Sunday, January 10, 2010

Progress

I am feeling the progress. I am not sure if its the 15 pounds lighter or the body chemistry change or both but boy I feel good. My running this week was effortless and fast. I started a little speed work this week. There is not a time goal for the LA Marathon but there sure is for Surf City. I want to be faster than 2 hours. Here is how the week went.

Monday-Recovery run of 4 miles.
Tuesday-Spin class and core. This particular spin class I decided to be 2 full turns of resistance ahead of the instructor. I felt awesome. No muscle fatigue at all.
Wednesday-4 mile regular old run. Kept it around 9:30.
Thursday-Hills. 4 miles. I found this trail about a mile and half from the clinic and decided I would run it. Its a gnarly up to the trail and even more up once you get to the trail. About a 400 foot gain in 2 miles! I finished the second mile in 8:30. Too fast but I felt it so I went with it.
Friday-Rest
Saturday-Long run of 12 miles. I felt really good. My wife and I run together and she wasn't feeling great. Our time does not indicate how fast we ran. Officially we averaged 10 min miles but that includes a lot of walking and hills. I was able to run this hill I usually put on the end of runs I cant normally run. I felt great. I felt SLOW at 9 min/mile pace. This week I will do more speed and see what happens. QUOTE:

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”
Peace Pilgrim

Im getting there.

7 comments:

Chuck said...

Glad to hear that things are going so well for you! I am registered for the half at Surf City, but I am not sure if I will be healthy enough to run. I strained my left hamstring a few weeks ago.

Shannon said...

Good to hear "your getting there." Perseverance and consistency are the keys.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Nice job on the progress

Jon Gilchrist said...

good work Ron...sounds like you are in a nice spot right now and your body and mind are responding well to the training!

Karl Stutelberg said...

Ditto to Jon's comment!

Heidi Austin said...

i'm stoked you are seeing your hard work pay off! Good luck getting ready for your upcoming races.

Ulyana said...

Your post made me smile. I'm very happy for you!