Saturday, September 10, 2011
Anyway, I was in pretty good shape then as shown by the blue shaded area in the graph above. My fitness continued to improve up through January of 2009 and gradually went down until my birthday in April when I decided to get off my butt and start training again. It went up and stayed up until most of the summer and in the fall my training dropped off, way off. The red line is the amount and quality/intensity of the training over the last 2 weeks. It dropped quickly in August of last year and my fitness (blue area) slowly dwindled.
Out of shape due to lack of training, but signed up for the Goofy Challenge for the first week in January, Eve and I trekked to Orlando and did the Walt Disney Goofy Challenge Race which is a 1/2 marathon on Saturday and full marathon the following day. It was my 5th Goofy Challenge and Eve's second one.
Well the next week I blew out a disk in my lower back. Who would have seen that coming? And thus no training until Eve and I ran a 5K race on June 18th. This kicked off my training again.
The 5K had a TRIMP score of 72 which is a measure of total effort. The TRIMP scale is 100-Low, 200-Medium, 300-High. 1000 is EPIC! By the way, the Pumpkin Butt race was a 985. Just say'n.
So if you look at the graph above, you will see I was doing pretty good. Got lazy. Had a birthday and got motivated. Got lazy again. Lost my fitness, ran a 1/2 and then full marathon in two days. Hurt my back. Took a long, I mean l-o-n-g time off. Then started training again with a 5K race.
So far this training series looks pretty good.
Eve and I have a 9 mile trail/mountain race tomorrow.
Wish us well.
I have a long way to go...
...but look forward to every step.
Posted by Rick Hall at 2:29 PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Went back to check to see how full the race was and it was closed at 12:45 PM. So it closed in less than 45 minutes. Wow! 200 people signed up to run 100 miles on a 12 mile loop. This is gonna be a rush.
Posted by Rick Hall at 12:52 PM
The Umstead 100 Mile Race is a beginner's 100 Mile Race - perfect for me. It is in Raleigh, NC next to the RDU airport. Check out the website at www.umstead100.org. The race is March 31, 2012. If all goes well I will complete the race in under 24 hours. I have 40 lbs to drop and thousands of miles to run in 206 days. That is 1.4 lbs per week of weight loss and about 2000 miles of running before March 31st. Yes I will eat, sleep, work, run and run more. Lots of veggies (need all the nutrients I can get). If you follow this blog, be active and reply. And be honest. If you think I am slacking off, flame me!!! If you think I am doing good, encouragement never hurts. This will be one incredible journey. Hope you enjoy.
Posted by Rick Hall at 12:29 PM