Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
- New cruise control for the indoor runs is now a 4:50 pace
- New heavier me , up around 6lbs over last Summer weighing in at 176.4lbs
New Years goal is to get to 170lbs by April. Primary factor that will get me there ... no Beer in the house Jan through March. Not quiting the Barley beverage just going to cut having it at home. Also I make some better food choices ... nothing overboard or crazy just the odd this instead of that thing.
Did a 16K run this eve at a 4:50 pace.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
So I pulled the plug at 5K , good enough. I ate dinner after the run and am contemplating jumping back on the treadmill in a bit.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Anyhow , 5K done .... half K to warm up and a half to cool down leaving 4K at a 4:55 pace.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
The Egg Nog Jog is a 10.8km country road race. This is one race that its OK to go out way too fast! The course takes you down a steep hill for the first 2K , you climb for the next 5K then it flattens out for 3K before very fast downhill to finish line. Didn't have much in the way of a strategy today. I wanted to beat last years 53:33 , the stretch goal getting in under 50 minutes. Just like last year I did the first 2Ks in 4:03 ( due to traffic at the start) and 3:54. The 3rd K was the first incline , did it in a conservative 5:08. I knew that I would be more or less climbing for the next 4K and was feeling pretty good so I pushed trying to keep the climb as close to a 5:00 or less pace as I could. The 4th and 5th K were done in 4:51 and 4:41. At the 5K point I knew I was going to have a good run. I was feeling strong and was about to face the biggest climb of race. The 6th K was done in 5:41 and I had a really good burn in the legs at the top of the "Big One". The first half of the 7th K was a gradual decline and I was able to recover before the last big climb. 7.5-8K was a steady climb but I was feeling good and started my push to the finish. 7th K was done in 5:05. The next 3.8K was flat to declined and a small roller with a real step drop the last 500 or so meters. The 8th , 9th and 10th Ks were done in 4:45, 4:28, 4:26. Throughout the race I watched my Avg Pace and Current Pace but never looked at the elapsed time or distance. I knew I would be very close to getting in under 50 minutes so I flew down the last 700 meters at a 3:50 pace. The clock came into view with around 200m to go it was 49:15 ... I knew I had my Sub 50:00!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Managed a 5k on my dinner break! Once I got going it kinda felt like where I left off yesterday.