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3 days until Marathon #3!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wow, it's coming up so fast! I will be running the Make It By Midnight Marathon in Macon Georgia with Marathon_mom (Becki) & Runtrilaugh (Wendy) & a couple of other Sparkers. This is my first marathon Stateside, my first race after being back to the US, & my first opportunity to meet some fellow SparkFriends! I am so excited!!

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Hubby, who is totally NOT a runner, is even excited about taking a little roadtrip - the first since we've gotten settled - even if he is going to be surrounded by a bunch of CRAZY RUNNING NUTS! It's gonna be fun.

Then I decided to change things up a bit, and signed up for a 5K! Wow, I haven't run a 5K in, like, 7 years or something crazy. But this one is locate, in fact, it's only a few miles from my house, and it's being held where I have been doing some of my long runs. My plan is to run there from my house (ca. 4 miles), & run home afterwards, to make sure I get a "long run" in. But I'm really looking forward to seeing what I can do as far as a 5K goes. Plus, I think I convinced another Sparker to meet up there & run it too!

As far as my ST goes, I met with the trainer at the Y on Monday, & she walked me through the workout....

I think she is trying to kill me...... BUAHAHAHAHA!!! It was H-A-R-D!!

She has me doing kettleball / barbell swings, Tabata training style in intervals. Then she has me doing intervals with several explosive plyo moves.... She says it's to improve my running, but I think she's really trying to kill me, like I said.... emoticon T-O-U-G-H! But I'm looking forward to seeing some improvements & benefits from this.

Then she assigned me certain ST moves, mostly with free weights & a few with machines. The goal is to do lots of weight & only 2 sets. This will be a change from BodyPump which is more endurance ST.

Today, I did the workout, minus any leg stuff.... Don't want to tire myself out for Saturday's marathon! Even just doing upper body & core/abs, that workout was INTENSE!! I was working HARD for nearly an hour straight!! It will be so great to see in 8 weeks where I am, and where I have improved from when she took my measurements & bodyfat last.

Keepin' my eyes focused on the prize!! YEAH!!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CRZYRUNRGRL 7/17/2012 1:11PM

    How did you like MIBM??
I was registered for the full but with the knee issue healing I didn't want to push it. The half was good enough for me! LOL!

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RUN2BEFREE 7/17/2012 9:51AM

    Girl, you are such an inspiration. I was going to chicken out on my 16 mile bike ride this morning - and now I think I am going to go do it! Can't wait to meet you!

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AELARLEE1 7/14/2012 11:44AM

    You are going to have such a GREAT time this weekend! Your commitment and dedication to workouts and STing, is so amazing! Hope hubby gets a kick out of being with the crazy runners and you all do well!

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MADLYINLOVE 7/13/2012 11:08AM

    Tomorrow, tomorrow! Are you pumped up or what!!?!! Enjoy this unique opportunity!

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SEEHOLZ 7/13/2012 9:44AM

    Have fun!

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1EMMA2011 7/12/2012 9:27PM

    Thinking of you!! Have a super time!!! emoticon

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IMARUNR 7/12/2012 12:16PM

    Wow, wow, wow!! Lots of awesomeness in this blog!! Have a great day and looking forward to seeing you in a couple of days!

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SUSIQZER 7/12/2012 8:26AM

    YAY!! Have a great race!!! I can't wait to hear all about it!


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CAROLCRC 7/12/2012 8:03AM

    Rest those legs! You're going to have a great time.

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JILLIANPRNCSS 7/12/2012 6:33AM

    That is great you have a good trainer. I have gotten some not so great ones in the past.

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WONDERWOMAN 7/11/2012 7:58PM

    I am soooooooo jealous. Someday I'll convince hubby we need to be at our place in GA for MIBM. You will have to be there that year. :)

I can relate to the Y thing. I went for my orientation on Monday. I was soooooo sore. I thought BP was putting me through the wringer. I love the workout!!!!

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IRP1114 7/11/2012 3:52PM

    Yay for road trip with the family! They can be so fun! And I am sure you will have fun running that marathon!!! You are going to rock that race! Can't wait to hear all about it afterwards ;-)

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LAURIE5658 7/11/2012 2:17PM

    Have a great time, Darcy!!!!!!!

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    Have a blast with everyone.

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