Former Couch Potato’s Training Blog

Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 7:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

ran Hines

from Haggerty to Newburgh.  I made the mistake of running with the wind on the way out. made for a tough run coming back!  barely managed a negative split.  and it was so comfortable running with the wind and soooo much colder running into it.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 12/18/2014
  • Time: 07:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:33:39.00
  • Calories: 410
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:24.91/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 12:30 pm  |  No Comments »

 

another lunch ride

pretty good pace today.  was late getting started.  really had to change out the back tire from a road tire to the trainer tire.  i’d already done too many trainer miles on the road tire.  what a pain.  took me nearly half an hour….greasy hands…grease on one of the white panels of my bike shorts…argh.  done with that task for about five months.  still on track to make my mileage goal.  100 more to go!

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 12/17/2014
  • Time: 12:30:00
  • Total Time: 1:00:30.00
  • Calories: 1025
  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Average Speed: 19.83 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 6:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

decent swim

not exactly tearing it up like I did last week, but not too shabby either.  felt like a good effort.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 12/17/2014
  • Time: 06:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:28:27.00
  • Calories: 241
  • Distance: 1,800 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:34.7/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 7:15 am  |  No Comments »

 

no deer

:(  very disappointing to not see my deer this morning.  i’ve become accustom to my deer sightings on my early morning runs.  it gives me something to look forward to….keeping an eye out for them.  it was foggy and warm again this morning.  probably last one for a long time.  i’ll have to layer up again next time.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 12/16/2014
  • Time: 07:15:00
  • Total Time: 00:32:45.00
  • Calories: 399
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:11.13/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 7:15 am  |  No Comments »

 

just trainer miles

nothing special.  not a lot of push in the legs today.  actually had to work hard the last 5 miles to get the average over 18.  better than no miles…  closing in on the goal.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 12/15/2014
  • Time: 07:15:00
  • Total Time: 1:06:15.00
  • Calories: 841
  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.11 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 8:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

no watch

well at least no garmin.  this run should have been yesterday, but I had a nice breakfast date with my wife instead.  this morning it was a balmy 49 and I was out there running in a single layer (not the usual 3 layers for Dec) and no hat or gloves.  crazy right?!  So I think I’m on to something with my lousy weekday runs at 5AM, because I was flying this morning and feeling pretty good.  first time I’ve run more than 3 in a month and I was really pleased with it.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 12/14/2014
  • Time: 08:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:39:54.00
  • Calories: 528
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Average Pace: 7:58.72/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 12:30 pm  |  No Comments »

 

lost focus

i was too distracted by my show and didn’t push very hard the second half of this ride.  made up the 4 miles i didn’t get in yesterday though.  not bad.  closer to the goal….

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 12/12/2014
  • Time: 12:30:00
  • Total Time: 1:18:05.00
  • Calories: 992
  • Distance: 24 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.44 mph

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Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 4:00 pm  |  No Comments »

 

just trainer miles

this was supposed to be 20 and done on Wed.  didn’t happen yesterday and only had time for 16…

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 12/11/2014
  • Time: 16:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:51:17.00
  • Calories: 651
  • Distance: 16 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.72 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 7:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

better swim

pushed hard today.  did 6 sets of 6.  my breaks are still too long but this was my fastest mile done in sets since April of 2013, so it was a good effort.  noodle armed by the end though…

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 12/11/2014
  • Time: 07:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:27:28.00
  • Calories: 233
  • Distance: 1,800 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:31.72/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:00 am  |  1 Comment »

 

ugh!

I’ve decided Wed runs are not for me.  that’s 2 in a row that were not good.  perhaps the necessity of running an hour earlier is the problem.  i’m pretty sure i wasn’t awake until mile 3.  i did see my deer this morning though.  that was nice.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 12/10/2014
  • Time: 06:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:25:42.00
  • Calories: 313
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:34.29/mile

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Activities: Year to Date

Distances
Bike: 1,900 miles
Run : 454 miles
Swim: 134,200 yards
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 98.9 - 48.7%
 Swim: 35.9 - 17.7%
 Run : 62.6 - 30.9%
 Strength: 4.7 - 2.3%
 Cardio: 0.8 - 0.4%
  Total:202.9