Friday, December 2, 2016

Day 30-


     So I am cutting down by about 25% this week. My old body is creaky and sore but still in one piece! I managed a 4.2 miler on the wonderful country roads of Ozark...actually two roads is all I have and they were busy today!
   Sadly it seems more and more folks are preoccupied as they drive and they don't see or care about pedestrians. I am becoming quite familiar with the ditch!
  As a runner you cannot assume the driver sees you! I am now looking over my shoulder as I hear a vehicle approaching.....as they search FB they veer!
   So tomorrow I will have at least 3.5 miles to get in as speed work. I also have to officiate a funeral ....hope and pray I can encourage, Hope all is well with you! Peace!
 
 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Day 32


      Cold winds and colder temps here....I managed a 6 miler at 9:45's. This is a cut-down week so I've got to resist the desire to put in bunches of miles. Tomorrow I will take off and rest up...I'll run 5 or so on Friday and do a speed session Saturday. Hope all is well with you! Peace!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Day 34-up a notch!


     So I managed to keep training thru the holiday. Last week -13-10-9-5 milers with the longer run an LSD run, the mid runs medium tempo and the 5 miler classified as speed work.
  Surprisingly I had to hook the belt up a notch today, too! Woo hoo! Finally some girth loss!
 So this week is supposed to be a cut-down week....but I want to continue the longer run every week so I logged a 14 miler today averaging 11:20's. Strictly a fat burning run!
  I will cut down 25% so I only need around 14 more miles this whole week!
 I also registered for the race so I am definitely going to race...unless of course something happens...
    I really want to race as well as I can and so far so good! Hope all is well for you! Peace!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Day 36


     Man time has gotten away! Family all in town...been busy trying to keep up with everything. Had a good Thanksgiving, hope you did, too.
   I managed a late 9 miler last night...averaged sub 10's! (just barely)
  Ran a 5 miler today....12X2min pick ups. I logged 37 miles this week!!! Next week is a true cut down week. I will have to review my training plan because I'm not wanting to run more than 37 miles in the training program. I am really feeling confident regarding my current reality...I think I can run a quality HM on the 31st of December.
   Hope you are well! Peace!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Day 39

 
    We finally got a bit of needed rain. I opted for a treadmill 10 miler today. I made the workout fun by doing a sort of progression run. So now I can take tomorrow off and celebrate!
  Family is in town and we are having a good visit. Hope you are well! Peace!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Day 41


    Breezy from the north with 47 degree and thin cloud cover.....perfect for running! Oh well...when isn't it perfect for running? Quite honestly running, to some of us, is an integral part of our lives. We find solace, fitness, and joy as we sow miles and reap benefits.
   I managed to adhere to the training plan as I logged a 13 miler. The last three miles were progressively faster with #13 being the fasted mile of the day.
  Looks like my whole family (nuclear) will be in today!! So....as obsessive as I am I will not fret about missing any runs...I will use this week as a cut down week!
  Hope all is well with you! Be Thankful...peace!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Day 42

   Today my body gets rest. Yesterday I ran 4 miles with 4x1/2 mile with 1 min rest. The pace ranged from 10's to 8's. Felt pretty good. The cold air has hit us....looks like Winter will arrive after all...ugh!
   Hope all is well with you! Peace!