2017 Training Stats

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

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

2011 Pat's Run

On Saturday, April 16, 2011 I participated in the 2011 4.2 mile Pat's Run benefiting Pat Tillman Foundation (learn more here).  I was supposed to be walking with a friend, but when we got there her back was hurting to much to even walk the distance so I talked her in to heading back to the car and I would meet her there after the race.

This meant I was free to run, walk or whatever I wanted to do during the race.  I decided I'd try to use the run/walk the race and see what happened, but before I get that that a little bit about the new setup at the race.

This is the third year I've participated in this race and previously, it's been one of my favorite events.  It's always been well organized, great post race food and beverages and just a great event overall. 

28,000 - 30,000 people were participating in the event this year.  It was crowded, very, very crowded.  This was the first year that they implemented a corral system...28 corrals to be exact.  Because I signed up as a walker I was in corral 24.  The corrals were jam packed, snaking around a lot of different directions, and difficult to get into.

The corrals were started - once the last person for the previous corral crossed the start line they would start the next corral thirty seconds later.  It meant a lot of standing and waiting and finally snaking around to the start line.

I started doing 2 minute run, 1 minute walk intervals right from the start.  I really haven't done a good job preparing for these events this month and wasn't sure how far I'd make it with this plan, but I decided to give it a go. 

My legs were tight and stiff for the first mile or so, but things started to loosen up and I decided to just keep going.  It was already pretty warm out and the sun was beating down on us and I was already feeling hot.  Since I was going to be walking I didn't bother bringing any water with me.  I was super glad to hit the one mile mark and grab a cup of water - slight problem...by the time I got to the first water stop they were out and I was feeling a bit dehydrated already.  Not a good sign.

I kept up the 2 minute/1 minute intervals and felt really good over all.  I hit mile two and thankfully there was some water so I grabbed a cup and kept on going.  Mile three and another cup of water and I just kept going.  Finally the finish was in sight and I was done.

Overall, I did pretty well.  I kept up the run/walk intervals only taking a couple of extra walk intervals to drink water or to catch my breath when I needed it.  My official chip time was 53:54 which was a 12:50 per mi pace.  While it's not blazing or fantastic, it's better than I've done in quite a while and I can't complain too much.

After the finish, I headed up the stadium stairs to get water and Powerade and head out.  I was blown away by the volume of people there.  It was just so crowded it was almost impossible to deal with.  Thankfully, I was just heading back to the car to head out.

Weekly Reviews: April 11 - 23

Goals for workouts this year:
1. 80-100 miles run/walk per month
2. One day of Pilates per week
3. One day of Strength Training per week
4. One day of Bike or Elliptical per week
5. One Incline Workout on the Treadmill per week

Here's the last two weeks' recap
Monday
REST
Notes: No excuse, I just didn't work out today. 

Tuesday
PM Workout:  Treadmill walk 4.20mi @ 15:00 per mi 
Notes: Got a walk in today...It was better than nothing. 

Wednesday
PM Workout:  Treadmill - 4.24mi, .3mi warm up walk, 1.13mi @ 12:43 per mi, 2.82mi cool down walk 
Notes: Not a good work out today.  I didn't feel like doing anything so it's really a miracle that I got any miles in. 

Thursday
REST
Notes: Worked late, stressed out, legs started swelling so no workout. 

Friday
REST 
Notes: Work, shopping, cleaning...no time to workout...cruddy week for miles for sure.


Saturday
AM Workout: Pat's Run - 6.74mi, 1.36mi warm up walk, 4.18mi @ 12:50 per mi, 1.2mi cool down walk 
Notes: Need to get outside off the treadmill more often, felt good to do a race with run/walk.  I'll do a separate post on the race experience. 

Sunday
REST
Notes: If you consider travel restful - lucky you.  I on the other hand do not - at least not when traveling overseas...It was quite a long day

Monday 

REST
Notes: Continuation of travel, check in at hotel and straight to the office.  What an incredibly long day.

Tuesday
AM Workout: Treadmill - easy run 2mi @ 13:30 per mi
Bike - 6.3mi, 30mins, 12mph avg, resistance level 3
Notes: Got a couple of miles in on the treadmill and a few on the bike.  Nothing fancy, just a few miles.  Better than nothing.

Wednesday
REST
Notes: Not sleeping well in Belgium and my legs are still incredibly swollen.  Each night we walk to dinner and back and with all the swelling the cobblestone streets do not make my feet happy.

Thursday
REST
Notes:  It's been a long week and I'm not feeling very well today.  The swelling in my legs is worrying my a bit as I think it's causing me to not feel well.  I feel like my heart is pounding a bit too hard today - at least I get to go home tomorrow.

Friday
REST
Notes:  Another very long travel day.  12 hours in a plane, 6 hours waiting in airports, but I finally made it home.

Saturday
REST
Notes: Jet lag has officially set in.  Amazing how tired you can be after doing nothing but sitting on a plane and in airports.  The swelling in my legs is finally starting to go down and leaving pain in its place - weird, never had that happen before.

Sunday
REST
Notes:  I am still tired and so very sore today.  I have sore ankles, hips and back and a pretty good migraine going.  It has sure put a damper on my miles this month, but I'll have to fight hard this next week to make my 100 mile goal for the month.

