Run
  • 19m 26s
  • 2.10 miles
  • 09m 15s /Mi

What a beautiful morning to get a run in before work! A little frosty at 32 degrees but bright blue sky and sunshine made everything so pretty.

I decided it is almost 1 year since I started running so I want to start doing some speed/interval work. Today was my first. Started off with walking a brisk pace for 13 minutes. Then an easy jog for 0.5 miles. Over the next mile, I did 4 fartleks each of approximately a minute in length (give or take). Then just ran out the final 0.5 miles normally. First 1.05 miles was 10m 11s. Second 1.05 miles was 9m 15s. That drops that second segment below a 9 min/mile. Whoo Hoo!!! One of my goals is to drop my 5k time to below 9 min/mile by next year. I NEVER thought it possible when I first started running, but now I am seeing that maybe it is.

Hopefully this summer, I can get to the highschool track and do workouts there.

Sport
  • Walking
  • 29m 09s

Warm up: walk 0.9 miles 13m 39s
Cool down: walk 0.9 miles 15m 30s

Swim
  • 58m
  • 2000.00 yards
  • 02m 54s /100 yards

7am lap swim at the Y. I forgot my watch which is ok because I just didn't feel like doing timed sets today. Mostly did sets of 200y, but did one 300y set and one 500y set. I did a lot more resting in between sets than usual too. This swimming once a week bit has GOT TO STOP! I feel much more comfortable in the pool when I am swimming 2 or even 3 times a week. But that brings me back to my schedule and limited lap swims at the pool. No easy fix.

I can see it now.  We are going to go directly from cold to hot here.  I need to mow grass in a bad way.  Got some of it done yesterday (maybe about 1/3 done).  But gosh darn it, today it is 47 degrees out, cloudy, 10-15mph winds with higher gusts.  Yesterday I mowed in my winter parka, my fleece balaclava and my fleece gloves.  I am SICK of it!!!!!   Me thinks the grass can wait one more day.  Tomorrow is suppose to be warmer.

Run
  • 40m 38s
  • 4.20 miles
  • 09m 40s /Mi

Bumping up the long run miles ever so slowly.

Sport
  • Walking
  • 14m 23s

Warm up: walk 0.4 miles (6m 46s)
Cool down: walk 0.4 miles (7m 37s)

I didn't know how my Sunday "long" run would go because my legs were tired after yesterday's bike ride.  Who'd of thunk my legs would be so tired when I have rode my bike all of 39 freakin' miles this month?  How pitiful is THAT? 

So I start off with tired legs.  Oh, and a 20mph headwind sucks as much when running as is does on the bike!  LOL!  I actually took a route that had some ups and downs in it too.  Hard to find around these parts.  Not what I would call hills per se, but some inclines for sure including the dreaded highway overpass.  I ran an out and back route.  See if you can guess which direction I had the wind in my face and which way I had the wind at my back.  2.1 miles going out: 20m 45s and 2.1 miles coming back: 19m 53s.  Coming back had a longer uphill grade too.   Amazing the difference the wind makes while running.

And that one day shift in my long run (moving it from Sunday to Monday) really makes my weekly miles look screwy.  It reads 3.1 miles last week and 11.5 miles this week.  Really should be 7.1 miles last week and 7.5 miles this week.  So see, I am really not disobeying the 10% rule.

Bike
  • 1h 15m 38s
  • 19.13 miles
  • 15.18 Mi/hr

Yippee, Yahoo, Yowhee!!!! It stopped raining this afternoon. Well, it is suppose to rain tonight and tomorrow, but right now it is DRY!!!!!!!

Finally got to go for a nice bike ride. Had to deal with 20mph winds, but it was still good. Usually I complain about headwinds, but I was just so happy to be on the bike that I didn't care at all!

Rain, rain, rain, rain, blah, blah, blah, blah!  Can't stay motivated.  Ninth day in a row of rain.  Still have rain in forecast for the next two days.  Grass in the yard is going to need bailed when it finally gets mowed.  Planned to swim today, but work ran late.  I HATE having such limited availability of pool times.  So frustrating! 

Almost worked out on the nordic track, but at the last minute decided to eat dinner instead.  At least tomorrow I only work a half day.  If the rain lets up a little in afternoon, I AM GOING TO GO FOR A BIKE RIDE!  DO YOU HEAR ME RAIN CLOUDS! 

Run
  • 30m 19s
  • 3.30 miles
  • 09m 11s /Mi

Wow, this was a really fast run for me! I've been trying to make my shorter weekday run a little faster and then my longer weekend run slower. I am really wanting to fit in three runs per week, but so far I have not been able to do it on a regular basis.

Sport
  • Walking
  • 24m

Warm up: walk 1 mile about 15 minutes. Actually, I stopped and talked to my neighbor down the road a few minutes and forgot to stop my watch during the chit chatting. LOL! Time is thus approximate.

Cool down: walk 0.5 miles in about 9 minutes or there abouts.

Still pouring rain this morning.  Did get to see a little glimpse of the sun yesterday afternoon.  Seeing that bright light in the sky was a little shocking.  Almost forgot what it was.

OK Ohio people, I am going to try and put more of you on my blog list.  I find I get a lot of inspiration from reading your logs because most of you list the Ohio races.  Maybe I can find another race to do this year by reading about what others are doing.

I'm hoping to get a run in at lunch today depending on my schedule. (no run at lunch)  I hate this dreary weather though.  It just makes me feel sooooooooo tired.

No time for a lunchtime run so I went running as soon as I got home from work.  Got hit with a few raindrops, but the steady rain held off until I got home.  Temps were in the upper 50's which I find is just about perfect for running.  That was probably a big reason that my time was so good.

Bike
  • 1h 00m
  • 10.00 miles
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Ride of Silence, Boardman, Ohio. Went with my friend Sue and her son. This was the first year for this particular location. I'd estimate around 40-50 people showed up for the ride. There was a story told about a local rider who was hit by a car and killed. A prayer was said and there was a bagpipe player there. About 5-6 motorcyles escorted us through the streets of Boardman. I guess there was some real politics in getting the ride to happen. The police department did not want the ride to happen at all. I don't know all the ins and outs, but they did mention a local insurance company that stepped in at the last moment to provide insurance coverage for the ride. Sounds like a lot of effort was made to make this event happen. It was all pretty cool.

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