|March 2008 Training and Race Schedule|
Beginning month At 201 lbs and 19 % body fat. I have lost 59 lbs up to this point.
Week Ending March 8, 2008
Sunday: 3 miles
Road 9:18 pace. Right Knee and Hamstring sore. It will
be hard to run many miles on the road since my treadmill out of
service for a few weeks.
Total miles for the week: 20 miles
Weight: 203 lbs 19% fat.
Week Ending March 15, 2008
Date: March 15, 2008
I felt really good for the race today. My weight was up to 208 lbs due to low mileage over the past few weeks. The temperature was around 35f with a 5mph wind. I ran a slow 1 mile warmup with a very fast last 1/4 mile. I started the race off a little faster today over the first 1/4 mile and felt ok. The first 1.5 miles went very good and I felt great, it was slightly flat and downhill but into the wind. The last 1.5 miles was uphill and alot slower. If it were flat I would have definitely been under 21:00. My Garmin put the distance at 3.15 which is about 6:53 per mile. I was in a very good race over the last 1/4 mile with a runner who normally finishes ahead of me. He passed me in the last 1/4 but I was able to keep behind him and pass him in the last 200 meters.
Total miles for the week: 22 miles Weight 202 lbs Fat 19 % Low mileage with sore legs and no treadmill
Week Ending March 22, 2008
Right knee and hamstring really sore and tight.
Date: March 22, 2008
This was one of my best efforts in a race over the past year. I cut 15 minutes off of last years time. Last year I finished 9th in my age group. The course was a little different this year due to flooding. The course was really wet and muddy in many spots, which slowed my overall time down by a few minutes. The temp was 35f with a 11 mph wind. The race started very fast and downhill for the first 1.75 miles. The middle part of the race was mostly uphill and flat. The last 3 miles were the worst as far as hills. I think I paced myself really well over the first half which allowed me to push up the steep hills in the last half of the race. My knee and hamstring felt ok today.
Total miles for the week: 22 miles Weight 203 lbs Fat 20 %
Week Ending March 29, 2008
DNR Right hamstring still bothering me. Feels ok once I
loosen up and running.
Total miles for the week: 22 miles Weight 202 lbs Fat 19.5 %
Total miles for month 102.5 Total miles for year 440
This was my lowest month since August of last year. I gained 1 lb this month. The low mileage was due to sore hamstring and knee.
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