Metabolic Training and Reaching New Levels

This morning I went back to my gym to have my cardio point test redone. Last week my trainer wanted to try it with me running faster on a flat surface, which is much more like typical running. The results were difficult to compare to my previous tests, so this morning we were back toContinue reading “Metabolic Training and Reaching New Levels”

Float Like a Butterfly

With this being day four of continuous rain, I was happy to have not lost power due to the strong winds last night. My gym also did not lose power, so I dodge a few down trees on my drive there and got in a swim. Lately one of my friends has been sharing swimContinue reading “Float Like a Butterfly”

Location

“Location. Location. Location.” A frequently used phrase that most often refers to real estate. Lately it has meant far more to me. Being at the right place at the right time. (rarely, though I wish it would happen more) Being at the wrong place at the right time. (this is my specialty and I learnContinue reading “Location”

Rain or Treadmill? That is the Question

While the East Coast prepares for the “perfect storm”, we are having the most imperfect weather here in Ohio. The past two days have been cold and rainy. Not terrible for a day like yesterday when I had two indoor workouts planned. Terrible this morning when I headed out to run 20 miles. I hadContinue reading “Rain or Treadmill? That is the Question”

Concern and the C Word

This morning I woke to a dreary, rainy day. My training plan called for a 40 to 50 minute easy run in zone 2 and then a swim. I ran 40 minutes easy. Usually I go for the longer time when given a choice. Today I felt like taking it a bit easy. Tomorrow isContinue reading “Concern and the C Word”

I’ve Got the Power

Today was framed with endurance workouts. First this morning I had spin class and we did an endurance workout that pushed to our anaerobic threshold. Each set would increase effort and each set lasted longer. By the end I felt I had a good ride. Since I have been attending spin class I have beenContinue reading “I’ve Got the Power”

My Anniversary

October 25th is a special day for me. In 1999 on this very date I ran my first marathon. Six months earlier I signed up with the Arthritis Foundation’s program Joints In Motion to run a marathon in Dublin, Ireland. I fund raised for the foundation and they trained me to run a marathon. LittleContinue reading “My Anniversary”

Feeling Sleepy

This morning was an easy run for 60 minutes in my zone two. With darkness and rain prevailing I had no trouble getting up and out to the gym. My run was good – five miles, time to read, and my heart rate averaged 131, within my zone 2. I felt energized and even hadContinue reading “Feeling Sleepy”

Without Limits

This morning I combined my scheduled tempo run with my cardio point assessment test. My trainer had scheduled a mile warm up, two to three miles tempo running in my zone 4 range, and then a mile cool down. Instead I did just under 3.7 miles with a mask on my face breathing into aContinue reading “Without Limits”

Back to the Core

My training must be paying off. When I woke up this morning my body was not as sore as I expected after running 16 miles yesterday. Of course I had some stiffness and my quads and hamstrings felt it, especially walking up stairs. But it was not any where as bad as what I haveContinue reading “Back to the Core”