Weekly Wrap Up – 5/21/17

•May 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment


  1. 42.5 miles, 6 runs. In theory I should have been able to hit 50 this week with no problem. I added a run on Wednesday night in spite of my better judgment. Sleeping in on Sunday felt too good this week. My penance was 6 miles in the fire of the central valley.
  2. Finishing up classes this week and I’m seeing A’s roll in. Breathing a sigh of relief that I can devote more focus to family rather than homework.
  3. The boys are walking emergency room visits waiting to happen. I’m SERIOUSLY glad I’m able to devote more time to them.
  4. Summer is looking like a really fun time – gotta start running at 9pm again. Slide into bed exhausted then do it over each day. Maybe get over 50 for a good stretch.
  5. Life is about cycles, do it different each time around and maybe it’ll get better.

Weekly Wrap Up – 5/14/17

•May 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment

way late, the next week is almost completely written. time is elastic…shift some paradigms…blur the lines….random nihilism

  1. 33.3 miles – 4 runs. Dropped the long run on Mother’s Day. Make it up next week.
  2. coming into the “artificial” home stretch. keep your head down and just move

Weekly Wrap Up 4/30/17 + 5/7/17

•May 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Behind by a week and a day on this. Booty.

  1. 4/23 – 45.9 miles – 5 runs. Still at that hard limit of 45 ish miles. I’d like this to be 50 but I’d need to push most daily runs over an hour which I don’t really want to do.
  2. 5/7 – 40.1 – dropped the Friday run which put my weekly mileage lower. It was worth it cause we got to take the kids out and see people for the 1st time in a long while. I’m glad we got a chance to hang out even if just for an evening.
  3. Getting really close to summer. I can’t wait to have a little more free time.
  4. I’ve been gathering my thoughts for a blog post on a huge event, the Nike Sub2 project. I’ve followed it somewhat regularly since it was announced and I am literally in awe of what they achieved.
  5. I’ve got nothing else…like I said before; booty.

Weekly Wrap Up – 4/23/17

•April 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment

LIghter week of running, heavier week of everything else. It’s all about balance 😉

  1. 45.5 miles, 5 runs. At lower mileage levels it’s supposedly better to get your mileage goals in single runs (not double days). This was an attempt to hit 50 in 5 days but I was pretty wiped out on Sunday so totally cheaped out on the long run.
  2. On the subject of being wiped out…I did something foolish that used to work for me: 10 mile run at current tempo pace in the hottest part of the day. It took me a good hour of eating, hydrating, and resting to feel normal again. Long run was supposed to start at 7am the next day but when 6am rolled around I realized there was no way I was getting up and running. Guess I should accept that I’m closer to 40 than 30.
  3. On the subject of being old, my youngest sister turned 26 this past week. The youngest of us is nearing 30. I have to keep repeating that to let it sink in. There is a b-day present coming once I find time to put it together.

Weekly Wrap Up – 4/16/17

•April 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Easter week, spring break, blah blah blah…

  1. 65.3 miles – 8 runs. I feel really good that I was able to push up to a level of running that I used to do quite regularly. Also feel good that I was able to keep to a schedule of running every day of my spring break. It’ll be a while before I get that kind of time again.
  2. Long run for the week was 18.7 miles. I literally haven’t done a long run of that length since I first started training for marathons back in 2009. I actually searched through my Strava history to find the closest to that and came up with 16.6 miles from two years ago.
  3. On that last note, I realize that the marathon training I do is somewhat different than the training most people do but it’s always worked for me. I’m sure I could tweak things here and there to get faster (especially pacing, lol) but so far my marathon PR is 3:10 and my 1/2 PR is 1:23 so I can’t be doing too bad. Different strokes for different folks.
  4. I’ve thought about this a ton over the last year and as much as I grumble about it, it’s nice that June is growing older and maturing. Just watching her around the twins puts our mind at ease about having more kids so much further apart. She loves spending time with them and helping us out in small ways. It excites me for how that relationship is going to expand as everyone gets older.
  5. About June and her aging and grumblyness (yes it’s a word!!!), she spent most of the week up with my wife’s family. It was nice to be 1 on 1 with the kids for a change and I’m sure it was nice for her to be the #1 priority for a whole week.
  6. Our twin boys had their 1st Easter that they could really participate in. My family came up and spent the day with them. We made a simple dinner for everyone and ate way too much candy. It was a ton of fun. Maybe next year the boys will be better about dropping eggs in the basket.
  7. I’ve been working on a future post in my head…the concept of balance now that there are 5 in the house (7 with the animals) and how life is always the same but also completely different. Also, Seven.

Weekly Wrap Up – 4/9/17

•April 11, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Random question…Why am I having such a hard time making eggs lately?

  1. 32.5 miles, 4 runs. Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve…it’s all good It was the hectic last week before spring break. Lots of life takes precedent over running.
  2. Must fix treadmill
  3. supercompensation week is off to a rocky start but hopefully tonight I can feel more on track.
  4. I don’t improvise well these days, unfortunately. If I seem in a weird mood because of it, I assure you it’s me, not you.
  5. beep beep

Weekly wrap up – 4/2/2017

•April 3, 2017 • Leave a Comment

flurg a flurg

  1. 43 miles, 7 runs (9 technically). Took my daughter on her bike twice to school but she says it’s too long of a ride for her so I’m back to driving her.
  2. 50 was always my personal bare minimum weekly mileage where I feel like I’m making real progress towards a performance goal. With 3 kids and a busy life on top of that it may be unrealistic to assume I can easily do that. 43 miles left me fairly exhausted this whole week.
  3. On that note…just hang on because this ride don’t stop.