Monthly Archives: June 2008

4 @ work (10:57)

Comments: My legs felt heavy and my joints stiff. The first mile was painful, my calves felt really really right. I’ll need to run “the stick” over them tonight because they are still tight.

It was overcast and drizzling on and off outside and it was actually a bit chilly. Kinda nice! Ran the 4 miles straight, no stopping.

My Garmin Forerunner 205, after I start sweating, starts sliding up and down my wrist and usually rubs against the wrist bone. Adjusting the band does not help (I miss the velco the 201 had). I think I have remedied this situation by buying¬†a wrist sweat band that I now wear under the watch. The watch can’t slide and my wrist bone stays unbruised.

My shoes only have 150 miles on them and they are already wearing off in the heal area. *sigh*

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 65, overcast, drizzling

Clothes: MiT shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (145.1 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: 43:47

Split: 10:57

Course: To Goodale Park, 2 loops and back.



Exhaustion Test: 15 (wow!!! but not good enough to go on, I’ll have to repeat week 2 ūüė¶ )


Posted by on June 30, 2008 in 100 Push-Ups, 4, Running


Push Ups


Week 2 РDay 3: 6 x 6 x 5 x 5 x 10 (Did them in the evening…No power (electric) in the house so I did what I THOUGHT I had to do, which turned out to be 5, 5, 4, 4, 6+)


Posted by on June 29, 2008 in 100 Push-Ups


9 @ home (12:00)

Comments: Slower than I had hoped, but I was not dead at the end. Food pain under the left foot starting at mile 4. GUed at mile 4 and 8. Drank every 2 miles.

I think that I need to overcome the physiological hurdle that prevents me from running faster when running long distances. It’s like something keeps me slow so I don’t die at the end….frustrating

Time: 7:30 am

Weather: 75, overcast, windy

Clothes: MiT Shirt, Adidas shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (136.1 miles)

Distance: 9

Time: 1:47:54

Split: 12:00

Course: 9.5 mile loop @ home

Comments Off on 9 @ home (12:00)

Posted by on June 28, 2008 in 9, Long Run


4.9 @ work (11:29)

Comments: My legs were tired. Walked every mile. It felt hot. Tomorrow is a rest day. I am looking forward to that. I will do push ups tonight.

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 80, sunny

Clothes: Adidas Shirt, Adidas shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (131.2 miles)

Distance: 4.9

Time: 56:12

Split: 11:29

Course: To Goodale Park, 3 loops and back.



Week¬†2 – Day 2: 4 x 4 x¬†3 x 3 x 10 (Did them in the evening…Not too bad for being very tired)


Posted by on June 25, 2008 in 5, Running


4 @ work (no garmin)

Comments: Forgot my Garmin at home. ūüė¶

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 70, sunny

Clothes: Sleeveless NB Shirt, Adidas shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (127.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: No Garmin

Split: ??

Course: To Goodale Park, 2 loops and back.

1 Comment

Posted by on June 24, 2008 in 4, Running


Bike @ home 12 miles

Comments: I was listening to the book “The Broken Window” by Jeffrey Deaver and playing Solitare on my Palm Pilot, trying to remind myself to peddle harder lol.

Time: 7:30pm

Distance: 12 miles

Time: 1 hour

Course: Stationary Bike



Week 2 РDay 1: 4 x 4 x 3 x 3 x 6 (I felt weak today)

Comments Off on Bike @ home 12 miles

Posted by on June 23, 2008 in 100 Push-Ups, Biking


6 – Long Run (11:31) & Push Ups

Comments: Slow but good run. Did not run with the group today and my speed shows it, but I felt good during the last mile.

I messed up and didn’t hit start on my Garmin and missed the first 0.94 miles of the run. So I used the average of the 5.06 to come up with a total running time.

Time: 8:30 am

Weather: 70, sunny

Clothes: Sleeveless NB Shirt, Adidas shorts, Fuel Belt

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (121.2 miles)

Distance: 6

Time: 1:09:06

Split: 11:31

Course: To New Salem and back.



Week 1 РDay 3: 5 x 4 x 4 x 3 x 9 (On to Week 2…woot)


Posted by on June 21, 2008 in 100 Push-Ups, 6, Long Run, Running


Hills x 4 (3 miles) & Push Ups

Comments: It is amazing what difference the temperature makes! I had a very strong run.

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 65, sunny

Clothes: Sleeveless MiT Shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (118.2 miles)

Distance: 3

Time: 31:56

Split: 10:38

Course: To W. Fulton, up it four times to S. Front, and back to work.



Week 1 –¬†Day 2:¬†4 x¬†3 x 2 x 2 x 4 (I could done at least one more, but for some reason thought 4 was all I needed to do!)¬†

1 Comment

Posted by on June 19, 2008 in 100 Push-Ups, 3, Hills, Running


4.84 elliptical miles, weightlifting

Comment: The swelling of my legs is non-existent at this time. To think last week they were giving me so much trouble is hard to believe.

My goal for the elliptical rider was to keep my RPMs up at 70. I also increased the level of intensity from 2 to 3.

I found the Hundred Push Up Challenge on Joe’s (Learning to Run) website and started today after my cardio workout. OMG…I was only able to do two!!! About 3 years ago I could do 20 without breaking a sweat. I am going to be sore tomorrow!

Time: 10 am

Workout: Elliptical Rider

Duration: 40:00 min

Miles: 4.84

Calories: 580

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (118.2 miles)


Comment: I have to remind myself that I am doing this for me, and not having the proper form or simply not wanting to do it right hurts only ME.

Push Ups: 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 (the last 2 were very ugly!)

Chest Press: #3 x 20, #3 x 10

Shoulder Press: #2 x 20, #2 x 20

Shoulder Pull Downs: #4 x 20, #4 x 20

Triceps Pull Down: #4 x 20, #4 x 20

Bicep curls: 10lbs x 20, 10lbs 20

Comments Off on 4.84 elliptical miles, weightlifting

Posted by on June 17, 2008 in 100 Push-Ups, Elliptical Rider, Strength Training


4 @ work (10:31)

Comments: I wish I could feel this strong every time I run. The weather was great and I felt l was one with my shoes. That doesn’t happen too often.

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 74’s partly sunny (72% humidity)

Clothes: New MiT Shirt and Pearl Izumi shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (118.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: 42:01

Split: 10:31

Course: To Goodale Park, 2 loops, and back


Posted by on June 16, 2008 in 4, Running