Archive | June, 2013

A Tough Two Days So the last two days have been interesting ones on my training. All has been going so well that a small set back is not really unexpected. So yesterday’s workout was to be 8 miles with 2 miles at sub 6 pace and the rest of it at a relaxed 7:30 or so. […]

Double Thursday is Twice the Fun! Today started with a nice easy 6:00am “hunger run”.  This run is done first thing in the am with only water and a cup of black coffee prior.  The pace is relaxed.   I ran my regular CR South HS Loop which has some nice hills. Now that it is summer and school is […]

Another Good Start to the Training Week After a tough Sunday long run in the heat Monday was a nice early morning 45 minute effort.  The heat was already significant but as it was early not too bad and the pace was relaxed.   It felt good to get in a recovery run for sure!  After the run it was […]

…. and another great training week in the books!

So another week of training is complete.  Coach Johnny Marino designed my workout week with some recovery runs and 4 days with higher intensity efforts.  Tuesday was a track effort of two by two miles with 800m recovery.  This was run in a progression style with the last 800m faster than 10K race pace.   […]

Good Start to the Training Week   So far a good start to the training week.  Monday was an early morning recovery day 40 minute run.  The pace was mid 7’s and It was another one of those really nice mornings.  No doubt now this is one of my favorite runs.  No pressure.  Just go out and relax and enjoy […]

A Solid Week of Training

I cut back on the blogging a bit this week as the week was busy.  This still was a very good week of training with 3 harder efforts.   Monday was a double but it was a recovery day with 45 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening.   Tuesday was 3 […]

A Solid Weekend of Running This was a nice weekend of running.  After a very rainy Friday the weather cleared up and make for perfect running conditions.  Saturday the run was an 8 mile run with 2 miles at 10K pace run as 3 miles then 2 miles at 10K then 3 miles.  I ran this on the CRS […]

Evening Run – 11 Hilly Miles in a Light Rain After yesterday’s 1000m repeats today coach Marino had a longer run planned for me.  After a busy work day a nice long run in the very light rain was a welcome escape.  I ran to Tyler State Park and ran roughly 8 miles in the park.  For those that have run there they know […]

5 x 1000m with 200m Recovery – 2 mile warm up and 2 mile cool down Tonight I was back on the track.  The workout was 5 by 1000m at my current 10K pace with 200m recovery.    Bill Gould asked to join me tonight which was great.  We ran a 2 mile warm up and got in a few striders.  We then started the 1000’s.  The first 200m was […]

An Early 8 Miles on Beautiful Morning…

This morning I needed to have my run done early as Leslie had to leave early for an early meeting.  I got up at 5:15am and the sun was just beginning to break through.  I could tell it was going to be a really nice morning.  I got myself going with a little bit of […]