June 16, 2011

Workout Spotlight: Tempo + Hills Combination

Workout Spotlight: Tempo + Hills Combination

Just a quick post.
Check out this article by FITZ, over at strengthrunning.com. It provides a really cool idea for a good hard workout. I personally love doing tempo runs and hills always provide a good feeling afterward. What's your favorite kind of workout? Have you ever tried to do a tempo than some hills afterwards?

Just completed my first track workout this year, and i have to say it went pretty good. 3x800,400. No goal in mind, but once i got going i was able to successfully make each repeat and set faster than the previous. Very pleased with that. Marathon Training has started now and only 121 days left!

June 12, 2011

May in Review and first race of 2011

Back at it again internet. May was successful at a come back to running. After suffereing with injuries galore through the first 4 months of 2011, things have really started to turn around. I ran about 100 miles in May. The first couple of weeks were very easy and i built up very easy. (8.3, 18.8, 33, 35, 24 through June 5th). Taking plenty of time to mount my comeback i spent nearly the whole month doing all easy runs. I think i successfully have shaken all that bad juice, from where ever it came from.

My First race of 11'
Finally things lined up for me. A non-work related day, beautiful weather and actually feeling healthy i jumped into a local 10k, Peter Ott's. I had done a workout the two days ago and had fairly soar legs, but i felt like i was ready to go..those Pre-race jitters bring back good memories. So I ran for a solid second place in 36:41, only one person battled with me for the first mile and half, than i was able to drop him on a hill and continue on my way. Long ways to go, but progress has been made.

Funnily enough i ran a 10k race at about the same time last year running exactly the same time, 36:41 and even on tired legs. Oh the joys of a running log.

What have you accomplished this past month? Future racing plans?

With 125 days till Mount Desert Island Marathon 2011, training will "begin" tomorrow. I have a number or race including a 10 miler, 6 mile trail race, and maybe a 10k and 5k this summer. Plus i was lucky enough to get into a sold out half Marathon on the Midcoast at the end of the summer.

Let me know what your up to!