Jun 26, 2014

2014 Week 25

The Boss awarded me this prize for winning at bowling

Still haven't found my garmin. :(
(Update Thursday June 26 - I found my garmin!!)

Wednesday June 18
Another hot day - and again slept in (not sure why.) Went to the fitness palace at lunch, which is air conditioned. Got on the treadmill and ran 5 miles in 39:32 (7:55).

Thursday June 19
Lunchtime run with Ami. We ran all of Leach, very bottom to very top. 3.73 in 34:20 (9:13).

Friday June 20
Another lunchtime run with Ami. This time we split it evenly between a run and an organized walk at work. Found out the course, and then ran it in reverse (at a very fast pace) until we met up with the walkers, then walked back (the way we came) with them. Overall, 3.71 mi in 44:01 (11:52).

Saturday June 21
Long run with Ami, Tony and Wayne. Went back to Rockefeller and ran what is probably my longest pure training run ever. Just about 50K, and we ran most of it, especially in the first marathon. 30.93mi with 4000+' of gain in 6:40:59 (12:58).

Saturday run
Sunday June 22
Overate on Saturday afternoon (and Sunday morning) so by the time I got to this treadmill run at 3pm I was really slogging. Yesterday's 50K didn't help. 1.11 treadmill mi in 11:00 (9:55).

Monday June 23
Lazy day for me - at work and later at home. Finally got out of the house at 8:30pm, feeling crappy, and ran the longer fake zero loop at home. 1.43mi in 14:03 (9:50). Had a team-building bowling event at work today, where I shot 191-202, leading my team to a first-place victory. Then, in the afternoon, in the annual Hertz Connect 4 tournament, I played my first three rounds (it has been going on for a couple of weeks but I hadn't played yet, and three opponents were waiting for either me or whoever beat me.) I won all three, and just like that I was the first person in the final four. Woo!

Tuesday June 24
Lunchtime Alberon-West Park-Leach Loop with Ami. Walked up the hills. 3.51mi in 36:56 (10:32).

Jun 19, 2014

2014 Week 24

AHHH! I lost my garmin. It's in my house.. somewhere.

.... I think.

Wednesday June 11, Thursday June 12, Friday June 13
All three of these days I was in a conference in NYC, so all three of these days I woke up early to run a fake zero before heading into town. Each run was the same short loop at home, which is about 1.2 miles. My times were 13:06, 11:20, and 11:55.

Saturday June 14
Saturday Long Run
Making up for my 3 consecutive fake zero days, Ami and I headed to Rockefeller State Park (meeting up with Tony Wayne and Aaron for the first few miles) where we ran and walked over 27 miles in 6:19 (13:52). This is a rare longer-than-a-marathon training run for me, and had about 3500' of gain.

Sunday June 15
Recovery fake zero - long fake zero loop (hill) at my house. 1.4 miles in 14:33 (10:11).

Monday June 16
Easy lunchtime loop at work with Ami. 3.68 miles in 39:18 (10:41).

Tuesday June 17
Hot and humid day forecast - My plan was to wake up early and run 5-10 miles before work. What ended up happening was I slept in and ran my long fake zero loop. 1.4 in 14:13 (10:10).

Jun 10, 2014

2014 Week 23

My Spartan Team
Wednesday June 4
Two-a-Day today. Ran early morning while it was cool and super-humid. A nice new three-mile loop generally downhill then generally uphill. 200+ feet of gain. Then I ran with Ami at lunch from work when it was warmer but not nearly as humid. We walked the last part of it. Morning run was 3.24 miles in 33:25 (10:20), afternoon was 4.27 miles in 46:35 (10:55).
New three mile loop from home
Thursday June 5
Awesome lunchtime run with Ami, where we did 6.06 hilly miles in 56:59 (9:25). 650' of gain on this one.

Friday June 6
Fast run with NGS. We blew up and walked the last mile or so. Some amazing splits but we paid for them. 4.56 miles in 44:35 (9:47).
Mile 2 is generally downhill, but mile 3 is uphill.
Saturday June 7
Spartan Race today! I knew I wouldn't get a continuous mile at Spartan, so I ran a home fake zero loop in the morning before the race. 1.43 miles in 13:46 (9:38). Then, at Spartan Race we covered something like 5 miles. I did well where the course suited me - no problem walking up and down that mountain (which we did 6-7 times) - and spent quite a bit of time waiting at the top of hills for my friends. I never even got tired. But my fitness is lopsided and many of the obstacles I was unable to complete at all, fresh or otherwise - just not strong enough - and got through them only with the help of my teammates - or by taking the 30 burpees option. As a team our time was 3:15 - 38:57/mile.

Here is a video of the race which shows every obstacle we encountered.


Sunday June 8
Met up super-early (5am) with Ami and NGS for some loops around Rockland Lake. 6 of them, with some side trips, getting us 20.3 miles in 4:30:15 (13:17). We ran half of it and walked half of it. Maintained most of our walking under 15 minutes per mile.

Monday June 9
Another two-a-day of sorts. Ran an easy lunchtime 3.61 miles in 43:46 (12:08), followed by an evening hash with Joey. Plenty of shiggy on this trail, and Joey loved it. That was 4.38 miles in 1:39:04 (22:38). That time includes the beer check.

Tuesday June 10
56 miles in last 7 days! Wow! Took a rest day. Ran a fake zero late in the afternoon - and it was warm and humid again. 1.19 miles in 11:30 (9:40).

Streak update: 1260 days - 3yr, 5mo, 13d. And I've run 5454 miles in it - that's an average of 4.3 miles per day.