• 57m 36s
  • 8.00 miles
  • 07m 12s /Mi
Splits: 5K - 21:54 (7:04 pace) next 5K - 22:32 (7:14 pace) final 1.8 miles - 13:10 (7:19 pace) I'm a little disappointed with this run, although it was still a decent effort. It was fairly warm for 6:30 on an October morning (65, 90% humidity). I was hoping to do 8 miles in 56 minutes, for 7-minute pace. I figured if I can do that, I should be able to keep up close to 7:10 pace for the half marathon. I officially signed up this week. When you sign up, they ask you for a predicted finishing time. I said 1:33. I immediately regretted that, and I wished I would have said 1:35. It probably doesn't matter that much. Today's pace would get about 1:34:30. Update: As I sit here a few hours later, I think my legs were still a little tired from the bike ride on Wednesday. Usually when I do shorter runs, my leg strength is fine, it's my breathing that gets going hard. When I do longer runs, I don't get out of breath, but my legs start to wear out. The intermediate runs are usually in between. Today, I never felt like I was breathing hard, but my legs were wearing out. I was able to stay close to 7-minute pace for the first 4-5 miles, but then my times started to slow as I got near the end. Usually I can kick hard at the end and get faster. So I will take this as a sign of encouragement.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 2 Sick: 1 Overall Workout: 3
No workout today. I wanted to get up to do an easy run this morning, but I was up too late watching the Cubs. It's OK that I took today off because I have an important run planned for tomorrow morning. At least I won't have to stay up for the whole game tonight. Cubs suck.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Sick: 1
  • 1h 10m 11s
  • 24.80 miles
  • 21.20 Mi/hr
It was good to get out for a ride today. I just wanted to cover the miles, as I hadn't been for a full 40K ride in a long time. The conditions were excellent. I really started to hit the wall at about 19-20 miles. My leg strength isn't where it was back in July and August. I need to avoid these long lapses from biking so I can maintain (and hopefully build) my biking endurance. Once the DSM half is over, I can spread my focus out to all 3 disciplines a little better.

  • Health data: Sleep: 5 Stress: 4 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2 Sick: 1 Overall Workout: 4
  • 27m 14s
  • 4.10 miles
  • 06m 38s /Mi

It was such a great night, I couldn't resist going for a run. Quick pace, but still under control. This was a much more worthwhile run than yesterday morning's.

  • 40m
  • 1968.50 yards
  • 01m 46s /100 yards

200m warmup

1500m main set - 29:10 (new PR)

Splits were 9:40, 9:55, 9:35

100m cooldown

Felt good to get a full 1500m in the pool.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 2 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Sick: 1 Overall Workout: 5
  • 39m 13s
  • 4.50 miles
  • 08m 43s /Mi
I really don't like doing these easy/recovery runs. I have a hard time hitting the target pace. I was aiming for 8:00-8:20 pace, but I was too slow. It's weird, I don't see the point of going so slow. If I'm running this slow, I might as well not be running at all. What am I training? I barely even broke a sweat. I was never breathing hard. I think it's easier to run 7:30 pace than 8:30 pace anyway.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 2 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 4 Sick: 2 Overall Workout: 2
Unwanted day off today. I really wanted to get up early to ride my bike, but it doesn't get light enough to ride until about 6:45 or so. With parents in town, plus needing to get ready for church, it just didn't work out for me to get a 25 mile bike ride in. I suppose I could have done a shorter one, but I didn't. In addition, the Bears officially suck, and my TGFFL team is just as bad. I knew it was a mistake to put faith in McNabb. Now I feel really stupid having him on all 3 of my teams. It's going to be a long season. At least the Cubs are in the playoffs. Game 1 on Wednesday...

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Sick: 1
  • 57m
  • 6.00 miles
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6 X 1000m repeats


I rested for about 2 minutes between repetitions. The overall time includes a proper warmup, cooldown, and stretching.

The first interval was too fast, and I knew it. I was aiming to be in the 3:30-3:40 range. It's hard to slow yourself down on the first one, when you're fresh.

This has been a good week of running, but I only managed 1 swim workout, and no biking. I should try to ride the bike tomorrow, because I should really take a day off from the running.

  • Walking
  • 1h 05m

Mowed the lawn this morning after running.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 4 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 1 Sick: 1 Overall Workout: 4

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