The Lazy Pirate

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Location:

Laurens,SC,USA

Member Since:

Feb 07, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

800 = 2:04

1600 = 5:03

5K = 18:35

8K = 33:16

Half M. = 1:56:22 i had issues, ha ha

I won my fist 5k in 2010

Short-Term Running Goals:

I would love to hit a sub 18 5k.

30 minute 8k

Long-Term Running Goals:

As of right now, I'm not realy sure. I enjoy staying in shape and racing with friends. I'm sure i'll plug in a few goals sooner or later.

Personal:

I've recently gotten married. It's one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Since then I've slacked off on my running, hopefully this running blog will help encourage me to keep pushing.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
256.1113.104.750.00273.96
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM

I ran 3 miles at 7 min pace, and the last mile at 6 min pace.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Took the day off.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM

An easy 5 miles on the treadmill at the Y.

PM

Another 5 miles at the Y. I did all my running at 7min pace.

Its boring but im trying to get my mileage up.

Comments
From Burt on Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 18:28:26 from 206.19.214.144

Welcome to the blog! We have a quite pirate and now a lazy pirate. Rock on!

From Benji Abrams on Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 20:45:21 from 184.211.98.46

Thanks!

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 21:17:45 from 24.10.248.6

Howdy Benji. It's great having you on the blog. I'll be nagging you to keep up with it daily!

Ann (Mrs. Murphy) says hi.

From Teena Marie on Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 21:39:43 from 67.2.102.13

Welcome!!!

I hear you had a killer coach back in the 90s! :)

From Jon on Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 22:43:23 from 98.71.180.104

Sweet- another person in SC! Welcome.

From Wesley Hunt on Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 01:32:44 from 99.25.245.254

Welcome to the blog, man, and congrats on the recent marriage. You are obviously aware of this given you ran for him, but Rob is such a great source for motivation, and someone who has really earned my respect through his support of my training and pursuit of Boston.

Get that mileage up, and try to enjoy yourself in the process. Based on your times, I have no doubt that you have a sub-18 5K in you. I'm looking to go sub-19 later this month, and maybe 18 - 18:30 on a downhill race in April. This blog is another tool we can all use to help us reach our goals.

Wesley

From Benji Abrams on Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 08:12:32 from 64.128.71.6

Hey guys thanks for all the worm welcomes. I'm really enjoying this site. It is defiantly a good motivational tool. Coach tell Mrs. Murphy I said hello and I hope all is well.

From Bret on Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 21:28:37 from 66.192.234.30

Welcome to the blog Benji. Rob's a great ambassador for the running community and let everyone know you joined the group. He and I ran together when we were in high school.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM.

This morning consisted of 4 miles on the treadmill at the Y. Again I did it at 7min pace. I also did some light upper body training to help me keep my form.

PM.

Back to the Y for some more treadmill running. I usally run at the Y this time of year because its dark when ever i get a chance to run, plus i don't like the cold.

Mile 1 = 7:00 pace

Mile 2 = 6:30 pace

Mile 3 = 7:00 pace

Mile 4 = 6:30 pace

Then the steam room. Ahhh. I'm getting a little sore and fatigued. I want to do some speed workouts, maybe ill get some in this weekend.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 21:00:01 from 24.10.248.6

Benji, 7 minute pace might be a little fast for runs that are supposed to be easy. If your goal now is to build up mileage you should think about doing your easy runs at 7:30 to 8 minute pace.

From I Just Run on Wed, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:20:06 from 67.79.11.242

Benji,

Keep up the good work, this Blog has been fun for me and encouraged me...!

From Benji Abrams on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 08:17:33 from 64.128.71.6

Rob, I will defiantly slow down on my easy runs. I'm planning to do another long easy run Saturday morning.

I Just Run, Thanks. Reading and learning more about running from other runners blogs is very encouraging for me. This blog is like the "eye in the sky". I feel guilty when I don't do a good run now, because everyone sees it.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

This morning was a struggle, the 5am buzzer was not welcome. I predetermined that I would do a short easy run in the morning and take the rest of the day off.  I should be ready to go first thing tomorrow morning.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Its obvious to see I’ve hit my mid week lazy streak… This morning I over slept by an hour and a half. So I didn’t get to run before work. I was planning on doing a long run tonight but my wife and I started making early dinner plans. Of course anything with food is the highlight of my day, I just couldn’t wait for it. I did go by the Y, but all the treadmills were taken. So I went outside and ran the 5k course they have for the tri-sprints. It was a little chilly but I enjoyed it. I didn’t time push my self or check the time. I just ran at the feel good speed. I ran up on a pole cat, luckily he didn’t spray me. It was good run, im glad the daylight is getting longer now. I miss running outside.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 17:16:54 from 205.127.70.66

Pole cat?

