Tuesday, September 29, 2009

legs of lead

Work --> Liberty --> work with Carol. Both of us had legs of lead. We were both very tired, and it was quite warm this morning (73*). Absolutely shocking is that our pace was 11:20mpm ?!?!?!?
That makes me VERY happy. Being DONE with the run makes me equally happy!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Bad slug! Bad, bad!

After being a slug for 4 days, Carol and I got out for an almost 6-miler today @ 11:34 mpm. We ran to Liberty, 2 laps, and back to work. Vegas relay is in less than two weeks! Yikes! No more yutzing around!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

another Sugarhouse

run with Co-worker Carol to Sugarhouse, one lap and back to work - we took a lot of walk breaks because we were both tired, but our pace was better than our flat run yesterday - odd because today we had hills and a longer distance!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

just a run

another good run with co-worker Carol - she is fun to run with and really pushes me to not be so lazy - we took four 15-20 second walk breaks when I normally would have taken at least three full minute breaks - it's a good thing.

Friday, September 18, 2009

I suck at "plans"

Another run with Co-worker Carol. I did NOT do my afternoon run yesterday (to approximate the relay conditions), but she did. So we only ran a 4.5 @ 11:33 mpm pace (work to Liberty one lap and back to work). I'll run a 5 this afternoon to make up for my missed workout. It won't be quite the same as race conditions, but it will still be 15 miles in 32 hours, so it's close.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vegas Relay plan

5.5 mile run with co-worker Carol at 11:41 mpm pace. We went to from work to Sugarhouse Park and back with one lap in the park. We're both going to run again tonight and again tomorrow morning to better approximate the relay experience as we agree that it was the three runs in two days that really wiped us out during the Wasatch. We're both going to do this every Thursday/Friday for the next three weeks. Then, it's Vegas! Yikes! We still don't know what legs of the race we will be running, but sure to find out soon.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

and by "getting back into it" I mean, I'll run once in a week...

NICE pace today especially considering that I haven't run for about a week. 11:08 mpm for 4.5 miles (work --> Liberty --> work). Felt like I needed to push it because 1) I just committed to the Vegas Ragnar Relay. 2) I haven't run for a week. 3) I was about two minutes into the run and there was a huge lightening bolt and an extremely loud clap of thunder (yes, I should have turned around, but I'm still alive, and I ran faster because of it).

Not related - The Biggest Loser starts tonight! I'm excited. I love this show.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

getting back into it after a lazy long weekend

work --> Sugarhouse x2 -->work - It was chilly for the first mile - yeah! The uphill from 11th to 13th was hard (since I've been lazy for five days), and the 2nd lap of the park was rather unpleasant. I really tried to push my pace on the last 1.5 miles, and it seems to have worked a bit (average 11:29mpm).

Thursday, September 3, 2009

picture - post 'thon

Here's a shot of me after the marathon in Mesa Falls. Getting up from this position was really quite awful. I could have sat there all day, but I was stinking myself out!

6 miler

Nice run with coworker Carol. Good, consistent pace. She doesn't take one-minute walk breaks - hers are shorter - so it's good for me! We ran from work, to Liberty, two laps there, and back to work. A nice 6er @ 11:54mpm.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

no, it's just sweat

Route was work --> Sugarhouse with one lap --> work. I tried to speed up the pace, but wasn't really successful (11:46mpm???) Spent a lot of times coughing up gunk from my throat and vocal cords since I've had a bad sore throat and head cold for four days. When I returned to work and started getting ready in the restroom, a lady asked me if I had been swimming. Nope, lady, it's just a LOT of sweat. Eeeewww!