Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Probably Time to Take Out the Air Conditioners?? (final)

Weekly Log 11/3 - 11/9


Run
Walk
Other/Note
11/3

2
TRX
11/4
4.7
3
Plank 30/45/30
11/5
5.5

Plank 30/30/45/30 w/Mike B
11/6
6.1

 Double   Plank 30/30/45/45
11/7
4.9
2.5
 Speed work with Jennifer
11/8


 Electric Boat Athletic Challenge (EBAC) 5 miler
11/9


 Up Front for DeMar 5K

Monday –

I wanted to run, but I also had to duck out of work early to pick up goodies for Joy’s birthday celebration post TRX.  I also wondered if a true rest day would be good before speed work Tuesday.

TRX was good, we were not completely focused on our task.  Ringing in Joy’s birthday was good,  good food and drinks!  Cucumber Vodka (I couldn't find Cucumber Gin) martinis, followed by shots of rum and the other gals had Tequila, I had a tiny taste and that stuff still gives me flash backs to 1985.   Ella picked up cupcakes at the Blue Squid, YUM!!  We were full of far more calories than we expended between class and laughing…

Tuesday –

Speed work with Steve, Dave had to bail.  Same routine as the last two weeks; easy lap followed by a hard lap with a total of 5 hard laps.  I’m not sure how to report the results.  The lap is 1/3 of a mile.  Here is a chart of the last three weeks…  I see progress.  Could have worked harder this week.  Pretty tickled with the GAP (Grade Adjusted Pace) of 7:59, anything is possible, isn't it?









Week 1
Week 2
Week 3


Easy
9:38
9:40
9:54


Hard
8:37
8:35
8:22


Easy
11:08
12:14
12:18


Hard
8:18
8:04
8:12


Easy
12:09
11:50
12:16


Hard
8:12
8:07
8:10


Easy
13:26
12:33
12:32


Hard
8:38
8:18
8:26


Easy
12:23
12:56
13:01


Hard
8:41
8:45
8:03








GAP
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3


Easy
9:36
9:38
9:50


Hard
8:42
8:33
8:19


Easy
10:59
12:02
12:16


Hard
8:14
8:05
8:11


Easy
12:11
11:51
12:17


Hard
8:08
8:04
8:13


Easy
13:28
12:40
12:20


Hard
8:33
8:18
8:24


Easy
12:27
12:55
13:09


Hard
8:41
8:47
7:59








Wednesday –

I really wanted to be alone with my thoughts and my music for this run.  A friend asked if we could run together and I felt horrible saying no, but I was just in the mood to be alone with myself, which is usually the case when I run and I wanted to run 5 and would rather try out a new running partner on a shorter run!

Again the Wednesday stalker was out.  I asked her to run with me next Wednesday instead of stalk me!  Figure I have week to prep for running with someone!

Nice 5.5. miles along the points, Eastern Point Beach, Avery Point, and Jupiter Point.  Two Mike B sightings in one day, on my way out on the run (no I didn’t see you, my eyes are old and bad and my contacts are dialed in for mid-range to close seeing not distance seeing) and then again on the way back to campus.  He chose to run the opposite way so he didn’t pass me and make me feel bad.  Always the gentleman!

Thursday -   Rain predicted, hmmm first treadmill run?  Nahhhhhh  Sneekers with the Mohegan Striders. 

I ran 3 in the rain at lunch I was the only person out there, it was just lovely, wet and wonderful, actually.  Mike B was on the treadmill when I left the gym and was still around when I got back to the gym.  He was waiting for me to bust his chops for being on the dreadmill.  I couldn't, he ran his first marathon in the rain and qualified for Boston, I can be assy but that would have been far more assy than even I am capable of!

After work back out in the rain, more of a mist, in the dark (my headlamp was charged - pshew) Ro and I ran 3 in "the Neighborhood" long up hill with the corresponding downhill then "the Bitch" another long steep hill, aptly named, and then around and back to the bar.  She suggested one more loop around "the Neighborhood" I gave her a sharp "NO".  

Friday - Run with Jennifer, speed work, fartlets, I think they will be fun... ok I think the drinks and apps after will be fun...

Met Jennifer out in Coventry on the bike path, figured that would work well for our first foray in to fartlets.  She snorted and said "those are real things?"  I started us with 2 hard 3 easy after a mile warm up.  That was too much.  We backed off to 1 hard 2 easy 6 times and a 1.5 easy run back to where we started.  All in all it worked well.  She was pretty surprised with her pace.  Honestly so was I.


the second one is in there with the lap 2/3 I fat fingered the lap button....


Saturday -  EBAC?  Bike?  Long run?  

Looks like EBAC - I'll do a separate write up.  Write up here.  

Sunday - Up Front for DeMar 5K North Adams MA (more for socializing than running)  Write up here.

Sincerely,
Beth seeing some progress with speed (or maybe it is in her mind)  

Posted 11/5/14
Updated 11/7/14



3 comments:

  1. I love that you love keeping stats. #addiction

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  2. Glad to see your dance card is full, in spite of the dodgy weather! Stats rock!

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  3. I love that you got out in the rain Thursday instead of the dreadmill.

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