Last day of May, 2011:
7 miles – 4 days
3 miles – 3 days
2 miles – 1 day
2.5 miles –1 day
1.5 miles + 1 mile, - 1 day, was the worst! I drank three ½ quart
bottles of water before the run and ½ of such a bottle during the run; the rest, I used to cool off my body.
I tried to
run at 6 p.m. I made it in the Warinanco Park in Roselle/Elizabeth, NJ, from the chosen parking sign at the parking by the
track to the bathroom. After I poured water all over me, I tried to run back another mile, but half—the—way through
it, I was walking and experiencing imbalance, I barely could keep on walking straight; some people probably assumed that I
One might ask: “How did you expect to survive in the desert when you were in the Army?” To be honest
I hoped that either a miracle would happen and I would be able to or that I would be one of the very lucky ones who do to
incapability to adjust to the climate do suffer heart attack, but do not die.
With the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the
only way to get hot weather profile is to die or nearly die. You must suffer a heart attack or stroke.
Later I ran 1 mile
at 2200 or 10 p.m.
Nota bene: Europeans do not say 2200, they say “22.”
THIS YEAR, since March 25, 2010:
V LAST YEAR V
My legs did recover
Running up the hill did not "kill" me!
At the end of the 1st mile at the highest point, I was in top 10 or so, and
my time was 6:43.
When I startted thinking about speeding--up while running back down, I had to slow down. I did think
about messing the back--side of my pants, but the pain in my belly did become too much to handle, and I did walk the last
half to a 3/4 of a mile.
I did stop and I did stay in the woods for a couple minutes.
My final time was 18:17!
I did recover a little.
I did perform 7 cheanup's, 60 situp's, and I did quit after 25 pushup's.
In the mean time
my wife's daughter and I have eaten half--a--dozen donuts and did place her little boy in the swing!
It was fun!
Runs and Exercise
My latest runs (will start coming soon):
I will try to teach you some basic streching and warm-up's as well as terminology such as intervals
Well -- if you become an NCO, I will teach you ways to go around the old school nonsense (with all due respect: the only
purpose of slow jogging is getting injured -- it may help a Joe get fit, but, more likely, it will get him, or a female soldier,
on a profile; however, I have seen some E-6's and E-5's who know how to get around it). This does not mean that all the old
school is nonsense, just slow jogging.
This is an original idea of Mr. SSG (possibly already SFC) Marc Oravsky of JMRC Hohenfels (HHC AT INFANTRY).
-1) What am I doing? I am pushing. I have assumed that without a real program, I can achieve a 5 minutes or close
to it, mile; and so far, it has been working.
What will happen when I do reach the long distance speed of 5 minutes a mile?
I will not be able to use the tread mill to make my body move faster, since the tread mill's maximum speed is
12 miles an hour or 5 minutes per mile.
What will I do?
-2) to a great extent running up a slope can simulate faster speed;
Rules of a thumb:
-1) pure speed workout: up to 300m or about 0.2 miles; can be done at speeds exeeding both the
current race pace and the goal race pace;
-2) speed stamina: 400m or about 0.25 miles; can be done at the speed exeeding
the current race pace, but should not be done at the pace exeeding the goal race pace;
-3) long distance speed: over 400
m or over 0.25 miles; should not exeed the current race pace, nor the goal race pace;
-4) if you cannot perform 4 repeats
and/or intervals, you are either running too fast and/or too long and/or take too short intervals in between.