Former Couch Potato’s Training Blog

Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 7:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

zippy run

short run so I pushed the pace.  my back was stiff this morning.  still hasn’t recovered from last weeks muscle issue.  it hasn’t prevented me from working out, in fact it hasn’t even bother me on a workout until now.  it really tightened up badly near the end of the first mile and was quite bothersome the rest of the way.  not happy with this development.  otherwise pleased with my pace and it was a gorgeously cool morning for a run.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 08/27/2015
  • Time: 07:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:22:56.00
  • Calories: 303
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Average Pace: 7:38.6/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 6:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

short swim

little shorter swim.  pushed the pace.  felt better.  arms still don’t have the stamina to do this but it’s getting a little better.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 08/27/2015
  • Time: 06:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:14:17.00
  • Calories: 121
  • Distance: 900 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:35.14/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 7:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

better swim

pace was better.  still hate trying to swim with this new form.  back is a little better this morning.  tight but better.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 08/25/2015
  • Time: 07:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:29:00.00
  • Calories: 246
  • Distance: 1,800 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:36.48/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 6:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

morning run

I was not motivated this morning.  struggled a bit to get going.  good last mile @ 7:27.  I was all bummed that the deer weren’t out this morning on my way out on the bike path.  I was super excited to see 4 of them on the way back.  Fun surprise.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 08/24/2015
  • Time: 06:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:32:52.00
  • Calories: 400
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:13.15/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 5:40 pm  |  No Comments »

 

what is this 2 wheeled contraption??

Been so long I hardly recognized it!  I wanted to go for a ride and the weather was nice but this ride had a target.  It’s all McSween’s fault for introducing me to Strava.  My other friend Mike had beat my times on a couple segments, so I went to get them back.  This whole ride was structured with that objective.  The one segment I was 16th on with about a 21.5 average over a relatively flat 1 mile stretch.  I took that one from 2:45 down to a 2:17 and a 26.1mph pace to currently claim 2nd on that segment.  The other one I jumped from 16th at 21.3mph to 3rd at 23.8mph.  Couple more trophies…sorry Mike, I know I’m a jerk.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 08/22/2015
  • Time: 17:40:00
  • Total Time: 00:49:08.00
  • Calories: 624
  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.32 mph
  • Max Speed: 30 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 6:40 am  |  No Comments »

 

quick 3

beautiful cool morning.  started with an 8:20 then went 7:54 and finished with a 7:09.  felt good.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 08/21/2015
  • Time: 06:40:00
  • Total Time: 00:23:24.00
  • Calories: 310
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Average Pace: 7:48.14/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 7:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

pokey swim

really trying to work on this change in form.  don’t like it.  don’t like my pace.  didn’t like this swim….but I’m working on it…

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 08/20/2015
  • Time: 07:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:30:14.00
  • Calories: 256
  • Distance: 1,800 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:40.76/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 6:15 am  |  1 Comment »

 

5 miler

no long runs or long rides this weekend.  no long bricks.  no training at all.  after a weekend of house and yard projects, family events and such it was time to get back to some training.

I hate that sunrise isn’t until 6:44 now.  that’s SO wrong.  It’s still summer people!  summer time means lots of daylight…starting early.  I should not need a headlamp after 6am in August.  It’s just not right.

This was a pretty decent run.  I did a big negative split to get my average down.  I was barely under 8:30s thru 3 so the last 2 miles were a 7:56 and a 7:17.  I signed up to run the 2nd leg of the Freep Marathon in October with a relay team.  It’s only 6.4 miles but my goal is to run that at 7:15s so I’ve got a lot of speed work, tempo runs and such in my near future.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 08/17/2015
  • Time: 06:15:00
  • Total Time: 00:40:37.00
  • Calories: 494
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:07.14/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 7:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

back in the pool

tried working a lot on my new form.  it’s hard.  I don’t like it but hopefully I’m progressing with it.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 08/14/2015
  • Time: 07:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:19:53.00
  • Calories: 168
  • Distance: 1,200 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:39.29/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 8:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

tempo run

wasn’t really planning to push the pace but I was super late getting started.  right knee and a few other parts were a bit wonky to start but they sorted themselves out by mile 3 so I lowered the hammer to a 7:16 finish.

:-)

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 08/13/2015
  • Time: 08:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:23:35.00
  • Calories: 312
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Average Pace: 7:51.82/mile

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Activities: Year to Date

Distances
Bike: 1,594 miles
Run : 417 miles
Swim: 108,100 yards
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 82.6 - 47.1%
 Swim: 29.0 - 16.5%
 Run : 58.0 - 33.0%
 Strength: 2.0 - 1.1%
 Cardio: 4.0 - 2.3%
  Total:175.6