Thursday, April 3, 2014

Slowly I Turn

I think I'm getting back in shape.  And I think today was evidence of that.  I say "I think", because I still have a lot of work to do.  But I had a pretty good hill workout on Tuesday, a nice 10 mile recovery run yesterday, and then a fairly productive Temp Run/Race Simulation this morning in Omaha, NE.

I warmed up with two slow miles, and then stopped and stood around at the corner of 13th & Howard - by the Tour Bike Depot - for about 3 minutes to simulate the starting line at a race.  Then I simulated a race start for 5 miles, stopped, and then ran a final sixth mile at 5K pace, before two final cool down miles.

Downtown Omaha is fairly hilly, and even though I had a couple of one mile climbs of 100 ft during the workout, I tried to avoid the really large hills for this run.  Overall I held pace fairly well without pushing it too much. And on a flat course, I think I could have eased into a 6:20 or so without too much trouble at all.

The biggest problem right  now is I need to get my diet back under control.  Plus, I'm really struggling to keep up my core program.  I'm still doing it about 3-4 days per week, but have slipped a little more than I need to, and it's really showing up late in runs with poor posture.

But all in all today's run was a good morale booster.  I'm still not anywhere close to where I wanted to be for this upcoming race, but hopefully I won't be an embarrassment.  Hope your week is going well!
... be great today! 


  1. nice work Jim... it looks like you are on track (so to speak) :-)

  2. You'd never be an embarrassment in a race in my book. All of your times seem amazing! But I'm glad that you're satisfied with your progress.

  3. Looking good! You'll be just right for the race.

  4. Awesome workout Jim! Keep on keeping on.

  5. Glad to hear your feeling "Back in Shape". I think most everyone would think you are in shape. Isn't it strange though - feeling in shape and being in shape don't always match up?


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