July 4th, 2007


Cooking and Running

I decided to try for a half marathon in September, 2 weeks before my MS 150 city to shore ride. (2 weeks should be enough "recovery" time). So, I'll try to use Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training Program: Novice. It's basically 3 runs a week, starting at 3miles, and moving up till it's 5 miles during the week, and 10 on Sunday. I think that doing runs by miles may be better for me than doing runs by time, since I'm slow, there's no "inscentive" for me to run faster.. But with more miles, it'll be better if I get faster. I may try to combine some of another program which looks more running intensive, at least the drills.

I also found this site to help map running routes. This way I can know how far I'm going (so when I gotta do the 3, 4, 5 etc mile runs, I know how far to go. Sadly.. Most of the running places near me seem to be a lot on the street, since there aren't tons of sidewalks.

But, in the end, I'll still need to continue swimming, and I'll still be biking a lot. So, I just want to improve the run. I did the Philly Tri at a 5mph pace. It was my fastest, but still relatively slow. If i can improve my pace to 6mph, or, omg.. 7mph.. Training can be so much faster.

I've also decided to finish ripping my CDs.. This may take a while.. Of 7 shelves of CDs (about 4-500), I am through the 2nd shelf. I'm ripping stuff I don't like. I'm kinda sad, since my mp3 player is only 30 g, I'm about to run out of space on it. I already ripped some of the albums I like, but going through the shelves reminds me of how much stuff I haven't heard in ages (and am looking foreward to hearing again).

It's going to be a cooking day. My planned recipes (I love allrecipies.com - it even writes up a "shopping list" for me).

Apple Brie Quesadillas

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Meat Loaf