>> Wednesday, October 12, 2011
· SEPT WORKOUTS AND NOTHING LAST WEEK:
Well, September went down in the books WITHOUT a single bike ride OR a single swim workout. I guess I should be happy that tri season is over! :) And then after the TC 10 Mile 10 days ago, I did NOTHING the rest of the week:
· FINAL THOUGHTS ON "SPEED vs ENDURANCE:
Two weeks ago, I posted this entry about balancing speed work with endurance training. It chronicled my history of what I was thinking was more important over the last few years. (If you missed that post, check it out - there are some interesting points in there.)
I wanted to bring this up one last time with regards to my TC 10 Mile training. I told myself months ago that with my busier schedule (new job and new baby), that I was going to really work on my ENDURANCE while letting my SPEED WORK slip a little. And that's what I did. I really only did 1 "true" speed work workout in the middle of August (2 x 2 mile intervals), and the rest was all longer runs with "race pace miles" built in. (Oh, here's my post about the importance of "race pace miles" - that's also a good read.)
And you know what? The lack of speed work and the concentration on distance WORKED FOR ME for the TC 10 Mile. Sure, I was 2 minutes slower this year, but I still posted a 1:01:20 on a very reduced training plan. Note to self: make sure to get in those LONG runs! Let the speed-work slide if need-be.
· SPEEDY JP:
If you've been a blog follower for a while you remember my 3-part IM New Orleans 2009 race report (here's part 1, part 2, and part 3). In the first part, you saw this hunky photo of my wife's teammate JP. This is NOT posed - this is just a "candid" shot I took as he was finishing up an OWS in Lake Pontchartrain:
Looks like some sort of Nautica ad
And then he posted this photo on Facebook:
That is excellent.
· STROLLER RUN WITH HENRY:
Last night, I got home from work earlier than I have been getting home lately, so we had some great family time. After a few hours, I decided to go for a little run with Henry.
Loaded up at home
Wide awake at mile 1 (along the Mississippi)
Getting heavy eyes at mile 3
He passed out moments after taking that last photo;
this photo is from mile 4
(I sort of feel the need to note all of this for those who think that this is bad for a baby - he was awake and happy for 3 miles, and then comfortably slept for the next few miles until we were home. Oh, and I was wearing a reflective vest because it was starting to get dark. Don't worry - we were SAFE.)
We got home, and he was still passed out:
By the rocks and bushes in our front yard
Sweaty boobs in the house post-run
· HENRY PHOTOS:
Our little guy seems to be getting better and better. His colic symptoms are going away, and now it's easier to just "hang out." Here are 3 recent photos:
Chillin' with Dad on Thursday morning
Out to celebrate Mom's 3rd 29th birthday (you do the math) on Friday
Hanging out on the porch in his jammies on Sunday morning
Direct link: http://youtu.be/Z81Sc1t11BI
Oh, one last thing... I thinking there will be a giveaway next week....