Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Training Log for Week of 12/9/2013

Monday: biceps/forearms/core at lunch followed by 6 easy in the freezing rain in Biddo Pool before tutoring. The ocean was boiling tonight, loved it.

Tuesday: 8 easy after work, the first 4 on the treadmill and the last 4 outside. Felt like a knob running in tights and an Under Armor shirt on the treadmill (didn't bring anything else).

Wednesday: Shoulders/back/core at gym at lunch and 10 mi. easy after work in Saco with 5 hard pieces on the relatively ice-free cemetery rotary.

Thursday: 8 miles in the PM with the run group around P-town (Jeff, Tim, Hoogies, Chris and Marc).

Friday: Off

Saturday: Yoga sesh and 10 miles easy in Portland.

Sunday: Off, too much snow.

Total: 42 miles, one small workout, two lifts, one yoga session.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Training Log for Week of 12/2/2013

Monday: Lift at lunch followed by 9+ easy in Biddo Pool before lunch. Cranked the Black Keys the entire way and loved it.

Tuesday: 9 more easy in Saco from work before tutoring. Felt a bit sluggish, probably from the "No Man's Land" pace I ran yesterday (too fast to be easy, too slow to provide any real benefits).

Wednesday: Off. Dentist visit combined with cleaning at the old apartment left no time after work for extracurricular activities today.

Thursday: 12 miles -- ran to MRC to meet a decent group for Thursday group run, then met Marc for a few more around a muddy BC.

Friday: 12 miles after work in outer Saco before heading home. Lift at lunch.

Saturday: Off.

Sunday: 11 miles with Jorma, Marc, Jesse and Chris in Portland.

Totals: 53 miles, one lift. That's not going to get it done.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Training Log for November 2013

Week of 11/4: 45 miles and one lift.

Week of 11/11: 55 miles and one lift.

Week of 11/18: 48 miles and three lifts.

Week of 11/25: 44 miles and one lift (12+ on 12/1). Finally moved to Portland!

November totals: ~200 miles, no workouts. The two months off have been great but now it's time to get back at it.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Running Log for Week of 10/28/13

Monday: 8 easy miles in the PM in Biddo Pool and plyos.

Tuesday: Lift at lunch and 8 mi. easy in Saco.

Wednesday: 10 miles in the PM on the ET out-and-back with 3 miles of on/off pickups. Felt pretty tough, I must admit.

Thursday: Off day. IT's were hurting a bit.

Friday: 8 miles in the PM fairly quickly with Jesse on the Boom Loop.

Saturday: 6 miles easy at Twin Brook after the Maine HS XC champs.

Sunday: 12 in Readfield along Maranacook Lake with Jesse, Marc and Jorma. Paddle after... so cold.

Total: 50 miles, 1 workout, 1 lift, 1 paddle. Step in the right direction but sleep and diet need to catch up.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Running Log for Week of 10/21/13

Monday: 7 mi. easy in the PM in Saco.

Tuesday: Off

Wednesday: 8 mi. in the AM with Tim in Saco. Good run.

Thursday: 2.5 mi. easy with Breagh in the PM around the neighborhood. Beautiful out, wish I had done more, a lot more. Had to carve a pumpkin though!

Friday: 8 mi. in the PM in Saco after dropping off Breagh at the airport. Averaged a cool 6:20/mi while not even trying. Just one of those days. The new playlist helped.

Saturday: 10 mi. in Falmouth in the AM with Jorma. Again, smooth and terrific.

Sunday: Off. Still trying to motivate myself.

Totals: 35+ mi. Next week starts the march again... it was a good three down weeks.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Running Log for Week of 10/14/113

Monday: Lift at lunch followed by 5 easy and a quick paddle session in Biddeford Pool. Got tossed mercilessly by the chop, which made for a less than relaxing experience. Still fun though.

Tuesday: 8+ miles in the AM on the Boom Road loop with Tim and Tom. Good motivation to scrape myself out of bed before 5AM.

Wednesday: Off.

Thursday: 8 miles easy in Portland, the last five with Jeff. Good run.

Friday: 8 miles easy in Saco/Biddo from work. Cranked it out pretty quickly, had some tunes cranking.

Saturday: 7 miles easy in Portsmouth while on my way down to pick up Breagh at the airport. Beautiful out.

Sunday: Off. It was beautiful out, and I did feel like cranking out some nice easy morning miles, but I felt more like sleeping in and lounging.

Totals: 36 miles, one lift. Gonna take another step up in mileage this week. I don't mind the slow ramp-up after a marathon... rather go too slow than too fast in that regard.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Running Log for Week of 10/7/13

Monday: Off. Should have run to shake out the legs but didn't feel like it.

Tuesday: 4 miles easy in the PM. Felt surprisingly good for the first run back.

Wednesday: 4.5 miles easy in the AM with Tim Rider and Tom Pore. Had to walk the last mile-plus due to bathroom cramps. Otherwise, felt fine.

Thursday: 7.5 miles easy in the PM with Devon and Steve around Saco. Felt like I had a lot of pop in my legs actually. Good run. Craig Robinson joined in for much of it after running by.

Friday: No running, 1.5 hour paddle in Camp Ellis with the new wetsuit

Saturday: Off. 11 hours of driving to see Jules. Really tightened up the hamstrings.

Sunday: 9+ miles in the AM with Jeff and Hoogs in Portland. Easy and good.

Totals: 25 miles, one paddle, a lot of shitty food. Beautiful down week.