Five-O – Week 1 Recap

Posted: May 5, 2014 in Five-O
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Hello again,

When I last left off, I was getting set to run a race in Columbus at the end of April. Two foot “injuries” later, I’m now starting another schedule for the summer. Not going to say January-April was a failure though. Gained a lot of strength in the weight room and on the track in those months. Probably packed on about 5-7 pounds in the process. That said, the weather’s getting better. It’s time to do what I really love doing.

Just run. Moving to Hawaii sometime this summer for work. I am vaguely aware of what that sounds like. Just reporting the facts here. Move involves stops in five states: Indiana, Missouri, Texas, California, and of course Hawaii. Not much room to hit the weights and the track on the road. So, I’m keeping it simple. Mileage. 10-12 hours per week. Morning and and night. No more than an hour at a time. Easy work. The old Lydiard way. Long runs on the weekends. Tempo and “speedwork” outside on Wednesday. I just want to be outside.

 

Goals:

I’d be happy in August if the following occurred:

  1. Hit 70 miles in a week in late July-August.
  2. Avoid injury, particularly of the foot and knee variety.
  3. Drop weight.
  4. Increase pace on easy runs, gradually.
  5. Run increasingly faster in four 5K races.

 

Last Week

Sun – Thu: Fartlek Runs, 20-40 minutes

Fri: Off

Sat: 11 miles…Sllllooooow

 

Last week in Indiana. Time to run…and pack…

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Comments
  1. 278toBoston says:

    Wow, Hawaii! That sounds great. I like your goals also. Sometimes we make things too complicated and getting back to the basics makes a huge difference! Good luck and if your work is hiring – you know where to find me. 🙂

  2. PNWRunner says:

    Injuries suck!! I am struggling with one right now and trying to do my best not to over do it. Boo!

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