Sunday, December 30, 2012

Speed Work

Speed Work 6 X 1 Minute Sprints by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

A brisk 28 degrees outside. Today I did my scheduled 5k. I'm much faster than the last time I did speed work...which was a long time ago. I targeted my second set to be my fastest and I managed to push a good 5:08 pace for that 60 seconds. Well this is probably my last run of the year. I'm hoping to get out for a long run on New Years.

Picture taken last night.  It's the end of year shot of us.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Too icy to run outside

Too icy to run outside by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

It snowed quite a bit yesterday causing the roads to ice over. Going to and coming from work was so much fun. Crazy day at work thanks to the promotion and even though I hate treadmills, it was nice to get a run in. I was pretty tight and it seemed to take forever running three miles

Monday, December 24, 2012

Double Workout by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

Double Workout by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

Got in a little over 5 miles around Providence then headed over to meet Kelley at the community gym. Didn't do much, cycled for 20 minutes then hit the weights for arms and abs.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Great morning for a run

Great morning for a run by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

Temps started out at 30F this morning and ended at a warm 55F. A good 16 mile run on a nice sunny morning to think about this past work week. For those who don't aren't familiar with the 380 greenbelt it's a State maintained trail that snakes from HIghway 380 to Lake Ray Roberts. The trail runs along a stream frequently occupied by canoes. The trail itself is home to all sorts of wild life and today all I saw were deer and squirrels. I've ran across armadillos, snakes and even one bobcat. As far as my run, it went well. I tightened up the last few miles. I went through a short audio book, a podcast and remainder of the run listening to U2.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Out of Gas

Out of Gas by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

Today was 5 straight days of running and I didn't have anything left in the tank. So I took it real easy and got through it. Not quite sure if it's the 5 days personally or whatever it is in the air around here. I've felt rather fatigued all week. Oh well, I've got 5 days off starting Friday. I can relax then.... or train harder. We'll see.

Friday, December 14, 2012

After 5 days of recovery...

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I didn't run yesterday, ended up going to Del Frisco in Dallas for dinner.  I had a 22oz ribeye and it must have been one of the best steaks I've ever had.  I ordered it rare as the waitress advised medium rare was a touch of pink.  Hell my medium rare has always been bloody but cooked.  Well when the steak came out there was no blood at all.  The center was rare but the meat looked as it was cured.  The outside was cooked nicely and it tasted amazing.  I need to figure out how they cook it.

Anyway, work is going crazy.  Lots of big changes happening at work.  I'm not blogging about it just in case somebody at work actually reads this stuff but I think it's exciting.  Then again, I find running a marathon exciting.

Today's run was good.  It was cloudy and a cool 52 degrees F.  My hamstrings were very tight the last little bit and as I'm typing this an hour after finishing my calfs are pretty tight.  I may just settle for creek and back tomorrow morning.  We'll see.

In regards to my weight and drinking.  I have been drinking a little but only outside the house.  I had one beer and a few glasses of wine during dinner.  It was nice coming home and not want to stay up and continue the fun.  It was time for bed.  However, I did get up throughout the night for water.  Not sure if they was the wine or the salted cured steak.  After my run this morning I was 187.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

After two recovery days

After two recovery days by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

Training has resumed... I probably could have waited another couple days. I felt good out there this cool afternoon. My legs were really fatigued but my lungs felt great. Tomorrow is an off day and I may put in 5 on Friday since I'm on vacation. We'll see.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dallas Half Marathon

Dallas Half Marathon by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

It was a warm and humid morning in Dallas. Temps were around 70 from start to finish. There is probably only one word that describes my run today, cautious. About mile 6 I started to lose steam...well let me back up. Around mile 3 I went to get around a couple folks and felt sluggish. So, mile 6 started to slow down. By mile 7 I was breathing heavy and felt weak. Ended up taking a gel at the next water station and stood there while I drank 3 cups of water. After that it was slow and steady. I did walk the remaining water stops but that was pretty much it. My last half was well over 2 hours so I should stop complaining.

Tim Brown (bib: 11014)

     Gun Time: 01:52:50 Chip Time: 01:51:38

     Providence Village TX
     Half M 35-39

     Overall Place: 903
     Age: 38
     Zip: 76227
     Country: US
     Gen Place: 691
     Tot Div: 9191
     Tot Gend: 4186
     Tot AG: 655
     5K Rank: 726
     5K : 25:09
     10K Rank: 671
     10K : 50:12
     15K Rank: 838
     15K : 1:18:14
     Final 3.8 Rank: 903
     Final 3.8 : 1:51:38
     Total Pace: 8:31/M