Posts Tagged ‘squats’

Quick one, this time.

A little late on last week’s post…my fault.

Little early with this week’s post … not necessarily my fault.

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Apparently, it’s about to go down.

 

Good news first

Having a blast running. I mean, not just getting fitter and stronger, but really enjoying it. To the point where I can’t get wait to get outside everyday. Two-a-days no problem. I say this to say, when you find something you like, you gotta stick with it. Because passion’s hard to come across. At least for me. Not gonna preach more than that.

 

Waiting game

Two hurricanes (Iselle and Julio) are moving west towards the islands. Hoping that nothing comes of it. No one needs that kind of drama. At minimum we should get a lot of wind and rain. That said, best to prepare, right? Flashlights. Water. Food. First Aid. Check….No running. Check-minus. I see a lot of fitness memes out there lately about squats (“He squats”, “She squats”). About to become my go-to exercise.

 

Still Positive

Tough to plan the rest of the summer going forward, but I feel confident that I’m in sub-20 5K shape. Confidence and speed comes with the speedwork sessions during the week. Going to get inside today and wait these out.

 

Tracking Goals:

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

  1. Hit 48 miles in a week in late July-August. [This would have been the 48-mile week. Not going to happen. Oh well.].
  2. Avoid injury, particularly of the foot and knee variety. [Biggest success of the season, so far. Lots of runs, little pain.]
  3. Drop weight. [Down a couple pounds from the beginning of the season. Not bad. Will probably be down a bit over the weekend.]
  4. Increase pace on easy runs, gradually. [Good success here as well. Put in 3 miles at about 6:30 pace on Wednesday afternoon ]
  5. Run increasingly faster in three 5K races. [One race. Next Saturday. Maybe.]

 

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Workout: 3 miles @ 83 to 88%; core work. Weather: 57 degrees, sunny.

Recap: Haven’t felt that kind of soreness since I was in high school. Legs really letting me have it. And yet….lower heart rate, same weather, faster time than yesterday. Recovery pattern is continuing. Really grateful for the cooler weather as of late. Looking back at my log, I’m in roughly the same shape I was in about a month ago – prior to last month’s time trial.

Decided to start doing squats and lunges for 3 days a week to build some leg strength. After yesterday’s session, the soreness is not that surprising. What did amaze me was being able to complete 3 miles today when the first 100 yards was a little bit painful. Really excited about tomorrow’s run to see if anything else great can happen. Getting to the point where this is all I’m looking forward to. Gotta find another hobby.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

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