Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hiking - La Plata

I didn't have a Sunday run on my PRR Training last week because I was headed up to the mountains.  I was trying to decide between a bunch of mountain to kick off an ambitious summer of climbing 14ers.  Ambitious for me, means trying for somewhere between 6-10 14ers.  A friend who has 4WD (which is needed to get to some of the mountain trail heads) backed out late last week, so my plans changed and I just went back to one I knew, La Plata Peak. 

Here's my trip report for anyone interested.

-Simple

Week 15 PRR Training

Week 15 (3 days)
  1. jog 4 miles, only short walks when needed
  2. jog 5 miles, only short walks when needed
  3. jog 6 miles, only short walks when needed
Bonus Day
  • walk 10 minutes, jog 10 minutes, repeat for 70 minutes
My Update:  more excuses, I had a mild gout attach on Monday, so needless to say, I didn't get to run until Friday
Fri - 8 miles


-Simple

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Spring sports recap - part 1

Men's tennis won the SEC Championship for the 1,000 time but got upset (they were the 2 seed) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament which was in Athens again this year.

The women also lost in the quarterfinals in Athens.  

Gym Dogs are continuing to not be in the national title picture post Suzanne Yoculan and Jay Clark (HC) resigned after 3 substandard seasons.

The women's golf team didn't make it to the NCAA Championships, losing in a regional.

Men's golf did qualify out of their regional but are not a dominate team like we've had in the past.  I don't expect much from them in the championship.

Baseball is currently playing in the SEC tourney (losing game 1) but should go to a regional.

Softball won their regional, heading to the Super Regional playing the Lady Vols in Knoxville.

-Simple

ESPN post spring SEC rankings

Can't really argue with any of these rankings.  Our talent says we should be that high but our history says otherwise.  Of course with that logic, SC shouldn't ever be ranked ahead of us.  Even though we have the better schedule,  we just can't lose the SC game this season.  I really can't imagine losing to them 3 years in a row and not sure we'll be able to get ahead of them if we drop that game.

Looking back on the spring, it appears we came out with no "major" injuries but I'm still very disappointed with the suspensions.  It's hard to understand how we seem to continually have these issues in what seems like way more frequency and consistency than other teams.  Oh well, can't lose too much sleep worrying about 19 year olds.  99 days until college football kicks off (I think).   

-Simple

Monday, May 21, 2012

Week 14 PRR Training

Week 14 (3 days)
  1. jog 9 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat for 5 miles
  2. jog 9 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat for 5.5 miles
  3. jog 5 miles, only walk when needed but keep moving and try not to walk for more than 1 minute at a time
Bonus Day
  • 3-2-1's > walk 3 minutes, jog 2 minutes, sprint 1 minute, repeat for 30 minutes
My Update:
Mon - 3 miles
Wed - 7.5 miles
Fri - 3 miles
Sun - 7.5 miles


-Simple

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Summer Tradition

I'm proposing a new tradition that will take place every year on the first day of summer, which for 2012, is Wednesday, June 20th. 

It only has 2 requirements:
  1. buy the movie Point Break
  2. watch the movie Point Break on the first day of summer
You may ask be asking why, but you should be asking why not.  This movie has a very small football storyline, summer surfing, and is just so freaking bad, it's good.  It's probably been at least 10 years since I've watched any of it and longer since I've watched the complete masterpiece and that's just not acceptable.   

So I suggest we start a worldwide movement to get as many people as possible to begin our summer's with a new tradition that just makes since.

-Simple

Monday, May 14, 2012

Week 13 PRR Training

Week 13 (3 days)
Last 4 weeks of training on my schedule, it'll be a 16 week plan for anyone wanting to try couch to 10K going forward.

  1. jog 9 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat for 4.5 miles
  2. jog 9 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat for 5 miles
  3. jog 4 miles, only walk when needed but keep moving and try not to walk for more than 1 minute at a time
Bonus Day
  • run 2 miles as fast as you can, slowly jog another half mile, and walk a final half mile for a total of 3 miles  
My Update (I moved this week, so too busy and sore to get in a solid 3 days, this week will be a struggle too):
Tues - 6.5 miles
Thurs - 56 mins on GM


-Simple

Monday, May 7, 2012

Week 12 PRR Training

Week 12 (3 days)
Last catch up week, next week will begin the final push to 10K

  1. jog 8 minutes, walk 2 minutes, repeat for 4 miles
  2. jog 8 minutes, walk 2 minutes. repeat for 4 miles
  3. jog 9 minutes, walk 1 minute for 3 miles
Bonus Day
  • half mile loop, jog 5 times trying to get faster each time - take a 3 minute walk in between  
My Update:
Tues - 6 miles
Thurs - 6 miles
Sat - 6 miles
I have 5 weeks until 10 mile race so I need to add a mile a week.

-Simple

Friday, May 4, 2012

Braves in CO

I have another prediction for you.  When I left Tampa, FL last summer before the football season, I guaranteed that the Dawgs would end up in the Outback Bowl.  I did not however predict the coaching collapse that occurred at the end of the game.  Yes, I'm still bitter.

On to my latest prediction; the Braves are in town this weekend for the only 3 games they play in CO this season and I have tickets for tonight and Sunday's games.  I predict that the Braves will win Saturday's game (which I'm missing because of stupid company function) and lose the 2 games that I'll actually be at. 

It's on record now, come on guys, prove me wrong.  #GOBRAVES

-Simple

**Monday Morning Update**

Grab the brooms cause the #BRAVES just swept the Rockies and I did go to the first and last games of the series.  Beachy was dealing again, could have easily gotten through without any earned runs but gave up a couple cheap ones in his last inning of work.  

Thursday, May 3, 2012

POTUGA

Dr. Adams is stepping down today and I doubt you'll find too many alumni that are upset by this.  He's had an interesting presidency at UGA to say the least.  IMO, he got too involved with athletics too many times.  I definitely want a president that values athletics but I want that to mostly be behind the scenes.  I don't need our president to become the story in regards to the athletic department. 

This does bring me back though, I remember being there when Dr. Knapp stepped down and The Red and Black running many many articles breaking down potential candidates and then the finalist.  If memory serves, Dr. Adams wasn't the "favorite" at the end but obviously ended up getting the job.  I could be wrong but it doesn't appear that our academic standards have dramatically changed either way since he took office.  Yes, SAT and GPA averages for admittance have gone up but that seems to have a lot to do with HOPE and more kids going to college every year.

Well good luck to Dr. Adams and lets hope our next pres takes all areas of our University to even higher levels.

-Simple