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Final Post for 2013

December 31, 2013 — 2 Comments

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2013 was an interesting year. A few highs, some lows, and a lot of mehs. Here’s to hoping that 2014 is a better year.

I will be posting a 2013 Training recap in the coming days. I was just looking at my stats this morning and can’t believe the year I’ve had! I’m really looking forward to what 2014 holds.

One change for 2014 is that I am taking a break from the “postaday” blog thing. As I’ve looked at the content of my 2013 posts, they’ve been, well, pretty boring.  The majority were simply my daily “Training Journal” – hardly worth posting and really only posted to satisfy my “postaday” check mark. So, for 2014, I will only post when something strikes me as “postable”, significant milestones, race/run/ride reports, monthly training stats, and other stuff.  I know that are some other blogging projects on WordPress, who knows, maybe tonight I will get motivated and join one…

Happy New Year!


Training Journal – 12/31/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 4-mile run
  • Comments: I did 6.2 miles @ 8:27 avg pace, avg cadence of 97, & a run time of 54:21. [Strava]
  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 5-mile run
  • Comments: I did 10.2 miles @ 8:18 avg pace & a run time of 1:24:40. [Strava]
  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest day
  • Comments: Begrudgingly rested – at the “remind” of my wife. I wanted to ride, even set my kit and all, but rested.

Half Number Twenty

December 28, 2013 — Leave a comment

I capped off 2013 by running half marathon number 20 this morning, extending my race-a-month streak to 26.

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Today’s run was Brazen Racing’s New Year’s Eve (Almost) Half Marathon at Lake Chabot in Castro Valley.  I ended up with a time of 2:12:54 @ 9:57 avg. pace.  I’ll post a race report this coming week.


Training Journal – 12/28/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Brazen New Year’s Eve (Almost) Half Marathon
  • Comments: See above, more details to follow later this week. [Strava]

 

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Shakeout run for tomorrow’s half marathon & a day of carb loading
  • Comments: I did 4 miles @ 8:13 avg pace, avg cadence 94 & a run time of 33:24 [Strava]
  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 6-mile run
  • Comments: Dropped my wife’s car at the shop and ran home. I did 6.5 miles @ 8:10 avg pace, avg cadence 97 & a run time of 52:48 [Strava]

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2013 — Leave a comment

Today turned out to be a pretty good day: a nice, early morning 8-mile run, a quiet family breakfast, exchanging gifts, a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, a visit to the cemetery, and now a quiet evening of TV and surfing the net.

I also logged run number two in my new Altra 3-Sums. After ~15 miles, I’m really liking them!

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I’ve been “bah humbug-y” this Christmas season, so I’m looking forward to moving on…

Hope you had a Merry Christmas!


Training Journal – 12/25/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 6-mile run
  • Comments: I did 8.6 miles @ 8:37 avg pace, avg cadence 96 & a run time of 1:14:16 [Strava]