Indy Monumental: Week 4, Day 1 - 6 x 800 (3:00 goal)
I lost this battle, but the war is far from over.
P.S. Welcome back, Summer. You were not missed.

Indy Monumental: Week 4, Day 1 - 6 x 800 (3:00 goal)

I lost this battle, but the war is far from over.

P.S. Welcome back, Summer. You were not missed.

Week 3 of Indy Monumental Training - 49 miles

 AND

Two mornings with of breakfast by Amy.

My body hurts like hell, but my heart and belly are very happy.

Week 3 of Indy Monumental Training - 49 miles

AND

Two mornings with of breakfast by Amy.

My body hurts like hell, but my heart and belly are very happy.

Indy Monumental: Week 3, Day 6 - Long 10 (7:20 - 7:30 pace)

Warm - 8:21
10 @ 7:29
Cool - 8:21

Great run, but I finished 2 miles away from irlamy's apartment. Still walking.

Indy Monumental: Week 3, Day 4 - Tempo 6 (6:45 goal)

Frustration.  My Garmin and I have not been agreeing on pace/distance lately. 

Today, 2 miles into the tempo portion of my run (3rd mile total) it went haywire.  I got so frustrated watching the pace fluctuate 30 seconds at a time and watching the distance go from 2.50 to 3.15 in one step that I just stopped the workout and stood there.  In my next brilliant move, I decided to re-start the entire damn workout because I hate when my tempo stats aren’t correct.  I see this as the most important training workout.

Semi-related note:  I stopped wearing my Fitbit because I kept forgetting to clip it on and those stats were all screwed up.  I need the Flex.

Anyway, I started the workout over and decided to keep my pace between 6:45 and 6:50 for the tempo portion since I was already kind of tired:

Warm - 8:29

  1. 6:47
  2. 6:49
  3. 6:49
  4. 6:49
  5. 6:48
  6. 6:42

Cool - 8:44 

Tempo portion = 6:47 pace

Basically, my watch is stupid, but I still did the workout. Grumble.

Indy Monumental: Week 3, Day 2 - 8 x 600 (2:14) (400 recovery)
Warm - 9:15
2:06 
2:10
2:07
2:10
2:11
2:13
2:11
2:12

Cool - 9:00
Total - 6.96 miles
Absolutely perfect weather.  Rest day tomorrow.

Indy Monumental: Week 3, Day 2 - 8 x 600 (2:14) (400 recovery)

Warm - 9:15

  1. 2:06 
  2. 2:10
  3. 2:07
  4. 2:10
  5. 2:11
  6. 2:13
  7. 2:11
  8. 2:12

Cool - 9:00

Total - 6.96 miles

Absolutely perfect weather.  Rest day tomorrow.

Indy Monumental: Week 3, Day 1 - Easy 7

I had speed work on for today, but I switched my schedule up due to the weather.

Yep, downpour the entire run today. Ridiculous.

Indy Monumental: Week 2/18 - 44 miles
I found some inspiration on my run today so I thought I’d share:
I did not want to run today. My body hurts, my mind hurts, my life hurts. Luckily, I did it anyway.
About a half mile into my six, I came across an all too familiar scene. A man, I’d say in his 50’s, finishing his run. I could tell he had already been on quite the adventure by the broken stride, the hydration pack, the heavy breathing, the look of complete joy/agony as he slowed to a walk and stopped his watch.
As I ran by I said, “Hey man, hell of a job.
He simply smiled and said, “Thanks, fifteen.”
Me - “Fucking fifteen?!?!” I curse when I get excited.
"Fucking FIFTEEN!!!," as he fist pumped in the air.
Sometimes I forget running isn’t just about PR’s, medals and finishing places. It’s about believing in yourself. Even if no one else does and sometimes even you can’t quite find the faith in yourself. Just keep trying. The battle is what makes the accomplishment so great.

Indy Monumental: Week 2/18 - 44 miles

I found some inspiration on my run today so I thought I’d share:

I did not want to run today. My body hurts, my mind hurts, my life hurts. Luckily, I did it anyway.

About a half mile into my six, I came across an all too familiar scene. A man, I’d say in his 50’s, finishing his run. I could tell he had already been on quite the adventure by the broken stride, the hydration pack, the heavy breathing, the look of complete joy/agony as he slowed to a walk and stopped his watch.

As I ran by I said, “Hey man, hell of a job.

He simply smiled and said, “Thanks, fifteen.”

Me - “Fucking fifteen?!?!” I curse when I get excited.

"Fucking FIFTEEN!!!," as he fist pumped in the air.

Sometimes I forget running isn’t just about PR’s, medals and finishing places. It’s about believing in yourself. Even if no one else does and sometimes even you can’t quite find the faith in yourself. Just keep trying. The battle is what makes the accomplishment so great.

Indy Monumental: Week 2, Day 5 - Easy 6 miles

Indy is very pretty today. Also, very warm.

I forgot to wear my Fitbit on my six miles last night. I was too pissed to even post. Stupid technology.

Indy Monumental: Week 2, Day 3 - Easy 8 miles

It’s never good when you’re hungry before your run. Feed me!

Indy Monumental: Week 2, Day 1 - 400 x 12 (1:30 goal) (400 recovery)
Warm - 9:24
1:28.55
1:29.60
1:28.20
1:29.81
1:29.57
1:26.47
1:29.24
1:29.89
1:30.34
1:30.01
1:30.84
1:27.31
Cool: 9:12
Total - 8.0 miles 
This was one of those workouts that you really, really want to quit, but you feel so damn proud of yourself when you finish.  Oh wait, that’s pretty much every speed session for me.  Yeah, it was another one of those.  Glad it’s done.
No running tomorrow.

Indy Monumental: Week 2, Day 1 - 400 x 12 (1:30 goal) (400 recovery)

Warm - 9:24

  1. 1:28.55
  2. 1:29.60
  3. 1:28.20
  4. 1:29.81
  5. 1:29.57
  6. 1:26.47
  7. 1:29.24
  8. 1:29.89
  9. 1:30.34
  10. 1:30.01
  11. 1:30.84
  12. 1:27.31

Cool: 9:12

Total - 8.0 miles 

This was one of those workouts that you really, really want to quit, but you feel so damn proud of yourself when you finish.  Oh wait, that’s pretty much every speed session for me.  Yeah, it was another one of those.  Glad it’s done.

No running tomorrow.