One pitfall that I’ve fallen into is not being able to push the pace as necessary on my runs. The beauty of this run is that it was both the second run of the day and got me to 25 miles in two days: The first mile went off at a nice, steady, 9 minute […]
I ran 12 miles (just below 10-minute pace), mostly in the dark, on a clear morning in Fern Creek this morning. When away from main roads, I could clearly see more stars in the sky than I ever did growing up in my old neighborhood. The sun came up by mile 10. The wind was […]
I’ve logged 5555.5 running [and run-walking] miles since I started In April 2007. I also completed my second 70-mile week ever this week, roughly 8 weeks after my first. Tons of mileage volume, but how to turn it into marathon-distance speed is the question I’m struggling with now.
I’ve been mostly “treadmill-bound” for the last several weeks. Part of it is due to schedule conflicts–it’s hard to run outside when your only options are in the middle of the night and before the sun is up in the morning, especially when you have kids to watch. However, part of my treadmill is due […]
Monday morning/lunch: 6.27 Miles in 1:00:00 6.01 Miles in 54:35 Tuesday morning/lunch: 6 Miles in 55:30 6.02 Miles in 57:33 I finished my second consecutive day of 6 mile double runs. I’m aiming for 70 miles this week, and I’d prefer to do 5×10-mile days and 1 20-mile day, but 10 miles at a 9-10 […]
You can’t nail your goal time any better than this. His goal was 2:59:59, and hit it squarely on the head–a hefty 6:42 off of his October 2008 PR of 3:06:41. Read his race report here: dailymile | Mike B.: Workout posted 09/19/09.
One of the things that’s great about football season is that you can easily do a long run on the treadmill while watching the game. I did mine today at home on my Sole F80 at a 1% incline (watching the UofL-UK game). I’ve been doing my long runs at a progressive pace, starting moderately […]
Her story: How to Lose 55 lbs and Run a Marathon in 7 Months I completely empathize with the experience of going out way too fast in the marathon, despite the fact that in my first marathon, I did it to myself. [She was trying to stick with a pace group.] 55 pounds in 7 […]
I set a new 5k tonight at the Gaslight 5k in Jeffersontown, KY. Didn’t feel much up to finishing, even at the start, feeling winded from jog to the start. It was roughly 79 degrees at the start, which is a little too warm for any distance race. I started off my first kilometer at […]
Looks like it’s going to be a little toasty for the 5k tonight in J-Town. I’m going to try for a personal record tonight, which would be anything faster than 20:59.