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Sunday, November 28, 2010
Workout Notes 2010 Week 48
Thanksgiving week. Not working! Solid Swims. Turkey Trot was cold and into the wind. Nice long run on Sat. No Bike two weeks in a row due to soccer tournaments and it being cold as hell with 90MPH winds!0

Monday Nov 22: Breckinridge Park 8x:30(:30) (MaxHR 170) 6 Miles Run

Tuesday Nov 23: LTF Garland 500WU, 2x( 3x150 on 2:30, 150 kick, 3x150 pull on 2:30, 150 kick) 6x50 on 55 - 3200 Swim (163)

Wednesday Nov 24: breckinridge park - 30 min plus 6x100 (Recovery 47) 4.5 miles run.

Thursday Nov 25: Turkey Trot 7.8 miles run.

Friday Nov 26: LTF Garland 500WU, 4x(4x50 pull on 55; 200 as 50 kick, 50 swim; 8x25 on 30); 200Kick/fins; 100 stroke - 3200M Swim(164)

Saturday Nov 27: 93 min (Recovery 50) 12 mile Run.

Sunday Nov 28: 38 min easy distance, (Recovery 45) - 4 miles run

Weight: 163-164

Total for the week:
Run - 34.3 Miles
Bike - 0 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total For November
Run - 131.1 Miles
Bike - 56.3 Miles
Swim - 25200 Meters

2010 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47

2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sachse High School Turkey Trot
This was the third year for me in the Sachse Turkey Trot a low key 3 mile race. Like last year, Reagan came with me and we also brought her buddy Carson.

The weather was threatening to be a factor, as a nasty cold front blew in right before the start of the race. Rain was in the forecast, but we did not see any rain. It was around 50 degrees at the start of the race, but the wind was blowing very hard right out of the north. The race course is a modified out and back, with 1.5 miles due north straight into the wind. That was going to be challenging.

I noticed that the guy who won two years ago was back this year. But my masters nemesis from last year was not.

Start
Who is the only numskull in shorts and and a Singlet?


At the start all of the kids went out hard. I slowly picked them off. Up front the guy from two years ago and one other kid in Sachse HS colors was running with him. Then there was one guy in Boston Red Sox hat and me. As we headed south on Miles and hit the hill leading up to 190 the Red Sox dude pulled in front of me by 10 meters or so. We turned around and now had 1.5 miles into the wind with a slight down hill for a quarter of a mile and then gradual up hill. About halfway to the turn around, I finally caught red sox guy and pulled ahead of him. The high school kid was about 20 meters in front of me and running strong. We turned around at sachse road and headed south with the wind. That felt great. About a half mile to go I caught the high school kid. He took one look at me and kicked it into a gear that I did not have.

That put me in third place for the third consecutive year. And won my age group. Reagan was fourth in the under 12 age group (second 10 yr old) and Carson was fifth in the under 12s and first 9 year old.

carson
Carson Kicking It In

Reagan
Reagan Kicking It In

Mayor
Me and the Mayor

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Workout Notes 2010 Week 47
Solid interval runs on Monday, and a nice hilly tempo run in Austin on Thursday. No bike this week due to Marissa's Soccer Tournament. Killer swim on Friday with ron - 24x100 - wow!

Monday Nov 15: Carpenter Park 8x2:00 (2:00) (MaxHR 170) 9 Miles Run (164)

Tuesday Nov 16: LTF Plano 500WU, 1000 Pull, 1000 Swim, 5x100 on 1:50 (93,91, 92, 87, 87), 200Kick - 3200M Swim (165)

Wednesday Nov 17: Austin 37 min run (Recovery 51) 4.75 miles

Thursday Nov 18: Austin - 60 run with 20 min tempo Max HR 165(Recovery 40) 7.3 miles (59 min)

Friday Nov 19: LTF Plano with Ron, Kristin, Dino 200; 200kick; 200 gear; 24x100 as descend on 1:50, 1:45, 1:40, 1:35 - first four 1x, next eight 2x, last 12 3x - 3000 Swim(162)

Saturday Nov 20: 8 Miles Run.

Sunday Nov 21: 37 min easy (recovery 31) 4 mile run

Weight: 162-164

Total for the week:
Run - 33 Miles
Bike - 0 Miles
Swim - 6200 Meters

Total For November
Run - 96.8 Miles
Bike - 56.3 Miles
Swim - 18800 Meters

2010 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46

2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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Sunday, November 14, 2010
Workout Notes 2010 Week 46
I felt the effects of Sunday's race for several days. In spite of that, pretty good runs throughout the week. Good effort on Wednesdays Intervals and Saturdays run. Great Run on Thursday Morning in San Jose on the Guadalupe Trail through the airport. I missed swimming with Ron and Chris on Friday, as my boss wanted to have a "brief" call that went on for 45 minutes and after all of that, his issue was still unresolved!

