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!!!
"I got something brand new for ya (cl)ass"
This guys has a lot of stuff to do this weekend. Finish up my Master's degree homework, clean up a tree in my yard and fix my motorcycle. No fun for me this weekend! Anyone wanna help? lol
I'm going to be grilling. Doing lots and lots of grilling. Soooooooo glad winter is over! Got some chicken and some tilapia, as well as zucchini and squash to put on. Damn I'm hungry now. Ok. Need to work first.
Definitely taking the motorcycle for a long run Saturday. I've been waiting for this weather for a long time.
Friends wedding tonight. Way too excited. His fiancé was president of her sorority so there shall be a prime selection of beautiful girls attending.
your way of thinking.
Like going hungry to an all-you-can-eat and finding that everything's tasty and prepared by chefs from 5-star restaurants.
Lucky dog gonna get lucky. Go for it!
I expect a post with pics on Monday.
I'm leaving at lunch.
At least you're Blue...
Ribs or chicken on the grill tonight, and taking the kids golfing tomorrow. Wife may come too, but isn't sure. Sounds like a great weekend.
Finishing up one of my last projects ever for my Master's degree, going to a party tomorrow, and freaking out a bit that it's 99 days til my wedding!
I'm about to play some slapcup (also known as swat). And maybe some spikeball.
starting today as soon as I get out of a 2-hour meeting early this afternoon.
then it's time to enjoy upper 60's/low 70's this weekend here in SW Michigan. Finally a few nice spring days strung together!
A little yard work,then maybe 9 holes, keeping an eye on The Masters when possible, and (thanks to this being suggested upthread) GRILLING!
A traditiion like no other.
On the beach in South Carolina after a very long Michigan winter.
Enjoy the 80deg weather this weekend!
I'm driving up tomorrow and spending the week with family in MI. Is the snow gone yet?
When we left last Saturday, there was still a small pile of left over winter crud where the plow dumped everything all winter. I am hoping it's gone by the time we get back.
It depends where in Michigan you're headed. Northern MI still has more than we'd like.
Time to drink some IPA's!!!
I said Bang Bang a Bangity Bang!
Plus one for marriage and babies!
God I need a bang.
Watching haters wonder why Frito got the game locked
Half-Thai thickie, all she wanna do is Bangkok
HEADING TO VEGAS THIS WEEKEND, BABAY!
So. Close. To. 100.
It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine! Today and always!!
It took me a rather long time to realize that was a gif.
Grilling, the Masters, and playing some Baseball. Winter sucked.
sunny and 80 here in sarasota and spring breakers are swarming so obviously i am in the office not enjoying it.
Took the day off of work and taking the girlfriend to the Red Wings game tonight for her birthday. Her idea, winning.
My 22 Y/O daughter's graduation ceremony is tonight in Detroit. She took an accelerated Medical Assistant program at Dorsey Schools in Farmington Hills and got straight As.
Already has a good job in her field and a very proud daddy.
Looking forward to a great weekend. Pos bang...where you find M love!!
Sullivan's for dinner (yay random $25 off coupons).
Annapolis with the wife and dog tomorrow for brunch.
Yardwork Sunday :( damn weeds
Winter is over!
I can't say I've ever seen a gif that fades into the loop. It's kind of odd to watch.
Trying to get my girlfriend to catch up on Game of Thrones, so probably a GoT marathon at some point. Plus the usual Nick's Pancake House on Sunday morning.
I love how after the take-down, he reaches back UP to the table to grab something to beat the 'victim' with.
I'm here for the POSBANG.
And to avoid studying. Mostly that.
75 in Chicago on Saturday and that sweet, sweet music from the Master's broadcast and Jim Nantz all weekend!
Amen BSBC, add a little scotch and some lunch and Im there.
I get to pay up and buy my buddy some Dogfish Head IPA for losing in our bracket challenge. Go Blue!!! Here's to McGary coming back? (please?)
60, 75, 90, or 120?
Have a case of 90 in the basement...along with a case of Hopslam that was chilling in my folks fridge since Feb. :)
My liquor store doesn't have 90 but it's heavenly
Sometimes it's better to be in at the end of a posbang. Everyone else is just so spent, while I have seemingly never-ending energy.
Agreed. The only issue is you have to deal with everyone else's "stuff."
It's like day drinking. Some people go hard early while drinking on thier porch or whatever, but then when the real party starts they have no energy and just go take a nap.
I need this thread while bored on a conference call. Might have to catch a Nashville Sounds game this weekend. 80 degrees here in Tennessee this weekend, unfortunatley it doesn't make dealing with UofTennessee/SEC fans any more bearable.
clean motorcycle, ride motorcycle, return and grill. etc etc etc.
Just grabbed a ticket to see Jack White at Fox Theatre in July. Yes, ONE ticket. Ticketmaster sat there for 10 minutes doing nothing and then spat one out. Guess it's better than nothing! Friday!
First accidental double post. Friday!
YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Seems about right.
Unpacking boxes, setting up the house, and unpacking my bike stuff because it's going to be freaking beautiful and I want to get out for a ride.
Welcome......I've got a few lessons then walking down to watch some minor league baseball and have some beers. Been a long week.
I'm going to have a taxing weekend.
This is my final weekend snowboarding trip up to Vail for the season, and there is a free concert there tomorrow night, so I'll be doing two of my favorite things:: snowboarding, and obtaining the ever-elusive stage-10 blackout.
You THE MAN.... is there nothing on this Earth, better than spring skiing in a t-shirt in the warm Sun, with girls skiing in bikinis? Especially after they biff it and get all wet.... Nothing better, in my mind.
which means working in the backyard under the umbrella.
will avoid golf all weekend -- my hatred of that sport is probably what many of you feel for soccer. i just dont get it. "lets watch people hit a tiny ball and then walk"
fun fun fun fun
Pos it up!
on the baby!
Smoking a CHEAP long leaf cigar....
Starting my polebarn tomorrow. I can't wait to be able to move around in my garage.
That must be some pole you got if it needs a barn.
That's what she (my wife) said.
I'm finally taking up golf this year.
Friday, half day of work, 60+ degrees...what could be better?
I need a good posbang.
It's a good weekend to finish unpacking everything I moved into my new place. A good time to relax with some booze, grilling and baseball.
HERE FOR THE BANG
Daughter's friend from Toronto is visiting and we are headed for a long weekend to show her the good ol USA
I am grilling burgers tonight, drinking Sam Adams Octoberfest, watching the Masters, and then seeing the movie Draft Day.
Happy Friday y'all.
Leaving the office early for the first round of 2014 golf. The first round of the year is not always pretty, but it will be fun. Got a new driver for my birthday and have been itching to hit it. Fingers crossed I don't put an idiot mark on it first time out.
Finishing up at the craft brewers conference in Denver.
Flying back home at 4 am tomorrow. It's been a hell of a week.
I want to go to that conference. I go to really, really boring conferences.
I'm so hungover, but the Tigers are in town tonight (San Diego) so this is like my Christmas. Just have to make it through the work day.
Don't want to work. 60 and sunny in Chicago.
Frozen Four final - rooting for Union to keep Gophers from approaching our 9 championships.
Great game last night. I only saw a few minutes of it but I saw all three goals. I doubt I will ever see a game end with a shorthanded goal with less than a second left.
Lost my job today. Commence drinking. Who's got any rum?
Just going to enjoy the weekend. Weather is improving and semester is winding out. Almost graduation time! WEEEEEE POSBANG