Training Reports

Training Report Updates

It's fairly evident that I'm not able to keep up with a new blog post for each and every training run I do. I had grand hopes that this would keep me honest, but in reality I just don't have the time to spend crafting witty prose and talking about...

Quail Creek 5mi Training Run

Goal

This was my second lunchtime 5-mile run, and I made sure to use my watch properly to record it. So I actually ran 5 miles instead of 6. The goal was to get a decent tempo run down and, once again, focus on running form.

Result

I wore a compression...

Lake Hefner Midweek 9mi Training Run

Goal

This midweek run had the goal of being somewhat slower-paced than normal, to help conserve energy for my long run at the end of the week. My main goal was to enjoy it, focus on running form, and go all the way around the lake instead of doing...

Quail Creek 4mi Training Run

Goal

I took both Saturday and Sunday off as rest days to recover from last week's miserable overtraining. I knew I would need extra time this week, with a long run of 18 miles planned, so I shifted my schedule a bit, too, moving my runs from Tuesday...

Lake Hefner 12mi Training Run

Goal

My long run for the week was down in mileage from previous weeks. It's a "rebuilding" week to gear up for next week's 18-mile push. So I took advantage of the "lower" mileage to try out a new piece of gear that will help me stay hydrated on future...

Quail Creek 5mi Training Run

Goal

This is the first time I would be running a 5-mile run during lunch at work, and I was still pretty tired from yesterday's midweek 8-mile run. So my goal was to survive, slow down a bit, and enjoy the run.

I didn't count on user error when it...

Lake Hefner Midweek 8mi Training Run

Goal

Now that my midweek runs are getting longer and longer, I tend to approach them a bit differently. For this one, in particular, I wanted it to be a solid tempo run with a focus on running form as well as taking a bit of time to enjoy my view...

Quail Creek 4mi Training Run

I started the training run on fire. Not literal fire, mind you, but I was full of energy and motivation to step up my run. The weather was pretty much perfect, and I was awake and energetic. A co-worker told me he wanted to see 8-minute miles and I...

Lake Hefner 16mi Training Run

I felt like I had a lot to prove to myself during this week's long run after bonking last week running the West River Trail in OKC. This week I decided to head back to Lake Hefner for my scheduled 16 mile run, with hopes that familiar terrain and...

Quail Creek 4m Training Run

Today was my second four-mile run for the week, with the first Tuesday and an eight-mile run yesterday. I decided to take it a bit easier during this run and try to match my long-run pace so my legs will still be fresh for tomorrow's brutal 16-mile...