Sunday, March 4, 2007

Saturday Strength & Sunday Long Run

Run: 11.1 Miles
Time: 2:13:03 (11:59 pace)
March Totals
Running Miles: 11.1
Biking Miles: 0
Weight Loss: 2 Pounds

Today was my long run. Didn't get out until about 8:30pm tonight. My plan was to just settle into a nice easy pace and that's what I was able to do. It was about 41 degrees when I started but it got cold very quickly and by mile 4 I was wishing I had brought my gloves. I was also wearing shorts and wishing I had put some long pants on as my legs and hands were numb by mile 8. This run felt much better then my 10.3 mile run early in the week and I am already feeling my body recover quickly. Just two miles shy of the half marathon distance and it felt great. Here is the rundown of my run.



March has started off with a bang with my longest run ever, a great Saturday strength training session and a two pound weight loss. Here is a rundown of my strength training session on Saturday.

65 Min Strength Training
Standing Calf Raises: 4 sets of 40
Lat Pulldown: 4 sets of 10
Hammer Curls: 4 sets of 20
Regular Curls: 4 sets of 20
Leg Press: 4 sets 20
Squats: 3 sets of 10
Bench Press: 3 sets of 10
Decline Bench Press: 3 sets of 10
Incline Bench Press: 3 sets of 10
Shoulder/Military Press: 3 sets of 15
Crunches: 4 sets of 20

Felt fantastic after that workout but very sore Sunday morning. I wasn't sure how my run was going to go because I had some soreness in my thighs and calfs from Saturday but after the first mile they warmed up good. Have a great Monday morning and don't forget to workout. - Jason The Running Man


Michelle said...

Wow!! Eleven miles!!!! You are a running stud!!

Great job!

Mary Christine said...

Wow! That's great!

Mags said...

Hi. Can you post (Or email me) how you actually STARTED being a runner?

I've always wanted to try running, but am overweight. Did you have a plan, or did you just start...running.

How much did you run at first-did you go for distance or time?

Mendy said...

Jason, You're doing great! Keep up the commitment.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Wow! I count 39 sets in that strength workout. Are you doing them with heavy weights or lighter weights? I would hate to do the big compound moves (squats, bench press, etc) when tired.

If you are recovering from your runs that quickly, it says that you are doing everything right. Remember, you don't get stronger when you get stronger when you are recovering from a workout.

Great job!! said...

Jason, you must feel like a million bucks. Way to go, Running Man. Eleven miles is a terrific accomlishment.

And for Mags, every runner, even the leanest, fittest and fastest, had a day when they just "started running." You nailed it, Mags: "Just start...running." Put on some old sweats and a decent pair of sneakers and get out there and put one foot in front of the other. Stop if you have to, walk if you want to, but once you get used to being outside, moving, it grows on you. You become addicted (as I suspect our friend Jason is). And every day you get a little fitter, a little healthier, a little more confident. It's a hard but beautiful process.

I started running 13 years ago at age 36 to lose baby weight. My first runs were a single lap around the block. I had to carry water. After a month, I could do a mile. After two months, two miles. And so it went. I now run 30 miles a week and have finished six marathons. But it all started with a single day when I decided to just get out there and put one foot in front of the other. Don't worry about distance or time -- just enjoy the journey, even if it's once around the block.

Godspeed to all,

Lori Hein;

Running Jayhawk said...

Awesome run. Days like that just give you a great sense of accomplishment (even the lousy long runs to some extent, too).

Keep it up, jason!

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi! I found you through Crazy Working Mom. I participated in her Link It Up Tuesdays.

Eleven miles ... sounds really challenging. Glad you have the stamina for it. Keep it up.