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15Mar, 2010

Week 10, 2010 training totals


Wow, what a week.  It went by so fast, kinda like my pace recently.  I am really a little confused with my new found speedy pace where I am averaging 8:30’s, and it still feels slow.  No, I can’t really go faster for any length of time, but there are times I caught myself at 8:teens and forced myself to slow down.  I always seemed to end up back at 830’ish though.  Finally for my Saturday and Sunday runs I finally just let myself go and stopped looking at the Garmin altogether.  While it was nice and I actually relaxed and enjoyed the runs much more, it was funny that I still ended both runs with an AVG 8:33 pace.

training_summaryRunning Miles: 28.65
Quantity: 5 (see runs below)
Time spent running this week: 04:05:51
Calories burned: 3,925
Avg. Time/Mile: 8:33
Avg. Heart Rate: 153
2010 Running Miles: 303.55


4mi at 8:49 (151 hr)
5mi at 8:39 (154 hr)
3.65mi Tempo (Splits- 10min at 8:37|144hr, 10min at 7:33|165hr, 10min at 8:34|160hr)
Sat: 5mi at 8:33 (159 hr)
Sun: 11mi at 8:33 (149 hr)

signature_blockCross Training

Weight Training QTY: 0
Judo QTY: 1

Tags: Adam Culp · Endurance Training · Marathon Training · Running · training · training summary · weekly summary

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Psyche // Mar 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Nice week. Enjoy your new adjusted pace! Do you have any races coming up in the new future? Can’t wait to see how your recent improvement translates.

  • 2 kc // Mar 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    nice pace you are settling into Adam, especially your 11 mile run. Way to go!

  • 3 Tara // Mar 15, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    How long have you been practicing judo? I know that you said that you had been doing it before you became a runner, but I don’t remember if you said how long you had been practicing. It seems like a great cross training session!

  • 4 Julie // Mar 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Adam,
    Wow, you had a great week:) Nice job on your miles and your new speedy pace!! Woo hoo, that means you are getting faster and stronger! Keep it up and have a wonderful week:)

  • 5 Jill // Mar 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I’m smelling Boston….

  • 6 Wes // Mar 16, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Sometimes technology can hold us back, but our body just seems to know what a certain pace should feel like, ya know?

  • 7 Colin // Mar 16, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Nice week, Adam. It looks like your fitness (i.e. speed) has bumped up to a new level. I would continuee mixing the slower paces (slower than 8:30’s) and faster paces with your new comfortable pace. Keep up the great work!

  • 8 Ted Beveridge // Mar 16, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Great week! Keep it up 🙂

  • 9 Adam // Mar 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    That is really cool! You’re totally getting faster and you don’t know what to do with the speed! Run what feels good – if that is faster I say go with it. Your body will tell you when it has had enough.

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