Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Week 2 begins and a new runner takes the field

So I completed my first of week 2 last night and I feel pretty good. I missed my goal by about 7m or so. Now knowing that the iPhone isn't the most accurate GPS device in the worked I could very well have hit my goal and not known it. Either way I'm still happy with my performance. I purchased, or thought I purchased 2 Compression Calf Sleeves from Zensah. Some how I only purchased 1. I have a second one coming now that I realized my mistake. I used the one after my run last night as I didn't want look like an idiot running with just one. Let me tell you, they make a big difference in recovery. My calves didn't hurt near as much today as they have in the past week. Now some of that could just be in my head but even if it is in my head, I'll take it. My wife decided tonight that she wanted to get in on it as well. She did pretty good and I'm proud of her. I think that it will be good for both of us in the long run. I hope that she can stick with it. Not to mention that I hope that I can stay faster than her. ;)

All that being said here are the results from last night's runs.

Vryce Day 1 Week 2
Distance 3.93km Time 29:47 min Avg. Pace 7:34 min/km
Avg. Speed 7.92 km/h Climb 10m

Distance 2.85km Time 29:24 min Avg. Pace 10:19 min/km
Avg. Speed 5:81 km/h Climb 43m

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Week one completed

Normally I like to post these the day after my run as I am running at night. This one kind of fell to the way side. I have been feeling better and better with run. That being said these rest days have been really nice. So week two is beginning tomorrow night. I'm hoping the weather stays nice as I really don't want to run in the rain, but I will if it comes to it.

My last run was nice. I change my route and there was a nice cool breeze. Not enough to make you feel cold, but just enough to keep feeling refreshed, it was great. All my runs this week have averaged about 3.5km. I'm quite happy with this. Although this coming week I would like to break 4km, but I don't think that the change is enough.

I did change over from TrekSport VFF's to my KSO's and I must say that I like running in the thinner soles more. The ground feel was better and I was able to listen to my feel a little more.

Anyways, here are the numbers from Friday. I'm still proud of my boy for sticking with and helping me to stick with it as well.

Vryce - Day 3 Wk 1
Distance - 3.78 km Time - 30:03 min Avg. Pace 7:58 min/km
Avg. Speed 7.54 km/h Climb - 12m

KAVIK - Day 3 Wk 1
Distance - 2.83 km Time - 28.:37 min Avg. Pace 10:07 min/km
Avg. Speed - 5.93 km/h Climb 41m

Thursday, June 2, 2011

And so it continues...

My last run was around my neighborhood, which is ok, but doesn't give me a good idea how just how far I have run. You can run 4 or 5 laps around a track, or in my case a big block, and it's just a loop. So this time I went a little larger and it worked out well and gave me a better perspective what I had done. I got all my intervals this time and managed to get a little more distance in. Even though my calves are a little stiff. I think I need to convince my wife we need a hot tub, but it's not going to happen so I'll take a hot bath this weekend on my 2 day rest cycle.

I've been doing my running in Vibram Five Finger shoes. Specifically the Treksport model. Unfortunately this model isn't good for road surfaces. The sole is a little too stiff and I've developed a blister on one foot just behind my toes. Don't get me wrong, I love these shoes. I'm just not going to run in them anymore, well not on roads surfaces, maybe trail running down the road. I'm going to start using my KSOs for running. The softer sole should work out better for me.

Now while running last night I did make a mistake and stopped my runkeeper app so I have 2 sets of stats for my run. It happens and I'll make sure not to do it again. On a side note, my friend KAVIK's wife has started running the same program on his off nights. I think that this is great and I'm proud of her as well. I mentioned this to my wife and she said, "I bet I could do it too." I'll let her think about the idea and then try and get her going on it. Any ways, here's how we did last night.

Vryce - Day 2 Wk 1 (part 1)
Distance - 2.68km Time - 19:39 min Avg. Pace - 7.19 min/km
Avg. Speed - 8.19 km/h Climb 5m

Vryce - Day 2 Wk 1 (part 2)
Distance - .96km Time - 8:53 min Avg. Pace - 9:14 min/km
Avg. Speed - 6.50 km/h Climb 1m

KAVIK - Day 2 Wk1
Distance - 2.7km Time - 28:34 min Avg. Pace - 10:34 min/km
Avg. Speed - 5.68 km/h Climb 44m