Half Marathon
Feb
14
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 44 – 53 days to go

Well the end of this week (week 7) will be the halfway point. Last wek was a good/bad week/ The good is I did everything, the bad was snow and more snow and a rotten cold that is just now leaving and my knees hurt a little. But I’ll kep on walking. Even though there is snow out there, I’m going to walk outside today. The last couple days I’ve seen two guys running while it was snowing and one was in shorts. They have to be trianing for the Boston Marathon, why else (grin)

Half Marathon
Feb
05
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 35 – 64 days to go

Well it is the end of week 5 and I still alive. yesterday I did 6 miles and the temperature was 20 degrees when I started and rose to a balmy 23 by the end. I word 3 layers on top, a wicking layer a polartec fleece and a microfiber wind breaker. Long underwear and wind leggins over that, with hat and goves. I did buy a fleece neck thing that i could pull over my mouth if I got cold. It had some goodpoints and bad points. It did warm my breath but when I exhaled, there was so much moisture, my glasses fogged up (sigh). I was glad to have it at mile 5 though.

I started ut and warmmed up after a mile and a half and was doing fine till mile 5. At up to that point I eithor had the wind to my back or was protected by trees, but at mile five I came around a corner and was face into the wind. The worst was I knew I had a mile of into the wind (8-10+ mph) to go. The neck thing was a big help keeping me warm for that section.

All in all I did good, averaged 12:45/mile which is about where I’d like to be for the half.

Nine weeks to go with 1-2 inches of snow Tuesday turning to rain then 1-4 on Thursday. Looks like I may be doing a lot of loops around the house next week.

Miscelanious fact: It takes me 4 strides per leg of teh loop inside our house and I figured out I need to do 210 loops to get in 30 minutes of walking.

Half Marathon
Jan
29
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 28 – 71 days to go

Wow it has beena bit since I last posted! I’ve been moving all my hosting from one server to another and it has been a trying experience, not only because at the same timme there has been a brute force attack on websites around the world and my host has been affected.

I’m at the end of week 4 (today is a rest day) and 6 weeks from today is race day. I’m feeling good. I did 5 miles yesterday outside (33 degrees when I started) and I was cold, but warmed up after a mile and a half. On Friday i was suppose to do some cross training but we ended up going to th eWelsley College greenhouses with the grandkids and I carried one pretty much the whole time we were there. That was a cross training workout indeed!

Looks like some snow Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, so the roads might be messy thin week. I’ll have to go out early Tuesday morning…

Half Marathon
Jan
12
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 10 – 87 days to go

Partly Cloudy 11AM temp 53 degrees – Health: good

What a difference from two days ago and two days from now. Two days ago it was 19 degrees, today it is 53 and Saturday the high will be 28. I decided to make a switch. I was suppose to do a 4 mile endurance walk […]

Half Marathon
Jan
10
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 8 – 89 days to go

Cloudy 10AM temp 19 degrees – Health: Cold seems to be gone!!

Yeah it is still cold outside and I have to do 30 minutes so I’m walking inside again. Listen to a podcast and do the inside circle. Tomorrow is a rest day.

Half Marathon
Jan
09
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 7 – 90 days to go

Cloudy 8AM temp 8 degrees – Health: Nose opened up at 2 AM sigh

Today was very cold out. After Saturday’s snow and yesterday (I snowblower then drove to Greg’s to get his van, drove to Boston to pick up Ellen and the kids from a hotel then drove to Somerville to get Greg after […]

Half Marathon
Jan
07
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 6 – 91 days to go

Cloudy 21 degrees health: cold almost gone! Top: 4 layers – Bottom: two layers

Well today I had a 3 mile endurance walk to do and a snowstorm was moving in so I thought I’d better do it early. Was on the road by 8:30 and even with 4 layers on top, my back shoulders […]

Half Marathon
Jan
06
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 2-5 – 93 – days to go

Ok, a bad start to blogging, but I have been training. I actually did my cross training by shoveling snow this morning and did the other days this week. We have more snow coming tomorrow when I’m suppose to do a three mile walk (piece of cake)

I still have this lingering cold and hope […]

Half Marathon
Jan
02
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 1 – 98 days to go

Cloudy 37 degrees – health: getting over a cold, still stuffy. 2.5 miles easy outdoors

Well I’m glad I checked my training schedule because I thought I was suppose to start training tomorrow, but when I looked, I had entered 2016 as the year and that threw off the start day by a day – […]

Uncatorgized stuff
Apr
24
2013

Hubble