Monthly Archives: December 2011

Today’s workout: buddy run

It’s been weeks since I went for a run with RH and ALH, and it was great to get back to it today.  A lap of campus drive: 3.6 miles, 30 minutes and change (8:15-8:30 pace).  Felt comfortable and fun, … Continue reading

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Today’s workout: standard cardio and abs

If I don’t have any other structured workout plan, I do what I did today, my sort of standard 1 hour workout: 35 min Precor.  Ramp at 8, resistance at 6.  180-200 strides per min (just under 9 minutes per … Continue reading

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Today’s workout

After a weekend of sitting around, drinking, eating CocoaBella chocolates and watching old Top Chef episodes, I figured today I ought to be purposeful about exercise. I haven’t done a real, mid-distance tempo run in weeks, since once I picked … Continue reading

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Injury prevention

I decided to forgo a workout today.  My intent had been to do 5 miles or so on the elliptical; basically a return to my marathon training schedule, which has moderate-distance tempo runs on Fridays, but sub in the elliptical … Continue reading

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Today’s workout: recovery

I’m still feeling a little sore in the hips and tight in the quads after Sunday’s marathon.  Yesterday I did a pretty rigorous set of core exercises and lifting (arms and chest) to polish off some nice total-body soreness for … Continue reading

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Goals! (and musings)

CIM went great so…now what? I started this blog partly as an effort to keep from falling off the running wagon (how’s that for a mixed metaphor?) after the marathon.  So what to work on? Here are some short-term and … Continue reading

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CIM Status Report

December 4th, 2011.  Sacramento, CA Goal: Sub-4 hours (9:07 pace) Strategy: 1st mile at 9 minutes, then 8:40-8:45 (3:50:00 pace) for as long as possible, at least to mile 20.  Walk breaks no longer than 2 minutes. Outcome: 3:55:57 (9:00 … Continue reading

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