Tuesday, March 31, 2009

march 2009

i rounded out the month of march with two more runs, extending my little 'streak' to 5 days. i desperately need to keep it up so i can get back into shape.

monday (3/30) pm run: 7 miles, 59:10 (avg pace 8:27), avg hr (170)

i don't know how my monday run avg hr was higher than tuesday's (interval day), but whatever. i had a bit of a headache after work and of course was not in the mood to run but i headed down to the hotel 'gym', plopped myself on the treadmill and didn't stop until i reached 7 miles. i probably would have gone longer but the stomach threw in the towel and i made a beeline for the restroom.

tuesday (3/31) pm run: 7.53 miles, 59:51 (avg pace 7:56), avg hr (166)

again, not totally in the mood but i knew i wanted to run. i was a little grouchy pre-run, but as soon as i finished my workout i felt 100 times better. days like this make me really love running.

today called for 1000m repeats at "interval (i) pace" (4:03 for me). i warmed up for 2.25 miles, did 3x1000m (.625 miles) with .35 miles recovery (~3 minutes) and then ran at my easy pace for about 20 minutes until i had ran for a full hour. the intervals went alright, but there is room for improvement. 1000m/0.625 is an odd distance to do on the treadmill. i had to round up to .63, and with the .35 recovery periods i forgot what mileage i needed to end repeat #2 on, so i think that one is a little longer.

3x1000m - 4:07, 4:09, 4:04
(goal pace 4:03)



march 2009 - easy running, some laziness. traveled a lot, so that's my excuse. fell off the yoga wagon, but stretched decently after most of the runs. found some of my speed again - completed three speed (repeat) runs and two threshold runs. lost my mojo, but made strong effort at the end of the month to find a morsel of motivation and drive.

total mileage: 141.66
time spent running: 20:29:56
days off: 8 (2 scheduled, 6 lazy days)
abs/yoga: 9 ab workouts/0 yoga sessions
avg resting hr: unknown, somehow didn't measure it once all month
avg max hr: 184.50
pushups: 365 (i realized i did a lot this month and figured it was stat-worthy)
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19 comments :

  1. great job on the running streak! being outside of your routine and traveling makes it difficult. Try not to be too hard on yourself.... you'll always be a superstar!

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  2. We're all entitled to fall off the wagon every once in a while so don't be so hard on yourself. I know you'll pull it back together really soon. Your so-called streak is quite impressive, at least to me because I have never run more than 3 days in a row, so good job!

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  3. You're doing great getting the running in on the road!

    I've totally fallen off the push-up wagon - 365 is a LOT!!

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  4. Sounds like you are getting back on track. Believe me, I know how tough it can be getting motivated again. Try and toss something new into the mix it may help.

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  5. you still had 141 miles in march?!?! for not being on the running wagon that is pretty awesome :)

    great job getting yourself back into it!! on the treadmill is definitely the hard way to go (at least for me) but great job!! 1000 repeats are a weird one, i had to set my garmin for .63 for them and its just a weird distance mentally. great job on yours! great job on the streak too! i never really run more than 3 days in a row, so 5 days is awesome!

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  6. I love how carefully you keep track of the stats... I should do better. I have no idea how many push-ups I've done, but I've done the 30-Day Shred video 3 times a week for the entire month, so that got a good amount of push-ups in. I know I only missed 2 days of yoga this month too.

    You're doing awesome! Sorry you had to bail on the treadmill due to the stomach. I have experienced those issues all too frequently!

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  7. You're back on track and probably just needed a mental and physical break. And that is a lot of pushups.

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  8. You still finished off with a decent month! Just keep the streak going now... your mojo is coming back. Nice splits on the 1000m repeats!

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  9. you fell off the wagon and STILL ran 140+ miles??? i don't care what you say, you are a rockstar! my wagon doesn't move that fast...

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  10. I still am not worthy...I ran an entire 61 miles in March....you go girl!!

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  11. It's a new month. Time to start fresh right?

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  12. Hey, you only ran 16 miles less than me in March. (Okay, I took a whole week off). So this morning, I read about a certain young lady in South Carolina who has her whole day organized by the time she's done with her morning run. I was wondering if you felt less organized in March :P.

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  13. You had a great month. Congratulations! And kudos to you on running even while traveling!

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  14. It's got to start somewhere, and 5 days is great! Nice job on the pushups. That is a lot.

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  15. Nice numbers.. Glad to see you got some time in before the end of the month.

    I think your April is going to be Good!!

    rockon`

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  16. Yay for getting back!
    Have to say, 141 miles is still IMPRESSIVE!

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  17. What a minute. You took twice as many days off *and* still ran further than me (gasp, wheeze).

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  18. Holy pushups, super woman!! Keep up the streak!

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  19. For a month where you weren't totally feeling it, you still had pretty decent numbers!

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