October 2017 Running Challenge
Did a 6 mile up tempo run today and really felt nice. I think things are really coming together for me over the last week or so. The improvement is very noticeable. In the early summer I was around 12 min/mile, now I'm in a range 9.5 to 10.5 depending on distance. Of course it helps that I lost about 30 pounds over the summer. lol
11/25 Schaumburg HM6
October Running Totals (miles)
10/1 – rest day
10/2 – 5.07 easy
10/3 – 5.05 easy
10/4 – rest day
10/5 – 6.01 easy
October running total to date – 16.13
Nominal challenge goal: 100 miles
Real goals: Get healthy enough to run 5 days a week. Avoid re-injury. Build base.
Today's notes – Had my last PT visit today. The PT sent me off with an admonition to be an adult, and not do anything to make the ankle worse. Then I went to club practice with the idea of running 6 miles.
At the end of the two mile warmup, Coach wasn't at base yet. So I just kept running, and had a pleasant 6 mile easy run around Genesee Valley Park. When I got done, Coach was there. He says when I feel up to it, try running 400 meters at T pace. I'm not that brave yet, but I'll keep it in mind. Maybe if the ankle feels closer to healthy next Tuesday. Or maybe not. I'm not feeling particularly competitive right now.
January 1, 2017 Freezeroo #2 (Resolution Run 7.5 mile) (Mendon, NY) Finished in 50:45
January 7, 2017 Winter Warrior Half Marathon (Gates, NY) Finished in 1:32:40
January 14, 2017 Freezeroo #3 (Pineway Ponds Park 5 mile) (Spencerport, NY) Finished in 33:42
January 28, 2017 Freezeroo #4 (Hearnish 5 mile) (Victor, NY) short course, finished 4.88 miles in 32:50
February 4, 2017 USATF Cross Country National Championship Masters 8K (Bend, OR) Finished in 35:39, team won the 60+ Men's cross country championship
February 11, 2017 Freezeroo #5 (Valentines Run "In Memory of Tom Brannon" 8 Mile) (Greece, NY) sat out due to training schedule
February 25, 2017 Freezeroo #6 (White House Challenge 4.4 mile) (Webster, NY) short course, finished 4.34 miles in 27:51
March 11, 2017 Johnny's Runnin' of the Green 5 mile (Rochester, NY) finished in 33:25
March 18, 2017 USATF Masters 8K Championship (Shamrock 8K, Virginia Beach, VA) finished in 30:59, PR for 8K
April 17, 2017 Boston Marathon (Hopkinton, MA) finished in 3:49:42
April 30, 2017 USATF Masters 10K Championship (James Joyce Ramble, Dedham, MA) finished in 39:54, PR for 10K
May 21, 2017 Lilac Run 10K (Rochester, NY) finished in 40:04
May 27, 2017 Canandaigua Classic Half Marathon (Canandaigua, NY) finished in 1:33:06
June 9, 2017 Charlie McMullen Mile (Fairport, NY) finished in 5:44.90, PR for mile
June 18, 2017 Medved 5K to Cure ALS (Rochester, NY) finished in 19:32
July 4, 2017 Firecracker Four Mile (Fairport, NY) finished in 25:42
July 15, 2017 Shoreline Half Marathon [1:40 pacer] (Hamlin, NY) finished in 1:39:05
July 28, 2017 Karknocker 5K (East Rochester, NY) finished in 19:28
August 9, 2017 Pound the Ground 10K (Mendon, NY) finished in 41:26
August 12, 2017 Bergen Road Race 5K (Bergen, NY) finished in 19:47
August 25, 2017 USATF Masters Mile (Hap Crim Michigan Mile, Flint, MI) DNS - injury
September 3, 2017 Oak Tree Half Marathon (Geneseo, NY) DNS - injury
September 17, 2017 MVP Rochester Marathon (Rochester, NY) DNS - injury
November 23, 2017 Race with Grace 10K (Hilton, NY)
April 16, 2018 Boston Marathon (Hopkinton, MA)
Total: 10.7 / ???1
@MobyCarp thanks for the advice with Strava. Regretfully, it did not work. I might just have to uninstall Strava and then download it again.
@lporter229 My husband wears sports underwear from Adidas under his running gear. It's sort of like compression shorts, but much lighter fabrics. He loves it!
