Wednesday, June 29, 2011

pull ups

I'm not good at them. i always avoided them because I just stunk at them. Not anymore, I bought one of those over the door pullup barsands i am following the rule that every time i go into the kitchen i do one.

Once I build up some lat. strength I will start a routine to really build up my back. This was a glaring weakness when i ran the Mudder and i want no such problem for the Spartan.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

That's pride fucking with you

  News flash,  I am not running the Lehigh Valley marathon. I am running the LV half. Why you ask, well
because thats why. I have underestimated how much more effort raising two kids would be over just one kid.

 A welcome increase in clients, the newly added Spartan race two week after the LV run and the SI half two weeks after that made me realize why training for a marathon is not wise.

  You see marathon training is a huge commitment a half is i'd say only a third of the commitment so with everything piling up i realized that the half is what I will be doing. besides the only event i truly care about is the "Goofy".

  All of these half marathons, adventure races, mega long trail runs are all for one thing Disney Marathon Weekend 2012. This is my true focus, half marathon on sat. full marathon on sunday.

  This weekend was the true beginning of my Goofy training. A 5k on sat. focusing on speed/ fartlek and
a 10k on sunday focusing on a long slow distance. I ran the 5k at a slightly faster than 5k pace and todays run was about 1 minute slower than the pace I would like to run the marathon at.

  Like Marcellis Wallace said. push pride aside and do whats right.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

slowly i turn

 I have a confession.
 I am a slow runner.
 I did some speed work and I just can't get to where i want to be. Yes it is true that every time i train I am getting a few seconds faster but im in a rut, or on a plateau or waiting to burst through witha new PR.

Either way with a Marathon looming in sept. followed by a Spartan event and then a half marathon 2 weeks after that this is the time for me to be going through these growing pains I get that its just that I don't want to.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

You can't always get what you want

  Oh Mick you are so right.

  So yeah, you put yourself out there but not everything is going to work. No worries just push through, keep moving fwd. and be positive.

  Except for you Staten Island Apple Store, fuck you. Instead of offering me the $60.00 screen replacement that I need for my laptop you try and bend me over for another $500.00. No sir aint gonna happen.

   Today is the first day of summer and I loves it. The heat, humidity, lots of sun, smells from various grills, the ocean forget it summer is the best.

Friday, June 17, 2011

back from the brink

Its been a while little fledgeling blog.

Computer destroyed, then repaired and here we are.

The BEFITNYC event was awesome, great people, terrific event all in all homerun.

The sgt. Doreen 5k was a mixed bag. All of my clients who participated finished!

My personal experience was lackluster, I finished slower than I did last year when I had a bum ankle.

This has led me to refocus my efforts as far as form, speed, and just generally increasing my times running.

Some things that don't work out will lead to something that does. This is how its always worked for me

so look fwd., be positive and good things will happen.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Today I was the host trainer at the Staten Island BEFITNYC event. The event was at the ferry terminal from 8 to 9 this morning.

It was a lot of fun working with Take Care New York, BEFITNYC, dept of health, parks etc.....

Getting the word out and getting people moving is the goal  so that definitely was accomplished.

pics. to follow

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

National Run Day 2011

  Wellity wellity, today is get out and run somewhere day.

 I love to run. That is I love to run when i'm running where and when I wan't to run.
That's a weird statement but there are sections of road around me that I absolutely hate being on. I have no idea why, buy if I have to hit those stretches my mood sinks, the road seems to stretch forever and me legs turn to concrete. This has nothing to do with the road being difficult one particular stretch is dead flat but I hate being there. I live in a somewhat hilly area but I like huffing up those hills. Who knows, whatever.

  I have figured out a solution, I don't run there. I run where I enjoy the scenery, and I feel like I am rocking and rolling. Tonight in between clients I am going to get a little run in myself. How much, how fast, how far? I'm not sue yet, don't really care I just wanna zip along for a little while. You should to.