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Week--Recap

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fitness for the week

Sunday Oct 3 Lewis and Clark HM 2:20:13 2:45/1min ratio
Monday 3 mile walk
Turesday 5.3 miles :30/:30 ratio
Wednesday Ended up as a rest day, planned to exercise, never seemed to happen
Thursday 3 miles started with a 1:00/:30 ratio dropped to :30/:30
Friday rest
Sat 8.5 mile run/walk 12:20 ave pace :30/:30 ratio, kind of unsure if it was wise to run that far, but I needed the break from my kids.

Really been enjoying the :30/:30 ratio doing hilly routes after my HM

No weight loss this week, but seem to be making some good changes.

This week concentrate on the water, include 20 min Rodney Yee Yoga everyday.

Have my first 10 K on Sunday Oct 17. Hmmmm. not sure what to do in tems of running this week. I did not run today Sunday Oct 10---would have loved the escape at about 1:00 when my 13 yo and 16 yo were trying antagonize each other. They seem to think its fun.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/12/2010 9:49PM

    Have fun on you 10k. Have you decided on a ratio?

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 10/10/2010 9:41PM

    I seem to remember 12-13 -- 7th grade -- being my least liked age. I think I knew the most when I was 16 (ha, ha), certainly more than my parents. They got considerable smarter in their later years.

Good luck with your 10K!
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FUNNINFIT 10/10/2010 8:30PM

    teens love to 'goad' each other & see what our tolerance level will be...try 'encouraging' it and see what their reaction is!!!


glad you're enjoying running-have a great week!
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October Goals--Starting with this week--and glancing ahead

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

With the Lewis and Clark HM sucessfully completed I'm ready to look ahead.

First priority has to be to lose weight. I'm going to print this---kind of like saying this outload. My BMI now puts me 9 lbs overweight. I'm something like 13 lbs up from this spring.

So by Oct 31 I want to be 145. That's about 4 lbs to lose. I'm going to do the unheard of, for me when I make it. I'm buying myself something unnecessary. I'm buying myself Birkenstock's of some sort. They were my mine shoe before kids, but somehow I stopped buying them.

Toward this goal. My downfall is stress related eating. I'm going to work at two activities that really helped with that in the past. I'm going to do more low intensity effort. When I was less fit I exercised more frequently at a lower level. Now I do a 1 hour intense thing in the AM. I think I need to add 20 minutes in the evening/afternoon when things get crazy. Nothing hard. Also I'm going to pay more attention to drinking my water. We'll see what I get out of that this next week.

Running Goals
Go St. Louis 10K Oct 17
St. Louis Track Club HM Nov 7

Glancing why ahead. Do I want to do a marathon before I turn 50. I've got just under 15 months. If I hold my weekend long runs at 10 miles I'll need to start training in about Dec for the Go St. Louis Marathon April 10th.

  
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ALISHAB3 10/7/2010 9:30AM

    How is it that Birkis aren't necessary lol! I love my shoes! Thats a great motivator!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 10/5/2010 3:38PM

    Winter is a great time to train for a Marathon!
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FUNNINFIT 10/5/2010 2:42PM

    congrats on your half time! I say go for the full marathon-only about 2% of the world has accomplished this-you'd be in an elite group! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMIEHORN20 10/5/2010 1:42PM

    You are a running machine! Best of luck with the upcoming races. And I can't wait to hear how the marathon training goes!

You will lose the weight...it just takes planning. I know you are good at that. :)

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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 10/5/2010 1:19PM

    Your goals are great. You can lose the weight. I say go for the marathon in April. I may even be there doing the half but I have not decided yet.

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 10/5/2010 12:42PM

    You can do the weight loss thing - I love my Birkenstocks - got them on Ebay.

I am just lucky to be doing a half before I turn 50 - no desires from me for a marathon. I know if you want to you can do it.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/5/2010 12:02PM

    Cindy,
It sounds like we had similar summers. At least we know better and how to get back on track.

I think it's a super idea to run a marathon before you are 50. Great idea to hold your long runs to 10 miles until it's time to start seriously training.

Are you going to run the next two races at your own pace?
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BLK2010 10/5/2010 11:27AM

    U can do this! I have placed some October goals too! It's a great time to start! Sending you encouragement to try a Half Marathon! :)

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Lewis and Clark Half Marathon

Monday, October 04, 2010

It was an incredibly busy weekend with the Lewis and Clark Half Marathon wedged in Sunday morning. My time was 2:20:13, about 2 minutes slower than last year.

My son built his first computer this weekend. The final box of parts arrive Friday afternoon. He was definitely at the beginning of the learning curve. Almost every instance of our time at home this weekend revolve around that computer build. My son and husband did the assembly. I hit the computer and google when things did not go as expected. When we went to bed Sunday night he had insalled his operating system. He's trying to same money and went with Linex.

My son also had 2 baseball game, the last of Fall Ball, and one soccer games and my dd had two lifeguard shifts.

But I digress. The half marathon went great. In my book it was perfect running weather. Calm, no wind, sunny a 40 degrees at the start. Only downside is that hour long wait before the race where you feel cold.

