2017 Training Stats

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

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #34


MIND CHECK
Since I'll still be at Disneyland next weekend, I figured I'd go ahead and post for the following week early to keep me honest and make me accountable for getting back out there after the races!
BODY CHECK
This will be interesting and I'll update if I have time....I'm not sure how I'm going to feel after the races to be honest.
NUTRITION
The first half of the week will be bad at Disneyland I'm sure, but then I'll get home and I've got to figure something out here to make myself better.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
REST
Tuesday
REST
Wednesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Bike - 20mi no target
Friday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Saturday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
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 Preview - Week #33


MIND CHECK
Well, here I am. Four days away from heading to California for my next Half Marathon challenge. It's been a tough fight this time around and I hope I have what it takes to get 'er done. I think I'm really finally ready mentally and I'm going to need that strength to get me through this this time. I'm sure I won't be setting any records this time around, but I'm going to have fun and use it as a training run. I should clarify, I'm pretty sure I'll be walking the majority of this one - that's where I feel comfortable right now so I'm going to go with it! I can do this, I will do this and I know I can make it to the end!
BODY CHECK
I'm finally over the flu - thank goodness! My right knee is locking up a bit here and there, but it's nothing dreadful or all that painful. I'll keep icing it and using BioFreeze as needed to keep it happy. Just going to take the miles easy this week in prep for the races.
NUTRITION
It'll probably be a bit of a mess on this side of things this week. I won't be terrible, but it's not going to be my top priority as I try to get ready to go. I'll do what I can and work with what I've got.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 2mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Wednesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 2mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 2mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Friday
REST
Saturday
AM: Disneyland Fabulous 5K
Sunday
AM: Disneyland Half Marathon

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 #32


MIND CHECK
Oh, it was a rough week. I got the flu starting on Tuesday and it drug me down all week...I'm better now and my mind is set on the upcoming half marathon.
BODY CHECK
It was not the mileage week I hoped for, but the flu will do that to you. After my long walk on Saturday my right knee is twinging a bit, but BioFreeze and Ice Packs work miracles and I'm sure it'll be fine in no time.
NUTRITION
This week was - sick if I eat, sick if I don't eat as I fought the flu. So, I just tried to keep the tummy happy this week.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 2mi @ 14:25 per mi, cool down walk
PM: Treadmill Easy - .25mi warm up walk, 2mi @ 13:32 per mi, .25mi cool down walk
Didn't make it outside, but the treadmill didn't feel too bad today. At least I got a couple of miles in.
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 3mi no target
I tried, but was too sick today.
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi warm up run no target, 3mi @ 13:13 per mi, 1mi cool down run no target, cool down walk
Still fighting the flu and not feeling well at all.
Thursday
AM: Bike - 25mi no target
Still fighting the flu. Wanted to try walking, but couldn't even get workout gear on.
Friday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Starting to feel better, but still have a sick stomach and feeling a bit weak.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 8mi @ 14:48 per mi, cool down walk
PM: Treadmill Long Walk - 8.84mi @ 16:29 per mi
I got up later than I wanted, had a little breakfast bar to see how the stomach would hold up. Not bad, but fell asleep on the couch. Got up early afternoon and got ready to walk on the treadmill. I wanted to get outside, but I'm still not feeling great and didn't want to be far from home and stranded. It was tough to be on the treadmill this long and I didn't run a single step. It took all my energy to put the time and effort in today. By the time I was done I was pretty shaky and definitely drained, but I did it and that felt good. My right knee is twinging a bit and I'll be icing it down, but otherwise I feel pretty good in terms of my legs.
Sunday
REST
Right knee is still a bit sore, but I'm using BioFreeze and Ice Packs and I think it'll loosen up and be fine in plenty of time for the race.

