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Wow! Been MIA this week on SparkPeople

Friday, August 23, 2013

Gosh, it's not like I haven't been busy, because I have, but I just haven't taken the time to blog about it. Mini catch up:
Monday - walked 11 minutes, run/walk 30 minutes
Tuesday - walk 10 minutes
Wednesday - walk 14 minutes
Thursday - walk 14 minutes
Friday - walk 15 minutes, run/walk 2 hours 7 minutes (9.5 miles)

It's been a crazy week. Hubby and I ran our daughter back to college on Wednesday night. She lives in an apartment but she sublet it for the summer so she had moved most of her clothes home so the new tenant would have space for stuff in the bedroom. It's nice that we live so close to Lincoln - it took us 2 hours to go down, move stuff in and come back.

Today it was pretty hot outside so by the time I got 7 miles in I felt like I was melting - it was about 92 degrees & pretty humid - so I decided to halt my running and finish the last 2.5 miles later in the evening. It felt much better when I got out to finish it, too. I decided to try a 3:1 run:walk ratio and I think it gave me a little more energy. I also tried to keep my pace a little slower, most miles were an average pace of about 13 minutes/mile. I think I need to keep it slower like that in order for me to be able to finish my half without walking the last few miles. I don't mind if I have to end up walking more of it but I'd like to do my run/walk/run for the entire race.
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    Sounds like you have had a busy week. Glad to hear that all the training is going well. Keep it up!
    1668 days ago
    Good luck to your DD! Kids don't think they need you anymore when they enter their teens and after, but they sure do, don't they! LOL
    1669 days ago
    Woohoo...go are doing so well with your traini9ng....

    I haven't even been walking in the last 2 weeks however my cold is much better and I am feeling much better so will do some walking when I am in Sydney and also may do a long walk when I get back home a few days before my Half Marathon....
    1669 days ago
    Phew you have been busy! Glad your daughter is safe at school now. Good luck this next week!
    1669 days ago
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