From Jon on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 21:42:40 from 74.177.118.24

Pole cat?

I'm glad it's staying light later, too. Very nice.

From Wesley Hunt on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 23:51:21 from 75.199.60.152

Some nice, cool days of outside running (and race training) will give you the spark you need. Keep it up, man.

From Benji Abrams on Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 21:25:26 from 67.231.167.250

A pole cat is basically a skunk that doesn’t have a white strip from head to tail. They are all black with a white spot on them. Im not sure if “pole cat” is the proper name for them but that’s what all the hillbillys call them.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Today my wife wanted to go for a run with me, so we did a little jogging around Boyds Mill Pond. Also our dog Scooby tagged along. The temperature was around 65 with light winds, it was a great day to be outside and just be alive. I grabbed my Garmin watch to track my run, but it was dead. So I used my iPod and nike+ to track our run. We ran at a crawling 10:20 pace.

 

I also rode my bike while my wife was watching some chick flick. I have my road bike on a trainer in front of the TV. Now that’s Lazy! Ha ha.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 21:20:47 from 24.10.248.6

It's all good Benji. Even the slow miles count.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.001.750.008.00

AM. Back to the grind

I ran an easy 4.5 miles at 7:30 pace.

 

I've got two races coming up next month a 5k & an 8k. The 5k I'm not so concerned with because it's so large, it's hard to get in a good position at the starting line.  But the 8k is a smaller local race. I've won my age group last year. I may have won my age group the year before, I can't remember now. I want to shave my 8k time. The race isn't until March 26th, so i should have plenty of time to work on it. Please give me some guidance!

 

PM     

Tonight I was under the gun to get my run over with quickly being Valentines Day and all.

1st mile @ 7:30 pace

1.50 mile @ 6:00 pace

0.75 mile @ 8:00 pace

0.25 mile @ 6:00 pace

 

I wanted to keep pushing, but my tummy started bubbling. I called it a day. Also on my mind is my Hot wife waiting at home for me to take her out to dinner. Can you blame me for cutting my run short???

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM.

more treadmill running at the Y. I don't think I woke up until I was at 2.75 miles.

Mile 1 @ 7:30 pace

Mile 2 @ 7:30 pace

Mile 3 @ 7:30 pace

Mile 4 @ 7:00 pace

Mile 5 @ 6:30 pace

 

I think it may be time for me to get some new running shoes. At least once a week my feet are killing me because of my running shoes. I need to do some research to find a good shoe. Does anybody have any preferences?

PM.

I ran around Boyds Mill Pond with my wife and dog. Its nice to have a running family.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

I woke up 5 minutes before the alarm clock this morning, feeling robbed of precious time I went back to sleep for another hour and a half.

 

This afternoon I went to the Y and ran on the treadmill. I ran 8 miles at 7:18 pace.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 22:05:31 from 24.10.248.6

Nice workouts this week Benji. Keep being consistent and the fast times will come. Pay attention to your rest and recovery.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

This afternoon I ran with my wife around our church. Just a nice easy jog outside enjoying the fresh air. After my wife was done, she drove home and I ran home by the moon light. It was nice and relaxing. I’m not sure what I did per mile, but my ipod says that I averaged 8:06

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 21:39:58 from 24.10.248.6

6.25 miles? That's a big church!

From Benji Abrams on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 21:51:28 from 67.231.167.250

Na.

From Jon on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 21:54:30 from 74.177.118.24

Come on, Rob, you've seen the size of some of the churches down here. Look like universities.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 14:44:19 from 205.127.70.66

You are actually right Jon. They even actually refer to their "campus".

Still, I once ran the Marine Corps Marathon and a couple miles of the course went around the Capitol. I had never seen it until then and was overwhelmed by its size. But it was only a couple miles around it.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.630.000.000.002.63

I did a nice little jog outside with the wife. Saving my legs for a long run tomorrow.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.380.000.000.0013.38

AM.

