I missed my opportunity to do my long run on Sunday, I I used my Tuesday easy run time as a make up for the Sunday long run. I am glad I did.
I started Charity Miles, got my Garmin searching for devices and queued up my podcast app up with two Spartan podcasts, Spartan Underground and Spartan Up while I made my way to the starting spot of my run. When I got to my starting spot I hit “Go” on my Garmin and ran… and that I did. Continue reading 10k PR!
Half Marathon Training Week 7 Day 4: 40 min easy run. Completed with 20lbs ruck. I wanted to quit at around the 30 minute mark, but I pulled myself out of that mental block and pushed through. Glad I did!
Long Run – 90 minutes. I decided to do this run with my ruck, which I filled with my GoRuck 20 pound plate. Nice little rainy run through the city.
Continue reading HMT Week 6 – Day 7
I guess you can say it’s been a while since I added content here. It’s a combination of things, but this is basically an online public journal of my OCR events and trainjng for them.
Having said that, I’ve started up on a half marathon training program that I’m currently finishing up week 6 with a 90 minute long run. I think I’ll ruck this run with 20 pounds added.
Didn’t really feel like running, but I did. Took a new route.. too many cars.
I started a marathon training plan 11 weeks ago, so it was bound to happen: a new record for longest distance. I beat my previous distance of 13.3 miles by .7-.5 of a mile depending on what platform you check. I guess GPX files from one site transferred to another adds distance? Who knew.. Today I ran 14.07 miles and while I was tired and really had to use the bathroom, I felt that I could have gone on for a number of miles further. Continue reading Longest Distance (New Record)
My first entry into Spartan Race’s Hurricane Heat is two weeks out and I am a little nervous and excited at the same time. This will be my biggest challenge to date. I think this will test me more than the Spartan Beast as I am able to go at my own pace and don’t have to worry about teammates (as no one wants to SPARTAN UP with me).
My training for the longer races near the end of the year continues. I’ve added a camelbak HAWG to my training gear and when I run I have 10lbs added to the backpack. Soon I will add in 5 additional pounds and continue to add in 5 pounds every week until I hit 40 pounds. That should get my legs, core and back ready for the hurricane heat in early August.
I’m back! I did two successful test runs and I have cleared myself to start running again. Also, I’ve started up another round of P90X3 for training for my first Hurricane Heat later this year.
In my last 4 races, I have ran with a strained calf. 3 I knew about before hand, and the final one I strained it within the first mile (The Freeze). Since I do not want to continue the trend, I’m taking a month of off running. *sigh*