I haven’t posted in awhile so I thought I’d get caught up on that, but there’s nothing too exciting to report on. I’ve gotten in mucho training sessions and all running sessions are now geared towards the Boston Marathon coming up in April. So, without a lot of rambling on, here is what I’ve been up to since I’ve last posted.
Wednesday the 27th was my first activity after the race and it was a 4:45am spin on the bike on still tired legs. Then that afternoon it was a nice easy run under sunny skies. Stats for Wednesday’s bike: 14.1-miles in 1-hour. Stats for Wednesday’s run: 6.2-miles in 48:22 @ 7:48/m pace.
Thursday started with a 5:00am swim and then another run at noon. A bit longer and with some tempo mixed in to start getting the legs going again. Stats for Thursday’s swim: 2,000-yards in 39:14 (41:14 w/rest) 5x400 w/30-sec. rests. Stats for Thursday’s run: 8.2-miles in 1:01:48 @ 7:32/m pace.
Friday was another pre-dawn spin on the bike followed by a easy run under cooler conditions at lunch time. Stats for Friday’s bike: 14.7-miles in 1-hour. Stats for Friday’s run: 6.2-miles in 48:58 @ 7:54/m pace.
Saturday I ran with my boys Greg, Mike, and Jay and we did some loops around the Nike campus and an adjoining nature park which was very nice to run. We kept the pace dictated by Mike’s heart-rate monitor and it ended up being pretty slow, but it was all aerobic so it was all good. And it was good to run with the guys again. Stats for Saturday’s run: 15.7-miles in 2:22:48 @ 9:05/m pace.
This week started out with a 4:45am run around the ‘hood since my work schedule was going to keep me from running during the day. It was wet, early, dark, and not too fun. Stats for Monday’s run: 6.2-miles in 50:50 @ 8:12/m pace.
Tuesday started with a swim at 5:00am since I thought I’d be able to run during the day. No dice. I got in the swim, but that’s it for the day. Stats for Tuesday’s swim: 2,000-yards in 38:38 (41:08 w/rest) 4x500 w/30-sec. rests.
Wednesday I also had work conflicts during the day so I was out the door at 4:45am in the dark and rain to bust out a track workout. That was tough and the conditions sucked, but I got it done. Stats for Wednesday’s run: 8-miles in 1:00:03 @ 7:30/m pace. 1mWU = 8:10 9x800 w/400-rec. = 3:27, 3:25, 3:29, 3:26, 3:28, 3:30, 3:30, 3:30, & 3:25 0.5mCD = 3:44
Yesterday I had an all-day class so once again I had to get my run on at o’dark-thirty. But that is better than no run at all. I did a couple of easy miles, then a couple at tempo pace, then a couple of easy miles to finish it off. Stats for Thursday’s run: 6.2-miles in 47:13 @ 7:37/m pace.
And lastly, today began with another swim and this time it was one long swim with no breaks which actually felt wonderful. And then at noon, under gloriously sunny skies and warm temps I hit the roads for an very, very easy run that was awesome. Stats for Friday’s swim: 2,000-yards in 38:47. 1x2000. Stats for Friday’s run: 8.2-miles in 1:06:38 @ 8:08/m pace.
Tomorrow I plan to push the pace a bit on a 17-miler along the Willamette River in downtown Portland so hopefully this beautiful weather holds out for me long enough to crank that out. Either way…it will be wonderful, I’m sure.