finsprings

July 17, 2006

Training Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — finsprings @ 2:22 am

I went out for a 4 miler on the trail tonight and it felt great – best in ages in fact. I need to find that cheesy Timex “sports watch” that we got free with something, because I think I ran pretty fast tonight but I don’t know for sure. I’ve been following Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training Program for a whole week now ;-), and so far so good. I think I could skip to the 3rd or 4th week but I’m afraid to ramp up too quickly and mess myself up. So, slow and steady it is. Only 11 weeks to go…

Nike + iPod kit: battery life

Filed under: Uncategorized — finsprings @ 2:18 am

I am tempted to get the Nike + iPod kit, particularly since it’s been proven that you aren’t obliged to use Nike shoes – I prefer Mizunas myself. However, the battery is not replaceable in the sensor, which brings to mind the early iPod battery debacles. All Apple says on their store page is The sensor’s battery is not replaceable. Battery life will vary considerably based on use and other factors. I think I will wait and see how many miles people are getting out of it first. Besides, I only really use my iPod when running on a treadmill; when I’m out at Frick Park or on the Butler Freeport Trail I much prefer running sans phones. Must resist gadget…must resist…

July 3, 2006

WC7s turn 100!

Filed under: Uncategorized — finsprings @ 11:47 pm

In a late night act of craziness I registered for the Buffalo Creek Half-Marathon last night. And then I remembered the Great Race is exactly one week before! So this morning I knew I had to start ramping up the old training schedule; I’ve been doing 9 miles a week which is just isn’t enough to get me ready for a 13 milers in 3 months. So Mary kindly dropped me off at the Sarver trailhead and I ran the 7 miles down to Freeport. This is the same route the half-marathon will take so it’s good practice. I was going to start from Cabot, which would have made it 9 and 3/4 miles but decided against it on the way to the drop off – best not to injure myself just yet. The run went ok, except for a disagreement between me and the water bottle holder. I posted the miles on my running log just now and I noticed I now have 100.5 miles on the Mizuna Wave Creation 7s! Between that and managing to go the whole day (so far anyway) without eating any crap, and I’m feeling pretty good.

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