to 9 mph but it really felt like I was just going through the paces and not truly pushing myself. That is something I am going to have to work on. October has been a long rough month at work and I am going to be happy when it is done and things settle down a bit.
I didn’t put up a post for my Sunday runs – did a 13.1 mile run outside in 2:00:37 (just taking it easy and letting my mind wander a bit) before I ran out of time to do some family stuff. Got on the treadmill later in the evening figuring I would get another 5 in but the treadmill tripped out again at 2.2 miles shutting things down.
I won’t be running on that one again until it gets repaired – looks like just under 600 miles before failing? Ouch – that being said it looks like I averaged over 8 mph for those 600 miles. I don’t think when they put the ratings on these things they expect a 220 pound man to hit greater than 8 mph for very long…
Hopefully it doesn’t take too long to fix but until then I will be doing a fair bit of work outside (yay there were flurries today!) and then the indoor miles on our old treadmill that my wife Heather has claimed. I will try not to break that one…
Just a quick run through the neighborhood this morning while Heather has the kids out at their first curling lessons for the year…guess fall / winter is officially here.
Not too much to note about the run – it went well with the only issue being a cold wind that I hadn’t expected or dressed for! Wasn’t a big deal though since it was just a short run but the wind did slow me down in a few spots.
Overall decent run!
I had a bugger of a time convincing myself to get on the treadmill tonight. Just exhausted after a long week. The kids’ swimming lessons tonight after supper didn’t help either – just wanted to curl up in bed and read. But I managed to convince myself to at least do a little bit.
So small victory there.
Started out doing 20 minutes at 8 mph and then I walked for a minute. Almost got off the treadmill there but convinced myself to get going again. To help motivate myself I did my 1 min slower / 1 min faster / 1 min slower / 2 min faster cycles- helps keep the brain active. And basically pushed that out to 36 minutes when I bumped down to 7.5 mph to ride out the remaining few minutes. Finished up 5 miles in 38 minutes.
Pretty decent considering I had no desire to run at all.
I did some maintenance on the treadmill last night hoping it would clean up the breaker trips that have been happening but no luck – breaker tripped part way through the run again. Probably means the belt is going – looks like I am going to have to put in a warranty call soon.
Besides that the run went well – I pushed pretty decently on the speed again tonight doing 7.5 and 9 mph periods giving me a total of 5 miles in 36:10 at a 1 incline.
Legs feel good, body feels good. That means I am coming out of the racing period back into training still healthy and relatively undamaged! Nice!