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

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #32


MIND CHECK
Time is running out...It's almost time to head to California and hopefully get two new medals...Yep, two. I got an email last week for the Coast 2 Coast medal...Not that I could have forgotten that. Now I just have to actually finish this race. This is truly the first time that I've had doubts about whether or not I can actually finish a race. I know deep down that I will finish, but doubt is still definitely there. I will continue to put the miles in and hope that's enough to get me through this!
BODY CHECK
Feeling okay right now. The knees are holding up, the calves feel okay and the rest of me is holding up too. Hopefully I can keep it this way.
NUTRITION
Just playing this as it comes right now. I know it's really stupid to not do better in this area, but I just can't make myself be good and do it...I hope I can refocus here soon!
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 2mi @ 14:25 per mi, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 3mi no target
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi warm up run no target, 3mi @ 13:13 per mi, 1mi cool down run no target, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Bike - 25mi no target
Friday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 8mi @ 14:48 per mi, cool down walk
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 #31


MIND CHECK
It's been an interesting week for sure. I put some miles in - I guess having two weeks to the next half marathon has put some sort of motivation in my head. About time too! Overall I feel pretty good about this week. I still didn't get the long run/walk in that I wanted, but to late to worry about it now. I keep moving forward. While I didn't do quite as good as Chris and hit the 30+ mile mark, I did get in 23 miles which is only 4 miles short of my entire last month...Sad but true!
BODY CHECK
Surprisingly with all these miles this week I've been feeling okay. I've had some issues with migraines, sleeplessness and stomach problems, but these are all pretty normal for me during the stress I'm under and I didn't let any of them stop me. I am a bit concerned that all miles this week were done on the treadmill - I'm afraid it's messing with my pace and my stride, but we'll see.
NUTRITION
Not great, not terrible this week. I've had some good days and some bad days, but it is what it is.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 5mi @ 14:22 per mi, cool down walk
Since I wasn't feeling great today and I did 7 miles yesterday I decided to make this my rest day.
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 2mi no target
PM: Treadmill Easy - 3.15mi,.33mi warm up walk, 1.48mi @ 15:33 per mi, 1.34mi cool down walk
I was going to try for the five I missed yesterday, but I did what I could and I feel okay about it. Worrying about pace on treadmill versus what I'll be able to do outside...
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi warm up run no target, 3mi @ 13:13 per mi, 1mi cool down run no target, cool down walk
PM: Treadmill Tempo - 5.62mi, .36mi warm up walk, 1mi @ 16:27 per mi, 3mi tempo @ 13:36 per mi, 1mi @ 14:52 per mi, .26mi cool down walk
I did it - I did a full tempo workout on the treadmill. I even pushed the last 1/8th of a mile under 10 mins per mile (not Mike speed, but better than I've been doing). I did also manage to run almost the full three tempo miles too - which is something I haven't been doing.
Thursday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
PM: Treadmill Walk 4.57mi @ 16:05 per mi
Took a nice easy walk on he treadmill. Felt good and wasn't too sore from yesterday's effort. Yet again there was a lot of work stress, but I didn't let it stop my workout - YEAH!
Friday
REST
Took the rest day today.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 14mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk
AM: Treadmill Easy - 3.54mi, .25mi warm up walk, 3mi @ 13:15 per mi, .27mi cool down walk
Felt really good to push the three miles this morning. I really wanted to get my long run in later in the day, but things just didn't work out. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
Sunday
REST
AM: Treadmill Walk 6.17mi @16:13 per mi
Well, this isn't what I was planning on doing. I wanted a half marathon. It just wasn't going to happen today. I felt a bit leaden and my stomach was upset so I stopped half way through again. My time was really slow today too....YIKES!

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

Monday, August 16, 2010

Driving to the Wine & Dine Half Marathon - UPDATED

I was curious how driving to the Walt Disney World Wine & Dine Half Marathon was going to work. The race starts at ESPN Wide World of Sports, but then it ends at Epcot. Where do you park? How do you get back to your car?

I didn't have the answer and I couldn't find anything online yet, so I emailed the WDW Endurance Team and they responded back with the details for those of us driving to the race. Here's what they told me:

On race night, you will need to drive to Epcot to pick up the event shuttle to the ESPN Complex for the race start. Please arrive at Epcot by 7:30 pm. Your car will then be at Epcot when you finish the race.


