Sunday, January 18, 2009

Keeping at it.

This past week has been crazy! We didn't have school this past Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday due to the very cold temps. My computer was reading -28 on Thursday and that is without the windchill! Crazy!

On Friday, Tammy and I hit up the gym together. It is wonderful having a wife that works out more than me! Today was a great work out. I still have a long ways to go to get to where I want to be, but I am slowly getting in better shape. I have even lost a couple of pounds of fat!

I always start off with a .1 mile walk on the treadmill and them run 10 minute pace and gain speed up to 8:30 pace until I get to half a mile and then I stretch just a bit. Then I start the treadmill on random again on setting 3 and start around 9 minute pace or so. I finished the next two miles slowly increasing my speed to 8 min pace. Pathetic for a lot of runners, but since I am a very average Joe I am ok with it. I then did three miles at 7:40 pace. After the 45 minutes I finished at about 5.5 miles. Then my typical .4-.5 cool down.

Today, Tammy and I went in again. This was to be just a nice comfortable run for an hour. I again did the .5 warm up and stretch then set the treadmill for 60 minutes and ran about 7.2 miles or so. I think it is around 8:15 pace. I felt really good today and the pace was comfortable.

Happy training!


Andy said...

Hey Paul, my wife and I are planning a trip to Colorado in March. We'll be in the Fort Collins and Estes Park /Rocky Mt National Park area. I'm researching to find a lodge or cabin to stay in. If you have any recommendations, send them my way! andrewdeano at hotmail dot com.

Paul said...

I know that YMCA camp of the Rockies is suppose to be pretty cool. I have a friend that is very familiar with Estes. I will ask him.

Jim, are you reading this? If so, what are your recommendations? If you can't post to blogger just email me. Thanks!

Good luck!