Checking the Tank

April 2011

Previous MonthRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesDan's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek View
Graph View
Next Month
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

Location:

OH,

Member Since:

Jun 03, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I started running in Feb of 2009.

First 5K- April 18th, 2009

First Marathon- Sept 19,2009 - Wright Patt Air Force Base Marathon.

PR 5K 19:36  7/04/11  Americana 5K   

PR 10K 42:25  8/06/11  Tadmor 10K (Dam run... HILLS)

PR Marathon 9/17/11 Air Force Marathon 3:14:38

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

Show up. 

REALLY show up.

2017 Races

Tie dye 50K - 29th

11/11 Richmond Marathon

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for Boston 

Run Boston!  

No injuries and another marathon.

Did I mention avoiding injuries? 

More marathons, help others around me achieve goals.  

Personal:

Married and have two daughters 15 & 21... I hope to convert at least one into a runner :)

Psalm 14:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 149.93 Year: 547.78
Adidas Adizero - Adios Lifetime Miles: 319.27
Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Lifetime Miles: 744.21
Saucony Hattori Lifetime Miles: 514.86
Under Armor Speedform Lifetime Miles: 782.25
Saucony Kinvara 5 Lifetime Miles: 816.18
Newton Distance Lifetime Miles: 672.30
Innov8 220 Lifetime Miles: 637.27
Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Lifetime Miles: 582.87
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Lifetime Miles: 719.03
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Lifetime Miles: 800.36
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Lifetime Miles: 670.32
Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Lifetime Miles: 185.08
Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Lifetime Miles: 806.51
Adidas Duramo Cool Blue Lifetime Miles: 722.88
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green #2 Lifetime Miles: 701.48
Nike VaporMax Red/Back Lifetime Miles: 289.03
Newton Mv2 Ghost White Lifetime Miles: 350.40
Saucony Ride Blue Lifetime Miles: 210.75
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
241.903.50245.40
Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 64.25Nike LunarFly Miles: 58.90Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 81.00Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 33.25Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Warmer day, close to 50. I missed yesterday - no details, but I am hoping that as April has broken through that I can get back in the groove and set some PR's this year. 

Legs and Back & Ab Ripper X- P90x

8 miles, felt good. That actually makes me happy since 2 days ago it felt good too. After the blah running I had before it is most welcome.  

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Kenpo X in the am for an hour. 8 miles in the afternoon, and once again it felt good. This routine is an experiment by me, but I think I will be using it for a little while if it is going to keep my running feeling good even if my miles may be down for a few weeks. Had missionary friends in from Kenya, Jordan and South America - was nice to see and talk to them all. 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Sun is my day normal day off - It was so nice I wanted to just get the blood flowing and clear the mind. 7 Easy. 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 7.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 mile run- it was 70!!! (that is too warm for me, but I am not complaining) + Core Synergistics 

 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

From 70 to 38! is that good or bad? eh no worries. No watch, but a good run, felt good despite my sore throat and cough (allergies... at least I think so... I have not been sick in almost 3 years... maybe I am catching something). Cardio X + 8 miles 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Its official, its not just allergies, I am sick. Got my run in early and then realized I had a small fever. I worked only a short time and came home early - first time in over two years that I missed any work for me being sick - or just flat out being sick for that matter - (not the kids ha!) Wanted to do my workout as well, but the body aches were too much. Hope I can get some strength and energy back for tomorrow. 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 8.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Sick. blah. Got some energy back near the end of the day and vanished for a quick run... don't tell... 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 9.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.003.503.50

Feeling better earlier today.... Feeling not so well now.. so I just ran short and fast (for me)... 6:37 pace 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 3.50
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.000.0014.00

Sick

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 14.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Feeling a bit better - crazy busy day, but managed to get outside and run as my daughter rode her bike till she was tired. Also did Core Synergistics.  

