14 mile run was a bust

I set out to do a 14 mile run with 15 second bursts every 5 minutes.  I started out great and then began tapering off bit by bit arouns 9 miles.  It came to the point that I was walking the hills that I was running in my 10 mile run two days ago.  It really sucked.

It got to the point that my 15 sec intervals were occurring on the hills and it was completely ruining my workout.  I decided at 12.6 miles to stop ans get more water because it was taking longer than I expected.

However, when I stopped, I decided the rest was all junk and I should try again Sunday….

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Planes, trains, and no pool

Wow.  It’s been a while since I posted anything.  I’ve been way too caught up with traveling for work, juggling family time, and training for my first half ironman.

Last night I accidentally fell asleep and didn’t get my run in.  So this morning, I got up early and ran 10 miles.

This evening I walked to the train and rode another 15+ minutes.  Then walked another 15 minutes to find out that the pool at the Y here in Denver is closed for renovations.   Good times.

Well, that’s all I got for now.  Hopefully I’ll get better to posting on here again…

Another milestone: 3200 yds

Tonight was another milestone: 3200 continuous yards.  Thanks coach!  I love a good challenge!

I was SO tempted to do an extra 325 yards to say I did 2 miles.  However, I wanna stick with the plan.

A few years ago I tried getting back in shape and made the mistake of not sticking to the training plan.   I ended up developing bursitis and got sidelined for months.  I learned the hard way to stick to your training plan!

Get off your butt and go do something!

Rocky Mountain High

Ran 7 miles here in Denver last night.  All I can say is, CAN I CAN THAT RUNNER’S HIGH SOMEHOW?!!!  WOW!!!!

I guess one of the great things about the lack of oxygen here is the runner’s high.  Woohoo.

It felt pretty stressful at first getting used to the altitude, but once I found a comfortable pace, it felt like I could go forever.

Workout:
Bike 10 min warm-up, 4x 5 min with 3 min soft pedal, cool down
Run 4 miles

Travelling again

Flying out to Denver today.  I managed to get a bike and run workout in before.

Nothing to report on really.

I guess the only thing I have to say is it sureal doing a 70 min bike workout and a 4.5 mile run and think that its short.  Last year when I was doing sprint distance triathlons, this would practically be two thirds if the race…

Workout:
Bike 10 min warm-up 3x 10 min in Z2, 5 min soft pedal, cool down to 70 min
Run 4.5 in Z2

9 miles and going strong

I got a new product yesterday that I have been looking at trying, Generation Ucan.

Tried it out before my 9 mile run.  Tastes pretty good but the texture of the drunk could be better, although it wasn’t bad.

I could go into detail but all I’m gonna say is that I’m sold!  I ran 9 miles and felt like I could easily do 9 more!  It wasn’t like Saturday when I got to 8 and felt like I had done 14!

For more info on what it does check out Generation Ucan’s website.

Good night.  Gotta get to bed.  56 miles bike ride and 3 mi run afterwards.

Workout:
9 mile run