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Sep 16 / Sam

Daily Running – Just the Facts

Today’s Goal: 4 miles
Actual Distance: 4.1 miles
Time: 37:25
Weather: Partly cloudy; 65 degrees
Time of Day: 12:00 PM
Notes: Good run. Pace was faster than normal. 9:06. If I can do that pace through the race I will finish in under 2 hours.


Tomorrow’s Goal: 6 miles

Sep 14 / Sam

Daily Running – Weekly Long Run

Today’s Goal: 9 miles
Actual Distance: 9 miles
Time: 1:30:59
Weather: Sunny; Cool; 60 degrees; Beautiful September morning
Time of Day: 8 AM
Notes: This is the longest distance I’ve ever run. I felt good the whole run. At one point it was like I forgot I was still running and was lost in my thoughts.


In order to amuse myself while covering what was quite a distance (for me), and for your entertainment, I took a selfie at each mile. You’re welcome.


That's weird shit.  Maybe running causes brain damage.

That’s weird shit. Maybe running causes brain damage.



Tomorrow’s Goal: miles

Sep 13 / Sam

Daily Running – Just the Facts

Today’s Goal: 4 miles
Actual Distance: 4.1 miles
Time: 38:58
Weather: Cloudy; 65 degrees
Time of Day: 9:45 AM
Notes: Just a 4 mile run. Felt good.


Tomorrow’s Goal: 9 miles

Sep 11 / Sam

Daily Running – Just the Facts

Today’s Goal: 4 miles
Actual Distance: 4.1 miles
Time: 39:05
Weather: Cloudy; Humid; 75 degrees
Time of Day: 12:00 PM
Notes: Good run; legs were a little sore.


Tomorrow’s Goal: REST DAY

Sep 10 / Sam

Daily Running – Just the Facts

Today’s Goal: 6 miles
Actual Distance: 6.05 miles
Time: 59:18
Weather: Mostly sunny; not humid; 75 degrees
Time of Day: 1:00 PM
Notes: Good run; energy level was good; did some hills.


Tomorrow’s Goal: 4 miles

Sep 9 / Sam

Daily Running – Just the Facts

Today’s Goal: 4 miles
Actual Distance: 4.1 miles
Time: 41:29
Weather: Mostly sunny; not humid; 73 degrees
Time of Day: 1:00 PM
Notes: Good run; energy level was good.


Tomorrow’s Goal: 6 miles

Sep 7 / Sam

Daily Running – Sunday Long Run

Today’s Goal: 8 miles
Actual Distance: 8 miles
Time: 1:16:27
Weather: Sunny; Not humid; 65 degrees; perfect.
Time of Day: 8 AM
Notes: Felt really good on this run. Ran all 8 miles without walking. Had GU chews 15 minutes before starting. Had a GU gel at 3 miles and again at 6. Felt strong when I finished at 8 miles. Could have run more, but decided to stick to plan.


Each Sunday will be breaking new ground with distance as 8 is the farthest I’ve ever run to this point.


6 weeks until race day.


Good run

A good run!



Tomorrow’s Goal: REST DAY

Sep 6 / Sam

Daily Running – Beaten by Snails Again

Today’s Goal: 4 miles
Actual Distance:4 miles
Time: 45:27
Weather: Hot; Very humid; Sunny; 86 degrees
Time of Day: 12:15 PM
Notes: Still tired; heat was a bit much today; been having migraine symptoms; against my better judgement, I had some drinks yesterday. I’m not hungover, but the drinks didn’t do anything for my energy. That’s for sure.


Tomorrow’s Goal: 8 miles

Sep 5 / Sam

“70s, man.”

1970s

I miss the 1970s.

Sep 4 / Sam

Isle of Man – No Girls Allowed!

Is this where the Little Rascals established their “He-Man Woman Haters Club” when they grew up?

I imagine the Isle is full of caves.

A man’s home is his castle, especially in Castletown.

Is there a White Castle in Castletown? Mmm… meat.

Isle of Man

Land of caves and meat.

Sep 3 / Sam

Daily Running – Just the Facts

Today’s Goal: 4 miles
Actual Distance: 4.1 miles
Time: 39:56
Weather: Hot; Not too humid; Sunny; 80 degrees
Time of Day: 12:30 PM
Notes: I had more energy today. I ate an energy gel 15 minutes before running. This probably helped.


Tomorrow’s Goal: 4 miles

Sep 2 / Sam

Daily Running – Just the Facts

Today’s Goal: 4 miles
Actual Distance: 4 miles
Time: 43:02
Weather: Hot; Humid; 85 degrees
Time of Day: 5:45 PM
Notes: Still no energy.


Tomorrow’s Goal: 4 miles

Aug 31 / Sam

Daily Running – Weekly Long Run

Today’s Goal: 7 miles
Actual Distance: 7 miles
Time: 1:14:17
Weather: Hot; Humid; Partly cloudy; 80+ degrees
Time of Day: 10 AM
Notes: Still lacking energy; pace was slow but I was able to run the whole distance, only stopping to blow my nose, eat an energy gel.


Tomorrow’s Goal: REST DAY

Aug 29 / Sam

Daily Running – Just the Facts

Today’s Goal: REST DAY
Actual Distance: 4.15 miles
Time: 38:47
Weather: Sunny; Low humidity; 75 degrees
Time of Day: 12 Noon
Notes: Ran a little better than yesterday (9:23 average pace compared to 10:12); still experienced low energy; I feel a little bit like I have a bug or something; today was supposed to be a rest day, but I had to make up for Tuesday and Wednesday.


Tomorrow’s Goal: 3 miles

Aug 28 / Sam

Daily Running – Snails Run Faster

Today’s Goal: 4 miles
Actual Distance: 5.45 miles
Time: 55:38
Weather: Sunny; Low Humidity; 77 degrees
Time of Day: 12:10 PM
Notes: Sluggish; Energy very low; Not much motivation; A sub-par run; And doesn’t it suck when you are struggling at 4 miles and feel like quitting and a car passes you with a “26.2″ sticker on it? Ugh.


Tomorrow’s Goal: REST DAY (But I’ll probably run to make up for missing two days.)