Monday, August 30, 2010

Run #24

"Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete" - Willie Shoemaker

After getting home from spin class, Brett and I headed out and went out for a run. He was going to go on more of an 'adventure' run so I let him use my Garmin since I was going to do the usual Lake Eola square loop and then see what else happens.

I finished the 1.35 miles, felt good so I kept running the same path - b/c I didnt have my garmin I tried to estimate where the 2 mile mark would be but I ended up being short according to map my run.

My calves though after finishing and walking back - holy burn - like this really hurt, they started to feel tight -going down into my achilles - like wow - anyone have anything similar?

Results of Run #24
Distance: 1.88 miles
Time: 18:16
Avg pace: 9:42 / mile

Spinning Mondays #5

Its the Birthday Spin Class!!! Ok so tomorrow is my birthday and because the group doesnt do spin together on Tuesdays - tonight was the celebration.

Alex made an awesome mix of songs for class tonight and MaryKay brought a balloon so I could have it on my bike and Jourdan (though couldnt make it) sent 'Glory' cookies via Alex - SO wrong! (side note : Glory cookies are chocolate chip cookies from Costco which are amazing)

Tonight was so much fun - thanks to my awesome friends for making such a great evening!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Run #23

"Just do the best with what you have and you'll soon be doing it better" - Gil Hodges

Wow - what a huge difference in running at 630 rather than almost 8pm. It was H-O-T!!
Was planning on the lake eola loop like normal and see what was going to happen from there but it was way too hot. So I did the loop, then just had to stop because I found it 1 I was running pretty quick and then with the heat it just took it out of me. So I stopped the timer and then caught my breath and gave myself a few mins before running/walking some more while my husband finished his run.

Results of Run #23
Distance: 1.21 miles
Time: 11:08
Avg pace: 9:14 / mile
M1 - 9:19
M2 (.21) 8:51 pace

Results of Run #23 part 2 (Run/Walking)
Distance: .81 miles
Time: 9:02
Avg pace: 11:13 / mile

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cycle #2

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride" - John F. Kennedy

Again another later ride than usual. Started at 10am and the silly Garmin while locating satellite died. SO no such luck on knowing distance or time. Luckily before I left I checked the clock so I could check it when I got back and at least knew time and then with the help of I could get distance.

Note: Map my run isnt fun if you make numerous loops - or go down and back the same road more than once.

Results of Cycle #2
Distance: 9.6 miles
Time: 33 minutes
Pace: 17.5 mph avg

Road ID

I got my Road ID in the mail! Never heard of it? Go to their website and check it out. its a great product that could save your life one day.
I got the fabulous pink and I Love it!! OH and when I ordered they gave me a coupon code I could pass along to my friends and its good for $1 off.
Coupon Number: ThanksHollie823390

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Swimming #3

"To swim or not to swim? there is no question" - Author Unknown

End of another work day - had my bag packed to go swimming after work and though it wasnt going to be long, I was kind of dreading to go. Once I got to the pool though I was glad I went. I had to be somewhere at 6 so I only got in about 25 mins of real swimming

500 yd warm up
short rest/water break
500 yd swim (free style)
150 yd kick cool down

Monday, August 16, 2010

Run #22

"Even if you fall flat on your face at least you are moving forward" - Sue Luke

So went to spin class and got home and really wanted to throw in the towel. Legs were not feeling a run but 'the boss' decided we were going.

The usual square around lake eola was the goal (thanks to map my run and a little cut and paste I'm finally adding a visual)
Results of Run #22
Distance: 1.33 miles (according to the Garmin)
Time: 13:09
Avg Pace: 9:53 / mile
M1: 9:46

Spinning Mondays #4

Ok so this segment is kinda dull. Mondays are always the same, leave work - head to gym - change - 30ish minutes of doing weights - quick warm up on the elliptical then 6pm to 7pm spin class.

Class was great tonight - lots of hill work so legs were a little jello afterwards and were begging to go home and relax - I can tell you that didnt happen.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cycle #1

"The Bicycle is a curiuos vehicle. Its passenger is its engine." - John Howard

Well this is weird to write Cycle #1 - In July I started back up riding and did a 10 mile, a 24 mile and a 20 mile ride but because I wasn't blogging or updating daily mile they cant really count in blogger land can they? ::sigh::

Last night Brett and I went to my in-laws who live 18 miles away (its like our Hampton get away since we live downtown in the city and they are more in the country in a neighborhood where each house is on a minimum 2 acre lot).

Well last night our dog Kady decided at 230 she needed to go out, well she woke me up so I woke Brett up to take her, well she was in a weird mood and wouldnt potty so at 330 am brett finally came back to bed - so needless to say my goal of getting up 'early' to go ride was delayed since we didnt get up until 930. I changed, got the bike ready and went out at about 10am. Umm yah, there is a reason why its best to get up early and run/cycle because its so gosh darn hot.
I'm glad I went but at the same time, I dont really enjoy going alone so I dont venture too far, Just a warm up lap around the neighborhood, leave the neighborhood (and wait for the gate to creep open UGH!) and go into the neighborhood next door and ride since to ride on the main road has the bike lane give out and people are a little speedy.

Results of Cycle #1
Distance: 8.61 miles
Time: 34:09
Pace: 15.12 mph avg

Friday, August 13, 2010

Giveaway Post

I'm not giving anything away but who can pass up a pair of free socks?
A friend of mine through her blog is obtained socks to give away and from the looks of them and her review sound amazing! What I dont get is they dont sell in Florida (BOOO!) who does that? We have almost the best weather on Earth so why not sell here 365 days of the year?

