Sunday, November 23, 2008
I managed another week in which I logged 6 days of activity. I ran 4 days and swam 3 days. I know that sounds like 7 but I actually swam and ran on the same day on Friday. You can see my dailymile widget that keeps my miles logged on this same page. Rob and I are gearing up for the Turkey Trot on Thursday and we are both excited about it. I am hoping to crush my PR by at least 2 minutes, but it's going to be tough.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Went for a little run with Rob today after work. The temp at start was about 43. I decided to run the first mile at a pretty fast pace and wound up running 7:19 for the first mile. Rob and I ran together on a course that he had been telling me about and it wound up being the exact same way I had been running during the summer. After we got back to his house I had run 5 miles, so I decided to take it up a notch for the way home. I pushed it very hard and finished the last mile in 7:15 which leads me to wonder if I am going to be able to break 23 minutes in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. I haven't used my inhaler in over a year, but the air was cold today and I almost went for it, but decided against it. We had supper shortly after I got back to the house and I felt like my body absorbed every calorie in about ten minutes, which left me very hungry and searching for calories. I went to Wal-Mart after I took the girls to dance and I bought a box of Snyder's of Hanover Bavarian Pretzels, ate three of them and had a Diet Mt. Dew. I realize it wasn't necessarily the best choice considering I had candy already today and I am trying to lose 10 pounds. I know that I need to drink more water. I am really enjoying my training and can truly envision one day completing a triathlon. I have increased my swimming to three days a week and can swim a half mile without stopping.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Very windy run with
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Was a little windy but after about a mile started to really loosen up. A stupid dog chased me at about the 1/2 mile mark. I wore my Heart Rate monitor for the first time in a long while.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
The temperature at the start was about 60 degrees. If you look at the data below you will see that I went out too fast. I have got to learn to be a better overall pacer. I was starting to get a little dehydrated by the end of the race, but I felt like I finished strong. However, I finished under my goal time of 1 hour and 50 minutes. All of the miles are accurate except the last 0.1 because I forgot to hit the stop button on my GPS watch.