Monthly Archives: March, 2009

Destination Me 2009 Challenge

My blog has turned into a running log rather than a blog about the challenges that I was to take in an effort to get fit. I have been focused on my running and I really have started to love it. This week marks not only the final week before my first 10K race but …

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I had the park to myself!

After having a beautiful last couple of weeks of bright sunny weather and mild temps tonight was cold and rainy. I headed out anyways. As I started my first mile it was barely drizzling. I ran the plan perfectly. Tonight the plan was: 1 mile 13 min mile 3.5 miles 11:00-11:15 min mile 1 13 …

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Four miles today

I is so funny now that I have been running a couple of months. I remember getting so anxious about my “long” weekend runs… I would think about them all week and wonder how I would do. Now I just go out and run 4 miles no problem. It is pretty exciting. Tonight I ran …

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7 miles – done!

Today was my longest run yet at 7 miles. I was prepared and felt great heading out. Despite my best intentions I did not get to run in the morning like I had planned. I ran at 5:30 pm. It was a perfect day for running – it was sunny and the temp was perfect. …

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Friday weigh-in and BMR

I am so pleased. Two pounds are officially gone! I was in shock this morning when the scale showed my loss. I cannot believe I lost with the calorie increase. However, even though I increased my calories by a couple of hundred a day I am still eating at or under my allotment for my …

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Morning Run

I got to the park at about 9:00 today for my 5 mile run.  It was beautiful outside and I was ready for the challenge: 1 mile @ 13 min pace 3 miles @ 11 min pace 1 mile @ 13 min pace As usual, my 13 min pace miles were 12:30. That is what …

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I am happy to say – MUCH EASIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My speed plan for today on my training calendar was: 10 min warm-up 5 x 1000 in 6:50 w/ 400 meter walks in between cool down Easy, no – but easier YES. I had the best speed training session yet. I really worked hard and I actually ran faster than I should have. Compared to …

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Sunday run

I waited until late Sunday afternoon in hopes that the rain would stop. It stopped raining, but there was a light mist and about 50 degrees. I ate good that morning and felt great – I was ready for the run. I started off slow – about 12:30 for my first mile or so. I …

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New week, new goal

I had a busy running schedule this week. The speed training on Tuesday was tough with 8 x 400 – each at 2:30 with 200 meter walking intervals in between. I like 400’s better than 1000’s because you get to walk sooner! That’s probably not good since I am training to RUN, not WALK. I …

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How many excuses….

…can I come up with for having a miserable run today? Well, maybe not MISERABLE, but it definately was not one of the best runs I have ever had. That being said, I think Katheryn had a great run. Considering she does not normally run and she came out with me and ran 5 miles …

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