August 2012

281.2 – Day 18

18 Aug , 2012 281.2,Sports

So this post is coming very late and will be rough because, well, I just got home from running a half marathon at night. Our friends Senthil, Starr, Andrew, Angela and myself all ran in the inaugural Zulu Racing – Alien Half Marathon in Roswell, GA. All in all it was a good first effort by our friend who organized and staged the race. The parking situation was without a doubt was a complete cluster fuck but that can be fixed in a year. The rest of the race was hit or miss depending on who you ask.

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281.2 – Day 16

16 Aug , 2012 281.2,Sports

So, my plan was to just walk this morning but I ended up running instead. I have to admit that a wave of anger came over me that fueled my run and drove me to break my tapering rule. Emotionally fueled workouts, however, can be some of the best. I preach to people all the time to channel the energy from anything that may be consuming their thoughts and/or emotions and pour that into their workouts. I did that today and felt better for it.

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281.2 – Day 15

15 Aug , 2012 281.2,Sports

Day 15 and half way there. A short 4.1 mile run in relatively mild weather to mentally prepare for the evening race this Saturday. My focus was on gauging how I felt mentally and physically entering the single digits of a half marathon.

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281.2 – Day 14

14 Aug , 2012 281.2,Sports

281.2 – Day 14

Today’s cycling class was probably the last really intense workout we’ll do before our half marathon on Saturday. At most we will run a n easy 4.1 miles tomorrow evening just to work out any pre-race kinks and then follow up that with a casual walk on Thursday and complete veg state on Friday. As far as class went today, great as usual. I wanted to share something else that I found helps me with spin class.

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281.2 – Day 11

11 Aug , 2012 281.2,Sports

281.2 – Day 11

To say today was busy would be an understatement; but like I have said before, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It started with a 5:30 am wake up to take care of some errands followed by our long run which can be compared to last Saturday’s long run. I shot for a total distance of 10+ miles and one and a half hours of total duration. I exceeded my distance goal and met the duration goal.

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