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Vacation

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Only 2.5 more days until my ski vacation. I can hardly wait. We have a few bosses visiting from our head office, but I'm totally distracted and focused on vacation. I keep trying ot remember everything I need to bring and what else I need to do to get things done this week. Even though I'm distracted, at least I'm being productive and getting things done.

  
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VICKI779 2/3/2012 3:47AM

    Enjoy your vacation and the ski! I wish I could hit the slopes again too! You know I live in Italian Dolomites and I have wonderful slopes "under my nose". emoticon

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Superbowl

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Not that I have a huge interest in Superbowl, the only football I watch is the european kind emoticon, except for the superbowl once a year. But like many I only watch it for the commercials. Usually I pick a team to root for and participate in the office pool. This year creates an interesting dynamic for me. I'm a New Yorker that grew up in New England, I'm rooting for the Giants. But on Facebook I'm not saying a word because my friends are generally split 50/50, Giants/Patriots. Since I don't really care that much, it's best not to make waves. emoticon

  
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SPARKCHANTAL 1/31/2012 4:22PM

    Wie, schon wieder Giants gegen Patriots? Nach dem letzten Desaster!!! Na hoffentlich kann ich auch was davon sehen. bin gespannt!
meine familie lebt nämlich in boston...

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PEPPYPATTI 1/31/2012 2:54PM

    I agree with you on that! Some people are very stuck on their teams & don't like it when someone likes another team-lol
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1/2 Marathon Training Schedule - suggestions wanted

Monday, January 30, 2012

I need to write this all out and put it in my calendar so I can stick to my plan to complete my first 1/2 marathon on April 1st. Below is my training schedule. If anyone has any tips or suggestions for changes please let me know:

Sat 1/28 - (Saturday is the long run day) 8 miles - done Notes: 40-45F clear, A few bites of fruit salad and crustless quiche before, slow pace 11-13 min/mi good energy 8 miles completed walked an additional 1/2 mile, started with 20 oz of water finished about 3/4 of water, arch pain toward the end
Sun 1/29 - Stretch and Strengthen - 60 minutes Sunday Yoga class and at least 5 leg exercises from a list of strengthening exercises I have - done
Mon 1/30 - 3 miles / 60 minutes strength training with trainer - done Notes: 30F clear, 1/2 small banana and 2 spoonfuls of greek yogurt before, fast pace 10/mi low energy, no aches or pains
Tues 1/31 - min 30 minutes cross (elliptical?)
Wed 2/1 - 6 miles speed train
Thu 2/2 - Rest
Fri 2/3 - 50 min cross or 5 mile run slow pace 11/mi
Sat 2/4 - Ski trip - Skiing all day every day (find a local yoga class)
Sun 2/5 - Ski
Mon 2/6 - Ski
Tue 2/7 - Ski
Wed 2/8 - Ski
Thu 2/9 - Ski
Fri 2/10 - Ski
Sat 2/11 - Ski
Sun 2/12 - Travel/rest
Mon 2/13 - 3mi run / 60 minutes with trainer
Tue 2/14 - 45 min cross
Wed 2/15 - 1 hr tempo (speed work)
Thu 2/16 - Rest
Fri 2/17 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Sat 2/18 - Long run - 9miles slow pace
Sun 2/19 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Mon 2/20 - 5 mi run / 60 minutes with trainer
Tue 2/21 - 45 Cross
Wed 2/22 - 1 hr tempo (speed work)
Thu 2/23 - Rest
Fri 2/24 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Sat 2/25 - Long run - 10 mi slow pace
Sun 2/26 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Mon 2/27 - 5 mi run / 60 minutes with trainer
Tue 2/28 - 45 Cross
Wed 2/29 - 1 hr tempo (speed work)
Thu 3/1 - Rest
Fri 3/2 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Sat 3/3 - Long run - 11 mi slow pace
Sun 3/4 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Mon 3/5 - 5 mi run / 60 minutes with trainer
Tue 3/6 - 45 Cross
Wed 3/7 - 1 hr tempo (speed work)
Thu 3/8 - Rest
Fri 3/9 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Sat 3/10 - Long run - 12 mi slow pace
Sun 3/11 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Mon 3/12 - 5 mi run / 60 minutes with trainer
Tue 3/13 - 45 Cross
Wed 3/14 - 1 hr tempo (speed work)
Thu 3/15 - Rest
Fri 3/16 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Sat 3/17 - Long run - 13 mi slow pace
Sun 3/18 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Mon 3/19 - 5 mi run / 60 minutes with trainer
Tue 3/20 - 45 Cross
Wed 3/21 - 1 hr tempo (speed work)
Thu 3/22 - Rest
Fri 3/23 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Sat 3/24 - Long run - 14 mi slow pace
Sun 3/25 - Stretch & strengthen - 1 hr Yoga & 5 knee strengthening exercises/stretches
Mon 3/26 - 5 mi run / 60 minutes with trainer
Tue 3/27 - 3mi run
Wed 3/28 - 2mi run
Thu 3/29 - Rest
Fri 3/30 - Stretch - 1 hr Yoga
Sat 3/31 - Rest
Sun 4/1 - 1/2 Marathon

  


Saturday

Saturday, January 28, 2012

What an awesome day. I ran 8.5 miles no problem. I bought a new pair of jeans from American Eagle to fit my new skinny sexy body. Got the laundry and grocery shopping done. And we rewarded ourselves with meal out for a change. Life is good. emoticon

  
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DOTTIEJANE1 1/29/2012 10:52AM

    Hope you know that you are emoticon

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VICKI779 1/29/2012 3:53AM

    Awesome!

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MOTIVATED@LAST 1/29/2012 12:12AM

    Nice run!

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1/2 Marathon training

Friday, January 27, 2012

I'm running my first 1/2 marathon on April fools day. I've been running about 15-20 miles per week (5 miles 3-4x per week) since about August. I stopped road running for the last few weeks due to pain in my knees. I still did cross training and a few shorter distances on the treadmill at the gym which I hated, but I thought the treadmill would be better on my knees. Anyhow I finally went to the doctor last week and got diagnosed with patella tendonitits. He suggested I order patella tendonitis bands and prescribed an anti inflammatory. He also said I should take a break if need to. I was pushing myself pretty hard since May last year to burn off all the excess weight. Anyhow, I think I'm done resting (it's been almost two weeks since I ran). My bands have arrived in the mail and tomorrow I start officially training for the 1/2. I plan to run about 7 miles tomorrow. The only glitch in my training program is I'm going skiing for a week in February and don't plan to run since I will be skiing all day anyway. My personal trainer who is also a marathon runner says it shouldn't be a problem if I take a break to ski.
I'm going to try to follow the Hal Higdon Novice II training schedule www.halhigdon.com/training/51312/Hal
f-Marathon-Novice-2-Training-Program
. It looks pretty doable and fit's into my schedule. So here I go...

  


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