Sunday, February 22, 2009

Putting in the miles

I've just been...
  • too tired
  • too lazy
  • too grumpy
  • too stressed
  • too busy
to blog about much of anything lately but I've still been putting in the miles and just finished off the 4th week of the Pfitz 12 week plan almost to perfection with a total of 47 miles in 6 runs (instead of 5).

Monday - rest, my favorite lately

Tues - 10 miles with 5 at 1/2 marathon effort which I took to be tempo pace (710-740 with HR up to 160 or 95% max)

Weds - recovery 4 miles

Thurs - snowstorm, work closed early, shovelled and then 5 miles on the mill

Friday - 11 scheduled but no mojo today so just went out and did an easy 4 miles

Sat - 7 miles, finishing up my Friday run

Sunday (today) 17 miles with Andrew at Boyden in 2:23 (8:24 pace) with aching hams and VERY bad jokes. Nearly fell in the ditch more than once wincing in mental anquish from the twisted witticisms that kept coming at me. It took a large chocolate brownie to make it better.

Witticism

Wit"ti*cism\, n. [From Witty.] A witty saying; a sentence or phrase which is affectedly witty; an attempt at wit; a conceit. --Milton. He is full of conceptions, points of epigram, and witticisms; all which are below the dignity of heroic verse. --Addison.

I'm tired now. Think I'll have a nice glass of wine and sit by the fire. Have a good week!

11 comments:

Thomas said...

You're running your tempo runs at 95% HR? Blimey! 95% for me is an all-out effort with the lungs and legs screaming for mercy. Having said that, half-marathon pace sounds right.

Love2Run said...

Thomas, with a max of only 170 (for an old guy like me) and averaging 150-160 peaking at 163 at the end of the last hill those were the numbers. Maybe a bit on the hard side...

DawnB said...

Nice week with all that other stuff you're still putting in the miles..sweet.

Jamie said...

Looks like you're on track for a good showing at Boston! Awesome!

Grellan said...

Great to hear that the plan is working out. That HM effort sounds tough.

Why don't we have snowstorms here and close early!

Andrew said...

I like to wait for when you appear to be least prepared...

Mark said...

Nice photo!

robtherunner said...

I've been struggling with the blogging as of late as well.

Ewen said...

Mike, thanks for not sharing Andrew's jokes with us. You're a gentleman.

Garry said...

Keep it up Mike! You're getting the job done despite all the obstacles.

Marc said...

Substitute cross country skiing for running and delete the awful jokes and I think you and I are having a shared experience.

Enjoy the fireside wine.