Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

A long week of work and I’m ready for a nice short run before the weekend. 1 mile at an 8:53 pace.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I thought it was going to snow...oh well. The weather is still a bit nippy and I really didn't want to run this late at night but I guess I have to do it if I really think there is a chance for me to get 5+ marathons in this year!!

Nice run around the neighborhood...1 mile at an 8:22 pace...when did that become a "nice pace???"

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

After a nice long day of work and then a planning commission on top of it I was really ready for my run.

I hit the road and did 2.01 miles at a 8:33 pace.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I probably could have run more this evening but I just didn’t feel like it so I settled for 1 mile at a 9:02 pace.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Wife and I needed a few extra miles and we were feeling pretty good so we decided to do 2 miles and we did so at an 8:45 pace

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I have had a very stressful week and it all came to an end with the Lincoln Day Dinner tonight. When we got home my wife and I changed and hit the road. 1 mile at a 9:15 pace.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Weekly Totals

2/17 – 2/23 total miles = 27.01 miles average pace of 10:01

Feb total miles = 70.85 miles pace of 9:37

2008 total miles = 169.55 miles average pace of 10:03

Saturday, February 23, 2008

With the thought of running the ING Georgia Marathon in 4 short weeks I needed to get a few extra miles in so I was out there are 4:30 pounding out a few miles before meeting the group. I really can’t wait until the snow melts and I can wear shorts.

I was able to get in 10.5 miles before meeting the girls and then we got in 2.5 more before the rest of the group got there.

I need to remember when I’m running more than 10 miles I need to take a gel or two. By the time I hit 13 miles I was dead!

I finished the day with 16.96 miles at a 10:43 pace.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

I have to run in the morning so I really shouldn’t be running this late but here I am…1 mile at an 8:39 pace.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Late evening run around the neighborhood but I got my mile in at a 9:07 pace.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I feel like I’m under a bit of pressure with the Lincoln Day Dinner and additional work stuff hanging over my head so I needed to get out some frustration on the road. Tonight was crystal clear with very cold air. I donned my reflective vest so that I could run down N. Greenbay Rd without becoming road kill. I put in 4.02 miles in 36:00 which roughly translates into 8:57 pace….and I walked a few times during the run!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Worked a bit late tonight and with my wife heading to the gym I hit the neighborhood again. Some days I wonder how much weaving I must do when I run because for running the exact same route over and over again I don’t understand why the mileage is not identical…1 mile 8:28 pace.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Monday, February, 18, 2008

Even with the blustery winds out of the West I decided that I still needed to get my run in so I ran my mile at a good 8:30 pace and called it a night.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

We finally got out running today in between the rain clouds. I really was not into the running today but I said that I wanted to run 2 miles and my wife agreed. So I slogged through the miles and finished the 2.02 miles in 18:04 or an 8:55 pace…if it weren’t for my wife that time would have been much, much worse…I kept focused on her back and pushed through.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Weekly Totals

2/10 – 2/16 total miles = 16.94 miles average pace of 9:01

Feb total miles = 43.84 average pace of 9:23

2008 total miles = 142.54 average pace of 10:04

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Very busy day today so I was up and running with the group at 6:30 so we could get a few in before meeting the rest of the gang. After the run I headed straight home to shower so that I could make it to the GOP caucus in time. I had every intention of running later in the day but it never happened.

7.90 miles in 1:11:58 or a 9:06 pace.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

We got outside and ran the loop around the neighborhood but just wasn’t quite feeling t today. 1 mile 9:14 pace

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

With the wife out getting her hair done I decided to go for a little longer run…only 2.01 miles but longer than the usual mile run. Completed it in 17:15 which is an 8:35 pace!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The roads are clear so the run was pretty easy tonight…I only wish it was warmer so I could run more when I got home. But at 6 PM it is pretty nippy and I want to spend as little time out there as I can. 1 mile at an 8:20 pace!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Thinking that I had a meeting this evening I got home and even with the snow coming down I thought that I might be able to get in a mile and still have time to make my meeting.

