Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Welcome to my pigsty...

I had one of those moments where I thought to myself, damn my junk is creepin. Most of my stuff is clean and organized. I unload the dishwasher at 5am because I... can't..go...on until it's done. But my running stuff is a freakin mess:

This is my running stuff. Yes, those are trophies from like 5 years ago I can't find a home for.

these are my door hinges and knobs

my car. empty bottles of water and jack juice. Advil and a coupon for a pedicure.

This is embarrassing. I almost want to delete this post. There was a point but I forget...go figure....I did 40 laps on the track today ...need I say more?!

Happy running friends.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I love Meb!

Ever since we hung out in Eugene for about uh....6 seconds I've followed Meb's training pretty closely. His dedication and drive is inspiring, yet jaw dropping.

 He posted this video of a training day a few weeks out from London. It is amazing. It will also make you feel like a slack ass, lazy piece of shit. haha...watch the whole thing. he doesn't stop at tempo. And his heart rate is SICK!

So clearly, I'm watching this thinking, hmmm what can I take away from his training? What is it that Meb does that I'm not? What's his secret?

Clearly, this is it!!!

The backbend!
haha..well, Meb has more than a backbend on me but I'm trying to stretch more and thought, why not?
Can't hurt, might help....ya, until I had to get out of this position. Yowsa!!

On a training note I'm still training my ass off for that imaginary 5k that I may do at some point if the weather is right and the course is downhill.

Today I had track. 4x400 @ 77-82 and 3x300 @ 57-58. My long run is 13 miles. Tempo is 6:20 pace and everything else is pretty much 7 flat. 7 days a week for mileage in the low 60's.

Considering the nastiness of humidity and heat we're all getting I'm very proud that I can maintain my running at all.

Well cheers to being halfway through summer and countdown to the Olympics!!!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

mid summer update!

Hey all!!

Sorry MIA. I vacationed in florida during a tropical storm for a week and ran in this daily while crying and forcing a 7:30 pace.

I thought my days of relative speed were gone. I thought my fitness had turned to shit.

But just like those who come down from altitude there was little gift in the end. Probably the 2 best workouts I've done recently. I think running in fetter bands of rain and 40+ mph winds built my strength so that when I came home into the stagnant heat of NC I ran with much more ease.

TRACK was 8x400 in 83, 82, 82, 81, 80, 80, 80, 79 with 400 jog recoveries. No stopping. This is an improvement. I never did track during my Eugene training. I hate it.

Then I had a pretty good tempo/fartleck for 8ish miles 3 days later. The workout was 15 mins fast, 3 recovery, 10 mins fast, 2 mins recovery and 5 fast. 1 mile warm up and 2 cool down. Fast was 6:20ish. Recoveries were 7 pace and the cool down went sub 7 again. All in 80+ degrees and thick humidity.

So I'll march on during this heat wave. Benny, it's 100-105 every day now. At 6am the best it gets is low 80's!! Disgusting!


I have no comment. I'm doing abs 5 days, but still half ass,...

Before I ate, clearly...

ehhh, it is what it is.

Well, happy running friends. I think if I can keep this up for a few more weeks I *may* do a 5k. Of course it will be my personal olympics so...you know...gotta bring it. I hate 5ks but I like working hard and doing well.