Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Running

I really only needed few days to recover from the half ironman. Felt pretty good most of last week. I'm still pissed off at cycling. And a bit frustrated with the swimming. But I'm still loving all of the extra running. It's time to get back into a nice winter running routine.

And it starts this weekend! We've got the Biggest Loser 5k in Myrtle Beach on saturday. My only goal is simply to PR. It's the first (and maybe only) standalone 5k on the year. My current PR is a flat 26 minutes, and I still have no idea how I actually got there. To break 26:00, I need to target an 8:20 pace maximum. Last night at the gym I killed 4 miles at an 8:27 pace so the expectation is set. 8:20 or bust!

We have a new addition to the backyard:

Halfway done after the weekend (but in the sunlight)
And with the beam up monday night and everybody playing....

You see the extent of their involvement in the construction process.
Actually the girls were very involved and helpful in the tearing down and rebuilding of the swingset. Bigun really got the hang of hammering. It went really well but took a LOT longer than I thought it would. It came together really nicely and they love it.
It feels good to get back into a more regular routine after the half ironman. Have a great weekend!


9 comments:

GeorgiaSnail said...

swingset looks great...i like your chances to go sub 26. Are you doing any speedwork?

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

26 minute 5K is fast. Go you! Love the swingset - looks fun!

Lisa said...

"My only goal is simply to PR"

You make it sound so easy!

Wes said...

Great job on the swing set. Your girls are so cute. Rock the 5K, dude! You so got 26.

Sun Runner said...

The girls have the most important and best job of all: site supervision. You can sit back and do nothing while still being "on the job."

I should know. I've done it.

Jess said...

I bet the girls will have a great time with the swingset!

Good luck with your 5K this weekend! I hope you nail that PR!

Tony Bowles said...

Great job on the swingset! I know you can PR that run.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Swingset looks fun! GL on the PR!

healthy ashley said...

I love your frank honesty :) And how you say your "only" goal is to PR under 26 minutes. The day I do that will be one for the record books!