Thursday, June 08, 2006

New Book and Gadgets

I haven't been able to post the past two days because has been down so often. I hope they fix their problems because it's getting to be a real pain to keep 2 blogs up-to-date.

My running seems to be getting a bit better. Had an easy run yesterday and then did
a fartlek run today of 10 x 1 minute on and of.

More importtantly, I
received some goodies the last couple of days too.

Per the recommendation of
Leah I picked up a copy of "Advanced Marathoning" by Pete Pfitzinger and Scott Douglas. It's a pretty good read and I might follow their 18 week, up to 70 miles a week marathon program starting in August, and train for the California International Marathon (CIM) in the beginning of December.

Two of the takeaways so far is to make sure I run my recovery runs easy, and add some more variety to my training to break up the monotony. So instead of running 9 miles every day, I'll try to mix it up more so maybe 7 on one day and 11 the next. That kind of stuff.

And to make sure I don't run my recovery days too hard, I decided to take the plunge and upgrade from my
Garmin Forerunner 205, and get the 305 with heart rate monitor instead. I got a pretty good deal on one online and I hope it arrives early next week. Once I receive it I'll probably sell the 205 on eBay. I don't plan to use the HRM everyday, but it will help me keep the easy days easy...I hope.

Lastly, the new GPS-enabled personal fitness companion product from
MotionLingo called ADEO arrive today. As I mentioned earlier, the ADEO is an audio GPS training device that can connect to a MP3 player to provide audio alerts regarding the activity. I'm currently charging it up and will test it out tomorrow morning with my son's iPod shuffle. Expect a multi-part review of the ADEO soon....

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