The roads were pretty bad and it took me a lot longer than I though it would but the mile was completed in 9:50.

The meeting ended up being canceled so I could have gone to the gym!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

With the sub-zero temps today I opted to run at the Y. My wife and I headed on down this afternoon and I got on the dreaded treadmill. I ran a mile warm up at 9:05 and then did 4 times .15 miles with a .1 rest in between. Total was 2 miles in 17:50

Then I did about 30 minutes of weights.

Now we were out with Kristen and her husband last night and I mentioned that I was going to be traveling to Georgia in March and they said are you going to do a marathon while you are there. Well that got me thinking and I looked it up and sure enough the Atlanta, GA Marathon is March 30th. Hmm, I wonder if I can get that in.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Weekly Totals

2/3 – 2/9 Total Miles = 16.66 miles average pace of 9:28


Feb total miles = 26.90 miles average pace of 9:37


2008 total miles = 125.60 miles average pace of 10:12

Saturday, February 9, 2008

I decided to get up early and try to get in a few miles…I need to do 12 today. Once I got out there the roads were really slippery…I mean REALLY slippery. I fell and hit my head pretty good. I got back to parking lot in time to meet the girls at 6:30 but only got in 1.75 miles.

With me in tow the girls and I only managed to get in another 1.25 miles…my 12 miles today is not looking good.

We grabbed the rest of the group at 7 AM and finished the run…I only ended the day with 8.14 miles at an average pace of 9:37

Friday, February 8, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

Late after work but still need to get the run in. 1 mile at an 8:53 pace.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Right after work…still a bit cold and snowy but not too bad. 1.02 miles at an 8:47 pace!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The winter storm watch continues here in Racine and the snow keeps piling up so I was not overly optimistic that I would be running outside today. When I was told that everyone in the office was head out early I decided to call the YMCA and see if they were open. Sure enough they were open just their classes were canceled. So off to the Y I went.

At 4:15 PM on a weekday and one with weather as bad as this the gym was all mine! I jumped onto a treadmill and got to it. Ran 2 miles in 17:50 and once again experienced no chest pains!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

With the winter weather coming on quickly and my meeting being canceled I had an opportunity to get out in the snow and get my run in. I ran my mile as I always do in an 8:44 pace. The snow was really coming down but it wasn’t that slippery!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

Because the weather was crappy I decided I was going to go to the YMCA. My wife said she’d meet me there. I ended up on the treadmill and did 1 mile in 8:58 and then proceeded to do 3 x .25 mile intervals at a 6:58 pace with a .25 mile walk in between each at a 15:00 pace.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008

I was pretty lazy around the house today but remembered that I still needed to run while we were preparing dinner. The wife and I headed out and did the 1 mile loop at a 9:28 pace.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Weekly Totals

1/27 – 2/2 Total Miles = 19.27 miles average pace of 9:16
Jan total miles = 98.7 miles average pace of 10:22
Feb total miles = 10.24 miles average pace of 9:51
2008 total miles = 108.94 average pace of 10:19

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Up early but not feeling 100%, must be a cold. Ran with the girls this morning before meeting the group at 7:00 and felt pretty good with no chest pains. The roads were nothing but slush so I tried to run on the side walks as much as possible. Ended the day with 9.23 miles at an average pace of 9:51.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Nice run after work…the snow had fallen making the roads a little bit slippery! The slippery roads were good since I needed to keep my pace in check…I visited the Dr this morning about the chest pains I have been having for the past 2 weeks and we are going to have to have a CT scan done to ensure that there are no issues. The Dr wanted to place restrictions on my running but when he asked how I’d feel I told him I’d be pissed…he said he understood but made me promise that if the chest pain lasts longer than the 1-2 min I go straight to the hospital and that I start out my runs a bit slower. I agreed to both conditions.

I ran 1.01 mile at a nice 9:44 pace…and no chest pains!