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Days 64 to 67 – The Chase

Posted: January 6, 2013 in The Chase
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Easy Run: 3 miles @ 75% MHR

Weather: 45 degrees, partly cloudy

Finished out the “season” with a run. Easy run 3 miler on Saturday at about 75% effort. I’ll take it. Not much going on the days before as I tried to decide what to do about Saturday. Couldn’t find a race for Jan. 5, BUT I do have a race for next Saturday Jan. 12. We’ll see what goes next Saturday in Columbus.  I’m not expecting too much given the weather. Just going to give it what I have and go for 17:37.

That said, I’m starting another training plan today that finishes with a race in late April. I’m excited about the new plan which I will write more about in a later post today.

Thanks for reading!

Projected 5K: 17:37 (5:40/mile)

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Day 63 – The Chase

Posted: January 1, 2013 in The Chase
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Easy Run: 3 miles @ 75-85% MHR

Weather: 42 degrees, cloudy, wet

Wow. Ran the exact same distance in the same time at the same HR as the run last Friday. Kind of weird. Hoping that I had improve because I’d been so sore this week. Thinking that I had recovered. Have to be patient. Decided that I will have to run a time trial this Saturday at the park. I don’t have a nearby race in Dallas this weekend. No sweat. Wake up Saturday, put the racing waffles and give it what I have. Happy New Year!

Projected 5K: 17:37 (5:40/mile)

Day 62 – The Chase

Posted: January 1, 2013 in The Chase

Workout: n/a

Weather: n/a

(Dec. 31) Missed a chance to run early and didn’t get back out there. The rest was probably good for me, but I don’t like missing schedule run days. Just have to pick it up and try again tomorrow.

Projected 5K: 17:37 (5:40/mile)

Day 61 – The Chase

Posted: December 30, 2012 in The Chase
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Recovery Run: 2 miles @ 65-75% MHR.

Weather: 45 degrees, partly cloudy

Pretty slow run today. Need to remember to wet that HR monitor before I get out the door. It’s taking too long to start working out there. Pretty sore today. Really felt it when I started the run. Because the HR for this run was so low, I was half-walking and half-running near the end. Suppose when I get in better shape that won’t happen. Still managed a sprint at the end, so I guess I’m not too, too sore. Looking forward to nothing but easy runs this week before the race. Going to pick a race today too. More information tomorrow.

Projected 5K: 17:37 (5:40/mile)

Day 60 – The Chase

Posted: December 29, 2012 in The Chase
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Long Run: 10 miles @ 70-75% MHR

Weather: 35 degrees, sunny

More experimenting. But having fun out there. Took a while to get the HR monitor to work. Once it started working, the run was really good. Felt like I was getting faster as the run went on. Legs were a little sore from the squats I did the other day. I love feeling soreness to be honest. It’s been a while since I’ve felt prolonged soreness. I might regret liking this one day. Focused on just keeping it relaxed and letting the body adapt to the training. Today’s focus was on building endurance. Don’t run too fast. Just spend some time out there. I’m looking forward to seeing if these runs get faster in 2013 at a given heart rate.

Projected 5K: 17:55 (5:46/mile)

Day 59 – The Chase

Posted: December 28, 2012 in The Chase
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Easy Run: 3 miles @ 75-85% MHR

Weather: 39 degrees, cloudy, wet

Good times. Already feeling some strength from yesterday’s pushups. Shows me how weak I was to begin with. Had a good thought. Every run or workout has a purpose. Today’s run is about aerobic development and recovery. Just have to remember to take it easy and let the heart do its work. There are different workouts for speed, stamina and strength. Did some squats after this one. 3 minutes, 2 minutes and 1 minute of squats with 1 minute rest in between. Felt pretty good. And painful. But good.

Projected 5K: 17:55 (5:46/mile)

Day 58 – The Chase

Posted: December 27, 2012 in The Chase
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Easy Run: 3 miles @ 75-85% MHR

Weather: 34 degrees, sunny

Fun run today. Went back to some heart rate training. It’s been a while since I’ve tried this. Probably since last April or so. I like the pace. I missed the last couple of days because I was too chicken to run in the snow. Not proud of that, haha. I’m sure there will be other opportunities. Really trying to simplify my routine and keep it interesting. Did pushups for two minutes after the workout. Made it to 28. Hope to improve that number. Felt pretty weak. Beautiful day out there. Hope to get back outside later (for non-running reasons) as well.

Morning HR: 43 bpm!!!! The rest days did do some good.

Projected 5K: 17:55 (5:46/mile)