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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 29, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 11 Sunday January 28th, 2007
Long Run: 16mi @ 8:38 (Planned: 16mi @ 8:55)
 Weight: 188Time: 8:00pmTemp: 8fWeather: Light SnowRoute: TreadmillNotes:

   As I was wrote in my last blog, Saturday was perhaps the lowest point I have had since I began running. I think I had hit bottom, It was the end of the two hardest weeks of my program, and despite my optimistic outlook, It caught up to me.  But also as I mentioned, as I recovered from yesterdays run, I also...
January 29, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 11Saturday January 27th, 2007
EZ Run: 9mi @ 8:52 (Planned: Rest)
 Weight: 187Time: 10:00amTemp: 32fWeather: Light SnowRoute: Howell to PinckneyNotes:

   This run was the beginning of my weekend emotional rollercoaster. Unfortunately this was entirely down hill. From the weather forecast it looked like this weekend was going to be pretty much un-runable.  Except for a brief window between 9am and 2pm on Saturday. Were it would be above ...
January 26, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 11 Friday January 26th, 2007
EZ Run: 5mi @ 8:55 (Planned: 7mi @ 8:55)
 Weight: 188Time: 5:35amTemp: 1fWeather: Light SnowRoute: TreadmillNotes:

   Today's run, if not a total failure, was a disappointment. I was supposed to do 7 miles, but I just could not keep running. I have no doubt that I could have finished, I just lost all will to keep going.
  I'm not sure what my problem is, its almost like I have had some sort of Anti-breakth...
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...
January 18, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 10Thursday January 18th, 2007
EZ Run:  4mi @ 7:59 (Planned: 4mi @ 8:55)
 Weight: 188.5Time: 8:30amTemp: 20fWeather: Light SnowRoute: Pinckney road loop.Notes:

   Once aging I probably should not have over run, but I wanted to see how hard it would be to stay at a 8:00 pace for a distance. Unfortunately the dirt road that I was running on was covered with more Ice then I liked. I felt that my feet were slipping for almost the entire tim...
January 18, 2007 by mormegil
LA Marathon training program: Week 10 Wednesday January 17th, 2007
Yasso 800's: 8mi 8 x 800m @ 3:29 (Planned: 8mi 8 x 800m @ 3:30)
 Weight: 188.5Time: 5:30amTemp: 10fWeather: Light SnowRoute: TreadmillNotes:

   I did not get the chance to blog this run yesterday, so I have already forgotten the details of the run. But I do remember that It went well. I begin to feel more confident about being able to make it to 10 repeats. 8 was hard, as I expected, but not as hard as 7 seamed. I don't kno...