Thursday, October 16, 2008

Team USA MN video

For those who would like to see a nice video on a few of the Team USA MN guys doing there last hard workout before TCM Go to the link. I found it great to see.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Week in Review

So I thought I would do a little week in review from last week. Overall it was a good week. I had a few real good runs. I have been feeling pretty solid overall with most of my runs feeling at a solid pace. Other than that not much to report.

Monday 10/6- Ran from home before work. I ran in the Newtons and boy did I feel fast. Maybe it was just good to get out. 5 miles

Tuesday 10/7- Ran after work down by the lakes and up the parkway. Once more felt good/ easy and fast. I wear my heart monitor everyday so I do not over do it. I kept it at like 140 bpm for most of the run. I like to keep it around that most days. I think I will go in the winter and have my MAX Vo2 and such tested. That is something Paul and I have been talking about both doing. Towards the end of the run I did a quick stop by Kyra's soccer game. Go Kenny Park !!! 8 miles

Wednesday 10/8- Ran before work out at Hyland. I felt real good and the weather was great. Fall running is so great !!! I wanted to run the hills hard and felt like I did that. Solid loop. 9 miles

Thursday 10/9- I got out after Evan's daycare pot luck dinner. It was great to see all the kids and parents from St John's and have some food. Evan liked showing us more of his friends. Plus the book fair was big for him. I did Nick and my tangeltown hill loop. I was doing good on the climbs !! 8 miles

Friday 10/10- Ran in the morning with Sonya and Evan. It was a nice and easy loop around Lake Harriet. 5 miles

Saturday 10/11- Ran before work from home. Did the normal lakes loop. I felt pretty good. Saw Katie McGreggor and some other Team USA gal's out on their run. 7 miles

Sunday 10/12- I met Paul out at Hyland for a early 6am start time run. We got in a good 9 miles + loop before Sonya hooked up with us. From there we did one more loop for a solid 18-19 miles day. I felt very good. It was great to run with Paul and Sonya !! After the run we went to a special memorial spin class for Sonya's mom. Man two hours of spinning after that run was tuff. I was very cashed out the rest of the day. 18+ miles running & 2 hours of spinning for the day.

Week totals where pretty good= 62 miles

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Congrat's to MATTY G

Just wanted to say way to go to my buddy Matt Gabrielson who was second at last weekend Twin Cities Marathon !!! Also nice job to Josh and Lundo as well with there top 20 races as well.

I also want to say creat job to my wife Sonya who ran 3:08 once aging. I know she was bumbed about this but giving everything else I was proud of her !!

Man has it been awhile

So I know it has been awhile since the last post. Sorry blogging has not been on the top of my list as of late. More on that later. Now let me catch you up on things with me I guess......

Well where I left things like over a week and a half ago was good. Two weekends ago was a great weekend of running. I got in a super great hard cranking run agter work at Hyland Park. Now I knew I had a long run the next morning with Paul but it just felt to good to fly on the trails. I was attacking them. It has been some time since I felt like I was attacking the run. I got in a 56 min loop which normaly takes me like 1 hour 10 mins or so on a good day. My great tunes help cary me on this run. Man nothing like a little Rage against the machine to fuel the fire !!!!

Sundays run did prove to be harder after the run the day before but it was also so sweat. I ran with Paul and his dog Sunshine for a 23 miler down on the river bottoms. Nick ran the first 4.5 miles with us which was nice as well. On this run Paul and I kept the pace hot. On the way back we knew this was going to be a very solid run in both distance and in pace. Hell at one point on the longest climb on the trail I even got my heart rate up to 170. All in all a good run as I ended up with like 63 miles for the week.

Last week was very different. As I was doing my best to help Sonya get ready for TCM I knew I might need to scale back some. Plus after last week that might be a good idea. But much to my unhappiness about it all I found myself in one more of my weeks from hell running wise. One of the weeks where I feel depressed about my running and having the feeling of just not wanting to do it at all. As much as I hate feeling like this I wonder if I might be better for it in the end ? I do know that my Leadville run is just part of my problem. I feel like I need to find a way to get back to being that guy who just like 3 years ago ran 3:42 at Trail mix and a 16:08 100 miler at Fans just 5 days after running a solid sub 17 min 5k. What I need to do I do not know just yet but I look foward to never giving up and trying to find out what that "thing" is. In the end I thing I got in like 30 miles of running in like 4 runs.