Monday, July 31, 2006

2 miles in 17 minutes in Otis

I went to Otis for the weekend and had the opportunity to run with Sean. Nice. Before a day of drinking, we ran the hills near our house in Otis. I was being a wuss complaining about the hills, so we only ran 2.05 miles in 17:00 for an average pace of 8:17, when we originally had plans to run over 6. Seriously though it was a good run from a fitness and cardio standpoint because of the hills.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

3.3 in 26:30 and more brutal heat

not much to say here...I felt great in spurts, and miserable in spurts. My shins were really tight...and legs were generally sore. Cardio-wise I felt fine and finished pretty strong.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

3.2, 26:22, 99 Degrees, 104 Heat Index

Heat index was 104 tonight when I ran my usual 5k loop. I started out fast, then the heat straight kicked my ass. My legs felt like logs and I as just croaked at the mile mark. I was about 7:15 in the first mile, then you can see my pace dropped significantly. I was happy as hell to just finish....26:22. I rested for about 2 hours then played an indoor game. We were tied 7-7 against some high school all-star team with 4 mins left....a real battle...but Zoo scored two clutch goals and we ended up winning by a score of 10-7.

Soccer practice tomorrow night...maybe a run instead. We will see how I feel. Sean is running 7.5 tonight...I am jealous! (Last night Erin wanted to go for a run, so we did about a 1/2 mile, then I followed it up with two 90% speed 100's)

Saturday, July 22, 2006

6 Miles - 48:29

wow..just looked back and about a year ago, I was a few weeks into my training and I ran this exact same run. A year ago, I did 53 minutes and today I did 48:29.

Last Run - Nighttime Cool
This Run - 10 Am, Full sun, mid-80s and heating up

First Leg Last Time - 29:30
First Leg This Time - 23:11

2nd Leg Last Time - 23:30
2nd Leg This Time - 25:18

Weight Last Time - 182
This Time - 175ish

In other news, I found the receipt for my Mizuno waves and am taking them back (unworn) so I can go get the new nike/ipod combo.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Soccer Nights

Had an indoor game last night. We are 2-2 at Longwood Indoor Sports Soccer Complex. (but better than that..missing our goalie for a few weeks), and played the #1 undefeated team. We ended up officially tying 10-10 but I scored the winning goal with 8 seconds left. The ref was screened and didn't see the keeper scoop the ball out of the net. The ref from antoher game told us after that he was 100% sure it was in. They apologized, but whatever...doesn't matter too much. I felt good...the running and soccer is getting me fit again. I think I ended up with half our our 10 goals.

Practice tonight which is an intense outdoor workout. We will go from 5:30 until 8:30 or so...good stuff.

Sean and I are starting to consider our next race. We have a few options, but look for this to possibly morph back into a marathon training log.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Nice Beach Runs

So I put in two nice runs on Daytona Beach...Untimed...just nice relaxing runs at a solid pace. I am guessing about 4.5 miles on Saturday and 6 on Sunday. Had alot left for hard sprint finishes.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

5 Miler in Cocoa Beach

I set out for what I thought would be a 3 miles from my hotel in Cocoa Beach up to Sean and Chelsea's Hotel. I was feeling good so I went up to Ron Jon and back for a 5 mile run. I felt good in my new Nike Free 5.0's (see left). This is short. World Cup Finals. Shoot out 1-1. Nuff said. Enough to motivate me for a nice run tonight.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Back in the Saddle

Excuses, excuses. Although the gap between logged runs spans two full months, I think I squeezed two or three runs in that period. I have been playing indoor soccer, and began training with a new team for my outdoor soccer season. Between that and the gym, I am pretty fit, carrying about 177 pounds, but am ready to challenge myself to reach a new level of cardio/strength. I am going to begin researching a program meant to build some combinaton of strength and real goal in mind, but I am looking into that too. Most likely I am going to work towards peaking my soccer career in the next year or two, before I roll downhill into my 40's. I am not sure I can handle another marathon due to the strain it put on my body. My ankles and knees still haven't forgiven me from last years marathon experience, and it still slightly limits my athletic performance today. Anyways, more to come.

Oh, well tonights run, was an untimed 3 miler, but I think I laid down a pretty good pace.