Anyways -
go there and its her Bday post today if youre interested :)

Happy Birthday Courtney!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Swimming #2

"Seven days of no swimming makes one weak" - Author Unknown

I've been slacking some on my swimming so today after work to the pool I went. I was hesistant to go because after work its like I'd much rather go home and do nothing but once I got in the pool I almost didnt want to go.

I was a little sore after yesterday's gym class and run so I wasnt sure how I'd really feel but being in the pool was great.

500yd warm up
short water break
500 yd swim
150 yd kick cool down

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Run #21

"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through" - Rosalynn Carter

Tonight I went to the gym for Core which focuses on maintaining a strong core while we do 3 minutes of strength and 3 minutes of endurance work with heavy and light weights to your choosing. OOh wait backup, prior to class got on the elliptical and did about 28 mins on an interval program and went 2.0 miles. So Core- awesome class, 45 mins long then 15 mins of straight ab work after. I <3 it. Came home, started drinking some chocolate milk (read somewhere chocolate milk after running or workouts is good for you so I'm trying it). B/c i was in workout gear and gross I figured might as well go for a run around the lake again.

Oh boy was it hot outside. While i was at the gym it poured outside so at approx 730 when i went to run it was nice and sticky and hot. Plan was to go around the lake square which is 1.35 and see if I can maintain what I did on monday. Completed the 1.35 and felt pretty good so i kept going and hit 1.5- whoot whoot Im happy.

Results of Run #21
Distance: 1.50 miles
Time: 14:30
Pace: 9:40/mile

*need to really get the garmin charged so i can update my splits - hopefully this weekend as i need to find the charger (oops)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Run #20

"It hurts up to a point and then it doesnt get any worse." - Ann Trason

After spin class Brett anted to go for a run so out to lake eola we went. I figured lets give it a try, havent ran after spin class in a while and I didnt get up this morning so a run was overdue.

Its nice running at night because its not 8 billion degrees outside so the square around lake eola was the distance tonight and I did it and was proud of myself.

Results of Run #20
Distance: 1.35 miles
Time: 12:51
Avg Pace: 9:31 / mile

Spinning Mondays #3

Birthday Spin Class!!!

Tonight as Jourdans birthday so tonight at spin was the birthday celebration. Great music with great company. Then after class, we had cupcakes. Yes totally defeates the purpose of working out but it was so good.

So again like always 6-7pm spin class. had a great time and a great workout.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Swimming # 1

Seventy-Five percent of our planet is water - can you swim? - Author Unknown

Tonight these soles got wet. To the pool I went and I loved every moment. I've been swimming for I dont know how long. I swam in high school and was a lifeguard so I <3 H2O. I cant describe it. Just something about me and the water and just the calmness of swimming i love.

So the last time I was in the pool was hmm maybe at the beginning of the year? Yes its been that long that I cant remember - sorry. So tonight I told the pool I was sorry and it paid me back by being a tad bit chilly (but it was worth it)

So tonight
500 yard freestyle warm up
250 yard kick
250 yard pull
300 yard freestyle finish (not really a cool down because i'm not taking it easy)

1300 yard total :) I was in the pool for about 40 mins - what takes time is kicking and pulling since youre going somewhat slower. I hope to keep this up and get faster and go further :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Spinning Mondays #2

Ok so you might be thinking where is the 1st post for Spinning Mondays. Well its wayyy back in October 2009. I figure if I want to keep this up, lets document everything (well almost everything).

Monday, Gym 6pm Spin Class <3 <3 <3. Yes its the best. Love the class, love the challenge, love the instructor, love my friends that go with me.

Monday class is popular- to get a # for class you basically have to be at the gym between 5 & 520pm at the latest or you can forget it. So I'm there at 5 on the dot to get my golden ticket. So what do I do between 5 & 6. Some of teh time is spent chit chatting with friends but I've started doing some weight machines and trying to get in 2 sets of a 9 machine circuit. (if I get desperate I'll post more info but for right now this is all youre getting). It can vary though - If I am good and get my 2 sets in, sometimes i'll do a 3rd or sometimes I'll go and walk on the treadmill or do the stairclimber before class. :)

Run # 19

"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and feet. It's also good for the ground. It makes it feel needed." - Charles Schultz

So 7am, alarm goes off. Snooze button is pressed. 7:15 alarm goes off - repeat pressing Snooze Button. 7:20 really open eyes and decide I'll get up now and go for a run.
Nothing fancy, just a 'quick' mileish run around lake eola.

In the morning because I'm 1/2 asleep still all I grab is my iPod. I really need to take the Garmin to measure distance - it just takes the darn thing forever to find a satellite.

So get down to the lake - and I think i'm 'jogging' because I'm not dying as I would be on a run. I complete the loop and decide to keep running up to the next intersection. This whole process lasts 3 songs with Britney's "Break the Ice" as my starting song (since I feel i'm breaking the ice on the run since its been a while). Well wow the 3 songs I listened to, total 9:45 - guess i didnt really jog like I thought and I guess I really need to take the garmin to know how far I'm really going. If its 1 mile - not too shabby - if its 1.1 then wow looks like i can say i'm improving.

Results of Run # 19
Distance: 1.0 or maybe 1.1 miles
Time: 9:45


Wow its been a while - and yes I do this a lot (drop off the face of the earth and then try to come back with a vengence).

I know its really August 2nd but close enough to start over again.

August shall be a good month (Or at least I hope). I havent done a whole lot when it comes to racing - just havent had the bug and with all the chaos this year (in-laws moving, brett surgery, me surgery, brothers wedding etc) I want to finish out 2010 as my training year and have 2011 as my race year.

So here we go...again.