My sister and i ran a 5 mile loop we have marked, then i did some extra running around the her house.

PM.

Tonight i ran to the church and around it more than a few times. I hit my goal of 50 miles this week. i know its not much to yall but ive been doing 20-25 miles a week. I feel alot better than i thought i would.

Comments
From Teena Marie on Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 18:13:33 from 67.2.102.27

No commentary???

Loved that you were able to run with your wife yesterday. My favorite runs are always the ones with my hubby and/or kids. :)

What happened to the long run today? Hope all is okay. :)

From Benji Abrams on Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 20:56:04 from 67.231.167.250

I was hoping to do one long run, but my lovely wife was barking at me to do some things around the house, so I had to cut my long run into two shorter runs. But I got it all in. Now its time to sit back and relax and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Tonight i did an easy run outside. I skipped out on the AM run because im a little under the weather.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.000.001.50

I couldnt find time to run today. But i did get a little jog in.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 22:36:00 from 24.10.248.6

Something is ALWAYS better than nothing.

Do you have any races coming up?

From Benji Abrams on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 08:00:11 from 64.128.71.6

I sure do.

3/5/11 is the Reedy river 5k (Greenville SC)

3/26/11 is the Little river 8k (Laurens SC)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.003.000.004.00

I finally dragged my rear end out of bed this morning and went to the Y.

 

Mile 1 @ 6:00 pace

Mile 2 @ 6:00 pace

Mile 3 @ 6:00 pace

Mile 4 @ 7:30 pace

 

It felt great running 3 miles in 18 minutes, I wish I could do that on the road. But I feel if I do it enough on a treadmill and faster it will increase my leg speed when I am on the road.

Comments
From Lysa on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 14:43:33 from 50.8.74.241

WOW! You are speeeedddyyy! Nice work!

From Derunzo on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 15:27:56 from 64.56.60.130

Flying!!!

From Benji Abrams on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 22:24:49 from 67.231.167.250

Yeah right, i wish! but im working on it!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

I went to the Y after work to do an easy run on the treadmill. But they were all in use by the time i got there, so i went for an easy 3 mile run outside on there 5k course. It started getting dark so i went back into the Y and got on one of the treadmills.

1.00 Mile @ 6:27 pace

0.50 Mile @ 8:30 pace

0.50 Mile @ 6:27 pace

1.00 Mile @ 8:30 pace

I just got home and its past 10pm. So no running for me in the morning! I need my sleep...

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

I did an easy jog with my wife today round down town Laurens SC.  I try to jog slow but i keep leaving my wife, so ill jog down a street turn around and catch back up with her. I threw in a few sprints hear and there. Its 75 deg and the wind is steady around 6mph. Its a good day for running.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 17:30:56 from 24.10.248.6

Here's a suggestion. Go to the gym and run on treadmills side by side. Then you can run together and still run at your own pace.

Ann and I do that sometimes.

From Benji Abrams on Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 21:03:05 from 67.231.167.250

I’ve tried to tell her that but she says she hates running on treadmills. I just need to push harder on my morning runs.

On a side note, last November Erik joined the Marines. He called yesterday and said he was going to be driving a Bradley on Monday, and I said hey that’s what Coach Murphy used to ride in when you served. Then I told him about this site, and he told me to tell you hello.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.000.001.50

I had a pathetic workout today. I had a headache so ever step was like getting pounded in the head by a hammer. I ran a little at the Y on the treadmill.

0.50 mile at 7:00 pace

0.50 mile at 6:30 pace

0.50 mile at 6:00 pace

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

Tonight i ran an easy 4 miles outside. My legs were tight and i didnt get any spring in my step untill i was half way through. I wanted to keep going but it was getting dark real quick.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

I ran one of my 3 mile loops tonight. I wanted to run more but my mind wasnt with it today. This morning i wrecked my old truck. Big time bummer.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I took the day off so i could start tearing my truck apart. I feel like such a bum. I need to get a good run in soon.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

I was able to get in a little jog around the house. My dog joined me for the run, i think i wore him out. I often forget how old hes getting, but he wont let me or my wife go running from the house un escorted. Hes a dang good dog!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

I'm highly aggravated at myself. I'm so quick to not run, or to push myself. I keep using the excuse of not having any transportation to the Y sense I've wrecked my truck. It's not like I don't go to work. ha ha. I guess that's why I'm the "Lazy Pirate"! Today my brother in-law sent me the winning time of my age group of the race that I was going to do this past weekend. I would have won by just jogging. But I just wasn't in the mood. I'm so upset with everything right now. Here is my none productive run, with no motive or direction. This was on treadmill.

