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Run #160 Another harder one

Saturday, December 22, 2012

What with year end work stuff I failed to blog my Wednesday run. It was another toughie but I made it through and did my target number of miles. However the rains have now started again and I did not get out on Friday, and today is not looking good either. Turns out trying to increase your mileage in the winter here is harder than it looks. I didn't think it has been raining that much, but I seem to get rained out of one run a week. Alternatively, I could boost the mileage on two of my runs so I at least keep my mileage consistent and if I get a third run in that could be shorter...

We are really enjoying the holidays here this year. I hope you all are too.
Happy Holidays Sparkers! Keep Sparking!

  
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AZMOMXTWO 12/22/2012 1:06PM

  great idea keep up the good work

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Run #159 A challenging run

Monday, December 17, 2012

It was misty today but I had already determined if it wasn't outright raining I was going for a run. I'm back now and real rain is just starting. My goal this week is 2.3 miles 3 times. This will give me a 7 mile total, and keep my increase going. I didn't get a run in on Friday last week but I did get a 2.5 mile walk in with hubby on Saturday (Hooray for his feet!!) so I am counting that in my 7 miles last week...don't know if I technically should but I am. If weather allows all my runs this week that will be two weeks at 7 and I build again next week. It may not really be much of an increase but I am starting conservative because I don't want to hurt myself building too fast, and my mileage has been inconsistent... Anyway, today was a bit of a slog but I did it. Not every run can be perfect.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 12/17/2012 12:09PM

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I think every not-so-great run really helps you appreciate the days when it all comes together into a beautifully perfect run.

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Run #158 A cold morning

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I've been running on my minimum for sleep this week and last night I only got 5 hours, so I really didn't expect much from today's run, but I was shooting for 2 miles so I figured I could tough it out. What a nice surprise I had. My breathing felt really smooth and regular and effortless. And I felt like I was just gliding along in the dark. It turned out to be a really nice run. This is the coldest morning I have had yet; I didn't even crack the zipper on my fleece until I had made the turn for home. In the end I never took my fleece off, which is unusual. Next target run is Saturday, having to work around the weather this week. But I'm getting the runs in!

  


Runs 156 and 157 Monday Monday

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Another 3 miles each, and not bad runs. Both on Mondays. Then Wednesdays it rained both weeks...and Friday, well, I've been blowing my Friday run. Both Fridays I worked from home, and both Fridays we were having guests over, and well, my run just kind of got lost. I need to start paying attention to Friday a bit more I think. Of course it is supposed to rain on Wednesday again. What is it with all the rain only on run days?! I have already decided if I get rained out Wed that I will just have to go Thursday instead, and then try and get my third run in on Saturday. I need at least two. Building mileage is not working really well at this point...

  


Run #155 Feels like going running in a hurricane

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It was windy out there today and getting ready to rain, but the drops held off until I was on my cool down lap around the block. It is coming down pretty steadily now though. There was a nice tailwind on the way out (which kept my too long bangs in my face-really need that haircut this week) but that made a wicked headwind on the inbound leg. I ran two miles in 23.30, which is an 11.65 mile, somewhat faster than normal in spite of the wind. I am getting more serious about trying to increase mileage now. I think I have been turning in 6-6.5 mile weeks so this week I plan to do 7 if the weather allows...

  
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