Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bike Trainer

I set up a little space to rock the trainer during the winter. I'm going to need some workouts to quell the boredom.

Oh yeah - that's totally my Torts case book under my front wheel.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Week 5 and an Idiot Mistake

Training this week got a little tougher with the addition of another commitment - indoor soccer. I agreed to play on a team at work before the schedule was finalized.  I figured we'd play at night.  Well, we sort of play at night.  But we also play in the early morning.  Our first game started at 11:50 PM.  The second half didn't start until the following day.  So, needless to say, I'm going to have to figure out how to handle a disjointed sleeping scheduling right in the middle of the week.

As for the Idiot Mistake referenced in the title, you'll have to read on to see my blunder.

Holiday lights in Nichols Hills as seen on bike commute

Morning Swim: (was late to pool, only got 1000 in; 25:00)

Lunch Run (4.5 mi; 37:28; 7:30 min/mi)
Evening Bike (so dark and a little rainy.  went slow out of self-preservation. 21 mi; 1:15; 16.7mph )

Bike Commute (17.3 mi; 1:07; 15.4 mph)
Soccer game (50 min)

Lunchtime lift
Evening Run (7 mi; 1:01; 8:45 min/mi)

Lunch swim (36:00; 2000 yds)
Evening Treadmill Run (4 mi; 33:00; 8:14 min/mi)

Easy morning Run (8 mi; 1:10; 8:40 min/mi)

Well, I thought I was going to run in a 10k race today, but it turns out the race was on Saturday.  What an idiot.  Somewhere in my weekly planning, I thought the race was on Sunday.  I never checked it for sure, and on Sunday morning, I spent a few minutes driving around looking for the start line.  Stupid, stupid, stupid.  Granted, I'm the same guy who once showed up to the airport a day late for a flight.
Decided to salvage an epic fail with a quick trail run.
Morning trail run: (37:38; 3.74 mi; 9:59 min/mi [I went slow, but I didn't realize that slow]

Swim (two workouts; 3000 yds; 1h)
Bike (two workouts; 38 mi; 2h 22 min)
Run (five workouts; 27.25 mi; 4h)
Total (eleven workouts; 7h 22 min + other workouts)

Thoughts: Having the soccer game in the middle of the week screwed the my weekly plan up in two respects.  (1) my sleep pattern was off and (2) I was sore.  Real sore.  This week, I'll focus on getting morning workouts in. 

Even bigger display of holiday lights in Nichols Hills (although blurry)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ironman Training

Is this what I have to look forward to for IM Louisville training?

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Weeks 3 and 4

The Thanksgiving holiday threw my schedule off a bit, so here's my progress for the previous two weeks.

Week 3
We traveled to New Mexico on Wednesday night to see my mother for Thanksgiving. We also saw some friends, and ran a 5K Turkey Trot on Thursday. I missed a few workouts, but had a good time.

Sandia Mountain from the Jemez Dam
Lunch Swim: (2500 yds; 40 min)
Lift at Y after work (30 min)

Bike Commute (34:31; 8.78mi; 15.3mph)
Lunch Run (4.5 mi; 35.23; 7:53 min/mi)
Bike Commute (8.3 mi; 31:02; 16.1mph)

Nothing (travel day to NM)

Albuquerque Turkey Trot (ran with Paula: 34:05; 10:53 min/mi)

Run with Friend (7.07 mi; 55:20; 7:49 min/mi)

Missed morning swim with UNM Masters.

Quick run, was late to hit road (2.33 mi; 20:23; 8:46 min/mi)

Swim (one workout; 2500 yds; 40 min)
Bike (two workouts; 17 mi; 1h 05 min)
Run (four workouts; 17 mi; 2h 25min)
Total (eight workouts; 4h 40 min)

Thoughts: numbers were down, but that was expected with the holiday and this being a recovery week.

Week 4
Pretty standard week. I still need to wake up on time to get the morning workouts in. First full week with the new running shoes. Its getting cold.

Sunday's Long Run at Lake Hefner
Lunch Lift (30 min)

Morning Run (4.1 mi; 33:00; 8:01 min/mi)

Morning Run (6.0 mi; 52:11; 8:41 min/mi)
Lunch Yoga (45 min)

Bike Commute (8.56 mi; 35:16; 14.6 mph)
Morning Lift (30 min)
Lunch swim (1600 yds; 30 min)
Bike Commute (8.33 mi; 32:17; 15.5 mph)
Evening YMCA Treadmill Run (4.5 mi; 34:00; 7:30 min/mi)

Afterwork run (7.01 mi; 56:53; 8.07 min/mi)

failed bike ride. (3 mi; 17:06)

Long run (14.31 mi; 2:02:23; 8:33 min/mi)

Swim (one workout; 1600 yds; 30 min)
Bike (two workouts; 17 mi; 1h 05 min)
Run (five workouts; 36 mi; 4h 58min)
Total (eleven workouts; 8h 20min)

Thoughts: A couple times a needed to get miles in, so I just sucked it up, and headed out. Boring on the treadmill, but workouts needed to get done. Long run felt good. Again, I need to wake up and get the work in before hand. Also, with the weather turning, I'd like to get on a bike trainer.