2017 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 29.01
(Run/Walked = 29.01, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June Recap

Well, I did it. I managed to get miles in every day in June.

Here's how the miles added up:
Run/Walk: 57.09 miles
Bike: 96.70 miles
Elliptical: 6.35 miles
Total Miles - 260.14 miles over 30 days

I feel really good about this. I almost doubled the miles I put in to May - a trend I'd like to continue.

July is going to bring more miles, longer runs, one ab workout per week, one Pilates workout per week and one strength training workout per week. I would like to keep the momentum from June moving along as I prepare for the Disneyland Half Marathon!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #24


MIND CHECK
It's time to end June strong. I have just a few days left of mileage everyday for Juneathon and then it will be time to start a new challenge. This week is a relatively low mileage week as I use it to recover and get ready to start the next round of upping miles.
I think July is going to add the challenge of getting one strength, one Pilates and one ab workout per week to the mix. In addition, I'm going to do my best to no miss/skip any running/walking workouts. I really want some strength added to July. I'm feeling less afraid of the half marathon mileage again so it's time to step it up and get cracking.
BODY CHECK
June has not been super easy in terms of mileage everyday. Thankfully I've been able to do it, but I know I need to be careful. Overall, the body is feeling pretty good, but I do have a slight pain in the side of my left foot that's bothering me a bit after runs. Going to keep icing and keep an eye to make sure it gets better and not worse.
NUTRITION
I wish I could say I had my act together in this area, but I don't. It's just really difficult for me right now as I want to eat things that are bad for me instead of being strong and eating what will fuel me better. I'll just keep doing what I can here.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 5mi @ 14:48 per mi, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Bike - 20mi no target
Wednesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 5mi @ 14:48 per mi, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
PM: Pilates 20 Minute Circle Workout
Friday
AM: Elliptical - 2mi no target
Saturday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 4mi @ 14:48 per mi, cool down walk no target.
Sunday
REST
That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #23


MIND CHECK
It was really good week in terms of mileage and exercise. I feel like I gained a little more desire and persistence again this week which is great. I hope to keep this exercise momentum going and keep the miles climbing when they are supposed to.
BODY CHECK
I think all the bike miles have been really helpful - thank goodness! I got in my first double digit run since March and I did it...No, I didn't run the whole thing, but that's okay because I was at least still under sweep time.
NUTRITION
I'm not even going to discuss this right now. My head is just not where it needs to be to make this part of my life work. I'll just say that it's been bad.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
PM: Walk - .31mi warm up walk, 1.01mi @ 14:17 per mi, .87mi cool down walk
104 degrees was just too hot for me to get a quality run or walk. I just didn't feel like doing one of the machines today so it felt good to be outside even in the horrid heat.
Tuesday
AM: Elliptical - 2mi no target
AM: Walk - 3.03mi @ 15:48 per mi
PM: Elliptical - 1.10mi, 30mins, 1000 revs @ 10%, 300 revs @ 40%, 300 revs @ 20%, 275 revs @ 10%
Took the girls for a nice walk this morning, but I have some blisters on my feet now. Not sure what I did to get these sores - I'm guessing my form was really off, but I'm not sure. Got a little time in on the elliptical as well.
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi jog no target, 3mi @ 13:13 per mi, 1mi jog no target, cool down walk
PM: Bike - 10mi, 42mins, 14.2mph avg, resistance level 2
Really haven't been feeling great today. I was going to do a 25mi bike ride, but it was all I could do to even pedal tonight. I think mileage everyday caught up with me today.
Thursday
AM: Bike - 25mi no target
AM: Walk - 4.04mi @ 15:21 per mi
PM: Bike - 10.5mi, 40mins, 16.1mph avg, resistance level 3
Took the girls on a walk this morning - it would have been really nice if my stomach wasn't feeling so sour. Managed to get an okay bike ride in this evening as well...
Friday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
PM: Bike - 10mi, 40mins, 14.9mph avg, resistance level 2
Having to be at work before 6am this morning threw my running plans out the window. I still got some bike time in again tonight so it's better than nothing.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 10mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk no target.
AM: Long - 10.34mi, .25mi warm up walk, 10mi @ 14:35 per mi, .09mi cool down walk
Holy cow - I did it. I did my 10 miles. I was very afraid of this distance this morning when I got up. I haven't done double digits since March so it's no wonder it was frightening. All I know is the miles on the machines have helped me quite a bit as far as I can tell. I did take two bio breaks during this run which really re-energized me and helped me keep going. I went through 40 ounces of water, but no gels or anything else. I did a run a mile, walk a mile for the first 8 miles, then I pretty much walked mile 9 and between mile 9 and 10 I did some short running sections mixed in. I'm very proud that I managed to get this mileage in. It 91 degrees by the time I got home!
Sunday
AM: Walk - 2mi no target
AM: Walk - 2.6mi @ 16:14 per mi
Took the dogs out again this morning. Surprisingly I don't feel bad at all after my long run yesterday. It was a little warm for the girls already this morning, but we made it! Time to veg the rest of the day ;)!

