Monday, January 25, 2010

Swing, swing, swing, from the tangles of...

1/25/10-1/31/10

Monday: Sore from yesterday, so did a super easy bike ride with Garrett. Nice and chill. Except I probably shouldn't have worn a sweatshirt. It got kind of hot so I took it off, and then it was just inconvenient. 14.

Tuesday: Warmup to Allen and back. Then 1 minute on, 4 off, 1 on, 2 off, 1 on, 1 off, 1 on. And 15 minutes cooldown. But yeah, apparently this time-trial-esque workout is supposed to be a good indicator of 1500 times. Maybe 3? 2? At least 3... I think...

Wednesday: My legs were being quite uncooperative today, particularly my right quad which decided quite spontaneously to be kind of angry with me. Really easy starting out semi-briskly and then exponentially dropping off all of sudden. Cut it off and iced. I'll say this was from last Sunday, because other than that, I really haven't been doing very much. Maybe 3...

Thursday: Garfield Park 4 lap tempo. Warmed up by running there. 15:15 for the four laps, apparently. The legs did not seem particularly excited to be running today, but it could've been worse. Maybe 7? Not sure though.

Friday: Pre-raceish deal. 4. Legs felt really heavy. And then 6 striders. First couple were good, but then they started to taper off in terms of quality. Eh.

Saturday: Off. Clearly, I am not being productive if I feel the need to get on here for the sole purpose of expressing today's lack of activity. Darn.

Sunday: Relaxed Huntington via Palomar with Natalya and Masha. My right foot felt kind of unhappy, so it was a less than ideal run. Otherwise, okay I suppose. 5.5.

Monday, January 18, 2010

So I wrote you a song.

The title of this week was going to be "Don't wake me, I plan on sleeping in." But it's not, because I'm going to get my act together. Or I'd better. I really have let this go on for far too long already.

1/18/10-1/24/10:

Monday: Off. At least I finished ACM and physics. I suppose one must not be too greedy. I kind of wish I had run though...

Tuesday: Going to be Full, but shortened to Upper. Arch tight. Will stretch more. 7.

Wednesday: Easy with Natalya and Masha. To San Gabriel (I think) on San Pasqual and back. 4.

Thursday: Lacy 3 on, 2 off x 5. We stayed pretty much together for most of it, and the last 3 on was especially good. A pretty decent workout, if I do say so myself. 5ish? Not sure.

Friday: Easy run. Down San Pasqual to San Gabriel and back. It ended up being semi-speedy though, what with merging parties with the guys and all. Kind of fun, except then I got tired. 4.

Saturday: Sore from Friday's easy run. Hmmm... Off.

Sunday: Carlsbad Half Marathon with S. Wuerth! The weather was pretty awesome. I mean, it got a little hot, but sunshine is pleasant, and it was probably close to ideal. Ran faster than expected, but still pretty slow. My legs started getting so sore though. Eh. A pleasant breakfast afterwards. And then I was really tired, and all I wanted to do is sleep. 13.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I don't want to feel this small.

1/11/10 - 1/17/10

Monday: Orange Grove variant. Felt pretty awful. I don't think I really needed to eat quite that much lunch. Also, I need to stretch more. 6. (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3406083). I might have forgotten a few turns though. The route back was kind of convoluted.

Tuesday: Around Lacy, followed by a few short drills and 10 striders. Chilled out for Lacy and first half of the striders (excepting the first). Stuck with Natalya for the second half. Maybe 4? 5?

Wednesday: Out and back to Garfield Park. Arch (particularly right) really tight. Also, legs were kind of sore. Otherwise, felt alright. 4.5.

Thursday: To Garfield, 3 laps, to farmer's market, back. Great Harvest is open. Had to stretch the calves at the stoplights on the way there, but they got better (I think). I still dislike tempos though. Maybe 6?

Friday: I hate Fridays... They are way too busy. Friday 400 in 81. With no warm up, no shoes, and after eating (I like making excuses for myself). Lacy the Long Way with Stephanie, Sylvia and Masha. Extended it a little because of time. Kind of painful, to be honest. 5, I suppose.

Saturday: Super chill ride... Didn't really feel up to climbing, so just cycled around above the Rose Bowl. Saw See's Candies and debated getting some, but then I decided they would melt. 18.

Sunday: Off.

Monday, January 4, 2010

So we begin again.

1/4/10 - 1/10/10

Monday: First day of practice. Lacy the Long Way. Went out at a pretty moderate pace, and picked it up a bit with Stephanie at the end. Felt alright. 4.

Tuesday: Huntington. Moderate pace with Sylvia for most of it. I have a feeling entries for a while will be featuring the word "moderate". Unless I decided to take advantage of a thesaurus and look for synonyms. I was rather full though, so it was kind of non-ideal. But that's okay. I mean, I like food... 5.

Wednesday: Rosemead with Stephanie. Ran with the guys (and Sylvia) until Madre where they turned off. We continued on to Rosemead, whereupon I began to putter out. But Stephanie was encouraging, so I put forth more effort. My legs were so so so dead. It was probably good for us, hopefully. About 6.5, because I round.

Thursday: My plans to take a day off were kind of foiled. Jogged down to Lacy, 16 striders (except for maybe 2) and then back. I didn't want to keep repeating the word "jogged". Maybe 3? 4? I don't even know...

Friday: Hillcrest variant with Stephanie and Masha in the morning. Susan was going to come, but unfortunately Henry wasn't feeling too great. Quite sore. I will be taking the weekend off. About 4. I think. (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3400576)

Saturday: Felt obligated to do something, so rode two loops down to Lotus. I thought about doing more, but then decided that what I really wanted to do was eat lunch. 11.

Sunday: Off. Pretended I know how to play tennis.