Saturday, January 31, 2009

These are the new Ecco shoes (below). They have a very flexible forefoot and an arch plate. This is a really new shoe that is being tested out, so there might be some little flaws. But, none the less I love the idea of a natural forefoot running shoe. It looks like the accomplishment that they want to be shown is similar to the Vibram Fivefingers (top). They both simulate forefoot and natural running. This type of running is getting more and more popular throughout the world. People are looking for better and more natural was to run. Once I got hooked on running, I could not stop trying to find better shoes and everything new that was associated with running. You will most likely find these shoes on the market in the near future if they mark out their little flaws.

Check out this link about Ecco shoes.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Those were some pictures of where I run.

I enjoy taking my long runs in the woods.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Relay for Life

Playing Scattergories at 3 o'clock

My dad's company set up a booth at relay for life. We had a great time, but we did get a little tired. Alex (brother), Justin (friend), and I decided to take the 1 o'clock to I think 3 slot. I ran 15 miles, but we broke the time slot between us, 30 min slots. I did a series of speed and slow workouts. I wanted to take the hardest slots because I knew I would have to withstand all night runs when I am able to pick up ultra marathon training.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Nike + ipod

I'm able to hear my distance, pace, and time with my Nike Plus. While your on your run it speaks to and tells you the miles and distance left in the headphones, it's very convenient. But, if you feel the need to see you distance at a specific time, then you can just scroll, and you can see it.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

2008 Cross Country Season

Corey (best girl runner-19:46 )

1*I'm in the middle (left)2*Travis holding our flag (down) Nate and Allen (up)

This season was very fun. It was the first season for me and my sister. She usually dosen't exercise much, so this was a big step for her, and she proved she had the stuff to compete. She got secound in county! And I think fourth in the first race of the season, we had no idea that she could accomplish soo much.

I did ok. PR 19:52 even though the result on the website says 20:10, coach recorded my time wrong. I think I am more of a long distance kind of guy, but I do suprising well in track distances. After this season I have a half marathon planned, then track season starts. I will be 6 weeks into my half marathon training when the track season starts. When the season starts we have pratice everyday so my long runs will be on Sunday (10-14 miles) and I will rest Saturday. There is no conformation on race dates so my schedule will be flexible ( depending on the races).

I seriously thought about wearing my Vibram fivefingers on one of the meets, but I decided not to risk it.

Half Marathon Training Schedule

Over 100min Half Marathon Training Program

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Suggested Weekly Training Structure - Sub 100min

Sub 100min Half Marathon Training Program

Training Speeds