So, if you're planning on driving - don't drive to the ESPN complex and park. Make sure you drive to Epcot, park, and take the event shuttle over to the start line. Then after you've run, sipped and snacked, your car will be there waiting for you :)!

Hope this helps!

By the way - if you're staying at any of the All Star Resorts, Port Orleans (French Quarter or Riverside), Beach Club, Polynesian or Boardwalk you will have complimentary bus transportation to all Wine & Dine Half Marathon Events!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dopey Trainng Preview - Week #31


MIND CHECK
Okay...My head is in the right place right now. I will be finishing the Disneyland Half Marathon, I will be getting that Coast to Coast Medal. I am not stupid - I will not be getting a PR this race. I'm okay with that. No need to fret, I'm just going to try to have fun and do the best I can.
BODY CHECK
I'm doing pretty good right now. I'm not having too many problems, the new shoes are working really well and I hope this continues.
NUTRITION
Where do I do here? Well, I go back to basics again and hope that I can get myself to do what I know I need to do. No grand plans, no guarantees, but I'll do what I can and hopefully it will help!
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 5mi @ 14:22 per mi, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 2mi no target
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi warm up run no target, 3mi @ 13:13 per mi, 1mi cool down run no target, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Friday
REST
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 14mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk
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 #30


MIND CHECK
It was an up and down sort of week for me. I had my good days and my bad days. Overall, I feel pretty good about what I accomplished and I hope to keep going and really do better this next week too.
BODY CHECK
The knees are both doing okay right now. No new problems and actually they are feeling better.
NUTRITION
Well...this was not so good this week...I just couldn't stop myself from being horrible on the eating front. I'm still working on it though and haven't given up yet!
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
The workout was not high on my list of things to do today...I decided today to start looking for a new job and I felt it was more important to get some things updated today instead.
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 3mi no target
PM: Easy Treadmill - 2.42mi, .26mi warm up walk, 2mi @ 13:55 per mi, .16mi cool down walk
I was hoping for more mileage today. The treadmill felt really good today, but I didn't...I'm just going to keep plugging away - I have to improve sometime.
Wednesday
AM: Speed Run - Warm up walk, 1mi warm up run no target, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog, 1mi cool down run no target, cool down walk
PM: Speed Treadmill - 2.90mi, .27mi warm up walk, 1mi warm up jog, 1mi @ 11:36 per mi, .63mi cool down walk
So, I chickened out on the full distance again today. I did get one really quality mile in and I felt good about that - it's quicker than I've run in quite some time and it felt good to push a little bit. I really didn't want to overdo it too much.
Thursday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
PM: Walk Treadmill - 4mi @ 15:49 per mi, .2mi cool down walk
I did the full distance tonight. I'm a bit sore and tired in my feet, but my knees feel better. Feeling good that I'm at least getting some miles in.
Friday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Okay, so I skipped the miles today. Thought I'd try to rest up for a long run tomorrow.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 14mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk
AM: Treadmill - 2.7mi @ 15:44 per mi
Total fail today. I set out to do my 14 miles and after the third time my darn treadmill key got knocked off the darn thing and I had to keep restarting the workout I gave up. I was in tears wondering what the heck I had gotten myself in to. I didn't feel like I could get myself through the DL Half Marathon, I was sure I was going to get swept and I just sort of gave up. Then after I cooled down and settled down I started to get my determination back. So, I didn't make my distance today...I'll keep trying until I do get it and I will finish the DL Half Marathon and everything else I've set myself up for!
Sunday
REST
AM: Treadmill Walk - 7mi @ 15:31 per mi
Nothing kept me down today. I may not have gotten in the 14 miles I wanted, but I did do 7 miles of the DL Half today....I created a Google Map for the treadmill and that's the route I did - it's very cool how it adjusts the incline during the workout. I don't feel super about the time, but I walked the whole thing and the fact that I did as much as I did made me feel much better today!

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

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

And Reality Hits....

