Friday, September 10, 2010

Endurance, Online Training, IOUs

10 k (6.3 mile) Endurance Run: 7:28/k (11:57/mile).
Ran with music and water today (plus furry dice next week) - lots of fun!  ELO is off the the play list - to many funky beats screwing me up.  The Go! Team was killer - so was the Bourne Theme.

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ONLINE TRAINING LOGS: Site conclusions based on appropriateness for a better than beginner athlete, with basic knowledge of training plans and access to lots of running data generated by a watch:


Popularity
Ease of Use
Input
Output
Training
_
Totals
Garmin Connect
3
3
0
3
1

10
Addidas
3
0
0
0
1

4
Running World
3
1
1
0
3

8
Daily Mile
2
3
3
2
0

10
Road Runner Sports
2
1
0
0
0

3
Beginner Triathlete
2
3
2
2
3

12
Timex Ironman
1
2
1
2
3

9
Running Ahead
1
3
3
3
2

12
Polar
1
3
1
0
2

7
Log your Run
0
3
3
3
2

11
Buckeye Outdoors
0
1
2
2
3

8
Nike+
0
0
0
0
1

1

The full report and meaning of this graph are described in the PDF here.
The matrix of the data collected is on the second tab in my training Excel here.

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NORMAL WORK DAY: (IOU to Shut Up and Run).

Time Activity (this 19 year-old is apparantly related to us - once I get more information I will tell everyone)
Me
Work
Family
5:15 get up to pee, drink some more water, turn off all lights left on by 19 year-old, put all cordless phones back into chargers, check on international projects in Europe and Asia
X
X
X
5:45 pray 10 mins from the breviary, back to bed
X
7:00 wake, check training schedule, drink water, put on HR monitor, watch, put shoes on, stand on porch, go back inside take a micro-dump (half an O'Henry Bar and some Smarties)
X
7:10 Go for a run or x-train, eat breakfast with wife, get everything out for 19yo's protein shake
X
X
8:30 Wake up 19yo ask what time he needs to be at work, ask if he called his boss because he doesn't feel well, remind him that "no" means he is going to work today
X
8:35 Navy shower, shave, manscaping, etc., get dressed
X
8:45 Wake up 19yo ask what time he needs to be at work, ask if he called his boss because he doesn't feel well, remind him that "no" means he is going to work today
X
9:48 Write about run/exercise for blog, check other blogs
X
9:00-9:15 Drive 19yo to Bus Transit Terminal or to work, depending on lateness
X
9:45 Arrive at work, crack open laptop, answer emails, build todo list, check on status of projects in Europe and call sales team
X
11:00 Arrange lunch dates for upcoming week, research ... basically work, drop wolf bait part II
X
12:00 Race out to be 5 minutes late for lunch meeting
X
X
1:15 Check out blogs, think about what I want to blog tomorrow, make some notes
X
1:45 Work like a dog for 4 hours (Yes I actually do work)
X
5:45 Call wife that I'm on my way - what to pick up for dinner (usually one of milk, fish, eggs or bread)
X
X
6:30 Help with dinner, change clothes, eat, enjoy
X
X
8:00 Check blogs
X
8:30 International call with Chinese Biz Dev Team (3 times a week)
X
8:50 Walk with wife or take some dinner out for 19yo or clean out crap from one of the basements (or some combination)
X
9:30 Leave back porch light on for 19yo, try to figure out cryptic SMS messages explain why he is late, read a little
X
X
10:00 Check blackberry one last time and put in charger, iPod in Charger
X
X
10:15 Pray with wife, talk about our day, get friskie - STOP - 19yo just broke up with his girlfriend, just got home and is marching into the bedroom, heat stuff up for him, wife calms him down (I calm myself down - bye bye tent pole)
X
X
11:00 drink about 1 Litre of water, heads hit pillows, good night cuddly pooh
X
X
11:15 SLEEP
X
5:15 Repeat ... (everyday except Saturday - replace work with family and garden work, Sunday replace work with family and Church)

14 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

Waiting with baited (bated?) breath.

Emz said...

Ahhhhhh colors AND graphs ----- Friday. Made.

Adrienne said...

Who knew running could be so complicated? Happy Weekend

gmontalvo13 said...

i have a garmin....and i miss my nike+ :)

Andrew Opala said...

Adrienne ... here's something for your next run in with the 5-year-old math wizard You Tube

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'm a bit surprised by the scores assigned to the Nike+ - I use it and while it's not perfect, it's a simple system for a beginner runner. I track things in DailyMile for now, but without Nike+ and a bike computer, it would be difficult to input times and distances easily. My next purchase is a Garmin, probably a 205, because while I want to technical doodadery, I still want some of my training to be by feel. Thanks for putting this together.

Jennifer said...

I am a member of BT, but don't really consider my self a triathlete but use it for the logs. Never heard of Running Ahead and just signed up per your 'review'. It's great and may be just what I am looking for! Thanks!

Adrienne said...

Okay Andrew that video was pretty funny. In my defense it wasn't my 5 year olds math that stumped me it was my 5th grader's (10 year old) math that stumped me and I won't tell you that he is in the "Gifted and Talented" math program at school because that would be bragging. I also won't tell you about how I had to take my Mac into the Apple store to let one of the....cough cough....."computer nerds" fix it because my 4 YEAR OLD made it so every time I opened my laptop the "Nickjr.com" website would automatically start because that would just embarrass me :)

ShutUpandRun said...

Okay so you had to outdo us all with your fancy table and Xs. Very creative. I love how you call your wife to pick up stuff for dinner. I wonder what kind of casserole one makes with fish, milk, eggs and bread? Maybe a fish fritatta? Thanks for playing along. Loved readingi about a day in the life of YOU!!

Jill said...

I couldn't stop laughing at the 19-yr old ... beings I have one myself.

I wonder where trainingpeaks.com falls into your little chart - I've used that at one time and really liked it.

Hum...I don't see any HCC in that daily routine. I'm telling Jamoosh! Otherwise, your day was really fun to read! :)

Goose said...

I finally located your blog thanks to Shut Up and Run's shout out. You sure seem to have it all together, hombre.

Christina said...

How long did it take you to build all this charts and graphs?
Sounds like a full day! Looks like you got it all together pretty well.

Irene said...

It would take me a week to make a grid. :) LOVED it!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Why does your 19 yr old sound like my 15 yr old? i was seriously hoping it would get better by then, lol! Hope you had a great weekend : )