Tuesday, February 28, 2006
It's too bad i'll be on vacation for the Spring Run-off at High Park. My company has formed three teams and I would have loved to have run it. One of my co-workers is a monster runner and I would have loved to see him speed away from us as he schools us on the finer form.
Anyways, I'll see if I can run while I'm on vacation on that day -- April 8...
Monday, February 27, 2006
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Wednesday: Thought i'd take the day off, so I did. Inretrospect, it was a beautiful day
Thursday: Didn't feel like it. Plus, I got my new laptop, so I spent too much time playing with it. No run
Friday: Grrr... At work till after 7. Was not happy, as it was a weekly of long work days and frustration. The 5K run after work, which should have been 10K, was great though. Ran it at a good pace and the frustrations worked their way out.
Saturday: A big day for a friend who's getting married in a month. It's his stag, so i'm stretched for time as the festivities get under way in an hour. So did a quick, sprintlike 5K just now.
So, a bad running week. I will need more discipline during my marathon training, but at least it'll be warm and the days will be long.
Weekly total: 30K
Year to date: 336.5K
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Anyhow, I did 10K, and planned to stop at St. Lawrence Market, where I bought fresh pasta, sauce, and focaccia, etc. In short, Carbs. Then I ran home (another 2.5K). Last Sunday's 21K run made this a good week, even though I took off two days from running.
Weekly total: 52.5K
Year to date: 306.5K
Friday, February 17, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Anyways, I did some math today to figure out when I would start my 18-week training program for the Chicago Marathon. It starts on June 19. While I was doing math, I did some more, and it showed me that in 2006, If I run 40K a week from Jan. 1 till June 19, i'll do about 960 km (600 miles) and the 18-week program will have me doing about 840 km (520 miles).
I have a long way to go.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
Canadian speed skater said it best, I guess. She said her legs felt like "Jell-O"after she started too fast.
I'm by no means an athlete, but after running 36K this weekend (sounds so little, huh), my legs felt dead in today's 5K run. Ran to Ontario Place and back and the wind really didn't help either.
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Today was also one of those perfect days again. Cold, blue skies, and a strong sun. So when I was looking out my window at 9 a.m., I saw about three runners out there.
Decided to run to the beaches and back, which is perfect, cause it's exactly 10K to get to the boardwalk. Tonnes of runners. We shared that usual, hand-up half wave that I like to exchange. We share the same pursuit, that of running against time, for health, for goals and races.
Anyhow, a very consistent run that I'd characterize as tempo.
Run time: 1:44:42
Run distance: 21.02K
Average pace: 4:59/K
Best pace: 3:04 km/h (not sure where that came from, probably a GPS hiccup)
Weirdly enough, kilometres 11 to 15 felt amazing. Not sure if it was the runners high, or that I was running while this perfect song was on and a huge big sky and sun ahead of me urging me on. I mean, for at least 3kms, I actually forgot I was running. The breathing was no laboured, the stride was quick and it was all smooth. Then after 16km, fatigue set it Bad nutrition: pizza last night, no brekkie in the morning; Bad hydration: I only drank about two cups of water, not nearly enough.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
So overall, a great day. Feel good and energized.
Weekly total: 51K
Year to date: 254K
Friday, February 10, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Yes, I sweated during my 10K run today. It was -8 or so.. But a bone chilling variety.. Mileage this week is not bad, so much so that I may top 40K again. Yay me.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Ran with my heart rate monitor for the first time in a long time. Did a 15K city route (to Bloor and back then out to Jarvis and back). Ran for 1:16, according to the monitor, with an average rate of 156 (yes on the high side) and I was in the aerobic zone for 46 minutes. I spent most of the other minutes above 85%
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Next week will be better. I want to get the mileage back up to more than 40K
Weekly total: 27K
Year to date: 198K
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Yes, 5-degree springlike temperature today. Yesterday, skipped my run in favour of chomping down on foot-long hotdogs and fries and popcorn and beer while watching basketball players at the ACC.
Today, having only put in 10K so far this week, I figure that I may not reach the 40K mark. Which is fine, I guess. Did 11K today. A beauty of a run with my new shoes, finally figured out that the old pair was pretty much resigned to relive old glories on my hallway floor or in a dumpster.