This is a combo post, my Sunday daily run and my week in review, on Sundays I think it will just be easier to combine the two posts than try for separate ones from now on.
Today, I just ran, I took yesterday off and only walked a few miles this morning (rested most of the rest of the day), so I was fairly rested and ran in shorts and a long sleeve tech shirt, this afternoon which was nice! I got to thinking about what I wanted to accomplish today and I felt like running a little faster than my usual 9:00-10:00 slog along run that I have done lately.
So I ran in my Newtons and started out faster than I usually do and just kept the effort around 70% and felt strong the entire way. I didn’t bring my iPhone for the GPS app, the only thing that brought was my watch and while I checked on laps 2 and 3, the times were not really all that important to me. I did what I wanted to do, finished my 5K run in under 25:00 without pushing all that hard.
Very happy with this run and it just it felt right.
Running Summary This Week
RunLog Week of 4/1/12
Miles walked this week: 18.4
Three things Running
- Biggest Weekly Mileage Yet this year:
I ran 41.5 miles this week, which is the most I have run in a long time. However, I was tired by Friday and took Saturday off, I know that I needed it and ended with a quick 3.1 today.
- Half-Marathon Training run: I finished a 13.1 mile run this week and came within a couple of minutes of breaking 2:00:00 hours! Should have, could have, but didn’t, but now I know that it is in my reach. I really didn’t know how I would do for that kind of distance, I think I am a lot more confident about this distance than I was before.
- Lesson Learned on my long run: I am still learning a lot about my running as I get more long runs in, like I am not sure about the hydration pack for long runs, but definitely need a way to carry water and that I need to start re-fueling at about 5.0 miles, so that I don’t crash into the wall. Tomorrow I plan to try my old hiking belt pack and carry a bottle of Chia seed water to see how that does, to go along with a Clif GelShot at 5.0 miles. If this works better than the hydration pack, I may have to look more closely at a new hydration belt that is lighter than what I have now.
Below are my posts from last week:
- April Fool’s Day – A Thing of the Past
- March 2012 The Running Month Reflection
- Today Was A Chafe Run = It Sucked 3-30-12
- Winter’s Last Gasp?
- Ran 7.0 in the Newtons 3-28-12
- Starting to Look Again & Felt Tired :-)
- Finally Ran 13.1 for Base Time – 3-26-12
My Favorite post from last week
Finally Ran 13.1 for Base Time – 3-26-12 This post, details my first time running a timed 1/2 marathon distance.
None to really speak of, other than the usual stuff that is just going to be a part of my running until I stop, so no use about complaining or whining about them.
Kinvaras are not wearing nearly as quickly, now that I am using them only for my long runs over 6.0. They are still small but noticeable rips in the upper material and the soles on the outside of the forefoot is wearing pretty quickly. However, I can still run longer distances with them, so until they start to bother me, I will just keep them for that then.
New Balance MT110I ran once in the MT110s this week a 5.0 miler that was a combo of many different terrains and they did everything I asked them to do. I also use them for my primary walking shoe and they are doing great with that. I know that it will cause them to wear out more quickly, but I do think that wearing the lower profile shoe is helping my walking form and I don’t have my usual aches and pains after a walk nearly as bad.
I have run in them for my short runs and even finished a 7.0 miler this week, so I think that I am pretty much broke into the shoe and can wear them for any distance. After the Kinvaras wear down some more, I plan to switch and see what happens.
I started a Google Calendar - Running In Maine 2012 with a lot of the dates of races in Maine during 2012. Yesterday I worked on updating and adding a lot of races to the calendar, so it is a lot better than it was before
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I have it sort of narrowed down to the races listed below
|Date||Name of Race||Location||Result|
|3/4/2012||Chamberlain 5k||Brewer||Didn’t run|
|4/7/2012||Fly Like An Eagle 5k||China||Application is in|
|4/28/2012||Joseph’s 5K||Fairfield, Maine|
|5/26/2012||Pineland Fams Trail Running 5k||New Gloucester|
|6/24/2012||Rail Trail 5K & 1/2 Marathon||Augusta|
|7/4/2012||Friends of the Fourth||Winthrop|
|7/12/2012||Bond Brook 5K Race Series||Augusta||Wednesday Evening|
|7/15/2012||Bradbury Mountain 6 Miler||Pownal|
|7/19/2012||Bond Brook 5K Race Series||Augusta||Wednesday Evening|
|8/2/2012||Bond Brook 5K Race Series||Augusta||Thursday Evening|
|8/5/2012||Bradbury Mountain 9 Miler||Pownal|
|8/11/2012||Topsham Fair 5k||Topsham|
|9/9/2012||Bradbury Mountain 12||Pownal|
|11/10/2012||Maine-ly Moose 5k||Portland|
As we go through the season, races will change and I have added the Bond Brook series already and taken out a couple of others . This at least gives me an idea of what I would like to run. I have also made a widget for the sidebar of this blog that has the calendar in it. It you see any errors or other information that needs to be updated or added please let me know.
This section shouldn’t change too much from week to week, but I want to keep them right in front of me so that I don’t forget what my goals are
A slight change to my goals – is to make sure that I am enjoying running and not letting it become too much like work.
This year my big goals are to run 1,200 miles, run a sub 20:00 5K and get through 2012 without any significant down time or injuries (running related or others). My unadvertised goals from the start of the year are to be able to finish a half-marathon (notice I said finish not race) and run a few trail races when the weather gets better.
My long-term goal will be to run the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. I finished the 1983 Marathon and to run/finish Marine Corps again 30 years later would be very cool. This is one of the major goals that I have in mind for my running and it would be even more fantastic if I could qualify for Boston that same day. Therefore, I am doing a 2 year work-up to the Marathon distance, just to see if my knee will hold up.
The reality is that
This has been a great running week overall. A couple of long runs, over 40 miles two weeks in a row. Now for April I have a feeling that I am going to cut back my mileage to 120-130 range, which means keeping my weekly totals around 30 or so. We will see how this goes .
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Keep smiling and good things will happen!
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