Archive for January, 2010

Thursday 1/28/2010

January 28, 2010

The threat of nasty weather must have kept some folks at home.  The weather held up, though, and 10 steadfast shipmates got in a great (and humid) workout!

The Workout – 1000 meter repeats (aka Doug’s Gut Busters)
Fast Group = 4
Fun Group = 4
Over Trained Group = 4
Under Trained Group = 4
Whiney Group = 4
Tapering/Recovering/Injured Reserve Group = 4

News – There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7 am sharp…21.73 miles following this route:  http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=341117.  There will be gatorade at approximately 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, and 19.  Current weather calls for near freezing temperatures but, due to the 11 mph wind from the north, it’ll feel like 24.  Breakfast at Little Mexico (South First) on a rolling schedule.

SAVE THE DATE – the annual ship marathon party will be on Friday, February 12th, at 7 pm SHARP!  More info coming early next week…or maybe even this weekend!!

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 1/26/2010

January 26, 2010

Are you ready for some Yassos??  Good running night, big group, and Girl Scout cookies!!  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – Yasso 800s
Fast Group = 10
Recovering From Over Donating Blood Group = 9
Fun Group = 8

News – AMTG will be running Scenic tomorrow departing the rock at 4ish.  There will be a hill workout on Thursday.  There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7 am sharp…21.73 miles following this route:  http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=341117.  There will be gatorade at approximately 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, and 19.  It is going to be COLD again.  Not 15 like a few weeks ago but mid-20s.  Breakfast TBA on a rolling schedule.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 1/21/2010

January 21, 2010

The best way to recover from a marathon is doing an intense, hill workout ladder!  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – Ladder – 1600, 1200, 800, 400

News – there will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  We’ll be doing at least 6.87 miles following the south marathon route.  Here is a map:  http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=344956.  If you’d like to do closer to 10 there are a variety of ways to accomplish that (loop to I-35, two Pflugers, etc…).  Breakfast at Austin Diner at 5408 Burnet Rd.  The first wave will arrive at 8:54:54 am.

There will be a 3M Half Marathon at 6:45 am Sunday morning.  If you’re racing, good luck!  If you’re planning on cheering, the cheering squad will meet at the corner of Mesa and Spicewood Springs (roughly 3.5 miles into the race).  Please reply to this message if you’re racing (with your approximate pace) so the cheering crew can be on the lookout for you.  Once the final shipmate has sailed past, the cheering squad will mosey to breakfast at Waterloo on Burnet at approximately 8:00:01 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 1/19/2010

January 19, 2010

Even with many shipmates in severe recovery mode after the Houston Marathon on Sunday…the turnout was back to pre-holiday levels tonight.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – Jimi 1600s
Fast Group = 4
Fun Group = 3
Doing 3M This Sunday Group = 2
Severe Recovery Mode Group = 1

News – AMTG will be doing Scenic tomorrow departing the rock at 4ish.  There will be a hill workout on Thursday.  There will be a long run on Saturday (breakfast TBA).  There will be a half marathon on Sunday.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 1/14/2010

January 14, 2010

About a dozen shipmates braved the fog and traffic for a scrumptious hill workout.

The Workout – 400s and 800s
Fast Group = 6×400, 2×800
Fun Group = 4×400, 2×800
Severe Taper Mode Group = 2×400

News – there will be a long run on Saturday.  The Austin Marathon Group is scheduled for 20 following this route:  http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=260736.  If you’re not training for Austin…feel free to break off 4, 7, or 10 on the trail.  Breakfast TBA (by Doug)…it’ll most likely be Dario’s at whatever time you happen to show up.

Good luck to everyone running the Houston Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday!

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 1/12/2010

January 12, 2010

Coach Al brought out the easy week in response to the miniscule rise in the mercury.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 400 repeats plus a timed mile
Fast Group = 5 400s plus a timed mile
Fun Group = 4 400s plus a timed mile
Severe Taper Mode Group = 4 400s plus timing a timed mile

News – HMTG will NOT be running Scenic tomorrow at 4ish departing the rock.  They will, however, be running a leisurely 3 mile stroll around the lake.  There will be a hill workout on Thursday.  There will be a long run Saturday.  Breakfast TBA.  There will be a marathon in Houston on Sunday.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 1/7/2010

January 7, 2010

A hardcore group of 8 showed up for tonight’s hill workout.  Yes, it was cold.

The Workout – Quality 800s (long hill/short hill)

News – the 20 miler for Saturday has been delayed until next Saturday.  It’s going to be cold Saturday morning.  We’ll be doing 7 or 10 on the trail.  Breakfast is officially at 8:59:59 at Kerbey Lane (2606 Guadalupe)…there will most likely be a 7:05:05 crowd there as well.  Good luck to all who are taking on the RunTex 20/10 Miler Sunday.  It’s going to be cold Sunday also!

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 1/5/2010

January 5, 2010

Hello 2010!  Way to coach, Al!!

The Workout – Yasso 800s
Fast Group = 9
Fun Group = 7
Severe Taper Mode/Injured/Recovering Group = 5 or less

News – Happy birthday, Rachel!  HMTG will be running Scenic tomorrow departing the rock at 4ish.  There will be a hill workout on Thursday (it’s supposed to be C-O-L-D).  There will be a long run on Saturday.  Austin Marathon Group is scheduled for either the RunTex 20 Miler (http://www.runtex20miler.com/) or 20 following this route:  http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=260736.  HMTG will be running 7 or 10 on the trail.  Breakfast at Kerbey Lane (2606 Guadalupe) at 8:59:59 AM…or whenever you get there if you’re running 20.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 12/31/2009

January 5, 2010

No workout today…it’s New Year’s Eve!

Tuesday 12/29/2009

January 5, 2010

Nine steadfast shipmates braved the cold and rain to run 400 meter repeats.  Way to coach, Al!