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next week's plan!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

2010 Disneyland Half Marathon Medal Revealed

It's a special year for the Disneyland Half Marathon - the fifth anniversary. That means there's a special medal this year too!

Here's a look
While I think the medal is cute, I'm not sure I'm completely in love with it. I really like the castle medal I have from 2008 - it's gold and huge and just looks special. I hope that the colored parts of this medal don't flake off like some of my other race medals.

The 5K course map is also available in PDF format here: 2010 Disneyland Fabulous 5K Course Map
You can get more information about the 2010 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend here:2010 Disneyland Half Marathon Information

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #23


MIND CHECK
Feeling pretty good right now and would like to keep this good feeling going this week. Trying to get out the door in the morning will be the challenge for the week. With temperatures in the hundreds I can't get outside in the evenings and I haven't had a chance to make the workout room accessible for the treadmill repair man - need to do that soon...I'm going to need the mill more than ever with this weather.
BODY CHECK
I've been feeling really good with the miles I've been getting in. I need to get more of these miles in on my feet and less on the machines, but I'm still feeling very confident right now.
NUTRITION
Always a battle....One choice at a time. That's all I can do right now, is try to make one good choice at a time.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Elliptical - 2mi no target
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi jog no target, 3mi @ 13:13 per mi, 1mi jog no target, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Bike - 25mi no target
Friday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 10mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk no target.
Sunday
AM: Walk - 2mi no target

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #22


MIND CHECK
Feeling pretty good this week. I didn't get my long run in, but I still got miles in every day and it's felt really good. I am happy with my progress and I feel like I'm moving in the right direction again.
BODY CHECK
Still have quite a bit of work to do in this area, but at least I'm feeling more confident again.
NUTRITION
I didn't do too badly this week. I only had one real cheat day and it was moderate for a chance. Regardless I still have a lot of work to do here.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
PM: Bike - 10mi, 37mins, 16mph avg, resistance level 3
Still battling the getting up in the morning problem and didn't win today. It was too hot to run outside so I hit the bike tonight.
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
AM: Walk - 4.36mi @ 15:25 per mi
Took the dogs out for a really nice walk this morning before the sun came up. I was really hungry all day today, but I managed okay.
Wednesday
AM: Speed Run - Warm up walk, 1mi jog no target, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog no target, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog no target, 1mi jog no target, cool down walk
PM: Elliptical - 1.35mi, 37mins, 2300 revolutions mostly at 10% ramp, very little 20% and 40%.
Still not able to get up this morning. My calves were screaming at the 40% ramp level - ouch. Not too bad a day today.
Thursday
AM: Elliptical - 3mi no target
PM: Elliptical - 1.07mi, 30mins, 1818 revolutions ramp at 40, 30, 20, 10
Still couldn't get up this morning. I really need to work on getting up in the morning and getting the miles in. Still maintaining my miles every day routine regardless.
Friday
AM: Bike - 25mi no target
PM: Bike - 25mi, 1hr 32mins, 16.1mph avg, resistance level 3
Really wanted to walk this morning but it was not to be. Got a great bike ride in tonight.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 9mi @ 14:25 per mi, cool down walk no target.
AM: Bike - 10mi, 34mins, 17.4mph avg, resistance level 4
I knew that I had a busy day ahead and I didn't get up and going early enough to get outside and do my long run. I went ahead and pushed on a bike ride this morning. Try to head out for 9 tomorrow instead.
Sunday
AM: Walk - 2mi no target
PM: Bike - 10mi, 40mins, 15mph avg, resistance level 2
Still not able to get out early enough to beat the heat. That left me wondering what I would do today. I ended up on the bike again. It was a bike heavy week, but the mileage was good.