Got the email to print my race waivers and official race guide for the Disneyland Half Marathon today.

Wow - that means it's getting close. That means I need to kick my rear in gear.

Very exciting and at the same time a bit frightening!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #30


MIND CHECK
If you've stuck with me this long - thank you! I know it must get very boring reading all the workouts I have planned and skipped - trust me, for me too! I am going to do my best to get miles on the feet this week. My treadmill is functional, I have new shoes to break in and a race coming up and I'm tired of letting everything else ruin my workouts! Now I just need you to hold me to it!
BODY CHECK
I'm having a little trouble with my right knee. Not sure what's going on, but I can't do any squats right now. It doesn't hurt to walk, run or bike - so I'm not terribly concerned, but I'll keep an eye on it. I probably just tweaked it moving furniture or sitting so long on airplanes.
NUTRITION
I'm working on this. I need to get to the store - didn't make it this weekend so the house is empty. That could lead to quick stops on the way home and I'd prefer not to do that. I'm just going to try to do my best this week and hopefully get back on track here.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 3mi no target
Wednesday
AM: Speed Run - Warm up walk, 1mi warm up run no target, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog, 1mi cool down run no target, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Friday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 14mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk
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 #29


MIND CHECK
Just when I was finally settled at work again and things were going well - it blows up in my face once again. I traveled for work this week and while the trip wasn't horrible, the stress that came out of the trip was. I am once again at a crossroad and need to figure out what's the right thing to do. That being said, I didn't do well with my planned workouts this week - I know recurring theme right? I swear that I'll get through this yet again and try my hardest to do it with more style!
BODY CHECK
I haven't been feeling great this week. It's rough traveling - I tend to swell very badly on planes and this trip was no exception. I have slept away a lot of this weekend, but I'm back and ready to do better this week!
NUTRITION
I did the best I could this week eating at the hotel and out...which is to say that I didn't do very well at all. I'm sure the scale will not be my friend tomorrow, but we'll see.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 2mi @ 14:25 per mi, cool down walk
Sadly, I only slept about two hours last night and that didn't come until about 5am...No workout today. Will try harder tomorrow.
Tuesday
AM: Bike - 15mi no target
AM: Easy Run Treadmill - 2.61mi total, .35mi warm up walk, 2mi @ 12:33 per mi, .26mi cool down walk
Bike - 15mi, 40 mins, resistance level 3
Ah, new shoes were quite nice today. Time to break in a new pair for the Disneyland Half and boy did these feel good. It really felt good getting some work in this morning!
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi warm up run no target, 5mi @ 13:12 per mi, 1mi cool down run no target, cool down walk
Bad sleep again last night and long hours at work made me too tired to get to the gym this morning. Then it was a late night out with the team having dinner. The stress of work hit my pretty hard today as well.
Thursday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
So tired. This trip is really draining me. I feel like such a cop out as so many other people manage to travel for work and still get good mileage in. I need some of that dedication right now.
Friday
AM: Bike - 30mi no target
Left the hotel at 4am (1am AZ time), took a five hour flight and by the time I got home that was it. I fell asleep on the couch shortly after I got home and that was pretty much where I stayed for the day.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 14mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk
How many weeks am I going to try to get this run in and fail? Well, it was another week this week that I failed to get this mileage in - or any mileage for that matter. I ended up on the couch for most of the day again - I'm just exhausted.
Sunday
REST or Walk - 3mi no target
Yep, I'm a slacker. I didn't get any miles again today either. I'm looking forward to a better week next week!

