Posts tagged running
Posts tagged running
At least for a native Angeleno like myself. To me anything under 70 is cold and below 65 is freezing.
That said, this cold weather training sucks!
Pretty soon I’m going to be suited up like Rocky Balboa for my runs. Do they even still make cotton sweatsuits?
Did another “midnight run” last night and forgot to stretch out when I finished. Been feeling a little sore all day but not having the proper footwear is a factor too.
Tomorrow I go shoe shopping. GOD! I feel like my sister saying that but it’s all good. I’m actually happy to say(for hopefully the only time in my life) that I get to go shoe shopping.
Thinking of picking up some running shorts and a new duffel bag too.
Sorry this wasn’t a more entertaining update. Hopefully they’ll get better once my training gets more intense.
I wanted to title this one “Raining Day” but I thought it was a little corny and I went for nostalgia instead.
I need to get in 1 - 2 miles on the road but I don’t know how I feel about running in the rain.
I’m not going to wuss out today though. Rain or shine I’m going to get my miles in!
To hell with calorie counting today. I hope everyone was able to consume 10,000 calories of home cooked goodness today. Today will not make you obese. Not even tomorrow leftovers will do that. Enjoy today with good food, good friends, and good family!
Today was scheduled to be a break from running by biking or swimming. Well, still don’t have a bike or a pool so I substituted today’s workout with my Second Annual Turkey Bowl!
Me and nine other old friends got together for a fun coed flag football game today. It wasn’t the most coordinated effort but fun was had by all. The best part was that it helped me work up a big appetite that was not wasted on today’s feast!
It’s 1600 here in sunny SoCal and I’m practically trapped in my office. Everyone else in this twenty floor building either had a whole or half day and we’re the only drones still here going through the motions.
I mention that because I would have loved to have had a half day and had the extra time for training.
I didn’t get a chance to get my run in this morning and I have no idea what state I’ll be in later tonight so a mid-day run would have been superb.
As it stands I have to fit in about two miles today. It would help if I had my gear handy but I have the added obstacle of having to go home to pick it up. Although, Monday I trained at 2300 and it worked out pretty good.
I’ve got to make a better effort to make sure I’m not backed into a corner like this in the future.
I’m not the runner who leaves the race with medals around my neck
I’m the runner who knows what it feels like to come in last
I’m not the runner equipped with natural talent
so I’m the runner who knows the importance of constant training
I’m not the runner who leads the workouts
But I’m the runner who never stops trying to catch-up
I’m not the runner who wins the big race
But I’m the runner who never stops dreaming I will
No residual effects from last night’s run at all. If anything I actually feel better. This is not “runner’s propaganda” either, I actually felt better than I’ve felt in weeks.
According to my training plan today I’m supposed to bike or swim. I don’t have access to a pool or bicycle so until I get one or the other my plan is to strength train.
I’ll of course focus as much on my legs as I can without over-training them but I’ll definitely incorporate adequate core work and some upper body stuff.
I don’t have a decent weight set yet at the house and my gym membership ended a couple of weeks ago so it’s going to be strictly body weight routines for me. Let’s see how it all comes together.
I seriously do. I swore my lungs were broken and I think I might have died for a few minutes. I’m really not sure what I was thinking anymore. I finished though. Not far off from what I expected but it could have been better.
If you want to see how I did check me out on Endomondo!
thanks to http://www.marathondynamics.com for the image
Training hasn’t even started and I’m already behind. I had planned to get my new running shoes at least a week ago to have time to break them in and do I have them? NOPE! I can already tell this first week will be the toughest but that’s actually a good thing. If I get the hard part out of the way now, maybe I’ll just be able to accomplish something come March.