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next week's plan!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Disney Race Registration Status Update

Disneyland Half Marathon Races
Half Marathon - At Capacity
Family 5K - At Capacity
Kids' Races - 65% Full

Wine & Dine Half Marathon Races
Half Marathon - 60% Full
Family 5K - No Status Listed
Kids' Races - No Status Listed

Walt Disney World Marathon Races
Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge - 50% Full
Full Marathon - No Status Listed
Half Marathon - 60% Full
Family 5K - No Status Listed
Kids' Races - No Status Listed

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #22


MIND CHECK
So far I've done miles everyday this month and I'm going to continue this trend. This week has another long run planned and I'm actually looking forward to it...I'll have to get up very early in the morning if I want to do this outside, but I'd like to do that as I know I need to be used to the heat and differing terrain for the Disneyland Half.
BODY CHECK
Last week felt great getting the miles in and making myself sore. I hope to continue that this week as well - and soon the soreness won't be quite as bad I know.
NUTRITION
Still just going to do what I can in this area. I know I'd be better off with less weight, but that's just not the most important thing to me right now and that means I'm not committed to making this perfect. It'll come together at some point, but I'm not forcing this right now.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Wednesday
AM: Speed Run - Warm up walk, 1mi jog no target, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog no target, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog no target, 1mi jog no target, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Elliptical - 3mi no target
Friday
AM: Bike - 25mi no target
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 9mi @ 14:25 per mi, cool down walk no target.
Sunday
AM: Walk - 2mi no target

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #21


MIND CHECK
Feeling pretty good mentally this week. I got all my runs in except for one and that day I added a good bike ride in instead. Most importantly I got my long run in and it was rough towards the end, but I did it felt good. Surprisingly, I wasn't very sore after which seems wrong :).
BODY CHECK
Ah, the soreness I've felt in my legs this week. It's been wonderful because it really shows that I have worked harder this week. I want to keep this physical momentum going as it feels good to be sore because I've put the work in!
NUTRITION
I could have done better and I could have done worse this week. I'm just plugging along here. Trying to make better choices most of the time and not kicking myself when I don't do well.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
PM: Bike - 26.2mi, 1hr 37min, 16mph avg, resistance level 3
It was an okay day today. It was too hot to go out running in the evening so I switched to the bike workout today. I'll try to get up and get out running in the morning.
Tuesday
AM: Bike - 26.2mi no target
AM: Easy Run - 3.72mi, .24mi warm up walk, 1.9mi @ 12:29 per mi, .82mi @ 12:45 per mi, .75mi cool down walk
It really felt good to get up and run this morning. I'm a bit sore from all the mileage so far this month, but it's a good sore - finally.
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi jog no target, 3mi @ 13:33 per mi, 1mi jog no target, cool down walk
PM: Elliptical - 2mi, 55mins, 3402 revolutions - 1700 ramp 10%, 1702 ramp 20%
Wow am I sore. My legs are aching, my abs are a bit sore and even my arms are feeling all this working out. I am finally back to getting some running in and I'm starting to remember how much I like getting the miles in.
Thursday
AM: Elliptical - 3mi no target
PM: Bike - 10mi, 36min, 16.5mph avg, resistance level 3
Couldn't get myself up and out running this morning so I got the bike in this evening. I pushed and did my best with the 10mi. My legs are still feeling pretty sore so it'll be interesting how the long run goes this weekend.
Friday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
AM: Walk - 4mi @ 15:35 per mi
Felt great to get up this morning and take the girls for a nice walk.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 8mi @ 14:48 per mi, cool down walk no target
AM: Long Run - 8.59mi, .38mi warm up walk, 8mi @ 13:59 per mi, .21mi cool down walk
Well, I did it. It was a beautiful day for a long run - the temps were low, the wind was blowing lightly and I was all about the miles. I did a good combination of jogging and walking and it felt pretty good. The last 1.5mi was a little rough, but not too terrible. I took a gel 1hr 5mins in and I can't say that it helped me at all - still need to experiment some more with fuel. I did go through 35oz of water or so - it is AZ and while cooler the sun was beating down. Regardless, I love that I finished this and felt good doing it.
Sunday
AM: Walk - 2mi no target
AM: Walk - 3.07mi @ 16:15 per mi
Took the girls out for a walk this morning. Surprisingly, I'm not sore after the long run yesterday. I figured I'd be feeling a lot more sore today - I'm not complaining though because it was just a nice walk!

