As it was pointed out to me. Thanks Kriston.:yes:
Let's see, what has been going on with me lately. Not a whole lot from where I sit, but maybe it will seem like more if I put type to web so to speak.
We finally got through the ice storm although I guess there are still a lot of people outside of town that still don't have power, so they would probably disagree with that statement. I hope they all have it back soon.
Tuesday night marked the day I chose to perform my 100 pushup (alternate style) challenge final. My last set was on Saturday the 31st, and I wanted to give my self a couple of days to rest before the final. It actually ended up going better than I thought it would. Even in week 6 (or actually 7 since I repeated week 4) I didn't think I would actually be able to do 100. It ended up taking about 6 min to complete 100. The first thirty went pretty well. Then after that it was do 3-5, and hold for a few seconds, and repeat until done. I never came out of form though. I am pretty happy with it. This week, I have restarted the 100 pushup challenge over, only this time I am going with standard style. I have also decided to take on the 200 Situps challenge with a fellow forumite, jmalone. I am looking forward to this one, in hopes that it help me take a step toward downgrading my pony keg for something at least closer to a 6 pack. We'll see.
Prior to Saturday, my only runs had been a 3 miler and a 6 miler on the TM at the gym. I can really tell that those runs are helping with my speed, but man are they boring. On Saturday, I finally got outside to run. It was about 60 degrees when I headed out the door about 10:00 am. It was almost perfect with just a slight breeze. I ran my normal route up Green Valley here in beautiful New Albany, IN. There were lots of places were people were cleaning the limbs from their yards and piling them up on the sidewalks where they will be picked up. This gave me a few hurdle opportunities. There was also several piles of snow and ice that had been plowed to the sidewalks that had not melted yet. These gave me some jump opportunites. Then thanks to the snow melting, and I believe it actually rained a bit Friday night/Saturday morning, I found several water hazzards. I began to realize I had my own personal steeplechase course going, and it was rather fun. It was one of my best runs since the last group runs we had. It also happened to be the only outdoor run since then as well, so that would explain a lot. I ended that run at 7 miles which is what was on my training schedule. I'm really trying to stick pretty close to my schedule for a change.
Monday evening got here, and once again the temps were just to good to pass up. It was 67 degrees when I got home for work, so I immediately traded my work duds for some running shorts, short sleeve shirt, and my favorite running shoes, a pair of new balance 826's. I love these shoes, and I believe the feeling is mutual. I headed out for a 3 mile tempo run at 5K pace. I felt really good, and my breathing was pretty light. I ended up running that 3 miles in 26:22 8:46 mpm pace. That is a new record for me. This is however a mostly flat course that I run around New Albany, so I am not suggesting that pace to hold up at say Cherokee Park, but I do hope to be around a 9 mpm pace.
Well, I guess that's it for now. I will try to keep up better so I don't have to be called out again.;D