Weekly Numbers:
Weight Watch: +4.2 pounds (wasn't able to weigh this week, but sure it's not good)

Run/Walk Miles:17.18
Bike Miles: 6.3
Elliptical Miles: 0
TOTAL MILES: 23.48

Pilates: MISSED
Strength: MISSED
Incline: MISSED

Monthly Numbers
Run/Walk Miles: 54.57
Bike Miles: 38.30
Elliptical Miles: 0.0
TOTAL MILES: 92.87

Goofy's Weekly Training Challenge Results
No medals for the last two weeks.  No good came of my getting ready to travel or the actual travel.  I will really have to step it up this week to make this month's goals and I really hope I can make it!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Weekly Review: Apr 4 - 10

Goals for workouts this year:
1. 80-100 miles run/walk per month
2. One day of Pilates per week
3. One day of Strength Training per week
4. One day of Bike or Elliptical per week
5. One Incline Workout on the Treadmill per week

Here's this week's recap
Monday
PM Workout: Treadmill walk 3.58mi @ 15:47 per mi
Notes: Still pretty sick today, but walking didn't make it worse so at least I got some miles in. 

Tuesday
PM Workout:  Treadmill walk 4.23mi @ 15:00 per mi 
Notes: Still not feeling great, but I was still okay to get a walk in.  Still coughing, sore throat, itching ears and eyes - blech. 

Wednesday
REST 
Notes: I had to work very late today so no workout was in the cards.  I'm starting to feeling better with just some occasional coughing left. 

Thursday
PM Workout: Treadmill run/walk - 4.74mi, .30mi warm up walk, 4mi @ 13:19 per mi, .44mi cool down walk
Bike - 12mi, 50mins, 14.3mph avg, resistance level 2
Notes: Got in an okay run/walk and then a nice easy pedal.  Still not feeling 100% but most of the coughing is gone - think I'm just down to allergies and a little coughing. 

Friday
PM Workout:  Treadmill incline workout #11 - 1.85mi, 30mins, up to 10% incline 
Notes: Another really long day at work, but at least I managed to get my incline workout in.

Saturday
PM Workout: Treadmill walk 5.58mi @ 15:00 per mi 
Notes: Didn't get much done today, but at least I managed to get a nice walk in tonight. 

Sunday
AM Workout: Treadmill run/walk - 11.66mi, .31mi warm up walk, 9.08mi @ 12:47 per mi, 2.27mi cool down walk
Notes: Got a good run/walk in - 2min run/1min walk intervals...Wanted to go further today but I still have a lingering cough and didn't want to over do it.  Still felt good to get some good miles in. 

Weekly Numbers:
Weight Watch: -4.2 pounds

Run/Walk Miles:31.64
Bike Miles: 12
Elliptical Miles: 0
TOTAL MILES: 43.64

Pilates: MISSED
Strength: MISSED
Incline: 1 30 minute incline workout

Monthly Numbers
Run/Walk Miles: 37.39
Bike Miles: 32.00
Elliptical Miles: 0.0
TOTAL MILES: 69.39

Goofy's Weekly Training Challenge Results
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Another bronze medal this week.  It should have been a gold, but being sick caused me to cut some miles from my schedule.  Overall I'm still very happy with the number of miles I managed this week even while sick.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Weekly Review: Mar 28 - Apr 3

Goals for workouts this year:
1. 80-100 miles run/walk per month
2. One day of Pilates per week
3. One day of Strength Training per week
4. One day of Bike or Elliptical per week
5. One Incline Workout on the Treadmill per week

Here's this week's recap
Monday
PM Workout: Treadmill run/walk: 4.65mi, .3mi warm up walk, 4mi @ 12:31 per mi, .36mi cool down walk
Notes: Pretty tired today, but managed to get a good run/walk in

Tuesday
REST
Notes: Ended up having to work late today and it left no time to workout.

Wednesday
PM Workout: Treadmill walk 3.19mi @ 15:00 per mi Treadmill
Incline Workout #10 - 30mins, up to 10% incline
Notes: I have a sore throat today...thinking it's just allergies as everything seems to be blooming around here right now

Thursday
PM Workout: Treadmill run/walk - 4.47mi, .29mi warm up walk, 3.11mi @ 12:20 per mi, 1.07mi cool down walk
Notes: Huh - look at that, a 5K under 40mins. I haven't seen that in a while. Felt pretty good doing 2min run/1min walk intervals. Still have a sore throat

Friday
REST
Notes: Really not feeling so good. I've started coughing and still have the sore throat. Decided not to push it tonight in the hopes I would feel better over the weekend

Saturday
PM Workout: Bike - 20mi, 1hr 26mins, 13.8mph avg, resistance level 2
Notes: I am sick. No getting around it. Feeling pretty bad and have been coughing pretty hard and my back hurts from it, but biking didn't make it worse so at least I got a good pedal in.

Sunday
PM Workout: Treadmill walk 5.75mi @ 15:47 per mi
Notes: It took everything I had to get on the treadmill today. I'm feeling pretty horrible and the energy level is very low, but I was able to walk slowly without causing worse coughing so I did what I could.

Weekly Numbers:
Weight Watch: +1 pound

Run/Walk Miles:19.8
Bike Miles: 20
Elliptical Miles: 0
TOTAL MILES: 39.80

Pilates: MISSED
Strength: MISSED
Incline: 1 30 minute incline workout

Monthly Numbers
Run/Walk Miles: 5.75
Bike Miles: 20.00
Elliptical Miles: 0.0
TOTAL MILES: 25.75

Goofy's Weekly Training Challenge Results
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Just barely got the Bronze this week. Unfortunately, I am sick with a flu/cold bug and have been feeling quite bad for over half of the week. I wanted to get a long run in this week, but that just wasn't going to be in the cards. Oh well, I'll work hard to get over this illness and get right back on track :)!

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