It's finally Friday. What's everyone got going on this weekend? Wife and I are taking the day off to have one last day together before baby arrives. As always, GO BLUE!!
I'm climbing a mountain.
you're not climbing a tree? Happy Friday Magnus!
College basketball withdrawal.
Probably get some yard work done and get a couple runs in.
heroine withdrawal or college hoops? I enjoyed the hell out of some college hockey last night but from here on it is pro sports till college football in august...
On the bright side today is my last day of spring break and looking back I lived it up:
Took kids to school and picked them up every day but Tuesday. Tuesday I took them out of school to go to Henry Ford museeum with some friends who were in town. I saw my doctor and I am loseing weight and my blood looks much better. I did some dental work. I reread 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'. I have alternated trips to parks/relatives with quiet evenings at home with the children...
Life is good...
Try classifying everything in the Batcave as tax writeoffs.
I find it best that the government doesn't know about the Thicket of Solitude...
Some yard work, screens in for storm windows, maybe even wash the cars. Boring, but satisfying... It was a LONG winter (well not by GOT standards, but you know what I mean).
here in Atlanta. I've been lax getting my lawn cared for because of it. Great weather to do be outside this weekend so I'll be hitting the yard work too.
Early Round of Golf. 1st round of the year. It's gonna be brutal in terms of score, but Spring is a welcome sight.
make sure you warm up good...don't hurt yourself swinging for the 300 yd drive. :-)
I'm leaving for a cruise tomorrow...and I'm expected to get work done today.
Must have read the Deep-Sea Edition of MGoBlog and seen the thread about the Red Wings again making the NHL Playoffs.
I'm jealous! I've been lucky enough to have been cruising before. Are you going to the Caribbean or somewhere else?
Carribbean. Start & end in San Juan, PR, hit St. Croix, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Grenada, and Dominica. Cannot wait. Especially after hearing on the radio this morning that there's a chance of snow here in Cleveland on Tuesday.
12 mile run tomorrow in preparation for a half marathon in two weeks, vet appt for the dogs, get the yard ready....and.....GOING TO SEE THE RED WINGS PLAY here in St Louis!!! (Wife's gift to me for our anniversary next month...she said, "Take a friend and have fun." I love that woman...)
GoWings: Good luck. Running a 13.1 myself the first Saturday in May. Getting in about 10.5 Saturday and 12 on Sunday!
Work that training and make sure you have fun while doing it! May your days be filled with PRs!
You too man. Got back into it last summer after my 20's added 65 pounds. Going for a personal best here in Indy.
Outside of the running 5+ days a week, there is very little substance in this plan.
Three main parts to a running plan, dude. I can see you're also a tri-dude (or dudette), but this one has main pieces...long run, tempo and pace work. Not much more do you need for just a running plan. Besides, as advertised its just an intermediate level plan. If you do all the pieces, you will get faster especially if you're not a serious runner.
Upvote for posbang. The following is not personal. There is a lot of bad running information out there and it really bothers me.
Also, my doing triathlons has nothing to do with my opinion of this plan. I approach each aspect of triathlon individually and train for them as individual events.
This plan is good for getting off the couch and being able to finish and nothing more. The only reason non-serious runners get faster with this plan is that it has 5 days with workouts.
Intermiediate and begining (and most advanced) runners have little to no use for hard intervals (speed work), much less doing them every other week. Speed work is the icing on the cake and they don't have the cake yet. The manner of running the intervals is pretty bogus too.
Additionally the long run is way too long. It should be in the 30-35% of weekly miles range. An intermiedate runner should be topping out well over thirty miles per week (closer to 40 than 35) for a 12 week half marathon training period.
I hope you do well at your upcoming race and meet all your goals. I'm 10 days out from Boston myself looking to crush my PR in both the half and full. (I don't like stand alone half/full marathons so I don't have a lot to compare to).
maybe too much substance then.
And yeah, I think your experience in triathlons has a lot to do with your opinion of this plan. You're most likely more advanced than most and have had the benefit of more work in at least this area, but also others.
This plan is better than just a getting off the couch runner, but not the right plan for someone as seasoned a racer as you, I'll admit. And I'll also admit that this plan as written, at least for myself, is only a guide. My intervals I've increased to 1/2 mile and 1 mile repeats to have a better feel for the longer distances. I'm only a 1:45 half marathon runner, so... (at 45 yrs of age)
For someone not schooled in many long distance races, this speed work will do the trick. I'm going to find a more advanced training routine and my tri coach has provided more insight for me, a more "intermediate" triathlete. I was a distance intercollegiate swimmer and the amount of speed work vs. distance work from this plan appears to be "in the ballpark" in my humble opinion. To get significantly faster, I'll admit there's better plans out there.
Running lucky #13 in terms of half marathons. Have really begun to enjoy the longer races as I get older. Can't deal with the lactic acid of hard mile and two mile runs as well as I used to.
I coach high school XC/track here on the east side of Indy so it helps that I have training partners on a daily basis. :)
Jogging is killing your knees and hips and back stop doing it. Arc Trainer or wind sprints but jogging is stupid. Rasta.
when you're a triathlete, its hard to avoid. But if you have good form, you can minimize the effect on your knees and hips.
I think I'll be alright, but thanks for the concern. :)
I cross train frequently.
Also, not sure if other "joggers" on here would agree with me, but calling what I do "jogging" is a bit of an insult. :)
i am right with you...
Lighten up, Francis.
You're always safer on the couch. Very few people are injured while on the couch.
take into account East Lansing before making such a rash statement.
When you run ultras kinda hard to avoid running on concrete and asphalt.
My wife and I got an early start to the weekend last night by going out to dinner to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We would have done that this evening, but she works a shift tonight and we couldn't do it on Friday.
This weekend is probably going to involve a lot of raking. Now that the weather seems to have mellowed out for good, I have to get the mass of leaves and crap off the beds before things start growing in earnest. Indeed, the tulips and daffodils are well on their way, as are some of the lilies out front. Speaking of raking, I have decided to play chicken with the city again and rake all the leaves and trash that I find blocking the storm drain into a pile that I shall leave on the street for them to remove.
When I can, I am going to enjoy some wine on the porch too and look out on my now snow-free yard. This might be the first weekend where I have time to stop and appreciate the concept of "no snow".
Taxes, clear last year's dead woody stuff out of garden, take dog to dog park, Masters Sat/Sun.
NEVER talk about last year's dead woody.
Taxes. Blah. Lots of nasty surpises this year.
At least 70's and Sunny!
If you make enough money that taxes are a bad thing, I refuse to feel sorry for you. Go cry into your million dollar bills on your gold toilet, oligarch.
It's Friday Friday I GOTTA GET DOWN ON FRIDAY!!!