Saturday, June 13, 2009

THE BIG 5--6

Another week of solid training is in the books...
Heres how I broke it down.
Monday, upper body and leg workout..
12 minutes of Rope Skipping high cadence
Tuesday 6 mile trail run...attacking hills..and strong tempo..working on easy gait, but quick turnover...
Wednesday--Same as Monday
Thurs..5 mile trail run running uphill much of the first 1.5 miles...work on strong finish to the run..in the rain
Friday Light lifting and Skipping Rope
Today early start to a planned 11 mile trail run. Got underway at 6am..cool morning..but perfect... Heres a couple of pics of what I ran into at North Chagrin Reservation. Got 5.8 miles in before I met up with Andy, Dale, Betty and Dick and Suzanne. I ran another hour with Andy while the others settled into their own paces and trails. I finished with 10.5 miles. Good effort and best part is I am at the stage where my legs are recovering very well from longer runs. For the week, 22 miles, which was a planned down week. Next week, I will ramp up the mileage.
Weight situation. I dropped another pound and thats 13.5 to date. I am close to the weight I am comfortable.
Also...next week, I hit the big 5--6. So, in keeping with the insanity that is my birthday-fitness challenges..I am pondering a way to bring it in. Last year at 11:59pm, on a high school track, I did everything 55. 55 laps on the quarter mile track. 55 reps on each weight exercise..etc..
This year, I just might take off an try to run my own 50 miler. I did the math. I can plot a 2 mile trail in the woods. If I run 25 of those...I will hit 50 miles. That way, I have many chances to swing by the car and grab any water-gu's-nourishment I need. Buddies, Tim, Suzanne and others are running the Mohican 50 miler next Saturday and I am really bummed that my schedule won't permit me to make it to Mohican. I wish them well.

8 comments:

IronBob said...

Hope I look that good when I'm 56. It takes special will power to run by your car 24 times. Not sure I could do it.

Cheers

Charlie said...

Happy 56.

Trishie said...

You are crazy, JT - and I mean that in the nicest way :)

Nathan said...

WOW! Leave something in the fountain of youth for us "young-wanting to age gracefully-wannabe's"!

Wes said...

That's awesome. I gotz me some trail shoes on the way :-)

Benson said...

Wow dude!
You inspire me.
Good on ya for keeping the dream alive and well.

Rainmaker said...

25 laps of a 2-loop course? Damn, that's seriously way hardcore.

Chip SBR said...

Nice job John!