Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WK 1

Official the first week of the new training log! Time to get back to updating the blog, and to answer Boj's question before he asks the week number is just easier and (actual) trying something new.

Mon - 10+ - headed out to Miller rd for some hill repeats, got in a 3m warm up + strides.
Goal 5-6 x 800 repeats plan to run relaxed and get up the hill. Was interesting to do a workout with only the headlamps for light. times - 3:04/3:02/3:02/3:01/2:57. had a 2++ cool down back to the house.

Tues - Am - 3m - 24:23 W/Derrick (legs pretty sore)

Pm - 5m - 36:47 on treadmill started snowing out and plan cold (no want to deal with this on a solo run)

Wed - 12m - 1:21:09 Was planning to do the Hang Over Half and see where I was at, that didn't happen got a horrible nights sleep and my body felt like shit. I pulled the plug at 7m and jogged off 3m to complete the day. Off day but looking forward to the rest of the year, and got some useful advice...In short "you need to have a race and pull your head outta your ass" and i agree 100% sometimes you just need someone else to remind you of that.

Thurs - 5m (31:22) last mile 5:11 on treadmill. Didn't start my run till 8:45 was happy with the run. Last mile hurt I need to do that more often

Fri - 0 Traveled over to keene right after work

Sat - 5m (at the track)

Sun - 10m - 1:09:22 was real nice to run beech hill while in keene, roads were quite and had some decent weather.

Total - 51m

Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 review

A little early on the 2013 review but with the racing season done I'll get this done early. This year was a mixed bag I started the year with a few poor performances (again). I made the decision to switch things up and have someone else coach me. This was a completely different approach then I had ever taken with training. Most of the time I was tired and not seeing the results when I raced, I was assured that this is how I should feel at the time and things would turn around. Unfortunately my body had different plans, around mid June/early July my achilles acted up for the first time in a while. This lead to a solid 3/4 weeks off, in that time it was a nice physical and mental break from running. This also began to fuel the fire again, I began to look around at what some others were doing and what I had done in the past. One HUGE portion that I noticed is a lot of ppl were out working me. Doing the miles and the niddy griddy (as Wilson would put it). Once I resumed training it was back to square 1, this involved a slow build up and racing back into shape. This got me a season pr in the 5k and the best 5k in the past few years of 16:38 (nothing amazing but a step). Along with this the decision was made to add strides and weight training back into the plan. Luckily the fleet feet team has a personal trainer (man it's tough). All this brought back the hunger and the mind set that I need to get back to out working ppl and everything will fall back into place.

As far as 2014 go I look forward to the challenge of getting it back. I'm going to continue with the weights and extra stuff. Also want to get back to how I was in college (being a mileage hound) which started again this past week with a nice 16m run to end the week. I hope by putting in all the work the results will come......only time will tell