|June 2008 Training and Race Schedule|
Beginning month At 199 lbs and 18.5 % body fat.
Week Ending June 7, 2008
4.5 Miles Treadmill 1.0 Incline. Ran easy 9:23 Pace. Low
on energy and heavy today.
Total miles for the week: 20 miles Tired and sore this week. Achilles was really sore so I cut my mileage in half.
Weight: 205 lbs 19.5% fat.
Week Ending June 14, 2008
6.5 total miles. 10K Race Troy
Date: June 8, 2008
I started the race with a very good first mile and felt great. After mile 2 the heat really got to me. The temp was 85f with a 14 mph wind and 70% humidity. The last 2 miles were into the wind and very tough. I didn't drink enough water and felt dehydrated. It looked like many runners were 2 minutes slower than last year so I was happy I finished around the same time. My PR for this course was in the early 90's when I ran a 40:20. The finish of the race was a lap around the track and I was passed by many runners. I could barely hold on to a 7:30 pace on the track and felt really terrible as I crossed the finish line. The wind, Hills and temperature slowed my overall time down but I was happy to win the Clydesdale division again this year. My weight climbed back up to 212lbs due to my slow down over the previous 2 weeks.
Date: June 11, 2008
This race was in the evening; however, it was still over 90f. The humidity was 40% and there was a 10 mph wind. I started the race with one of my fastest miles and was able to build a pretty good lead. At the half way point I felt myself slowing and tried to pick the pace up. The 2nd place female finisher seemed to make up some ground over the last mile but was back to far to catch up. There were not many runners for the first race of the series. I finished 3rd last year with the same time. I think I could have run the last 1.5 miles faster if I had someone pushing me. This was my fastest pace of the year for a race. My weight was back down to 207 lbs before the race.
Date: June 14, 2008
I started the race at 207 lbs. The temp was 70, humidity 88% and a 6mph wind. The course was mostly flat and fast. I ended with a good time even with the humidity. I ran 2.5 mile warm up and was feeling really good for the race. I started a little slower than normal for the first half mile and enjoyed passing runners up until I slowed at the half way point. I hit the half way point in PR time and started slowing.
Total miles for the week: 41 miles
Weight: 202 lbs 19% fat.
Week Ending June 21, 2008
Total miles for the week: 11.5 miles
Weight: 206 lbs 20% fat.
Week Ending June 28, 2008
Date: June 28, 2008
I started the race at 211 lbs feeling heavy. The humidity was 85%. I felt good for the first half and managed to hold my normal pace. At the turnaround I knew it was going to be a slow race. This was a flat course where I should have been able to set a PR. My heart rate was higher than any previous race and was at 175 bpm at the finish. I really pushed hard over the last 200 meters passing the leader of my age group and holding him off at the finish. Poor performance probably due to poor training over the past 2 weeks.
Total miles for the week: 31 miles
Weight: 202 lbs 20.25% fat.
Week Ending July 5, 2008
5.5 miles treadmill 1.0 incline 8:49 Pace. Weight is back down
to 202 & 19.5% Fat
Total miles for the week: 42 miles Weight 202 lbs Fat 18 %
Total miles for month 116 Total miles for year 829
Poor month due to knee and hamstring soreness. Still able to keep my weight and body fat down.
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