0.25 @ 6:58 pace

0.50 @ 6:27 Pace

0.75 @ 6:27 Pace

1.00 @ 6:27 Pace

1.25 @ 6:00 Pace

1.50 @ 6:00 Pace

1.75 @ 6:00 Pace

2.00 @ 6:00 Pace

2.25 @ 6:00 Pace

2.50 @ 6:00 Pace

2.75 @ 7:30 Pace

3.00 @ 7:30 Pace

3.25 @ 7:30 Pace

3.50 @ 7:30 Pace

3.75 @ 7:30 Pace

4.00 @ 7:30 Pace

Comments
From Wesley Hunt on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 00:14:07 from 75.224.240.42

Hang in there, brother. You ran today. And that, in and of itself, is a hell of lot more productive than the likely alternatives.

You need a race to get your edge and competitive juices flowing. It doesn't have to be next week, but enter one in the near future.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Tonight i ran at the Y on the treadmill.

1.00 mile @ 6:58 pace

2.00 mile @ 6:57 pace

3.00 mile @ 6:00 pace

and the best part.

Steam room ahhhh!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM

This morning I made it to the Y for a quick easy run. It was 27deg outside so its treadmill time for me. In the past 3 days my back has been killing me, I think its due to my poor sitting posture at work. I woke up this morning at 5:30 am and couldn’t go back to bed because of the pain. So I took it easy this morning.

 

1 mile @ 8:30 pace

2 mile @ 7:30 pace

3 mile @ 7:30 pace

 

I just wanted to take a quick second to brag and boast on my nephew Zek. He ran a 1 mile race this morning with a time of 9:56. He is only 5! How many adults in this day and age cant even come close to that???!!!

 

Comments
From Wesley Hunt on Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 23:39:32 from 99.25.245.254

Awesome time by your nephew! I'm thinking about entering my 3 year old in a 1 miler this Spring.

Wesley

From Rob Murphy on Mon, May 23, 2011 at 16:09:09 from 205.127.70.66

When are you going to start posting again?

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jul 01, 2011 at 13:11:33 from 98.202.141.17

Hello? Anyone out there?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Whats up guys & gals?! You may ask where has the lazy pirate been for the last few months? Out being lazy of course. Last week I was sitting on the beach admiring my belly, and I was thinking its time to get back in to shape.

4 miles @ 7:30 pace on treadmill

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 mile @ 7:30 pace on treadmill

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

3.25 miles at 7:30 pace on treadmill

2.25 miles on the road, slow jog with the wife.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

ran 3 miles on the treadmill at the Y. Legs are getting tired, feet are sore, and toes hurt. I must be getting old. Starting back running is getting tuff.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

another easy 3 on the treadmill at the Y.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Taking today off. let my legs and body rest. Hey im just starting back dont judge! Plus its Hot date night with the wife...

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

I had a nice morning run on my old 5 mile loop. Its just back country roads with fields and cow pastures every were. You got to love that!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

I went for a jog at around 3:20pm. I was planning on a 5 to 6 mile run, but with the high heat and humidity I just couldn't cut it. I kept getting light headed so i cut it short.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

I ran an easy 6 miles on the treadmill at the local ymca. I did it in 45mins, no rush just tring to build my mileage back up.

 

Also my father and I work for the same company, and the wellness committee at work has made a 1 mile walking trail. I have started walking it with my father on our lunch breaks. I'm trying to get him back into shape, he just turned 60 a month ago.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

Ran 4.25 easy miles on the treadmill today.

Also walked a mile with my father at lunch.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

Today I got signed up for the Augusta half Ironman (sept 25). My brother in-law and a friend suckered me into being on there relay team (Team One Leg). They both did it individually last year, but they didn't want to do all the extra cross training involved with it I guess. One of them is decent swimmer and the other is a decent cyclist. So I guess thats where I come in. I'll be running the 13.1, too bad I just started back running. I wish I was in great shape to really show out, but we are all in it for fun.

walked a mile at work on my lunch break.

