Thursday, August 19, 2010

Getting Back Into It

I've been trying to run almost every day, even if it is only for a half hour or so. I did the Bridge of Flowers 10K in about 44 minutes. Not too speedy. The hill was tough, but I kept all the other miles at about 6:30. Sunday was the first time out with the regular Brewbakers crew in quite a while. It was a fun run with Rudiger. I have done 3-4 miles, twice in my Vibram Five Fingers. I think they are a good training tool. They make my feet a little sore, but not from the impact. Just from using muscles differently. Monday I went about 2 miles up the rail trail, and on the way back, I tried to run smooth and fast. I was doing about a 6/6:30 pace. Not bad for the Vibrams. Wednesday was the track workout with the Keenyans. Great to have Justin back running. Erin and I did a workout of 4 X 200/400, with a 200 jog between each, then a few 200s after that. Nothing too hard. It felt good to have some short bursts of 'speed'.
Here are the results:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back to the Running Life

Well, after a while off from any serious or consistent running, I am looking forward to getting back into it. For anyone who hasn't heard, my new business venture didn't work out so well for me, and I will be backing out of the partnership. Too much to talk about on a blog, but if I get the chance to run with you, I'll get you caught up on the details. I promise to keep it from turning into too much of a bitch session. So now with a little more time on my hands, I'll put a few more miles in the log book. I got in a good 9 miler to the wood bridge on monday, and a few other shorter runs on sunday and tuesday. Yesterday I met up with the Keenyans, and I had a good workout with Erin. I had been thinking of doing some longer repeats at about 5k pace. We did 2 X 1 mile at 6:15-20, then a 400 and a quick 200. It's still been hot, and I felt a little fatigue on the longer reps, but not too bad, and no muscle soreness. This weekend is the Bridge of Flowers race, which I have been wanting to run for a few years now, but because of my schedule it has never worked out. I won't be in the best of shape for it, but I'm going to use it as the start of getting things back in perspective in my life. I'm going to try to keep all the parts of my life balanced... with lots of running.
Wednesday Results:
6:15/6:21(mi) 1:22(400) 37(200)