Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Mileage Report

My mileage over the last 12 years went from -0- to 307 miles in 2009.I believe this number will increase dramatically in 2010 and hopefully continue for many many years. Now I have to pack my bag and leave for Albany, NY, where I will be running the "Hangover Half Marathon" tomorrow, my first ever half marathon.

Ready to rock,
-Mike

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Nice Winter Run

Sunday night long run. Braved the elements, and as promised made sure to incorporate some hills into the run.

ran 9.05 mi on 12/20/2009 at 8:37 PM with a pace of 8'35"/mihttp://bit.ly/8CaqL9

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Snowy 5 Miler

Ran 5 miles in the sideways snow on Tuesday night.  Felt good, ran faster than the training plan said to, but wanted to get out of the storm. 48:07 9:35:pace

MapMyRun.com - Regular Run: 5mi. in the sideways snow on 12/15/2009

13.1!!!

ChapmanRunner ran 13.11 mi on 12/14/2009 at 8:30 PM with a pace of 8'44"/mihttp://bit.ly/6IeQei


It took just under 2 hours, but I was able to complete 13.1 miles. It was rainy, windy and cold, but thats to be expected in this area this time of year.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mike's 12.55mi long run

Well, it hurt, but I made it through a 12.55mi long run today in 2hrs 19min. Hear more about it in R3 Episode 3.

Its a Wonderful Run 5k





My official Chip Time is 26:54 a PR for me.  The bridge is where the race started and That's my son and me on the bridge a few minutes before the start.

It was a lot of fun.  I wish they had a better PA system than the bullhorn that few could hear.  Of course, there were many people in the front at the starting line that should have been in the back, but what can you do?

There were people running in several variations of Santa and Elf costumes as well as 2 guys who ran in jeans (that I saw) and a woman who ran in a full length puffy winter coat that came down below her knees.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Speed Work Tonight

I ran 1.25 miles down to a local track tonight at Holland Stadium. It was 20 degrees Fahrenheit and the 8" of snow we are waiting for held off, thankfully.

Here's the workout I did:
2x1600 8:43 & 9:13 2x800 recovery
1x400 2:02 1x400 recovery
1x200 :56 1x 200 recovery
1.25 miles back home

I feel pretty good. Didn't realize how much I sweat until I got inside my warm house. Gotta get a mile or two a good stretch in tomorrow to get ready for the "Its a Wonderful Run 5k" on Saturday in Seneca Falls.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Episode 2 of Real Rookie Running (R3) is here

Here's the second installment of the R3 Podcast. we talk about our new web site, our turkey trot, running with our wives, The Question of the Week and more!
Links Mentioned in the show:
www.runrunlive.com
www.runningfromthereaper.com
www.steverunner.com
www.great-race.com
Its a Wonderful Run 5k

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Weekend Long Run

10.07 miles 1hr 38min

MapMyRun.com - Long Run on 12/06/2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Chapmans Sunday Night Run

ChapmanRunner

ran 6.22 mi on 12/6/2009 at 8:55 PM with a pace of 8'19"/mi http://bit.ly/5rNyyn

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tonights Run

ChapmanRunner ran 7.54 mi on 12/4/2009 at 9:25 PM with a pace of 8'41"/mi http://bit.ly/57gWb1

Running Goals this Weekend

I need to get two runs in this weekend. A short one, maybe 3 miles, then the loooooong one. I am shooting for a 12 mile run, if I can find the time. I will post time and distances once complete.

Happy running!

Heading to Jersey

Me and the fam are heading for NJ in an hour. We'll be there till Sunday morning, so I will have to run in an unfamiliar place tomorrow morning. Only 3 miles, so I really only need 1.5 miles out and back. Any suggestions on what exit to turn around at?
On Sunday I have at least an 11 miler planned. I hope to get started before dark, but can't be certain of that. Then its time to finish episode 2 of the podcast!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

We can now be downloaded on iTunes!

Our podcast has been approved and we can be downloaded in iTunes. Search for "Real Rookie Running". If you have a moment, please give a rating and review.

We are now listed on more podcast sights!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

We are on Facebook!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Pilot Episode of Real Rookie Running!

And now, for your listening pleasure, the pilot episode of Real Rookie Running! Hopefully it will go up on iTunes soon as well, which will be much more convenient. Please leave us some feedback. The good, the bad, the ugly.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009