I like having to write my training logs every week. It makes me actually think one more time about what I did that week. I don’t have anything exciting to show this week. Monday-Saturday was on a Treadmill. I think it snowed at least one day… It is sad that snow is already is winter and I can’t even remember the last time it snowed. It was supposed to warm up on Saturday, but the day started out with freezing rain, so I ran inside. I can’t complain. I watched the cross country championships while I ran and cheer for my fantasy team. The NCAA D1 coverage was really good — like as good as a major marathon with cameras on the lead vehicles, announcers, and live results. Sunday, It was nice (in comparison to the rest of the week). I ran 10 miles outside. You’ll see Catnip post our fantasy scores any day now.
Pittsburgh marathon elite registration officially opened. The new elite director is seems to have his sights on making this a national level elite development race (like Grandma’s and Indiana Monumental). Akron Marathon announced a new course, which I think removed the two 12% hills, but sadly also removed the part through the metroparks.
Gear and Toys: I ordered a used Suunto Ambit 2s to play with. The goal is to find a watch with more accurate pacing (ambit 2s has a SiRFstarIV chip-set with an accelerometer. I was impressed with the SiRFstarIV GPS hardware I for some product prototype testing earlier this year, so I thought it was worth a try) If I didn’t say anything last week, I ran in Feetures wool light quarter socks in the snow last week. I really liked them. My regular socks are Feetures ultra light low cut socks.
What I’m watching on the treadmill this week: Alpha House (amazon prime). I finished it, so I’ll be looking for a new series for the winter.
Now for the really boring training log:
Monday 5 miles treadmill easy
Tuesday 5 miles treadmill easy
Wednesday 5 miles treadmill easy
Thursday 5.5 miles treadmill including 4 miles at marathon pace (8.8mph)
Friday 5 miles treadmill easy
Saturday 10 miles treadmill easy (7.5mph)
Sunday 10 miles outside 7:44/mi. Don’t tell doc, but I did this without my knee brace. It is so uncomfortable to run in, I couldn’t do it.
Week total: 45.7 miles
Year total: 2468 Miles, Strava!