Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2:01:00 :: 17.5 miles

Easy run with hills/strides. Felt really good this morning--recovery pace run yesterday was the ticket! First half at 7:00 pace and then added 4 minute, 5% hills, followed by a 1 minute stride at 5:00 pace. Repeated four times on ten minutes. Finished with a couple more miles at 6:40 pace. HR was 133 or so at 7:00 pace, which hasn't happened in a while. Nice to see some movement there.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

1:00:00 :: 8.5 miles

Easy run. Feeling a bit wiped out after yesterday's longer run, so I just ran comfortably. Really felt good later in the day, so I think I needed the recovery.

Monday, February 23, 2009

1:45:00 :: 15 miles

Easy run with hills on the treadmill. Four or five hills at 5% for 3-4 minutes each. Finished with a long stride at 5:30ish pace. Felt decent overall, definitely better than the last couple of days.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

1:00:00 :: 9 miles

Easy run with strides. Long stride around 5:00 pace with a little bit of incline every fifteen minutes, three total (2:15, 1:30, 1:30). Felt pretty good, nice change of pace.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

1:20:00 :: 12 miles

Easy run. Back is starting to feel better. Still rigged up pretty good, but not painful to run. Muscle relaxers must be doing something odd, though. Having some GI distress and a general lack of comfort (shallow breathing, slow pace feels fast). Hopefully only a few more days of this.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

1:00:00 :: 9 miles

Second decent run in over a week. Started fighting a cold last Saturday, finally cleared that out of my system the following Sunday, but got one of my neck/back spasms that morning and could barely move, let alone run. Three days of muscle relaxers later, I am able to run somewhat normally. The scheduled eval will have to be put off for next week as I get my feet back under me. I hope you enjoy the unicorn. It will be on my page to remind me of how pink, sparkly, and non-existent my training has been lately.