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 3.00
Comments(8)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.400.008.40

Good to get out. The last several days of my runs were 72, 60, 38, 36, 52, 84 and today a 56 with a cool rain. No real complaints since I am really starting feel better despite that lingering cough - it just can be tough dressing right! Anyway, nice run, saw 3 deer and some other things of interest :)  

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.40
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.750.009.75

Nice sunny, 55 degrees. A bit of a tempo run - Started at a nice easy pace, middle of the run was the fastest then slowed down the last 1.75. I would give you splits, but no Garmin - ran totally on what I felt, but I can tell you the ave pace 8:05 for the whole run. So nothing impressive. PM workout (which included taking apart a bunk bed and then re-assembling it...kids) 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 9.75
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Pleasant weather to run in. Shoulders and Arms +Ab Ripper X + 8 mile run. Feel pretty good... work was a little long today, but tomorrow should be better - I would like to get up and work out elsewhere in the am, but that is not going to work out - so I have to go to plan B. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 8.00
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

50 degree peaceful morning run... 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 9.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Mid 60's run. Still no Garmin which is a blessing and a curse - either way my mind wandered during the entire run. A little sore today so I opted to skip the P90 for a change because I wanted to keep my run. 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 9.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
21.000.0021.00

51 today with a steady rain and headwind (with some strong gusts). Today was a good run. Although it was not blazing fast or anything special, it is the first long run in quite some time that actually felt good. The last several I felt like I was sick, or struggling or just did not have it. It was nice to feel good during the run. 8:01 avg pace - I have no splits and ran by feel (no garmin, just stopwatch) which I was happy with considering the conditions outside. 

Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 21.00
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

61- very nice Sunday afternoon. Had to pack for my trip... rush rush 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 5.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

So at the hotel, north of Detroit. Its 67 back home and I am in a winter weather advisory. Ok nice. So off to the treadmill. I looked at it and said eh- I will do an easy few miles and then use one of these preset runs. The 60 minute one looks fine, I mean I am looking for an easy run so that would be fine. Its starts off like expected, 4.5 mph for a minute and then 5.0 for a minute, the 5.5 for a minute raising the grade to 2%. I am thinking, okay I wanted easy, but this is too easy... but I wait a few and then it jumps to 7.5 mph... okay now I am moving and the 2% grade made it not so easy. Then every minute the grade changes. 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 3%, 2%, 3%, 4% - you get the idea. Well after 20 minutes it got pretty darn challenging for that easy run I thought I was having as it went 5%, 6%, 5%, 6%, 7%, 6%, 7%... you get the idea again... it finally got down to the 4% and less in the last 7 minutes. So it was a pretty good run since it kept me on my toes (while I tried to watch the game show network). 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 9.00
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 easy on the TM... watched Basketball playoffs since nothing exciting was on the game show network tonight

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 8.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.250.008.25

Another day on the Treadmill in D-town. Looking forward to getting back to Ohio and off the treadmill.... but I will rather miss the game show network while running :) 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 8.25
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Rainy run... my legs always feel weird after running on a treadmill for a few days and then back to the roads. Wonder why that is. I'm tired from travels. 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 9.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.250.0012.25

Took a new route today, liked the benefit that came with that. The run was pretty progressive until a side pain, not sure what that was all about. It was not a side stitch, just a pain higher up, almost under the arm. Faded after a bit. Light rain felt good. 

Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 12.25
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

Took the last 2 days off running and did mainly core workouts. My groin muscle is giving me trouble again and even was walking with a bit of a limp yesterday. I am not sure what to try next. I will continue to do exercises, use ice and rest when possible, but it is very annoying. Wonderful day to run. AM 8  and PM 4 - great weather as the storms held up for the day. I am trying not to complain, I am thankful for everything, just hard when I want to take things to the next level but get held up by my own body. 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.00Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 8.00
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

What a fun morning to run. It started clear. Nice cool drizzle by mile 4 which turned into a stead heavy ran by mile 6. The last mile and a half were ran in a huge downpour... I loved it!  I wanted to get more miles in today, but it was a busy day. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 8.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

AM 8 - good run, peaceful morning, a few degrees cooler than yesterday but all dry... 

PM 4 - got a break just before sunset and ran just after the rain and ran with a very bright rainbow! It was vibrant and just made the evening run go very well.  

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.00Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.00
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Cool and crisp, good morning to run even if I had to throw on the $1 gloves. 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.250.0012.25

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 12.25
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
241.903.50245.40
Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 64.25Nike LunarFly Miles: 58.90Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 81.00Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 33.25Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.00
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com