Sunday, January 29, 2012

Forget starting new

So, I was going to try and do better huh?  Yeah right.

I'm going to try and catch up the past 3 weeks:

Monday, Jan 9 through Sat, Jan 14.  I'm guessing a little here for the weekday workouts.  But I'm sure it's close to this:  Mon. core/lift   Tues. run 3  Wed.  swam for 30 minutes (then played with Havyn in the pool).  Thurs. nothing (had a cold)  Friday nothing  Saturday- did a slow 8 miler on the road (approx 10.5 min/mile). went slow due to being sick.

Monday Jan 16 to Saturday Jan 21
Monday- climbed Baldy mtn early in the morning.  It was Martin Luther day so had day off.  2 neighbor boys- Dallin and Brad suggested that we do it.  I thought it was cool that these young men would get up for something like this in the cold on a day off.  I stayed up pretty late playing at Massey's and go home at 2 a.m. and didn't sleep til 3:00a.m.  So, the 8:00a.m. start was tough.  I struggled and couldn't climb fast due to the 8 miler on Saturday, no sleep, and still getting over the cold.  But it was fun.  Total distance was 7 miles.  About 1/2 mile from the pike, it started snowing and the wind was howling.  A lot of ice on the back side due to shade; kind of like a little blizzard at the top.  On the way down, the new snow covered the ice patches... so, was fun watching the other 3 sliding/slipping, etc. that 1/2 mile!! Wish I had my camera.
Tues- nothing...took a break- legs tired
Wed- lift/core 30 min  Ran 30 min (3 miles)
Thurs- Raquetball for 2 hrs
Friday- Nothing- laziness I guess?
Sat- 4 miles/indoor track (rain).  Ran out of time due to going to Jazz game.

Jan 23 to Jan 28
Mon- lift/core 30 min.  Run 3 miles (30 min)
Tues- nothing
Wed- 20 min on stationary bike followed by 2 mile run (20 min) on indoor track
Thurs- raquetball 2 1/2 hrs
Fri- lift/core 40 min, run 2 miles (20 min) on indoor track
Sat- did 8 road miles @ moderate pace

There... up to date and feels good to get it logged in.  This week: continue to build core/muscle and good runs.
Lace 'em up! Chainsaw

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Long lost friend

Well-  It's been a while.  I have a 100 miler this year to do.  I sent in for Wasatch 100... hope to get draw for it.  Will find out beginning of February.  If not, I will find another one.

Also, hoping and planning on doing a sprint triathlon with Kynia.  Not only will it be fun, but it will help me to cross train and to not just overdo my running.

Other goals for the year.... marathon in June- hoping for Utah Valley Marathon, and probably one other race for training purposes.  It will depend on which 100 I'll do... but would like to do a 50 a few months before the 100.

I'm going to do better at posting once a week to help keep me honest and report on the prior weeks results.  It's nice to have the start of a new year also be the start of the training season.  Here go's it:

Monday- 3 mile run (in mountains).  This was a test run following some medical concerns that kept me from running for about 2 weeks (long run got up to 12 miles in beginning of December, so I feel like I'm starting over).

Tuesday- 1 hour weight room

Wednesday- 3 mile run (easy pace on track) with Kynia.  We dropped Alyxis off for B-Ball practice and so while she was in the gym, we decided to go run in the dark and cold around track.  Was enjoyable!

Thursday- 30 min weight room followed by 2 miles (easy pace) on indoor track.

Friday- 30 min swim (followed by swimming with Havyn for 1 1/2 hour... was fun!).  Swimming was done on short lanes--- I don't like the short lanes.

Saturday- 7.6 mile run (in mountains).  I did this with an easy pace.  From my home to the dry canyon trailhead, then to Kiwanis Park in P.G. as the turnaround and back.  Had snow on parts of the trail, but mostly clear trails.  Deer count: 4

Lace 'em up! Chainsaw