Friday, March 05, 2010

Three Things: Friday Edition

1. Recovery Week!

I have been pushing myself hard! As a matter of fact, harder than I ever have at this time of year (short of P90X). Recovery week has been a blessing! Those first workouts this week exquisitely pointed out every sore muscle I used for that particular discipline. I haven't changed up the duration of my workouts that much, just nothing over Zone 2 baby!!

2. Happy Pants vs. (Coach) Poopy Pants

Happiness is making it to the bathroom after a run and finding out that the reason your pants are sticking to your butt is not the reason you thought in the car. That's all I'm gonna say about that. You're welcome.

3. Effort Test

A month or so a go, I did a treadmill test where I kept my HR in a tight zone as a measure of fitness. It took me 15:06 to run 1.5 miles in that zone. Wednesday, I went back to the same treadmill at the gym and retook the test. I started out at 5.0 and every two minutes incremented the speed by 0.2. It took my twenty(!) minutes to get my HR up into the zone I wanted, which I thought was a really long time, and it only took me 13:49 to run 1.5 miles. That's a real BOOYAH! there.

Have a great weekend, everybody!!

Wes

17 comments:

Renee said...

Thank you for not elaborating more on #2. Haha, or about going #2!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I only I had the courage to post about some NEAR MISSES on #2. The real #2!!

Jess said...

HAhahah about #2. Glad it was not what you were expecting!

Julie said...

Hi Wes,
Oh my God, you are so crazy! Ha ha! Thanks for keeping me laughing:) I hope that you have a lovely weekend!

LBTEPA said...

That's an absolute BOOYAH-fest :)

redheadmomma said...

hahah! You slay me!!!

Lisa said...

yay for recovery. and .. uh..sadly many of us probably get that second item more than we wish to admit.

Firefly's Running said...

ROFL on #2...oops!

Nice job on the treadmill run. Sounds like you made a new friend. :D

Mary Gee said...

I am so glad you are still blogging!

I can relate to more than I care to acknowledge here!

Andy said...

At least you were plesantly suprised when you got home on #2... Last winter I was not so lucky on two occasions and had to dive into the woods. Never has happened since then! Great progress on your fitness tests. I have not done any tests per se, but I have been logging everything and I am watching my average HR and max HR drop like a rock. Have a good rest of your weekend!

Joe said...

Too funny, Wes. With Andy, I've had emergency trips to the woods... oh my!

Heart rate training suits you well... great stuff!

Have an awesome week, dude!

Annette said...

Enjoy recovery week! As for the "other" topic. I'll take the high road. ;)

Darrell said...

I know there were three things there, but #2 outshines them all. HaHaHa!

Really good work there with #1 and #3.

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Nice job on your fitness improvements. Keep it up!!!

Stuart said...

Booyah not pooyah!

Smithposts said...

Oh Wes, passing on most of this post :-) Sounds like you are having great success stepping up your fitness level! Look forward to reading about your 2010 races!

My Life and Running said...

Of all your blog posts in my reader this is the one I saved to comment on? The poopy pants one? :) I guess a "keep up the training" seems fitting in more ways than one!