Thursday, October 22, 2009

Death of 6

This is not a commercial for the 6th installment of my 2nd favorite movie. It is what I thought a clever pic for the title and reason for this post. For the past 4-5 months I have ran a 6 mile route. Today is the last day I ran it so this is the death of 6.

It starts at my new apartment, halfway point is the old apartment I stayed in for about a month during the summer and then head back to the new spot. It is the most diverse route I think I've ever ran in my life.

The first mile consists of running through clamp corners a.k.a. the development made to look like a neighborhood I currently reside. It consist of trees, neighbors I don't know, and dog poop bags.

The second mile starts at borders (Having a borders a mile from my house, WHAT!!!) and continues behind the local mall on a hidden street I never knew was there. This hidden street is between the mall parking lot and the abandoned race course. This one year at the race course, there was a big flea market, at the race course and I found the best hoody....sorry off topic rambling. The street leads to a runoff pond that forces me to run up a small hill and into the parking lot. I continue in the parking lot behind the stuck up gymnastics facility :P and then head up the next street in the grass filled median. There is no sidewalk so the median is the way to go.

The third mile consists of a bus station, wal-mart across the street, a slight increase in elevation, and running through the old development. This is pretty uneventful and unexciting. Miles 4,5, and 6 are the same as 1,2, and 3 just backwards. This route has been very good to me and I will miss it very much ,sniff. It is time to let go and say goodbye. Thank you for helping me keep up my endurance, and not being a slow boring route. Goodbye 6

Its OK to Cry...sob

-lessons learned

New route equal new information about self and environment

Stick with it, learn your route, hit it hard.

Don't sprint down a grassy hill unless your sure it is completely dry.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Sorry for the long delay but life has been a lil crazy. As far as my new and improved workout it consists of two mandatory days of rest (b/c of school) and a new 1/2 hour to 45 minute high intensity workout, running 6 miles 2x a week, and hitting the weights The HI workout (consists of 30 step sprints x 10, 100 step QM X 4, 10 static to kinetic vertical jumps X 5, 5 handstand attempts and maintain for 10 sec from froggy position. My initial session was able to get through each exercise with little fatigue, however every session after I've only been able to get through 3 of the four exercises w/0 feelings loopy. I attribute this to my change in schedule. I still feel a lil blah but not as much.

I'm going to go with this change for another month or so and change up. Might work on increasing sprint endurance.


-gotta change it up

-going from 6 days to 4 and a half sucks

-backyards are great!