Tuesday, March 15, 2016

RUN for the bus - literally

357 TRC run - but at 457 - whatever...
We ran through and around and zigzagged Stansbury Park. I couldn't do it again if I tried.
Charlie and I chatted the entire way. It was great. He's such a funny guy, and I really enjoy his stories and advice.
Then, I made a pit stop before going to the park & ride. I figured I had 20 minutes left and plenty of time for another 1.5 miles. However, it was more like 2 miles, and I ended up hauling ass but missed the bus anyway - as in I was getting stuff out of my truck when he pulled away. So, I had to chase him from the grist mill to Lakepoint. Even then, I almost missed him! Good grief! (I was running an 8:30mpm pace at the end, though...)
Stats: 6.25 miles in 1:11:57 for an 11:31mpm pace

Monday, March 14, 2016

dizzy DDPY

When will I learn???
Although my vertigo hasn't kicked in completely, I am a bit wobbly and off-center.
I was in no shape to be going up and down and here and there, so I chose DDPY - SU as my lunchtime workout. There are some forward folds, but most of it is done where I can keep my head in a neutral position.
Triangle and Twisting Triangle about knocked me on my ass, and there were a couple of Diamond Cutters where I thought I was going to tip over at the "hulk it up" portion.
Although they were really yummy chips, and the Shocktop was excellent, salt and beer are not on my menu for quite some time.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

post beer...

UG. I had 6 beers over the course of the day yesterday, and today's run was bleck!
We went to Sanpete to celebrate Billy's 16th birthday, and decided to sleep over at Jake's house, so I ran up to and past the Fairview cemetery and back. I only did 3.5 miles because blah....
Stats: 3.5 miles in 39:00 for an 11:09mpm pace

Saturday, March 12, 2016

conquering the BEAST

Woot Woot!
We started at the Grist Mill church, ran through SP, and then up the BEAST. I was running with Meg, so I was trying to be sure to stay with her. I just knew that she was going to pull away from me on the uphill because she always does. However, I kept up with her until the very end of the BEAST. (There's a chance that she slowed down to run with me, but whatever.) I ran to the top without any walk breaks for the first time! Yay!
Meg and I had a great conversation, and then Sandra and I talked all the way back. Tracy and Charlie were also running with us. They have a big race next weekend on Antelope Island.
Stats: 8.21 miles in 1:30:41 for an 11:03mpm pace

Friday, March 11, 2016

slow and easy run

Since I have a long run next week, I ran the USU loop slow and easy. It was windy which I don't like, but it was very do-able.
Stats: 4.62 miles in 53:51 for an 11:39mpm pace

Thursday, March 10, 2016

slept in

I was up late last night - like 11:30pm late - on a work night. So, instead of getting up to run, I pressed snooze about 18 times. I had time to get DDPY - FB in during lunch. Struggled to remember to keep my lower half engaged. I do like doing DDPY at work, though. There are mirrors on two walls, so I can look at my form. Turns out, I haven't been placing my arms in the right places during some moves. Something new to work on.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Body feels wiped out

I haven't been eating as cleanly as I should be, plus, it's been a tough week physically and mentally.
I don't feel badly for "just" doing DDPY - NRG.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Westminster loop

I was going to run Sugarhouse, but decided to cut it back a bit. Instead, I did the Westminster loop. I was pretty tired this morning after going up and down steps with boxes for 4 hours yesterday. Let the basement renovation begin!
Stats: 4.6 miles in 51:08 for an 11:07mpm pace

Sunday, March 6, 2016

post long run strertch

Got up and felt remarkably good considering yesterday's mileage.
Did DDPY WU and HBKO. By the end, my hips and legs were tired - not a surprise after the run yesterday.
Felt good, but I didn't engage as much as I could have. Too tired. But it was the right DDPY workout to do for sure.

Saturday, March 5, 2016


OMG - longest run since Utah Valley Marathon in 2011!
18 miles!
Met Charlie, Meg, and Sandra at Elton Park. We made our way up and down Smelter.
Then, we turned to Pine Canyon at Erickson Road. Through Pine Canyon to the trailhead on Churchwood Road. Then, we had about 4.5 miles on the trails. Fun, but rocky, and the rollers were tough. I was pooped.
Then, everyone else stopped at 14, but I ran back through Pine Canyon and back to the park.
18 miles exactly.
At the end, I almost couldn't get into the truck. OMG - everything hurt so badly!
I came home and did an "ice" bath (which for me is barely cold water), but it was a good idea as I felt fantastic later in the day and all the next day.
It was a really good run with lots of chatting with Meg as we kept together almost the entire time.
Stats: 18 miles in 3:34:03 for an 11:35mpm pace

Friday, March 4, 2016

prepping for long run

Long run tomorrow - longest run since my last marathon 5 years ago!
So, today was an upper-body DDPY - SB, then the remainder of the day was rest, rest, rest.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

getting a bit faster

WOOT! Sub-11 for the first time in a long time
Ran the Liberty lap from work and back.
Stats: 4.49 miles in 49:06 for a 10:43mpm pace

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

up early

I got up early and did FB and RHC.
I'm getting better at RHC, and that makes me happy to realize.
I wish spot training worked. If it did, I would do RHC about 4x/day...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

hill repeats to the reservoir and BTB

I got up to run with the 357 TRC. We met at the mouth of Settlement and ran up and down, up and down, up and down.
The hill is 0.9 miles each direction, and the UP isn't easy at all.
I took a short walk break each time up, but it was the best I've ever done on this hill.
It was fun to see everyone (Charlie, Meg, Tracy, and Sandra). It was also fun to catch my breath at the top!

Afterwards, I came home and did BTB while the boys were waking up. It was tough. After all, I did just run 3 miles up a steep hill!

Finally, we all rushed around like crazy to get the boys to school on time.