Nice and easy 7-miler today. Trying to take advantage of the last warm days, as I have a feeling that fall is really coming our way.
9/01 – 10.4 miles
9/02 – 5.4 miles
9/03 – 6.5 miles
9/05 – 7.1 miles
September 24 – Bachman Valley Half Marathon.
October 22 – Gettysburg Blue-Gray Half Marathon.
November 5 –Gettysburg Battleground Half Marathon.3
Was proud that I managed to squeeze in a 3 mi run (and a quick shower) despite a fully scheduled day with two job candidates interviewing today. Saw a new PT for a running form analysis to help me fix issues, promote long term health and a return to longer mileage runs. She also did ASTYM all over my hip, groin, and quad area. It is already bruising! V. v. painful but hopefully will make a difference! 2 new strength and stretching things I am supposed to do daily for my calves, quads and hips. Little bit of stretching before bedtime too.
Goal: 75 mi
Today (10/5): 3 mi
Total: 11 mi
To go: 64 mi2
10/1 - Rest
10/2 - Rest
10/3 - 5 miles treadmill before weight lifting
10/4 - 8.15 miles
10/5 - 5 miles treadmill. Worst workout ever with serious BG problems. So bad that I skipped weight lifting afterwards.
10/21/17 - Oregon Trail Run marathon (First marathon... goal 4:10)0
lporter229 wrote: »@PastorVincent @WhatMeRunning and @7lenny7 - Thanks for the input. I will definitely look into the Climacool boxer briefs. The reason I was looking to buy him some running gear is that I don't think this is the kind of stuff he would pick up on his own since he doesn't really do much running. He often still runs in cotton tees. I thought he might like to have some decent gear so he can feel the difference.
Replace his t-shirt with a good tech fabric, and maybe good running shorts, but let him buy his own underwear, IMO. It really is the kind of thing you need to try on and make a call on. As you can probably guess it is a pretty sensitive area and different people find different things comfortable or irritating.
Once you know what he likes, that is different, but since neither of you do, I highly suggest you let him do that or at least bring him with you.
Goal 50 miles
October 4 - 2.2 mile total 2.2
October 5- 2.7 miles total 4.9
Goal event November 18 AnnapolisRunning Fest 10k2
October goal: 70 miles
10/1: 7.7 miles
10/3: 3 miles (intervals)
10/4: 3.1 miles
10/5: 2.3 miles
Just a short 2.3 miles today. Tomorrow will be a rest day and then Saturday will be a 5K race. I'm hoping to do well and surprised that I am nervous about it.
10/7/17: Old Rip 5K
10/14/17: Aim at Melanoma 5K (virtual)
Managed not to murder any toads tonight. Didn't even see one suicidal snake or toad. Maybe I'm marked now or they smell toad guts on my shoes and know to avoid me.
October 4th - off
October 5th - 4.53 miles
October total - 16.71/75
Shocking development for me today. I went to weigh myself and I was happy to see I'd lost 1 more pound. As I walk away one of my students informs me the scale is off. So I'm thinking I'm about to hear that I'm a few pounds heavier. No, 5 pounds lighter. Not sure I totally trust it but for now I'll let it be.11
10/1 - rest (walk)
10/2 - rest (yoga)
10/3 - 4.1km
10/4 - cross training (workout dvd)
10/5 - 4.8km + a really wimpy strength workout
Total 8.9/55 km
Lovely day today for a run and I have to say I love how the stress just melts away when I'm running. I feel lucky to carpool with my husband so I can just dump all my stuff in the car on the days I run home. Cooldown was spent walking my kids home from the babysitter's house as I was just running past her house as my husband arrived to pick them up (he went home first).
There are a couple more races on my radar that I'm thinking of signing up for. We will see.
9/24 Heartbeat Run 10K 1:24:44 (11.1km)
1/1/18 Resolution Run 5K
8/18/18 Edmonton Marathon 10K
5.6 km with our little 5km Time Trial Training Group.
Sprint Repeats - Goal was to keep your pace "close to your 5k Goal Race Pace" for the 1600,1200 & 800's.
800 m Warm-up
1600m, 1200m, 800m, 400m, 4 x 200m Sprint + 200m RI between.