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

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #29


MIND CHECK
I've been wondering how I'm going to do at the Disneyland Half Marathon which is just a month away. I know I can finish, I doubt that I'll PR on this one...I had really hoped to do well at this one, but my dedication and training just havent' been at the level they should have been to get to that point. Regardless, I am going to do the race, do my best and have fun doing it. In the meantime, I really need to increase my mileage as July was a bit pathetic and I know I can do better.
BODY CHECK
I feel like I need to get back to basics with Pilates and stretching - my muscles seem tight and I need to remedy that. I think if I can get back on track with these I'll be doing a lot better. I also need to work harder at the weight loss to help ease the aches in my joints - I know carrying the extra weight is not helping me.
NUTRITION
This week is not going to be good. I'm traveling and have very limited options and while I'll do what I can, I am not making any promises on this front.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 2mi @ 14:25 per mi, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Bike - 15mi no target
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi warm up run no target, 5mi @ 13:12 per mi, 1mi cool down run no target, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Friday
AM: Bike - 30mi no target
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 14mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk
Sunday
REST or Walk - 3mi 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 #28


MIND CHECK
As always, the week before I travel anywhere is full of house work, yard work and just plain work. I didn't do near as well as I would have liked this week. I want to do better and I'm going to keep trying. One good thing that happened this week was getting my treadmill fixed (finally). All the roller bolts have been replaced and the belt tensioned correctly. The repair guy also fixed a rubbing spot that was making an annoying noise, realigned the space saver lock, and turned the display off demo mode. I only got one short workout in on it, but it felt really good while I was on it - here's hoping it stays that way.
BODY CHECK
I am still dealing with some issues here. I'm having some joint issues, especially my knees. It's strange times that they are bothering me, thankfully not really when I run or walk, but squatting, kneeling, etc...This isn't anything new for me - I go through stages like this, but I'm just going to keep a watch on things.
NUTRITION
I did pretty good on this front this week. It helped to have the whole week planned out so all I had to do was pick a plan for the day and go for it. I did fall off a bit on Friday and Saturday, but not as bad as I have been. Looking forward to continuing with this plan.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 6mi @ 14:31 per mi, cool down walk
Well, I wanted to run today, but I ended up cutting down a tree in my front yard and then hauling it to my backyard. That was a full hour and a half of pure pain in 105 degree heat! I'm counting this as a workout :)!
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
No luck on the workout front again today, but I did quite a bit of house work so at least I wasn't just sitting on the couch.
Wednesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 6mi @ 14:31 per mi, cool down walk
So, I put off my morning run because the treadmill repair guy was supposed to come out today...Well, you know that saying about the best laid plans right? Ridiculous, I thought the guy said Weds, he thought he said Thurs. Oh well, that's the way it goes some times.
Thursday
AM: Walk - 3mi no target
PM: Wog - 1.53mi treadmill, .31mi warm up walk, 1.23mi @ 16:53 per mi
Had hoped to do more today, but as I was testing the newly fixed treadmill I noticed that the dogs where being very quiet. Not a good sign, I stopped the belt and went to see what was going on and sure enough Jasmine had completely tore apart the garbage in the bathroom - it was everywhere. By the time I scolded her and cleaned up my motivation had left me and I decided to call it a day. The good news - the treadmill felt pretty good. No slipping, no noise, etc...It felt like I was going a lot faster than I was, but that's just me, not the machine ;)!
Friday
AM: Bike - 25mi no target
Nothing but excuses for why I didn't get anything done today....I had to do some shopping after work, it was way to hot outside, I was tired, I had things to get done around the house, etc....I really did have all those things going on, but I probably could have figured out how to make it all work.
Saturday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 5mi @ 14:22 per mi, cool down walk
AM: Easy Run/Walk - 7.96mi, .31mi warm up walk, 5mi @ 13:34 per mi, .5mi cool down walk, 2.16mi @ 17:15 per mi with the dogs
I got my planned mileage in and then some. It felt good to at least get that far for a change. I just need to keep on moving forward right now so I can get past some of the aches I'm feeling. I did a ton of house and yard work today as well - it was crazy busy.
Sunday
REST
Today was getting up at 3:40am to leave the house at 4:25 and head to the airport. A little walk around the airport, some stairs and a whole lot of sitting later and I'm here in New Jersey. Not good eating and drinking during the day lead me to eat very bad from room service tonight. I'll try to do better this week, but it's not going to be easy with the limited options I have here. Ah well, I'll do what I can.

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

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