Former Couch Potato’s Training Blog

Post by:garvopolis

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 6:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

cold one!

so it was 12 degrees and I was tempted to go to the gym and use the TM but I really didn’t want to TM it.  the wind was relatively calm at 5 mph and the roads were dry, so I decided to go for it.  if the wind had been howling or the roads snowy/icy I would have hit the TM.  I was layered well and the the cold didn’t bother me except my face.  cheek bones were cold the first mile but ok after i heated up.  the chin was just cold the whole way.  could have used a balaclava.  still glad I didn’t cave and go to the TM.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 01/27/2015
  • Time: 06:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:24:00.00
  • Calories: 318
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:00/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 5:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

1/2 CardioX

up early and doin’ a little cardio with the wife.

Workout:

  • Type: General Cardio
  • Date: 01/27/2015
  • Time: 05:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:30:00.00
  • Calories: 221

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Post by:garvopolis

Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 7:15 am  |  No Comments »

 

morning ride

so i got to the office after doing core syn at home and hopped on the trainer.  first 4 miles were brutal.  legs were like jello; I was barely averaging 18.  I finally started pulling 19-19.5 after mile 4 and managed to maintain that the rest of the way to get the after up over 19.  feeling pretty good about the last 16 miles after struggling thru the first 4.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 01/26/2015
  • Time: 07:15:00
  • Total Time: 1:02:40.00
  • Calories: 796
  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Average Speed: 19.15 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 5:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

1/2 of Core Syn

so we got up and did about half of Core Synergistics this morning.  it was kinda ugly.  not cool how much I’ve lost from my lack of strength work.  I don’t think I’ll be able to stand from a seated position by this afternoon or be able to walk by tomorrow morning.  thanks Tony for all the squats and lunges.

Workout:

  • Type: Strength Training
  • Date: 01/26/2015
  • Time: 05:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:30:00.00
  • Calories: 179

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Post by:garvopolis

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 4:15 pm  |  No Comments »

 

great run

got to run outside.  temp was above freezing but add in the wind chill and it was around 32.  wore the new HokaOne shoes and the feet felt pretty good.  I’m a much better morning running than afternoon/evening runner and since it was afternoon and based on how I felt the first mile I was not optimistic for this one.  I managed to get over that and even though my watch had me targeting 8:20s I was a whole lot closer to 8s and pushed it under 8 in mile 5.  Pleased with my pace, but maybe not so much with my HR.  I wore the HR monitor for the first time in months and the HR was not so good.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 01/24/2015
  • Time: 16:15:00
  • Total Time: 00:39:29.00
  • Average Heart rate: 153
  • Max Heart rate: 169
  • Calories: 522
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Average Pace: 7:53.68/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

better lunch ride

better effort than Wed. feeling pretty good about this one.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 01/23/2015
  • Time: 12:00:00
  • Total Time: 1:01:10.00
  • Calories: 777
  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Average Speed: 19.62 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 6:45 am  |  1 Comment »

 

TM miles

So I FINALLY got to Running Lab on Tues and got me some new shoes.  HokaOne is the name and a sole with about 3x the cushioning is their game.  Mike (2014 Free Press Marathon Winner!) at Running Lab is the BOMB.  He spent probably 45 minutes with me, trying on shoes, talking technique, giving me 4-5 diff things to try to reduce my foot pain and analyzing my stride on the TM.  So cool.  I wouldn’t shop for running shoes anywhere else.

Running Lab also lets you return shoes even if you run outside in them and I would have run outside if not for the snow we got yesterday, so off to the TM I went.  It will be interesting getting used to these shoes.  The extra cushioning felt good the first 2 miles.  (Maybe 2 would have been a good idea, first time in a new shoe…)  The foot started to complain some after that but not too much.  I did notice the extra effort to push off while running in a spongy shoe.  You don’t have that same contact with the ground/TM.  It was kinda like running on the wet sand at the beach near the water, firm but with some give to it.  We’ll see how it goes with this shoe experiment.  I’ve got 30 days to try them and see if I like them.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 01/22/2015
  • Time: 06:45:00
  • Total Time: 00:33:34.00
  • Calories: 409
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:23.5/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 5:30 am  |  1 Comment »

 

Cardio X

another early rise to be my wife’s workout partner.  seemed a lot harder than it did on Tues….  arms were tired this morning and yesterday they were sore from the push-ups on Tues.   yeah it’s been that long….

Workout:

  • Type: General Cardio
  • Date: 01/22/2015
  • Time: 05:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:30:00.00
  • Calories: 221

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 4:00 pm  |  2 Comments »

 

uninspired

so my lunch ride got hijacked by work stuff and I had to defer until afternoon.  It was a somewhat uninspired effort but I got the miles in…

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 01/21/2015
  • Time: 16:00:00
  • Total Time: 1:02:45.00
  • Calories: 797
  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Average Speed: 19.12 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 6:00 am  |  1 Comment »

 

hit snooze…

so when you hit snooze and you really didn’t have time to hit snooze you end up having to cut your workout short.  still got in a decent swim, just not my full mile.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 01/21/2015
  • Time: 06:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:22:21.00
  • Calories: 189
  • Distance: 1,400 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:35.58/100yd

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Activities: Year to Date

Distances
Bike: 165 miles
Run : 40 miles
Swim: 5,000 yards
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 8.6 - 48.6%
 Swim: 1.3 - 7.5%
 Run : 5.5 - 31.1%
 Strength: 0.8 - 4.3%
 Cardio: 1.5 - 8.5%
  Total:17.6