Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Week in Review: Dec 3 to Dec 9 & Disney Costume Preview #2

Slowin' me mojo
Well, after a great week of running, biking, and swimming it sure came to a halt last week.  15 miles total in 1 hour, 58 minutes (under 8 minute average tho!).  The cold weather is settling in and we put our winter sheets on the bed, so it's a little harder getting up in the morning.  It didn't help that I started oozing stuff out of the nose.  I took it easy last week even though it was suppose to be a 50 mile week.

Yeah, Disney is going to HURT.

With how things went at work last week, I'm just going to completely forget about the week.

I was lamenting last week about how training is going to be tough with the holidays.  So I'm expecting things to be a little out of whack.  The good thing is I have 11 work days between now and Disney.  So when you consider we will be wheels down in Orlando in exactly a month, I will have 66% of my days off.  (read: lots of time to potentially run).  My plan is to simply run when I find time to run between holiday parties, contracting work, personal website stuff, and hanging with friends.  Joe VI and I aren't shooting for a particular time on the Dopey Challenge, so when I do run, it will be by heart rate. Each run will have a specific HR goal.

Today was a good example.  I had the day off from work so I set aside two hours to go for a run.  The Parks and Recs department extended a paved trail where I like to run, so I wanted to see what it was like.

Below is a picture I posted about a month ago.
The trail extension under construction.  CAUTION!
They added a mile south, so that trail is now 7 miles total when you do an out and back.

Green: Previous
Blue: NEW TRAIL!!!!

With it taking 2.5 miles to get there, I did 12 miles.  My goal was to be in the upper 150s heart rate (mid-aerobic.. I think).  I left my watch on the huge Heart Rate screen plus mileage.  When I got home I was shocked to see a 7:45 pace.  For a route that includes 843 feet of elevation gain, I will take it!

It's all about the heart rate.  People really need to consider training by it more.

Disney Costume Preview #2
The acquisition of costume pieces slowed last week as no new items were purchase or received.  But one item is on special order as we are having it customized.   Here it is:

It's high performance head gear.
From the manufacturers site, minus the customization of course!

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