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Marathon Training: Week 7, Day 1

Monday, June 22, 2009

The skies were threatening, so I wrapped my pullover around my waist. I did not get up an hour early to eat the power bar. I threw caution to the wind and ate a clif bar energy bar as I started out. No cramping or anything bad. Yahoo! The area was very flat on this run. Lots of cyclists out (some with no manners for runners) and a few runners going the wrong way...but all in all a good long run.

low 70s
10.01 miles
2669 calories burned
14'14 pace


Marathon Training: Week 6, Day 5

Monday, June 22, 2009

I was a bit concerned when I started out b/c my knees bothered me, but I made it through.

upper 70s
49 minutes
3.5 miles
914 calories burned
13'59 pace


Marathon Training: Week 6, Day 3

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mother Nature blessed me this evening! Cool, rain to the North, and little humidity. It was great! I see the most beautiful little yellow finches on my run. So neat to see them flutter about. So here are the details:

Temp: ?? Rest assured, it was in the low 70s or upper 60s...not typical
48:57 duration
13'42 pace
868 calories burned

I modified my nutrition information in SP, and I have more homework to do to reach some of my ranges. I'm getting there!

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INDIANA_SWEETIE 6/17/2009 11:37AM

    emoticon Gem! Your doing AWESOME! Keep up the good work!


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Reeling Myself In a Bit

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We sure can put the blinders on and just go sometimes. I seem to have put myself in this predicament on nutrition and my run schedule. At least I am stumbling upon conversation or helpful folks who either remind me to check my references, or point me in a direction to change or improve. Good thing I wrote it all in pencil so I can change it. LOL. Just kidding! emoticon

I am now armed with new nutrition insight and new caloric ranges, but can't get it to sync up with SP. I am torn on journaling all of it on SP because it is all out of sync...or purposefully tweaking calories burned to get to that range...and possibly considering using the SP meal planner because I am just not getting the calories in. I've made a few purposeful choices on food to get my caloric range up...but they weren't good ones. I'll need to do some planning, I think.

As for the training...well it seems my eager beaver self is 2 wks ahead on mileage. I have decided to stay at the current distance (or a mile less) for the next two weeks and then I'll be parallel with my schedule. I had it in my feeble mind that I'd just add a mile each week. Well sure...except Mr. Galloway is giving me a 'shorter long run' ticket every other week once I hit mile 12. I want to stick with the guidance. Having a much shorter long run every other week would help me recover (and that is the point). I am glad that I was prompted through casual SP conversation to open my book again and see this info. Otherwise I would have been too far ahead and on a path to derailing myself. I can't reach my highest distance too soon or I'll mess with the marathon mojo.

I'm relieved, I'm still working on this, and I am grateful.


Marathon Training: Week 6, Day 1

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Boy oh boy..well..another long one. I started out early in cooler temps, and that was a tremendous help. Did not really feel the sun until halfway through my run. At that point, the sun was at my back. I downed about 32 oz water over the entire run, ate half a clif bar, and 6 clif blocks. I can tell that I slow in the last few miles. Don't know how to resolve that...but I am still a new runner and the point of this is to just finish...not put undue pressure on myself to be a gazelle. I did encounter a couple cyclists and another runner. A few inclines on the route. So here are the details:

Starting temp: 65
Finishing temp: 73
11.16 miles
2:48'01 duration
15'03 pace
3022 calories burned

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CRZYRUNRGRL 6/15/2009 1:22PM

    You go girl!
I too slow down but around the 2-3 mile mark and once I get into the 5 or 6 mile mark I can pick it back up...Good luck with your training!

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KEAKMAN 6/15/2009 9:52AM

    Maybe you need to up the calories during the run? Looks like you consumed 300? 350? Not sure about the Clif bar, but the bloks are 33 cals each, right? If you are burning 3000+ calories, then you need to consume a LOT more than 300 to keep your energy levels up. Can you tolerate Gatorade, Powerade, or a watered down version of one of those when you run? That would add in more calories and help with the electrolytes, too. (And I bet you struggle with the humidity as and humid is NO FUN!)

I am so gald for you that you can run 11+ miles! My longest was 7 miles before I hurt I'm back down to 3.1 (I insist on doing it a little bit my way...P/T said "3", I decided to do a 5K each run/walk!) I keep thinking that I cuold be doing what you are doing if only I hadn't hurt my silly self.

Anyway, try adding in more calories. And do you eat about 300-400 calories an hour or so before you run? Juice and toast or banana and toast would do it, and probably not be too hard on you. Of course our tummies are all different....I quickly discovered that I have to save any and all dairy for AFTER the run, NOT before....yuck-o!

Have a great day. Is this your rest day?


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