Monday, June 28, 2010
Got my lifting workout in this morning and decided that with the high heat index coming later on and two new students starting, I decided to get in a short run after lifting. Did arms and shoulders, then got on the treadmill and put in 3 miles at an easy 8 min/mile pace. Felt ok, nice to get a run in. Looking forward to the cooler weather we are expected to get tomorrow!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
One of the participants from our race last weekend, Dexter, lives in Indian Head and works next to NRL, so through email we made plans for a run this morning out on the Indian Head Rail Trail. Got going early, around 7AM, but there was a bit of a mixup between us so we didn't meet up until around 7:15 or so. Anyway, got going pretty early, starting off at a pretty reasonable pace. However, neither of us felt too hot, so we slowed up pretty heavily, dropping the pace into the 9 min to 10 min range. No worries though, it was a bit rough going, but still got out with a new running partner... Well afterwards I got home and Betsy was still out for her run with Coley, so I ran out a bit over a mile to meet up with them, putting in another 2.3 miles at an 8:37 pace.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
started off with me attempting to get to my flight to Notre Dame and having all sorts of confusion and issues, but it was all made worthwhile on my flight from Chicago to South Bend, when who was sitting one row in front of me? JOE F'N MONTANA, THATS WHO!!! So of course I got an autograph for Cole! Well we then landed and after waiting for bags longer than the previous flight took, we got a taxi and checked into the hotel with enough time to spare before heading out for dinner to get a run in. So I took off around campus, circling first Saint Mary's then Saint Joseph's Lakes, before heading back to the center of campus to run the heart path in front of the admissions building on Notre Dame and starting back to the hotel. It was fairly warm, but still better than DC! Anyway, finished 5 miles in just over 38 min for a 7:41 min/mile pace. Hopefully I can get another run in tomorrow to!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Got up early this morning in the hopes of getting a bike in before the day got into full gear. Started off feeling a bit tight and rough, putting in 18.1-19.9 mph avgs for the first four 5 mile segments, kept pushing, but just couldn't get out of low gear. However, once I climbed up the hill on Rt 225, I dropped down and started using my aerobars... been awhile! I forgot what a difference that makes! Just look at my avgs as I went along; 18.1, 19.9, 18.6, 19.9, 21.3, 21.4, and 21.7 for the final 2 miles, can YOU tell when I started using them!? Anyway, thank you to Triathlete magazine for putting the idea back in my head for using them, for too long they were just a hood ornament! Anyway, great ride and start to a great day since we went over to Bolling to use the pool shortly thereafter and are getting some kittens this evening to foster!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Got going after I met up with Betsy and Cole to get them onto the base so they could go swimming while Mike and I went running. We got started and with the heat kept it easier, me hoping that it wouldn't happen to turn out like the last run. Well it didn't, we kept the pace between 8:15 and 8:30 min/mile and cardio-wise felt pretty good. However, today the tummy acted up, repeatedly telling me how much it hated me. Kept releasing a few prisoners (gas) while I was running in hopes it would make my stomach feel better, but it was at the risk of having a complete prison break with each time I opened the gates... Ugh... Anyway, right about mile 5 I had to stop at the restaurant and take care of business before getting started again. It was really hot again and there was a road closure that changed our route (again), but overall it was a reasonable run. What really made it was the dip in the pool afterwards, wow it made it feel so much better!
This year, like last year, I will be riding for Mary Payton's Miracle - My friend Steve Kogos from Trigators informed me that his friend Joe's daughter, Mary Payton, was diagnosed a number of years back with Late Infantile Batten Disease. This is a disease with no cure, however, there are special experimental (and extremely expensive) treatments which have shown some significant signs of success! In order to assist with the costly treatments and research, Mary Payton's Miracle was created to raise money to find a cure, hopefully in time to save little Mary Payton as well as the many others affected by this terrible disease!