Monday Nov 08: LTF Plano 46 min (Recovery 51) 6 Miles Run (163)

Tuesday Nov 09: LTF Plano 500WU 2x(3x200 (swim, kick, pull) on 3:30, 6x75 on 1:30), 3x200 (swim, kick, pull) on 3:30- 3200M Swim (165)

Wednesday Nov 10: Carpenter Park 16x30 MAXHr 183 7.8 miles run(161)

Thursday Nov 11: SanJose 9.2 Mile Run

Friday Nov 12: LTF Plano 500WU 3x(300, 300 pull, 4x50 on 55) 2x50 on 55; 200Kick/fins - 3200 Meter Swim - Swim(163)

Saturday Nov 13: 94 min run, (40 Recovery) 11.8 Miles Run.

Sunday Nov 14: Bike with TZ - (Ave 16.3,. CAD 76, Ride Time 1:28) 24.2 Miles Bike

Weight: 161-165

Total for the week:
Run - 34.8 Miles
Bike - 24.2 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total For November
Run - 63.8 Miles
Bike - 56.3 Miles
Swim - 12600 Meters

2010 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45

2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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Sunday, November 07, 2010
Workout Notes 2010 Week 45
Really good week. Strong run on Monday, Great Track Session on Wednesday, Strong Run on Thursday and a decent race on Sunday. Ron killed me in the pool on Friday however. Still have a freaking charlie horse in the right leg!

Monday Nov 01: Carpenter Park 64 min 6x70(70) 7 Miles Run (164)

Tuesday Nov 02: LTF Plano 500WU; 500pull; 2x(250, 250 Pull), 2x(150, 150 Pull), 4x50 on 55, 4x50 pull on 55; 200kick/fins - 3200M Swim (164)

Wednesday Nov 03: 3x1000 8 Miles run

1000 - 39.4; 80.7 (41.3); 2:01.5 (40.8); 2:42.3 (40.8); 3:22.7 (40.4)
1000 - 38.4; 79.2 (40.8); 2:01.0 (41.8); 2:41.8 (40.8); 3:21.2 (39.4)
1000 - 39.6; 80.1 (40.5); 2:02.2 (42.1); 2:43.8 (41.6); 3:23.4 (39.6)

Thursday Nov 04: 45 Min Easy Distance (Recovery 55) 6 miles run (166)

Friday Nov 05: LTF Plano w/Ron, ChrisM - 2x(200, 200 pull); 4x(2x25on 20; 2x25 on 25; 2x25 on 30; 200 on 3:20); 50 on 50; 100 on 95; 2x25 on 30; 200 pull - 3000M Swim(165)

Saturday Nov 06: El Bee Jay ride with TZ (Ave 15.6, CAD 71, Ride time 2:03) 32.1 miles Bike

Sunday Nov 07: DRC 5K 8 miles run.

Weight: 164-166

Total for the week:
Run - 29 Miles.
Bike - 32.1 Miles
Swim - 6200 Meters

Total For November
Run - 29 Miles
Bike - 32.1Miles
Swim - 6200 Meters

2010 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44

2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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DRC Half and 5K
I had unfinished business with this race from last year, where I was passed twice in the last half mile by two masters runners. This year, I was in much better shape, and what a spectacular morning for a run.

I went out pretty hard from there start. This really tall kid wearing some cross country shoes took the lead and I was right behind him. I held that position until the top of the hill that leads from East Lawther up to Mocking bird. At that point an aztecas runner went by me. I stuck with him until West Lawther when both he and another really young kid pulled away. I hit the mile in 5:45 - which was slow relative to the track session I had on Wednesday.

And that was the race - decided in the first 3/4 of a mile. I ran the rest of the race by myself. With those three guys in front. I hit the two mile in 11:53 and the three mile in 18:03. Finished in 18:40.

Finish
Strong Finish

It turns out the kid in the cross country shoes was a bandit. So I was third overall first masters.

And no one passed me in the last mile. Or two! :-)

Ironically this was my first masters win this year. So far the three 2009 races that I had won overall masters last year, I did not win again this year. And this race that I lost Masters last year, I won. Go figure.

Award

DRC 5K Masters Overall

Post Race Notes for the DRC:

1) Remind us that we need a stupid ID for the beer garden. Sheesh who brings thier ID to a race??

2) Get it together on the results. They were screwed up last two years in a row.

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