Sunday, March 24, 2013
It is funny how you really do not know how bad your running shoes have gotten until you get a new pair. On the left is my brand new stability shoe, the New Balance 940. On the right is my old shoe, the New Balance 1023, with over 350 miles on them. They do not make the 1023 any more, but the 940s seem to be a similar shoe and are about $40 cheaper. I am hoping they work out as well as my 1023.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Here is my plan for the Gasparilla Half Marathon.
I am short on time but after finishing the Disney Marathon I gave myself 2 full weeks of just running when I felt good. Last year I ran the same Half after the Disney full and this plan has a little more millage. It also focuses more on pace workouts. I would really like to set a PR (2:02:02 is my current PR) but even more, I would love to get in under 2 hours.
- Total Runs: 2
- Total Miles: 10.02
- Total Time: 1:30
- Avg. Pace: 9:02
- Fastest Run Pace: 8:54 (5 miles)
- Fastest Mile: 8:05
- Longest Run: 5.0
Only got 2 runs in last week and I am ok with that. Besides it was 27 degrees on Sunday when I was going to do my 3 run and lets just say this Florida boy did not feel like being out in that. They were both quality runs and at a pretty quick pace for me. As I trained for the Marathon, I was so concerned about some nagging pain that I avoided all speed work. It felt great to get out there with not a whole lot of effort and nock out some sub 9:00 paces.
This week I am going to start a shorted training plan for the Gasparilla Half on 2 / 27. Yep, that is only 5 weeks away. Last year I ran it after Disney as well and really did not prep for it. I just relied on my marathon conditioning. I did maintenance training of 15 miles per week. I will post my training plan as soon as I finish it. I am also will try to get Day 4 of my Marathon recap up today.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Beth made it to the start line with no trouble and I got Kayla up at 6am as we wanted to be in front of the Disney’s Contemporary Hotel to cheer Beth on.
We got there in plenty of time to see her just before the 6 mile marker.
From there we took the Monorail to Disney’s Polynesian Hotel and found a good spot to see her around mile 9.
A quick hug from Kayla and Beth was ready to finish strong.
Kayla and I then walked to the transportation ticket center and took the monorail to EPCOT to wait at the finish. When we got their, EPCOT was about to open so we decided to go inside and stake out a good viewing spot just before mile 13.
We were so proud, Beth was in a great deal of pain, but was determined to finish.
And finish she did.