Thursday, January 31, 2008

back in action

Wow, it's been a while. I came down with the flu last week and it really kicked my ass. I finally got a run in last night, 3 miles on the treadmill. Lungs were burning so much it felt like I ran a damn marathon. I've got to get back into the swing of things though, with the cowtown half coming up in only 24 days! My goal is still sub 2hrs...we'll see if I can stick with that.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Bold in the really damn ass Cold...

Brrrrr...18 degree windchill at the start of the race this morning! Luckily I bought some new running tights last night as well as some gloves. I was actually dressed just right. I ran well and I'm happy with my splits.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


2 mile run last night and my legs/shins were killin me! I'm a little pissed. You'd think I've never ran before..I don't get it. Hopefully I'll be feeling better by Sat. Blah!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Long Run continued

The 7 mile run went great today. The friend I ran with is a veteran marathoner (18 marathons and two 50 mile ultras) so it was a blast picking his brain regarding training and such. We're going to do the Bold in the Cold 15k next weekend.

I'm a little sore tonight, as 7 is my longest run since I've gotten back to it the last month or so. I may have to look into my shoe situation. I just think that my hips and legs shouldn't hurt like this. Everything that I'm reading leads me to believe maybe the New Balances that I've been so high on aren't the best choice. I know no shoe is perfect...but maybe it's worth looking at something else. Anyway hope everyone had a good weekend. Even though I know nobody is reading this...what the hell, I talk to myself, may as well type to myself!


Long Run

I'm heading to the park in a couple hours to do my long run for the week. I'm running the 7 mile loop with a friend. His pace is a little we'll see how I do. It should be a good test. I had a few drinks last night, so we're getting a little bit of a late start. Weather wise it should be about perfect though, high around 60 degrees today in DFW. I'll post a long run recap when I get back. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

PS - I'm thinking about doing some trail running this week. I've never really done much trail running..but I think it would be good for my knees and looks like fun. I'm interested in ultras eventually and those are all trail running. I'd love to hear comments from anyone that is a trail runner. What are some of the challenges? Do I need new shoes specifically for trails? Anyone around DFW know of a good spot?


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ran on the treadmill tonight after training some clients. By 9pm I'm pretty tired, but I wanted to get the run in that I missed yesterday. It went well, a little heart burn from not eating very well today..but other than that not bad for the treadmill!

4 miles - 35min
avg. 8:45 pace

Down with the Sickness!

No running yesterday. Got a severe headache/neck ache and decided it would be best to just relax for a night. Wed. night is also my night of no personal training at the I was really able to just sit on the couch and zone out. It was nice and I think my body appreciated it as I certainly feel better today.

I didn't mention it yet, but I'm also a certified personal trainer and I do that part time at a local gym. It's a great second job and I really enjoy working with all types of people. It gives me an outlet that I just don't have with the 8-5 desk job. I've been doing it for about a year and a half and I've developed a pretty consistent client base. I'm certified through the ISSA which is one of the more reputable certs for personal trainers. However, with that said, I really believe you get out of it what you put into it. Many people have negative things to say about personal trainers because they think they don't all know what they're doing and don't have the training to be training...if you get my drift...and I'd agree with them for the most part. That's why if you are looking for a trainer you really have to do your homework and find someone that is knowledgeable in the type of training you're looking for. I'm a runner and triathlete (ok...I did one tri. Does that make me a triathlete..I say yes!) so my type of training is endurance based. If you want to be a bodybuilder I'm probably not your guy!

So a little tangent there..but oh well. On another note, I bought a set of Perfect Pushups the other day at Sports Authority. I've used them before in the gym and they're really pretty cool. They have rotating handles and by using them you bring a lot of muscles into play that you ordinarily would not with a standard pushup. I'll keep you updated on my progress with them. Well, better do some work here. Lates.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Went to the gym last night and ran my 3 miles on the treadmill. I'm not a big fan of running on the treadmill, and can usually only put up with it for 3 - 5 miles or so.

3.11 miles - 28min

Off day today.

Monday, January 7, 2008

That's right, the runs.

I like to read running blogs, so I thought, what the hell I may as write one as well. So here it is. I'll keep a log of my running and any other important tid bits and no one will actually read.

Sunday - 5 miles

Windy as hell and my quads were burning by the end. The temps were in the low 70s, which is quite a change from running in the 40's last week. Was a damn hard 5 miles because of the wind. I tried not to push it to much and just let my body relax. Ended up running the 5m in about 49min.