Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Weary repetition.

12/26/11-1/1/11

Monday: Same as last Saturday.

Tuesday: Off.

Wednesday: Same as Monday, except for 30 min. Flying back to LA.

Thursday: Upper Arroyo, 6-ish I think. Slow.

Friday: Huntington, slow and unpleasant. 5. Friday 400 in 85. Ehh...

Saturday: Glendale Loop Extended. 25-ish. Felt really slow and out of shape.

Sunday: To the River Trail and back. 30. Took it easy.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bleh.

12/19/11-12/25/11:

Monday: Met up with RY and wandered around Mongkok catching up. We spent like 3 hours waiting for a table at this dim sum place before giving up and getting take-out. :/ Anyways, I decided that I needed to stop playing Fruit Ninja and get my shit together, so I attempted a track workout in the evening. I was actually kind of excited to run with the HKUST Track Club, until I realized that they don't actually exist. I decided to make an effort anyways. 6 x 700-ish in 2:56; 2:49; 2:49; 2:43; 2:57; 2:50. Walked the 100 for rest and took 3 min after the first 3. So I think I need to get in better shape and do more speed work.

Tuesday: I'm pretty sure this was off.

Wednesday: 45 minutes on the elliptical, resistance 7 at 150 strides/min (that's the unit they use!). Pretty meh. Then 15 minutes on the rowing machine.

Thursday: Identical to Wednesday, except without the rowing machine.

Friday: Friday 400 in 82. So so so slow. So so so unmotivated. After that, ran up and down hills around campus for a bit. I'll call this 30 minutes of running. I am being generous.

Saturday: Identical to Thursday.

Sunday: Off.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

So. Unmotivated.

12/12/11-12/18/11:

Monday: Running in the rain; Lacy the Long Way. Felt super unmotivated and not really excited about moving. Let's say 5.

Tuesday: This weird neighborhood loop with Natalya. 4.6, according to Natalya's Garmin. I feel like Garmins are becoming increasingly common these days.

Wednesday: Off, traveling to HK.

Thursday: Off, thought about going to the HKUST Track Club practice, but didn't in favor of eating/sleeping at an earlier time.

Friday: Went to the track intending to run. Instead ran about 10 minutes, did some drills, ran the Friday 400 (in 79... bah), and then ran home. At least running home required going up a hill that took about 15 minutes. A cursory attempt to have exercised.

Saturday: Tranced out in the elliptical for 45 minutes at probably average of about 160 rpm or whatever their metric is (resistance 8), if I ever want to compare with records from that terrible summer where I gained weight). I think my calves are sore from the hill... :( Then used the rowing machine for about 10 min, lifted for maybe 5 min, and went home.

Sunday: Just going through the motions... Stationary bike for 10 min, then elliptical-ed for 20 min at about 150 rpm, resistance 6.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My heart's a stereo. It beats for you, so listen close.

12/5/11-12/11/11

Monday: To Garfield and back via Lacy Park with Juliette and Stephanie R. So so so out of it... Tired... About 6.

Tuesday: Some Lorain-ish variant with Juliette and Stephanie R. 58 min, I think? About 7.

Wednesday: Super easy up Hill to Villa, then back down Lake with Juliette and Stephanie R. Probably about 4.

Thursday: Super Patrician (at last... I feel like this first came up with SWuerth freshman year) with Juliette and Stephanie R. It made me miss the days of stopping in Old Pas to eat on the way home, and of stopping to buy water at the random Ralphs... Time goes by quickly, and I feel old. 15-ish, by Juliette's Garmin.

Friday: Hillcrest with Juliette and Stephanie R, probably about 4. Finished with the Friday 400 in 77. Negative split!

Saturday: Brown Mountain with JSchor and Keeley. Calves were pretty tight, and I was not going very fast on the way up. The way down was chill as usual though (I like downhills!) and the flat bit back to the car seemed rather rapid. 8.