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SETBACKS SUCK

In Daily Exercise Summary on June 3, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Well my adventure suffered a severe set back. I think that I actually had swine flu. Those around me argue that it was severe reactions to the pollen that has infested the state of Rhode Island. The effects have lingered for some time. In essence, they sidelined me for 10 straight days. I still have substantial respiratory and sinus issues, but I’m now able to run for about a mile and a half before I need to stop. I just can’t go any further without feeling like I may have a stroke.

I’m running the mile and a half at an 8:15 pace, just trying to keep my legs fresh. They still feel good, and my conditioning doesn’t seem to be problematic. I just can’t seem to breathe properly. Oh well. We are back, and soon I will be better.

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April 28, 2009 Run

In Daily Exercise Summary on April 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm
Activity

Time

Miles

Pace

Repetitions

Weight

Run

25:16

3.1

8:09

Walk

1.0

It was a long day. I didn’t get to the gym until almost 5 o’clock. Brutal.

I hadn’t eaten, but I was well hydrated. When I started to run it felt real good. I started at 7.0 for the first half mile and then 7.1 for the second half mile. After that, I bumped it up to 7.2 for one tenth of a mile. From there I ran 7.3 and 7.4 for a half a mile each. I intermittently bumped the speed up to about an 8.0 before it was done. I’m closing in on an 8 minute pace.

My heart rate was furious when I stopped, but I attribute this to it being so late in the day and having not eaten yet. I enjoyed dinner afterwards.

April 4, 2009

In Daily Exercise Summary on April 5, 2009 at 2:19 am
Activity

Time

Miles

Pace

Repetitions

Weight

Run

25:03

3.0

8:21

Walk

12:57

.72

Ab Crunches

3×12

50

Lower Back

3×18

110

Leg Lifts

3×12

It was a good strong run today. I wasn’t winded until after the 2 mile mark, but it caught up to me. I struggled to finish, but I made it. My heart rate is recovering a lot quicker now that I have been back at it for two weeks. I worked the core. Not to strenuously, but I definitely noticed it.

The run started at 6.9 for the first half mile and progressed up .1 each half mile until 2.5 miles. I then increased .1 each tenth of mile until I was finished. I was pleased with the progress. I will add a tenth of a mile next time I run, but I will spend 3 or 4 weeks at 5k. I spend my efforts at increasing my pace. I’m looking for 7:45. Once I get my 5k pace to 8 minutes a mile, I will start adding in the occasional 8k. I plan to get on a near daily regiment of 8ks with a real fast 5k and a 10k each week. At this point, I will feel sufficiently pre-trained to start looking at scheduling a half marathon. Probably 5 months out.

Bad Day at the Gym

In Daily Exercise Summary on April 1, 2009 at 7:49 pm
Activity

Time

Miles

Pace

Repetitions

Weight

Run

21:06

2.5

8:26

Walk

5:39

.3

Run

3:51

.5

7:42

Walk

6:24

.34

Total Run

24:57

3

8:19

Every so often you get to the gym, and you just aren’t feeling it. From the two minute mark, I was winded. I did everything I could to get two and a half miles. That is when I had to walk. My goal was to run three miles today. So, I walked a bit, then I buckled down and punished myself at 7.5 for a quarter mile and 8.0 for the last quarter mile. It hurt, but I finished my 3 miles when it was all said and done.

Then I was out of time at the gym, so I had to turn around and hightail it back across campus.

March 31, 2009

In Daily Exercise Summary on March 31, 2009 at 5:33 pm
Activity

Time

Miles

Pace

Repetitions

Weight

Run

23:02

2.75

8:22

Walk

10:57

.67

Just a quick run on the treadmill today, but it felt nice. I even got cocky and started to think that I would be able to do it without laboring at all, but around 2.3 miles I felt the end of my lungs. My legs felt real good, and tomorrow we go 3 miles. Almost to 5k, then we can get working on the speed and pace. I had to get back to see a professor about a project we were working on, but it was good that I made it to the gym at all.

Saturday Workout then Rest for Sunday

In Daily Exercise Summary on March 28, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Today, I had a tired run. Felt a little slow the whole time, but being on a treadmill you can’t really slow down.

I ran a nice two and a half mile loop wile watching North Dakota and New Hampshire play a little hockey. I again started the run for a half mile at 6.9, the next half mile at 7.0, the third half mile at 7.1, and ran another half mile at 7.2. I then finished the same as the last couple days. 7.3 to 7.7 for .1 of a mile each.

I ran a time interval at 8.2 for one minute, walk at 3.0 for one minute; and another at 8.3 for one minute, walk at 3.0 for one minute. Those felt good, like getting the lead out.

For the core resistance training, I use the Paramount brand machines.

Activity

Time

Miles

Pace

Repetitions

Weight

Run

21:03

2.50

8:25

Walk

9:57

.58

Time Intervals

1min

2

Lower Back

3×18

100

Abdominal

3×18

100

The Exception to the Treadmill

In Musings, Rants and Explanations on March 27, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Tomorrow is some sort of environmental awareness hour between 8:30 and 9:30pm. I’m not sure if that is local time or central time, but it is local and central here. Easy to do. Shut your shit down for an hour. Lights, TV, Computer, Etc. turn it off.

Ok, there is one exception to my rule that I prefer to run on a treadmill. That would be distance intervals. Distance intervals are simply put running a distance, then walking a distance, then running a distance, keep on repeating. I love to train with intervals. Time intervals and Distance intervals, I have a blog post that I would like to get up sometime next week concerning time intervals, the difference, fartlek, etc. etc. etc. This post is going to be about distance intervals.

Well, there it is. The distance I run during distance intervals. It is 1/16th of a mile to the far pole in the back corner. I run as hard as I possible can. By time I hit that back pole, I want to be pretty sure that I will throw up if I go any further. I then walk all the way around the track to this spot and immediately do it again. When I do distance intervals, I use equidistant points for my intervals. I want to walk as far as I run. There are arguments against this, but they are stupid arguments, if you incorporate time intervals into your training as well.

When I first started training for the half-marathon, I read an article about interval training in Runner’s World or some other mainstream running mag that discussed how essential this sort of training is to improving your time and distance for long distance running. My initial thought was that this was a contradiction, why sprint to train for a race that is long?

Well it worked. It speeds you up, it allows you to run longer distances. When in shape, I like to run distance intervals twice a week. I usually do 8 intervals of running and walking so that I go 1 mile in addition to the running that I did on that day. It hurts, it burns and I can’t breathe much when I’m doing it, but it is worth it because of the results.

Also, if you are looking for something to run to check out Matt Nathanson at mattnathanson.com. Come and get higher!