Anyone up for it?
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I saw the storms on the radar and decided to head out this afternoon to get a tempo run before the rain. Besides, it was nearly ideal conditions with a slight wind and mid-60s temps.
I slipped on my Lunaracers, slapped on my Garmin and headed out.
The drops started somewhere on the North side of Cricket Hill and the wind picked up a little, so I turned around and made it home just as the thunder and big rain came down.
Here are the results. Pretty satisfied:
Posted by Chris at 5:33 PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
That's roughly how much of my anticipated fall marathon training is complete with the official start to the training yesterday: 10 miles including 800m in sprints. Did everything in about a 7:10-7:15 average feeling like I could have stepped on the accelerator at any point.
I have put on a few of those post-marathon pounds and they need to come off in the next two weeks.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Enough of this triathlon stuff!!!
Well, at least until the 19th of January. I have left the "dark side" for the next 9 weeks to making another sub-3 run @ Phoenix in the RnR Marathon. Sad thing is that my fellow compatriots have been conspicuously missing at nearly EVERY run that I have done in the last three weeks. A second straight week of Weds AM LT and just me by my lonesome (and some dude that looked like Hi Guy's long lost son with tattoos) at the Leach-mobile.
I will begin stalking other blog members here shortly as I need some speed and motivation on Sundays and Wednesdays at a minimum.
Today was a 6.65 mi LT with HR @ 165 avg. Only around 645 avg/mi. Need to get that down below 630 in the next two weeks. Woods.... where are you???
Posted by Matt at 8:15 AM
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
So on the topic of pain free..... I have actually rebounded this week in running. My idiotic attempt to run a respectable CDC (erroneously dubbed a half marathon) caused me nearly two weeks of calf spasms. I now have completed 5 runs in the last week of over 6 miles with minimal to no calf pain.
I am now absolutely officially out for the Chicago Marathon. As a result of my bike crash, I will be doing the Half Max Long Course National Championship the week following in Las Vegas. Would be ill-advised to try to even run any of Chicago (because I'd end up running the whole thing once I got started).
Course-side nutrition and hydration will be my duty for the day. Pearman, pick it up some otherwise I'll have to leave the post(s) before you get there.....
Posted by Matt at 8:09 AM
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
So that may soon be "the question" for me as my running takes third seat to the other two sports of triathlon (although this week, not the case). I have begun to do an analysis of this year so far and the first reaction is that I have PILED intensity upon intensity with little time for recovery. Surprise! So, the next two weeks is about moderation for a brief time in preparation for Steelhead Half Ironman. Not looking to set the world on fire, but a sub 5 and a slot into the Halfmax Nationals in October is the ultimate goal. If successful, this will be the week following the Chicago Marathon.
Given Ed's current "condition," it is likely that if I go to Halfmax, we'll be taking a very leisurely approach to the Chicago Marathon. Don't look for us in the cheerleading section on the southbound section of Broadway, but don't look for anything approaching a fast time, that's for sure.
Posted by Matt at 5:22 AM