Ran a easy mile outside when i got home. it was late and getting dark, so i cut it short. I dont want to run into bigfoot! Yikes!!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

easy treadmill jog

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

Early morning 5.25 mile run with my sister.

Late this afternoon i ran the same loop as this morning. some how it was easyer.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 16:19:02 from 98.202.141.17

Hey! Welcome back!

You know, yo-yo running where you get in shape and then get out of shape over and over is no good. Consistency is the key.

But you already know that I'm sure.

From Benji Abrams on Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 22:07:58 from 209.213.16.196

Yeah i know. I just got burnt out and wanted to take a break.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

5am run at the Y. I ran an easy 4.50 miles at 7:30 pace on the treadmill.

Lunch time i walked a mile with my dad.

PM run at the local Y. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill at 7:30 pace. Then i ran a easy 3 miles outside to get some fresh air and something diffrent to look at. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM run, 4 easy miles on the treadmill at the Y before work. I'm starting to get tired, leg are feeling lazy.

I walked a mile today at lunch just to kill some time and get some fresh air.

This afternoon i ran 4 miles at the Y.

mile 1 @ 7:30

mile 2 @ 7:00

mile 3 @ 6:30

mile 4 @ 7:30

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I took the day off. I just couldnt get time to run. bummer

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

am, ran 3 easy miles at the Y on treadmill. The night before i washed and dryed my shoes. Big mistake! Now i have huge blisters on each heel, and they go deep.

 

Lunch time walked a mile with my dad.

 

PM, ran 3 miles at home, but had to cut it short due to pain from blisters on heels.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

PM, ran only 2 miles today. My blisters are killing me. Bandaids do not help, ive even tried putting tissue over them and holding that down with tape. but there is still tons of firey pain. I think i my just put on my flip flops and ride my bike around for the rest of the week. A little cross training never hurt anyone!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE EARTH QUAKE! no worries im alive

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

Race: Augusta Half Iornman (13.1 Miles) 01:57:59
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0013.100.000.0013.10

    First of all i would like to apologize for not keeping my blog up to date. I have been doing alot of light jogging but I've been a little lazy when it comes to posting my workouts.

 

For the past month i haven't really trained for this race. Ive been doing easy 3 and 4 mile jogs about 4 days a week.

 

The first 6 miles of the race I was doing great, but shortly after fatigue started to set in. Then the sun came out from behind the clouds and it was harsh. Luckily it wasn't out for too long, but I did notice that I had sun burn once I got home. I snagged a power gel at the 9 mile marker, but I couldn't wash that nasty taste out of my mouth. My motivation was gone by the time I got to the 10 mile mark, so I walked at the water table to enjoy a cool drink, I did the same for the 11th and 12th mile water tables. Obviously this is because i haven't trained myself for the distance properly. All in all i had a great time, and i am looking forward to getting back into racing again.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

let the ol legs rest for a day!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

I took a nice light jog with my old dog around Boyds mill pond. My quads where on fire...

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch time today i did an easy mile walk, to kill some time.

After work i ran the 3 miles, the same workout as yesterday. My legs are feeling a bit better now. My cool down was cutting grass. Yay.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.750.000.000.003.75

Walked a mile on my lunch break.

 

After work, My wife, dog, and i did an easy 3.75 jog along side the lake.

again my cool down was cutting grass. but i ran out of gas. So it looks like ill be finishing that up sat. Im meeting up with some folks tomorrow after work to do a run. hopefully we can get 6 or so miles in.

good night pirates!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

This afternoon i met up with some friends and fam for a nice easy run. After that we all went to the local pizza house and filled our bellys.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I took the day off from running. I did yard work for most of the day. Cutting trees, cutting grass, ext.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM. Ran 3 easy miles with my wife before church.

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles on some old country roads.

50 sit-ups. I havent done those in years and it showes. i hate situps!!!!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

walked a mile on my lunch brake at work.

Ran 5 miles with my brother inlaw. Its always fun having someone to run with.

50 situps again today. im not sure this even helps.....

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

easy jog on the west side of boyds mill pond today with me ol dog scoobie.

no situps today, let the flabs rest.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

walked a mile at lunch today.

ran 5 miles on some ol country roads. it was rainy and cool. but it was cool.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
256.1113.104.750.00273.96
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