2009-01-25 Weekly Update

I'm going to start doing weekly updates. My week ends on Sunday, so I'll do the updates Sunday evening or Monday.

Run streak still going strong. Daily minimum is 30 minutes (for Slowtwitch.com's 100/100 challenge). I don't really want to push more, because I have that "on the edge of injury" feeling. I'm still getting 25-30 miles/week, which is just fine for now.

Still not doing any swimming or cycling. Still giving lip service to doing more swimming or cycling :-).

Monday: 3.51 miles, 30:02. Treadmill. Increasing pace starting @ 15:00.

Tuesday: 3.31 miles, 30:01. Treadmill. Mix of inclines.

Wednesday: 3.25 miles, 30:00. Treadmill.

Thursday: 3.36 miles, 30:00. Treadmill. Boring!

Friday: 3.72 miles, 32:00. Treadmill after lifting with Waqar.

Saturday: 4.02 miles, 36:00. Treadmill.

Sunday: 6.24 miles, 58:38, HR avg. 143. Two laps at Wildwood, taking the East Shore Trail instead of the bike path on the East Side. F'ing cold, and I forgot running socks so I only had a thin pair of dress socks. And I forgot my mp3 player. Ooops. Nice run nonetheless.

Weekly total: 27.36 miles, 4:06:17, 9:00/mile (6.7mph) avg.


2008 Year in Review

2008 was really all about my running. I more or less ignored swimming and cycling all year, and only did one triathlon. But I did get my butt out for a few runs. My "run at least one mile every day" streak started May 10th, and is still going strong at 237 days as I type this!

As the chart below shows, I'm still taking my time to ramp up on my running. For the year, I managed 682.55 miles in just under 107 hours (9:24/mile average pace). I also managed to lose... uhhh... not even a single ounce of weight :-). I weigh almost exactly what I weighed this time last year. Oops.

My goals for 2009 are pretty simple:

  1. Do at least one triathlon
  2. ...and have a respectable run leg during the race.
  3. Do 100 pushups in one set (part of a competition with some coworkers)
  4. Continue my run streak until at least May 10th, completing an entire year.
  5. Get my weight back to something about which I'm not embarassed :-).
  6. Update this blog more often. I know how much y'all hang on my every word.