I had a long talk to my husband before the run. Told him he was free to run faster than me, but I was going to keep the pace that felt right. I decided to run 2:45 and walk 1:00. My goal pace on my Garmin was 10:35. Because of the crowds we did the first mile as a straight run. We aimed at keeping our run at 10:35. Doing straight running meant starting with a slow run. For the later miles our goal was to average 10:35 and walk a little over 1/4 of the time. This strategy worked really well. At the end of a mile the crowds had thinned out a bit and we started the Gymboss for our 2:45 runs 1:00 walks. My husband did start to lose me a couple times. But I did not change my pace and he did notice that he was running faster and slowed down.

Unfortunately my husband twisted his knee last weekend when out water skiing. This was only his second time trying water skiing with the first being about 30 years ago. His knee started really bothering him at about mile 10. For my last two races I've started dropping walks at mile 10. If I had run alone I probably would have done it today, but those walks help with my dh's knee pain, so we kept them in until the very last mile.

For the last mile I did one walk break and then ran the rest. My husband did an extra walk, but caught up with me and our official time is 2 seconds apart.

Observations. I don't feel like I ran a half marathon today. I'm thinking it really helped keeping the walks breaks to almost the end. This is interesting to think about, because eliminating the breaks on mile 11 and 12 might have shaves a minute or two from my total time, but that's all.


  
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GERBALMAMMA 10/4/2010 9:39PM

    I know it sounds weird, but was it fun? I had fun on my last long run even if I was tired and sweaty and slow.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/4/2010 7:50PM

    Way to go, Cindy! You stuck to your plan. Well run! I'm very impressed.
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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 10/4/2010 5:00PM

    Nice job on the race. Congratulations on finishing and on your time.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 10/4/2010 12:56PM

    What a great race, well run!
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JAMIEHORN20 10/4/2010 10:04AM

    It's great that the strategy worked for you both, and even better that you feel great today!

I have a bit of soreness in my hips that started somewhere between miles 11 and 12, but it's nothing too bad...I still took the stairs at work today and feel pretty fabulous. :)

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BAY2BAYOU 10/4/2010 9:55AM

    So how did you actually finish the race? I dont think I saw your results... But in any case, good for you! I just started running 30:30s outside again after a brutal summer where I just used an inside track or treadmill (lots of interval training). I could do 3.75 altho I realize that the pounding on my joints was a little more noticiable than before. The 2nd day's run was better. I'm working up to a 10K next month. Not going to worry about the time, just finishing for now.

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 10/4/2010 9:54AM

    Congrats to you and your hubby on the half.

Congrats to your son on the computer - that is a big accomplishment.

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Day 95

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Walked 3 miles. Fall is definitely here.

Pulled out my running tights for this weekends HM.

Did Okay with eating.

I weighed myself Sunday and adjusted my ticker---oh my----have to see what the weight actually does now that I've pulled my head out of the sand.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/29/2010 8:25PM

    Have fun on your race!

I was thinking about you today as I was walking with my DH. Walks with him turn into races! No fun. I walked 1.5 miles with him until he wanted to quit. Afterward, I went on for another 2.5 miles. I much more enjoyed MY OWN PACE! I don't think I'm going to ask him if he wants to walk with me again. If he asks to come when I go out, I will certainly walk with him, but I'm not inviting him!
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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 9/29/2010 10:27AM

    Have a great race! Hopefully no hurricanes will blow through this year.
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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 9/29/2010 10:02AM

    OMG tights - how I would love to even think about wearing them. I am rethinking my outfit for Saturday - less clothes the better.

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Day 96

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I really like Nanjet's countdown to the new year. She started at day 100, but I guess I started with 96.

So what are my goals for the next 96 days. Focus back on the eating calorie thing and maintain my fitness. Probably no new running goals until after Christmas.

First bad mind habit to work on. Feeling responsible for everyone else's happiness or sucesses. Thought a lot this weekend and that is what has really made running with my husband stressful. I feel somehow responsible. Have to figure out how to do this so he is sucessful and enjoys it. Well there has to be someway to be nice with out having quite the burden of being the responsible one.

Anyone on to day 96. It went pretty well. I ran in the morning and ate perfectly until 11:00pm when I did have an some ice cream. Should have worked harder at going to sleep.

Btw predicted weather for Sundays HM high 58, low 35!!!! It is cooling down fast, going to have to remember what I wear for cool weather runs. I hope my husband can figure it out. I'll try to be helpful, but keep in mind that I'm not responsible for him stayi;ng warm. emoticon

  
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GERBALMAMMA 10/1/2010 8:39PM

    I love the cool weather and will go out in it unless it's below 20 degrees. Each moring I get up to do chores and breathe intheslightly chilled air wishing I could put on the running shoes instead of the heals head to the lake instead of the school for just a little while.

Hope you enjoy your race and figure out what makes you happy.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/28/2010 4:13PM

    There is an old joke:

Q: What is a sweater?

A: It's what you put on when your mother is cold.

Your blog just reminded me of the joke. Hope you have fun on the run!

Kay

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 9/28/2010 2:04PM

    emoticon Great plan!

Your comments made me think of my father. He carried the burden of the world's happiness on his shoulders. I can remember telling him many a time -- "Daddy, stop worrying about me. I can take care of myself. Go have fun!"

The cool front has finally arrived. It was in the high 50's (briefly) this morning and the weather should be beautiful all week.
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