Asynchrony Runners Blog

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Late for that call

I had a conference call scheduled for yesterday at 1100. I was supposed to have plenty of time for my 4 miles prior to the call but due to a number of unfortunate events, it was just past 1010 when I got out the door. I wasn't sure if I was going to get the whole run in, but I worked it pretty hard and amazingly finished in 36:20...the fastest mile times I've ever run before! I was a bit sore today and finished the 4 in 37:50, but still feel pretty darn good heading into the 8 on Saturday. May be being late for a call is actually a good thing :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

First Week of Training

So this is the first official training week for me for the April 10th St. Louis Half-Marathon. Basically, I'm following the web site's experienced runners training guide, and doing the guide's first week's runs for the next three until the schedule picks it up to the second notch. During the week days, all of my runs will be on the treadmill (I typically get them in at about 10:30 at night). During these winter months, I'll try to brave a cold morning at least one of the weekend run days.

I'm using MyTrainer to record my progress. It's the only totally free program running program I could find for the Palm, and at least at this time, I'll pass on writing one myself. Do you know a better free program for the Palm? If so, let me know.


Friday, December 24, 2004

Kansas City Here I Come

We spent a few days with family in Kansas City. My sister and brother-in-law were in town from DC. We had decided to all run together when they were in town. As it turns out, our first run was on a zero degree wind chill day.

Here we are right before we braved the KC cold and did our 3 mile training run. You can see Sammy got in the picture just in time :)

We ended up doing our 3 3 and 10 before heading back to Stl. This week we get a little break in the schedule with only an 8 for the long run this coming weekend.

I do think it's time to lose the beard. Way too much ice build up :P

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

A Run in the Woods

An easy 4 this morning, and not nearly as cold as the weekend! Holly and I ran though Creve Coeur Park on one of the new trails that connect to our subdivision. It is a remarkably peaceful place to run. We saw a family of white tail deer, numerous birds and a really cool frozen waterfall. We've been running there intermittently all year and it is a great resource for those of us who live out west. It also connects to the Kady Trail, so it is also great for those long weekend runs.

Monday, December 20, 2004

St. Louis Marathon

Looks like many of the Async folks are gearining up for the St. Louis Marathon and 1/2 Marathon on April 10, 2005. The entry deadline is Feb 14th, so we have lots of time to convince others to join the running madness and mayhem.

I started training two weeks ago and I'm following the novice schedule posted on the site. It's a bit different than the training I did for the Lewis and Clark 1/2 marathon earlier this year. This one has you running 5 days a week, versus 4. So far so good...I'll let you all know how it's going once the long runs get a bit longer :)

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Several of us our gearing up for April 10, the St. Louis Marathon/Half-Marathon ( I'm training for probably my third official half (if you count my full one in there) marathon and Steve is going for his first full one (go Steve!). Right now, if I'm in town, I'm pondering the St. Patrick's Day 5 mile race in mid-March as a tune-up for this big weekend.

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Sunday, December 19, 2004

It's cold out there

There was a 4 mile run today at the Marathon Sport's SnowBall series. It was 17 degrees with windchill of close to zero. A pretty good sized group actually showed up for the run. Thank goodness for UnderArmor :)

I had a really good run, finishing in 37:05, my fastest average mile so far. The next outing is a 5 miler or 20K (I'm doing the fiver) on 1/9/2005. It's the 25th anniversary of the series, so we're getting all kinds of goodies like fleece pullovers, mugs and other cool stuff. I'm pretty sure that you can sign up for each race individually as well, but you will miss out on the 'I'm a finisher' t-shirt.