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Training continues …. shoulder surgery next. :(

As this year comes to a close, it has been quite eventful! A little bit of everything. Running, injuries, and some good times!

I am having shoulder surgery Tuesday, so it looks like the training will be put on hold…for a little while anyway!

Since switching to the new shoes, there has been no pain in my knees over the last two runs. The first run, 10 miles, was a fairly “easy” run.

Day Distance Time W & D Time
Saturday 0.5 0:09:03
December 1, 2012 1 0:11:41 0:05:40
1.5 0:05:47
2 0:10:23 0:05:50
2.5 0:05:53
3 0:11:06 0:05:46
3.1 0:01:15
0:43:14 3.5 0:04:00
4 0:11:20 0:05:37
4.5 0:05:53
5 0:10:53 0:05:37
5.5 0:05:47
6 0:11:36 0:05:36
1:17:27 6.5 0:05:43
7 0:10:33 0:05:33
7.5 0:05:55
8 0:11:15 0:06:04
8.5 0:05:54
9 0:11:54 0:05:50
9.5 0:06:03
1:59:04 10 0:11:13 0:06:18
Totals: 10 1:51:54 2:53:56

The 1:51:04 time was a 7:10 improvement over my Wine and Dine pace.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

This Saturday, I was trying to get a little speed work done so I increased the running interval on one lap in the first three miles to see if my 5K time would improve.

Day Distance Time W & D Time
Saturday 0.5 0:09:03
December 8, 2012 1 0:12:26 0:05:40
1.5 0:05:47
2 0:10:40 0:05:50
2.5 0:05:53
3 0:09:44 0:05:46
 32:52 (personal best)! 3.1 0:01:15
0:43:14 3.5 0:04:00
4 0:10:48 0:05:37
4.5 0:05:53
1:00:21 5 0:11:24 0:05:37
0:55:02
Difference +/- 0:05:19 6
Totals: 5 0:55:02 2:53:56 Pace:11:00

By running three additional “run” intervals, I was able to finish the five miles in 55 minutes and the 5K in just under 33 minutes, both, personal bests!

When I resume training, I will be changing my run/walk settings to 1:30 run/1:00 walk and gradually, work my way to a 2:00 run/1:00 walk pace. I think this will get me to the 2:30 time I am looking for at the A1A half marathon.

The goals for next year are to lose 22 pounds, which will get me under 200 pounds, for the first time in thirty years!!! I believe that will also increase my speed as well as make it easier to run with less pain. And by pain, I mean the occasional soreness in strange places that seems to come only from running! Also, to run my first marathon and to finish the 2013 Tower of Terror 10 mile race in under 2 hours and the 2013 Wine and Dine 1/2 Marathon in two hours.

As I will be out of action, the upcoming blog posts will be reviews of some of the products I use and “The Terrible Teeth” post will be revealed. For those that are a bit squeamish about dental work, you may want to avoid that one!

I would like to wish all of my followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Run Wild…………………………..Run Free!!!!

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December 9, 2012 - Posted by | Gluten-Free Foods and Diet, Health and Fitness, Home, Running | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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