Ran a marathon last weekend and was surprised by quad muscle depletion. I was feeling very good and keeping my heart rate down the first part of the race. Started to pick up the pace around 10…Continue
Got a question about heart rate zones and the effect of training below an aerobic zone.For some reason I got the impression that running slowly was the way to go to build up a better base. The last…Continue
I do about more than half of my training on a treadmill. It is not always fun, but it keeps me motivated for quality outdoor runs when I get the chance. I wear a heart rate monitor to make sure my…Continue
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Yea.....I'm not a consistent journal writer or blogger. I have been working on the 'Cool Impossible' book training program for the past 11 weeks. I thought I would update in case someone was interested. The workouts have been very motivating and challenging at the same time. Its nice that you can read a chapter in the book about the 'why' you are doing a particular run. Some of the speed hill days have taken me back to childhood cross country days. The coaches never…Continue
Starting week 6 Phase I. Recovery run today. Was stiff at the start. Loosened up in middle, but some muscles got sore at the end. I may have gone a bit far. Weather has changed to cold, but got a good running jacket for Christmas. Dormant muscles keep firing and getting sore and then recover.
I'm not much of a blogger, but still am working at the program. Got the puppy on a leash...not so distracting anymore. I think the fat burning is working more on the dogs then…Continue
I am really enjoying the mild seasonal weather. Running in shorts in December in the Midwest is awesome.
Been working on some strength exercises on hard running days. My muscles started to relax this week. I took two extra days off from week one. Over did some basketball coaching and was wiped out. Much better week. Quads are sore on todays recovery run from hill runs yesterday. Checked my mileage and I am up to 22 so far this week. Will see what the end of Phase I week 2…Continue