Wednesday, August 5, 2009

¿ I better Slow Down ?

Hello Once Again !

Well I am now officially into the middle of Week 2 of my training plan!

Week 1 of my training went well! I finished the week with 5 runs, totaling 26.45 Miles. On Monday, I went to my parents house and enjoyed a nice walk with my mom around the neighborhood for just under 2.5 miles. This is not technically Cross Training, but, It will do! Tuesday and Wednesday I did nice easy runs of 4 miles each. On Thursday, my wife was off work and it allowed me to run in the afternoon and not get up so early. WooHoo SLEEP! That afternoon having more time, I did my Friday workout instead as it was a little longer. I did a 5 mile Tempo run with a 1 mile warm up and cool down with 3 miles of tempo run. On Friday, I had another nice easy run of 4 miles also. Saturday was to be my rest day, even though I do not know how restful it was as I went tubing down the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, FL - I think this wore me out more then my runs do LOL. I then ended my week on Sunday, with the 1st long run of my training by doing a 9 miler.

I do not know if I was just having a week that I was doing well in or if it is something I need to look out for, BUT, every single run I did this week (including my long run) I ran a little faster then I had scheduled myself to run. Each day, it seemed as I was running about 10-15 seconds per mile to fast! On Sunday, while on my long run I took a picture of the sign you see at the top of this blog as I found it pretty amusing that on a week where I am running to quickly that I came upon a sign warning drivers to SLOW DOWN. To top the "speed week" off I got pulled over for Speeding on Monday afternoon (luckily I only got a warning). I guess I am just trying to do EVERYTHING to quickly. I better slow down before I get injured.

I am now half way through week 2 and am still feeling great! I will update everyone early next week as to how week 2 went.

ALSO, If anyone is in Florida and is interested in doing any running or races with me, just let me know. My schedule is posted and here is a link of my upcoming races from now until Jan 10, 2010:

  • August 15, 2009 - Celebration of Running 5K - Orlando, FL
  • September 12, 2009 - Rock 'N' Run 5K - Orlando, FL
  • September 19, 2009 - Run for Autism 5K - Ocala, FL
  • October 3, 2009 - Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon - Jacksonville, FL
  • October 18, 2009 - Big Pig Jig 5K - Bushnell, FL
  • November 26, 2009 - YMCA Turkey Trot 5K - Ocala, FL
  • December 5, 2009 - Reindeer Run 5K - Ocala, FL
  • January 10, 2010 - Walt Disney World Marathon - Orlando, FL

As far as I know that is the complete list, who knows what can still happen, I love races!

Hope You Enjoy,

Til Next Time


Anonymous said...

Ok Matt, please heed the warning that you need to slow down. Everything is going according to schedule, there is a reason you are geeting these "signs". I just want you to be safe.

pam ,:0)

MarathonChris said...

Hey there fellow Orlando area runner! My husband is running the Celebration of Running 5K - I plan to go and cheer him on - waiting until Rock n Run to run my next race!

We will have to try to meet up somewhere there!

Maddy said...

Nice job on week 2!

I'm contemplating the Celebration of Running. shorter distance races I usually wait until the last minute to decide.

Have you thought past Disney at all? Right up your way at the end of January is the Ocala Marathon and Half Marathon. I'm almost positive I'll be running the full as a training run for Gasparilla. I don't intend on setting any personal record, but I'd rather run an organizied 26.2 mile race than 20 by myself...