Shamrock 5K

Well, after my last 5K a couple weeks ago I decided I wanted to another one quickly.  I’ve probably over trained the past couple weeks since then and this past week I took it much easier after grinding out around 30 miles of running in an 8 or 9 day span.  I had a great 6 mile run with a friend last Sunday but ever since my legs have been feeling it.  I did a 2 miler on Tuesday and my right shin really hurt.  Damn those shin splints.  So in the interest of not aggravating that I only did …

Good Run

I went running with a friend from a former client today.  I have him on my Ragnar Relay team and we’ve been trying to hang out for a few months now.  We did 6 miles and overall I was pretty happy with it.  We finished in just about 10:00 min/mile pace.  It was a nice way to get the morning started and then we hit up a place called Smoke for a brunch afterwards. Definitely have picked up my running the past few weeks.  Since the last week of February I’ve done 30 miles.  Just last week I did about …

Tracking my Progress

Ok, I want to lose a litle weight.  I was down at 170 a few months back which is around where I want to be but I’ve gotten up to 180 recently.  A combination of my training going poorly and just bad eating.  So let’s get the ship righted!  I feel a lot better physically at 170…I think between 165 and 170 is my ideal weight.

Train on…

Well, my training is still going forward.  I won’t say its going well until I get my times down to where I am happy with them.  Right now my 11:30 minute miles are unacceptable but not surprising.  Really a combination of 6 weeks off the road and stifling heat when I do run isn’t making it easy.  I could run in the morning when its cooler but realistically I just can’t depend on myself to wake up consistently and do it.  And I don’t want to get into work later than I am now (now being around 8 – 8:30 most days).  I’ll do a morning …