Monthly Archives: March 2007

10.04 miles ~ 2:01:53 (12:08)

Went out the door about 8:20am…had a pretty good run…walked at 5 miles to take a drink and then around mile 8 to get the iPod out of the back of my shirt, because it was messing up (guess they don’t like to get wet lol)

It was a bit drizzly outside, but by the time I got home it had stopped.

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Posted by on March 31, 2007 in Run



Made it to the gym to lift some weights, concentrated on upper body only.

Chest, triceps, biceps, back, and sides. Good workout overall.

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Posted by on March 30, 2007 in Strength Training


This is what it is all about

The Peguin Medal

Oh I can’t wait till I have that little baby in my hand and hang it with my other one!

The countdown has started (for me)….16 days and counting…

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Posted by on March 29, 2007 in Misc


3.27 miles ~ 35:06 (10:45)

Not too shappy considering today is my off day lol…I just went out there, had Michael Jackson in my ear and ran. I did get side stiches, but was able (somehow) to manage the pain and walked, briefly only once.

The weather was nice, mid 50’s sunny, with wind. Nice!

That is my fastes pace yet…once, a long time ago I used to be able to run 9:30 min miles…maybe, just maybe I’ll get there again!

Ran into my boss while out running, he is a runner too (in his late 50’s).

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Posted by on March 29, 2007 in Run


5 miles ~ Eliptical Rider

Did the eliptical rider for 5 miles in about 45 min after work. Had class during lunch, so I had to work out late. My legs where tired so I didn’t want to go pound the pavement & they forecasted rain.

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Posted by on March 28, 2007 in Cardio


3 miles ~ 34:37

Weather was a bit hot for me 75 degrees, but it’s something I’ll have to gradually get used to! Didn’t have my Garmin, but did have my stop watch, so I ran the “COSI Circles” to make sure I covered the distance.

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Posted by on March 27, 2007 in Run


~ 4.75 in 56ish min

My Garmin didn’t kick in right away & running a lap around the court house kicked it back by .25 miles, soooo I don’t know exactly how far I ran, but rather just how long.

64 degrees, sunny with a slight breeze…I was hot, and my face was a bit red (for an hour or so) after I got back. Side pains kicked in about a mile into it…they got bearable after about 2  – 3 miles.

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Posted by on March 26, 2007 in Run


5 mile race

Ran it in 57:34 (11:31 min/mile). Overall a good run…weather was warm, but drizzling at times…no water stops, was a bit put off by that. AND we ran the majority of the race on busy roads. Other than that is was good.

Brenda ‘reeled’ me in the last mile…that helped my time a lot.

I was not as sore as I thought I would be. I ran in my Gray Asics and my feet got sore. 😦

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Posted by on March 26, 2007 in Race


4.07 ~ 46:14 Best run in months!

The day started off with an ear ache and total feeling of yuckiness, but shortly before lunch it started getting better.

The run, which was 4 miles (4.07) today, lasted 46 minutes and 14 seconds. That is a split time of 11:21, the best in months! I checked my Garmin and went all the way back to December, nothing comes close to it.

It was windy outside, but the temperature was around 60 degrees and overcast. After about 2 miles I noticed rain clouds in the distance. 1/2 mile later it started raining. It wasn’t sprinkling, but rather hard, big raindrops started pouring down. To be honest, I enjoyed it, because once you are wet you can’t get any wetter (and it cooled me off)! lol My biggest worry was that my contacts might come out, but my sun glasses (which I wear come rain or shine) helped with keeping some of the water out of my eyes.

Afterwards I did some stretching of the muscles in the gym. So, overall it was a very positive run. Tomorrow is a rest day and then 5 mile race! 🙂

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Posted by on March 22, 2007 in Run


Full Marathon Training Research

So, with it being a rest day today and my sister in-law mentioning that the 1/2 is just a starting block to the full marathon I thought I’d spend some time researching the full.

According to the training program that I am in and using their schedule for a beginning runner I should start my full marathon training on May 12 with 2 miles. That would be a 23 week training program starting off real slow, establishing a base foundation and then increasing the miles up to 22 miles 3 weeks before the actual race. The Columbus Marathon is October 21st, 2007.

The most milage during the week would be 8 miles (constituting my current long run!), but with breaking it into 2 running sessions per day (one at work and one at home/YMCA later in the day) I think it is do able. My only worries is the heat. If I can’t handle the heat than I’ll be dropping my training down to the 1/2 part of the Columbus marathon and start training for the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati the first week of May in 2008.

Later on I might post the training schedule for the full marathon.

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Posted by on March 21, 2007 in Misc