2012 Miles

Monday, December 20, 2010

I hate it when...

I can't run for a few days and I get all pumped up for my next run and then it s***s : (. Not sure if it was the flu, the drugs I have been on, the side effects of the codeine (SERIOUS GI issues) or just the lack of serious working out for 3-4 days but it was the pits!!!

I could have ran outside today (which is rare) but I did the treadmill so that I could watch Kona (more about that in my next post); well I think the treadmill was a mistake. Within the first mile I had a horrible pain in my side and stopped running after the first mile. I would not have done that outside!! For some reason I stop and walk or get off the treadmill but outside I rarely stop. I don't know if it is because people are watching or I can just slow down outside.

Well I planned on five miles and I was going to get them so my run went like this:
1 mile; break to fix side cramp
2 miles; bathroom break
1 mile; break because I was just pathetic
3 miles; best 3 of the day!

So I ran more miles than planned but I did not get my speed up one time. I ran a 6.0 the WHOLE time which I NEVER do. My 5 miles usually go like this:

Mile 1: 6.0 warm up
Mile 2: 6.0, 6.5, 6.0, 6.5 (those are quarter miles)
Mile 3: 6.5, 7.0, 6.5, 7.0,
Mile 4: 7.0 the whole time
Mile 5: 7.0 and up it one at every tenth (7.0, 7.1, 7.2 etc... until I finish at 8.0)
Which puts me running 5.1 miles in 43ish minutes!

I know that is not a standard speed work and there is no rest but that is how I do it : ) I like to play games on the treadmill and run until I think I am going to puke. Since I am trapped in my basement and DVR TV only takes you so far I push it while I am down there. To some people that is not fast but to me it is!

I have decided than in 2011 I am going to put the more technical stuff on here. As I looked back on 2010 I was not really good about putting times. I know my first 5 mile run was 58 minutes but I don't know any of the times for any of my training and I think those would help as I work on "speed".

I will talk Kona next time but I would like to leave my speed talk with:

How the F*** do you run a 5:45 mile EVER! much less during an IronMan!


  1. I think that is BLAZING!! Hope you feel better soon.... and I have NO IDEA!

  2. The pros are just machines but the real stories are the regular people.

  3. If you had the flu, and was feeling it below the head (chest, lungs, stomach), that is when you should just rest and get better

    Pros are genetic freaks

  4. I love that you wrote out sucks as a dirty word :) Feel better soon.