Friday, July 20, 2018

Workout Summary July 9-15

Total Miles = 58.6
Long Run = 13.2 miles
Quality Miles = 12.5 miles:   Tues 16 x 100m; Wed 5 miles at 7:10 pace; Thurs- hill repeats (1.5 miles); Sun- 2 sets of 5 x 800m on Turf- 6:32 mile pace in very hot humid conditions. 
Other:  5 swim workouts

Comment:  Quality workouts are very tough in warm humid conditions.  Trying to get out the door earlier!  https://www.strava.com/athletes/1333811/training/log

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Workout Summary July 2-8

Total Miles = 45.8
Long Run = 9.2
Quality Miles =   15 total.   Wed 10K race; Fri 20 x .2 miles; Sun 20 x 400m on the track @ 5:51 per mile ave
Other:  3 swim workouts; one short bike day to the track and back.

Best workout in a while!  https://www.strava.com/activities/1687846603

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Workout Summary June 25-July 1

Total Miles= 47.8
Long Run=  9.5
Quality Miles= 6.5 (4 mile progressive run 6:35 ave; 10 x 400m).  Hard 5 miler at 7:32 pace in Yonago
Other= 4 swim workouts

strava


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Workout Summary June 18-24

Total Miles Run= 42.6
 Long Run= 10 miles on Fri
Quality Miles = 9 (5K @ 6:27 pace on Tues; 6 x 1 mile @ 7 min pace indoors on Sun)
Other: 2 swim workouts; 11 mile bike

strava

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Foot Changes Following the Switch to Minimalist Running Shoes

In summary, this is anecdotal, but these are the changes we are seeing in runners who have transitioned to less of a shoe. These results were seen and described by many in the barefoot running community and now we are exponentially increasing numbers as runners are switching to minimalist type shoes -Dr. Nick's Running Blog

MY COMMENT: Dr Nick admits this evidence is strictly anecdotal, but may be something to experiment with if your feet look anything like his photos. The key is not to transition too fast. One easy trick is to remove the insoles in your regular training flats on some short runs.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fatalities in Running

A 42-year-old man has died after collapsing at the finish line of the London Marathon. The man, who has not been named, was given medical attention immediately after finishing the race, but was pronounced dead at hospital. Officials said that the news had left the event "tinged with sadness". One of the women’s elite runners, Mami Konneh Lahun from Sierra Leone, has disappeared after finishing the race in 20th place. -The Telegraph..................................................................... Dr. Jeff Bytomski, head medical team physician at Duke University, said medical problems usually rise toward the end of the half-marathon. In news reports of deaths at races, most are said to occur near the finish line. Bytomski said they may experience an adrenaline rush in the excitement of the race and decide to sprint in -Stonehearth News ...................................................................................... MY COMMENT: No, I am not convinced adrenalin has anything to do with these deaths. I'll keep checking for follow-up stories.