Monthly Archives: January, 2010

A good two hours

I did my time… 2 hours on the treadmill. I can’t say it was my best work, but I am ok with that. I try not to dwell on these things anymore – I could certainly get stressed out that I didn’t get the prescribed 15 miles in, only 10, but what is the point …

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Snow, snow go away!

It certainly is pretty to look at and normally I would love the fact that I am trapped in my house. This time it is really putting a damper on my training. I missed last week’s 18 miler due to the pouring rain, I only got 10 miles in. That was ok because we still …

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Running log update

I have not been keeping up with my running log on my blog because I have my Garmin keeping track of it and a nice calendar I got for my birthday. But, since I had nothing better to do on this snowy day I decided to go back and at least put my monthly totals. …

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6 mile run

I got off work early today to get my mid-week “longish” run in. Today was 6 miles. My plan had me doing 6 miles anyways, but Scarlette sent me what she was doing. Her workouts are always so much more fun! I would have plodded along for 6 miles, but instead I had these instructions: …

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Fun

I read an article today about how running helps you expand your definition of fun. It is so true! Today as Sue and I ran our 800’s around a lop-sided parking lot with speed bumps to hurdle we were having fun! The wind was blowing so hard I thought my tee shirt was going to …

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The Taper

This week is the first week of the taper. Apparently it is one of the most important parts of training… a time to slowly reduce mileage and let your body recover and rebuild before the big race day. The taper is supposed to be hard – I have read many die hard runners can’t stand …

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“Aren’t we the silly ones?”

I had a smile on my face for the next few minutes after I passed a man at the park walking while I was running in a total downpour. It was Sunday morning, 41 degrees and raining cats and dogs. We had passed each other a couple of times this morning already and we have …

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I almost missed it!

As I was doing my track workout this morning it occurred to me that I started seriously running exactly this week one year ago. I found my first official training schedule on 1/20/09 and remember being very intimidated. I had my first speed training session and it was all new to me. It was such …

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Tomorrow is track day

Tomorrow is going to be a killer workout. 9 miles at the track! Scarlette and I are meeting at 8:15 to get started. The plan calls for: 8×800 Type: Run Planned duration: 1:30 Planned distance: 9.0 miles 2 miles WU 8×800 done at a a little faster than race pace – so look do to …

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So far so good….

Knock on wood, but  I am staying healthy so far! I have had my green drinks and Emergen-C daily. Washing my hands thoroughly, staying away from John and getting fresh air. There are 22 days before the marathon. I need all the strength I can muster! Today was a very busy but productive day. I …

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