Very happy with the Improvement in my pace for this Training Session since starting it and my new PB's. At the same time it was interesting to see the big crash / decline I had in the middle of the cycle - That was just a very bad week for me. Strange how it will vary from 6:11 to 3:39 - of course these are all based on 400m repeats. Not sure how I managed the 3:39 - Downhill with a 80 km/h wind ?? . All on the same track. My 3 km Race came in at 5:11/km so right on my 5:10/km average.
10/01 7.2 km – 142.8 km - MTD 007.2 km – YTD 1138.87 km
10/04 9.0 km – 133.8 km - MTD 016.2 km – YTD 1147.87 km
10/05 5.6 km – 128.2 km - MTD 021.8 km – YTD 1153.47 km
@sarahthes If you are interested MEC runs a lot of good events and they are dirt cheap, $15.00 for a 5, 10 or 15k
0/1: 16.35k -Easy long run-
10/2: 10.3k -Easy+11 strides-
10/5: 10.6k -Moderate Tempo-
10/6: 7.6k -Easy run-
A short session today after driving my daughter to school. Good morning all!
9/16: 4th Kavala Night City Run 10k: 49:47 (new PR)
9/24: Xiropotamos Trail 2017 11k: 1:17:59
10/1: Voreia Sirris Challenge 23k: Not registered
10/15: Nestos Trail VFTU 10k
11/26: 4th Democritus Half Marathon5
Goal this month is 110 miles
10/1 - 9.03 miles
10/3 - 4.25 miles
10/4 - 4.22 miles
10/1-6.2 miles 1270 Feet Elevation
Total Miles: 36.2
Total Elevation: 1270
October goal: Survive 100k training taper and Wild Duluth 100k
Nominal Mileage goal: 100 miles.
Elevation goal: 15000ft
Today's notes: Another flat run. Giving the climbing/hiking muscles a rest seems to be a good thing. It was a bit cool today, just under freezing, but still good shorts and long sleeve shirt weather... Pretty tired today, but that's the rest of my life, not the running.
Have a runderful day all!
2017 Races Scheduled
6/16- William A Irvin 5k
6/17- Grandma's Marathon 4:24:06
7/15- Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon 7:22:23
8/12- UMTR FatAss "Not Quite" 50k DNF, too darn hot out
8/19- Rampage at the Ridge 5k OCR
9/23- Ely Marathon 6:24:36
10/21 Wild Duluth 100k
11/23- TBD 5k Turkey4
10/1 = 15 miles
10/2 = 6.5 miles and strength training
10/3 = rest day
10/4 = 8 miles
10/5 = 6.5 easy miles and strength training
10/6 = kettlebell workout
All of you barefoot running people are BRAVE. I have broken two toes WALKING barefoot and tripping over air on a smooth flat uncluttered surface. I am WAY to klutzy to try and RUN barefoot outside. I would end up stupidly & permanently disfiguring my foot somehow.
No running for me today. My work schedule at my second job has me working a crazy split shift that starts at 7am and ends at 9pm. I am heading to the gym for a kettlebell class during my long break in-between work shifts.
36/175 (September goal miles)
10/28 = Hill Country Halloween Half Marathon
11/23 = Georgetown Turkey Trot
12/10 = BCS Marathon
1/6/18 = River Road Run Half Marathon3
10/1 - REST
10/2 - 4m
10/3 - CROSS // 20 mins mat pilates + walk
10/4 - 4m
10/5 - REST
10/6 - CROSS // 60 mins Bodypump + 5 minute treadmill run
10/7 - REST
10/8 - 5k!!
10/08 - (5k) Run the Rocks
10/28 - (10k) Kooky Spooky
11/18 - (10k) Turkey Trek
12/09 - (HM) Fa La La Half Marathon
I had a chance to assess the stairs at Red Rocks. Not gonna lie. Getting up them at the end of the race won't be easy. I don't think I'll be able to take them two at a time without falling on my face. I figure I'll know what to do when I get there and know as soon as I'm at the top, the finish line is 25 yards away.5
fitoverfortymom wrote: »I had a chance to assess the stairs at Red Rocks. Not gonna lie. Getting up them at the end of the race won't be easy. I don't think I'll be able to take them two at a time without falling on my face. I figure I'll know what to do when I get there and know as soon as I'm at the top, the finish line is 25 yards away.
I think even if you take them one at a time and kind of "skip" up there, you will sprint at the very end. You are killing it! I have walked those steps and know it is killer. AND, you are doing it at serious elevation! I can't wait to hear how it goes this weekend.0
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