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February 19, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 14Sunday February 17th, 2007
Long Run: 13.1 @ 7:55 (12mi @ 8:44)
 Weight: 189Time: 7:30amTemp: 17Weather: SnowRoute:  TreadmillNotes:

   Successes!

  Today was a much needed successes, and proof that the last 15 weeks have not been wasted. The program called for 12mi @ 8:44, but I have been concerned that I was not doing any longer runs at my "Race Pace" of 8:00 so I decided a month or so ago to do this last lon...
February 19, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 14Saturday February 16th, 2007
EZ Run: 5 @ 8:41  (5mi @ 8:44)
 Weight: 190Time: 6:10amTemp: 10Weather: SnowRoute:  TreadmillNotes:

   Beside form being one day late, this run went off perfectly fine. No pain no strain, 5 miles is just about perfect for a morning run. Any longer then that and it gets boring, or I start to worry about being made late to work.

  Tomorrow is my last Long Run of any real concern, and I am a lit...
February 15, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 14Thursday February 15th, 2007
Speedwork: 8mi - 4 x 1mi @ 6:53  (8mi - 4 x 1mi @ 6:55)
 Weight: 190Time: 5:10pmTemp: 10Weather: SnowRoute:  TreadmillNotes:

   This was my last serious set of speedwork before the Race. I considered replacing it with a repeat of my last set of Yasso 800's. But I decided that it should stick to schedule. I was also a bit concerned that this speedwork would be to hard. But as it turned out It was not ...
February 13, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 14Tuesday February 13th, 2007
EZ Run: 6mi @ 8:28  (6mi @ 8:44)
 Weight: 190Time: 7:00pmTemp: 10Weather: SnowRoute:  TreadmillNotes:

   I was a bit worried about this run, I am still sour from my long run, but all went well. After my disappointing performance on Sunday, I have decided to make sure I stay on schedule for these last few taper weeks.
  Despite this I ran a bit harder then I wanted. I started at 8:49 for the firs...
February 12, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 13Sunday February 11th, 2007
Long Run: 20mi @ 8:42  (20mi @ 8:44)
 Weight: 188Time: 12:00pmTemp: 14fWeather: Light SnowRoute:  Indoor TrackNotes:

   Ouch!

  This should read, Long Run: 20 something miles @ 8:40-ish minutes a mile. I don't really have any idea what happened with this run, but it was hellish.  My first problem was not un-expected. The indoor track is 11 laps to a mile, this makes it very difficult to ke...
February 10, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 13Friday February 9th, 2007
Tempo Run: 5mi - 3mi @ 7:19  (5.1mi - 3.1mi @ 7:08)
 Weight: 189Time: 7:00pmTemp: 18fWeather: Light SnowRoute:  TreadmillNotes:

   I missed a run this week, but I did not want to skip my speed work, so I moved my tempo to friday night.
 
  I could not help but push up the pase a bit, since It was so close to the fastest 5k I had ever done, which was at 7:14. So I did about half at 7:19 and pushed it up to 7:03, and then to ...
February 8, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 13Wednesday February 7th, 2007
EZ Run: 6mi @ 8:44  (6mi @ 8:44)
 Weight: 190Time: 5:30amTemp: -3fWeather: ClearRoute:  TreadmillNotes:

   I had a pretty crazy Tuesday, and missed running, so I did my Tuesday run today. I am going to push my Thursday run back to Thursday night as well. But otherwise things are fine.

  This run was un eventful, other then finding out that my treadmill dose not do 8:44, (My new EZ pace) it dose 8:49 or 8:41, this makes it...
February 5, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 12Sunday February 4th, 2007
EZ Run: 8mi @ 8:40  (8mi @ 8:55)
 Weight: 190Time: 7:00pmTemp: -3fWeather: ClearRoute:  TreadmillNotes:

   I was very happy to get back to running, even on the treadmill. Even after getting off a plain, I was looking forward to getting back on schedule.

 To keep thing interesting I tried to stair step the pace a bit, I started at 8:57 and sped up .1 of a mile every mile. I dropped down once at ...
February 5, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 12Thursday February 1st, 2007
Elliptical Machine: 1hour 12minutes  (8mi @ 8:55)
 Weight: 188Time: 6:00amTemp: 5fWeather: Light SnowRoute:  Elliptical MachineNotes:

   I have never used a elliptical machine for more than a few seconds, I have always found the motion odd, so have avoided them. However today there was 6 inches of snow on all the roads, and I was 7000 feet up the Colorado mountains. So I decided that It would be worth...
February 5, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 12Thursday February 1st, 2007
Yasso 800's: 9.50mi - 10 x 800m @ 3:25 (9.5mi 10 x 800m @ 3:30)
 Weight: 188Time: 6:00amTemp: 8fWeather: Light SnowRoute: TreadmillNotes:

   This was my last set of Yasso 800's, or was at least supposed to be. Considering how hard these were when I started, I am quite happy with how this went. Starting at the 4th repeat, I bumped up the pace .1 of a mile each repeat. Ending with my last 2 at 3:20.  I don't know if I was suppo...
February 5, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 11Tuesday January 30th, 2007
EZ Run: 7mi @ 8:40 (Planned: 8mi @ 8:55)
 Weight: 188Time: 6:00pmTemp: 8fWeather: Light SnowRoute: Indoor Track.Notes:

   This should say 7mi @ 8:40 and 45 minutes of basketball. I think this is enough to make up for the missing mile. On Tuesdays Stardock plays gathers at the local rec. center for a game of basketball. I tend to ditch, since I am not the best person for team sports. But since it was 8 degree out, I opted to g...
January 25, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 11 Thursday January 25th, 2007
Yasso 800's: 8.75mi - 9x800m @ 3:29 (Planned: 8.75mi - 9x800m @ 3:30)
 Weight: 188Time: 5:15amTemp: 11fWeather: Light SnowRoute: TreadmillNotes:

   Only one more set of Yasso 800's!!!. After last week I was a bit worried that I had fired myself, and that I would not be able to do today's workout. But all is well, I think the day off I took was well worth it.
  The run went well, The first repeat was a bit hard, but after t...
January 25, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 11 Wednesday January 24th, 2007
EZ Run: 5mi @ 8:49 (Planned: 5mi @ 8:55)
 Weight: 188Time: 6:00amTemp: 14fWeather: Light SnowRoute: TreadmillNotes:

   Yesterday I did what I never planed on, I skipped a day, without any plans to make it up. Week 10 was just a bit to much, and I needed a break.  It was totally worth it,  After my much needed day off, I was quite surprised how hard it was to get up and run. With quite a bit of effor...
January 22, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 10 Sunday January 21st, 2007
Long Run:  22mi @ 8:54 (Planned: 20mi @ 8:55)
 Weight: 189Time: 8:55amTemp: 12fWeather: Fricking ColdRoute: Howell to Witmore Lake.Notes:

   What a surprise, 22 miles is harder then 20 miles. This was the hardest thing I've done. After the last 20 miler I was feeling pretty good. After this one I was about as close to giving up this crazy running thing, as I have ever been. I had a tone of work to do so I d...
January 19, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 10 Friday January 19th, 2007
Speedwork:  8mi - 4 x 1600m @ 7:03 (Planned: 8mi - 4 x 1600m @ 7:03)
 Weight: 188.5Time: 10:30amTemp: 20fWeather: Light SnowRoute: TreadmillNotes:

   Tuesday we went "Gold" on Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar. As a thank you to the game team for working many long days, we were giving Thursday and Friday off. So of course I spent my day off Playing the game. The problem is It can be quite a time eater. By the time I had d...