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next week's plan!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #21


MIND CHECK
13 weeks to the Disneyland Half Marathon. Time is really flying now isn't it? I am going to have to do everything I can to get myself ready and not suffer during this race. I know I can do it, but I would like to do it better than I've been doing up to this point!
It is June and that means I've pledged to myself to do miles in some form everyday this month. So far, I've been able to get miles every day and I'm going to keep this up through June. I think this will help me build endurance and stamina.
BODY CHECK
I've been doing a really rotten job in this area. I'm not injured, but illness has been causing my problems in my training. No more though, I'm going to start building the base miles and getting ready to run longer distances.
NUTRITION
Since nothing has been working for me here, I think I'm going to de-emphasize the diet and just work on the physical aspects. At some point I hope this portion will start falling in to place.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Bike - 26.2mi no target
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi jog no target, 3mi @ 13:33 per mi, 1mi jog no target, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Elliptical - 3mi no target
Friday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 8mi @ 14:48 per mi, cool down walk no target.
Sunday
AM: Walk - 2mi no target

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #20


MIND CHECK
I think I need someone to follow me around with a cattle prod. Just to give me a shove when I get lazy or doubt myself or feel like giving up in general. I know what I need to do and you'd think that I could just do it, but no. I keep slacking off, dreading what needs to be done, etc...I'll keep plugging along though!
BODY CHECK
I was feeling pretty sick over Memorial Day weekend and that lasted through Tuesday. Then I started feeling better and by Saturday I was down again. I'm slowly feeling better though. I would like for illness to leave me alone for a while.
NUTRITION
I'm not going to kid myself here. I think I've given up here. I know it would help me in the end, but I just don't have the heart to do what I should in this area.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 5mi @ 14:48 per mi, cool down walk
Pretty sick today. Ended up staying on the couch for most of the day.
Tuesday
AM: Elliptical - 2mi no target
PM: Elliptical - .83mi, 20 mins, 700 revolutions ramp 10%, 200 revolutions 40%, 200 revolutions 20%, 200 revolutions 30%, 105 revolutions 10%
I was starting to feel better by the evening, but I was still pretty wrung out and had a pretty good migraine. I did 20 mins on the elliptical. It wasn't as much as I wanted to do, but at least I got some mileage in!
Wednesday
AM: Speed Run - Warm up walk, 1mi warm up no target, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog no target, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog no target, 1mi cool down no target, cool down walk
PM: Bike - 20mi, 1hr 15mins, 15.9mph avg, resistance level 3
Feeling a bit better. Had a good bike ride tonight.
Thursday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
PM: Bike - 15mi, 55min, 16.2mph avg, resistance level 3
Feeling pretty sick again today. Still managed to get a good bike ride in. Wanted to run, but it's too hot outside to go at night.
Friday
AM: Bike - 20mi no target
PM: Bike - 10mi, 41min, 14.6mph avg, resistance level 2
So, the bike has been my friend this week. At least I'm getting miles in. Hoping to run tomorrow.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 12mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk no target.
PM: Bike - 5mi, 18mins, 16.1mph avg, resistance level 3
Got up too late to go outside and run and since the treadmill is still broken...I had breakfast and next thing I knew I was asleep on the couch until early afternoon. I've been so tired lately I can fall asleep at anytime during the day and still get some sleep at night. I don't usually sleep more than 3-4 hours a night, but this last two weeks all I've done is sleep. I did get a few miles in on the bike again. Better than nothing I suppose.
Sunday
Rest Day
AM: Walk - 7.58mi @ 15:55 per mi
I wanted to get a long run in today. I headed out at 7:40am this morning and soon realized that running was not going to be in the cards. One - it was already too hot out, two - I wore my Camelbak so I could start trying to get used to it. I decided that I'd just walk as far as I could today and see where I ended up. I did good for the first 4 miles or so, then it was getting so hot and I was getting worn out. Physically, I didn't feel terrible, but I was running out of water and it was so hot and mentally I was doubting myself. In the end, it was a pretty good walk and gave me a good idea of where I am in training - not very far. Regardless, it was good to get out!

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next week's plan!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

2011 WDW Marathon Medal

It's up to you to vote for the medal design that will be given out at the finishline of the 2011 Full Marathon on January 9, 2011. There are three choices and once you choose your favorite you'll be asked to fill out your name, email address and zip code.

I've cast my vote - have you?

There is also going to be something happening on the Monday following Marathon Weekend called Marathon Monday. Information will be announced soon!

Can't wait to hear what will be happening!

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