Monday, May 7, 2012

Put me down for 1000

Goal: 24,901.55 miles
Completed: 1,013.83 miles

53 miles down this week and hit the 1000 mile benchmark. I decided to run a new course this past week. The Appalachian Trail. This proved to be a daunting task as I only completed a 4 mile run on the trail. But in those 4 miles there was 1200 ft of elevation gain and I burned close to 1000 calories. This was probably the most difficult trail I have ever been on, it is definitely more suited for hiking over running, but I ran the sections I was able to run and tried my best to go as fast as possible on the other parts. Much props to those who are mountainous runners. This will now be my Friday trail until it is conquered.

Veni, Vidi, Vici
(I came, I saw, I conquered)
-Julius Caesar

The Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Run To Work?

Goal: 24901.55 miles
Completed: 991.92

35 miles last week. This was a step back week. Many more miles ahead, but I'm not looking at how far I have left to go. I'm looking at what it is I have accomplished so far. Only about a month and a half until the Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon! This should be a fun race. I've started to jump into the higher mileages now. I ran to work on Monday, worked 8 hours and then ran home, for a total distance of 26 miles. I plan on doing this at least once a week until I am used to it and then i will probably add another day of running to work during the week.

Friday, April 27, 2012

18 Miles on the Accotink Trial

Today I did 19 miles on the trail. There were lots of older people on the trail this afternoon. One particular person stands out in my mind. This gentleman was were a wide brimmed hat and walking with a cane. He was saying something as i ran past at a moderate pace. I had my head phones in so I really cant be sure what he was saying, but I thought (in my mind) he was saying "Have a Great Run". He could have been saying "watch out for the Great Fairfax Grizzly", or "Help, my pace make stopped". Neither of which seems to been acurate, as he was still walking fine when I looked back and I did not run into any bears. So I'm just going to go with the former of him wishing me well on  my journey.

It turned out to be a great run! It was a bit colder than what I liked. Too cold for summer gear and to warm for cold weather gear. "Suck it up and drive on", that was the motto for today.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Post Race

Goal: 24901.55 miles
Completed: 938.12

So I finished the Dorchester Y Half Marathon. Very Flat. Very Fast. To me it was an enjoyable run. I paced Angeline so she could get a new P.R. 2:00:38 was my time. This was the only running I did for that week so
I didnt even post for that week. How ever the following week I did 41 miles. Slowly but surely the mileage creeps up. I also registered for the Dahlgren Rail Trail 50k for August 4th.

Upcoming Races:
    June 23rd - Seattle Rock N' Roll Marathon
    August 4th - Dahlgren Rail Trail 50k

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Week 7 of Seattle R&R Training

Goal: 24901.55 miles
Completed: 869.97

Completely bonked on the long run this week. I did not carb load after Saturdays faster pace run, and then did not carb load later that evening before bed. Gearing up for the Dorchecter 1/2 next weekend. It should be a nice fast course since its on the coastal flats. After that race its back to the daily grind pounding pavement.

I originally had a goal of under a 4 hour marathon for the Seattle R&R, but i think im going to just have to use that as a training run for the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50k in August.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012