Monday, July 9, 2007

1 mile swim, 42 minutes
5 mile run, 11:00 pace, Trails
2 mile run, 8:00 pace, road, Vibrams

After weeks of telling my self I would do it, I was finally about to pull myself out of bed at 5am this morning and go to the gym before work. I got there at 6, right when they opened. I hear people say that it's hard to get out of bed for an early morning work out, but once you do, you feel a lot better. Well I was tired when I woke up and I was even more tired when I got to the gym. I felt better once I got in the pool and started swimming. I am definitely glad I did and I hope I can convince myself to do it more often.
After work I went to MAF for a 5 miler. I ran pretty hard, although it doesn't show in my time because of my dead quads. When I got home I did a 2 mile hill loop around my block in the Vibram Five fingers. I would like to run in these a few times a week for a couple miles at a time to strengthen my lower legs and feet, and also improve my stride.
While at work today I got a phone call from one of my best friends, Chris. He informed me that he has decided to train for the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon! I was so excited about this, and proud of him. I have been telling him for a while now that he should do it. He is already in good shape and has been running a little bit for a while now. He was asking me for advice, I was thinking I am definitely not the best person to be getting advice from when it comes to running. I tried to be conservative and told him to progress slowly (what a hypocrite!) I know He will do great and I can't wait to go on some training runs with him.


Anonymous said...

yeah...I would just tell him to get a book on marathon training and then call you AFTER the marathon. Otherwise he will probably run 15 marathons, and a few 50ks, plus JFK before the Pig if he listens to you!

:-) I tease because I care.

Kim said...

I was thinking along the same lines as'd have him out there doing 20-30 milers for training!

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

Mike and Kim,

LOL, what youth has and we do not.

Josh said...

I was tempted to tell him he could run a marathon this fall if he wanted, but I held it inside.