Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weeks End

Saturday I ran with my brother in-law Dan. We try to meet Saturday mornings for a 4.5 mile run and coffee after. I arrived early and ran a 2 mile loop. When I got back to the coffee shop Dan was waiting and we hit our 4.5 mile loop. Dan was a little sluggish, but around mile 2 he found his groove and we picked it up to a 6:30 - 6:45 minute pace. It was a hard effort, but it felt good.

6.5 miles 7:10 pace 60 degrees

Sunday we had a family brunch at our house, which also turned into a family dinner. A long day and a lot of food. I got on the treadmill in the evening to get the blood moving.

2 miles 9:10 pace

Friday, September 26, 2008

Easy Three

I didn't run a ton of miles this week, but I've been running daily and working out at the gym. My legs have been fairly sore so I tryed a yoga class yesterday and I felt great after the class, howevrer today it's adding to the soreness. I think in the long run it will be helpful.

3 miles 8:06 pace 141 HR 5:25 am

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Maintainance Miles

Felt alright this morning. I feel rested mentally and had a little faster pace this morning however my legs were pretty heavy. These morning short run I am really just looking to loosen up with an easy pace.

3 miles 7:52 pace 5:15am 50 degrees


4 miles 8:00 pace 12noon

Monday, September 22, 2008

Nice Fall Morning

What a nice first morning of Fall with a very comfortable temperature and a light breeze. I felt great this morning with a good spring in the legs after coming off a tiring weekend.

3 miles 8:36 pace 141 HR 62 degrees

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Weeks End = Tired

Even though the kids were up early this morning (5am), I got in a easy run with Carter in his stroller. My body performed as expected with a lack of sleep, oh and did I mention the 4 beers at the neighbors last night? Needless to say it was a easy run to finish off the week. I also hit the gym in the late morning to lifted upper body. This week was a good start getting back on the running wagon.

5 miles 65 degrees

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Run

Great morning for a run. There was a slight breeze to stay just cool enough in the morning humidity. My legs were a little sore from lifting earlier in the week, but loosened up and felt good through the second half of the run.

6 miles 8:11 pace 70 degrees

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thursday Run

I think there are about 2 weeks left of good morning running weather. This past week the weather has been flirting with 50 degrees, below 50 in the early morning it gets pretty cool. Once the temp starts to drop below 50 or 45 degrees it will be time for light gloves and long sleeves. Bring it on Fall, I am ready for you.

3 miles 8:03 pace 146 HR 58 degrees

Renewing a routine

Working on getting back into a routine now that are babies are a month old. Focusing right now on getting up before the rest of the family and getting in a few miles. Once my routine is established I will work on putting on more miles and evening workouts.

Tuesday 9/16 Evening run at 7:30pm. Last mile at 7:10 pace.

3 miles 8:30 pace 75 degrees

Today 9/17 Morning run at 5:30am.

3 miles 8:09 pace 148 HR 55 degrees

I should mention my wife Lisa and I had twin girls Lauren and Claire at the beginning of August. Carter now has 2 little sisiters to either care for or punish, I have faith he will be a good big brother.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Chilly Morning

Brisk morning air with clear skies.

3 miles 8:10 pace 49 degrees