Changing Up the Runs is FUN!
Today my coach had me do a different kind of run. I warmed up for a mile (as always!) and then did the following. 1 min at 12:45 pace, 1 min at 11:45 pace, 1 min at 10:45 pace, and 1 min at 9:45 pace. Then, I was allowed a recovery minute (I slo... Read more
Incredible 6 Mile Run! :-) (long)...with safety tips!
Today I was back to training with my US Fit running group. The 'red' team (10+ min/mile marathoners) was doing 7 miles while the 'blue' team (half marathoners of all paces) was doing 4 miles. My running coach wanted me to do 6 miles. Since all o... Read more
48 Days to Speed: Day 17 - 3x800 intervals & strength training (ouch!)
This morning, I did my 3x800 run...outside in the heat, though at 6:30 in the morning. I started out by running 1 mile at about 12:50. Then, I walked for about 2 mins. I did take walk breaks (actual WALK breaks) between each run. Then, I started... Read more
Scared to Swim...a Followup Post
First of all, I think you for all of the kind responses to my post about 'scared to swim' this morning! I love SP! You all are so supportive!
One of the comments was by LOUDPIPES who asked, 'why are you scared?' Great question!!! And, one I... Read more
I'm a triathlete who is scared to swim
Scared to swim laps, that is. I have not swam laps since my 2nd sprint tri which was May 10th, I believe. I wasn't sure I ever wanted to do another tri. I was scared during the open water swim. And, swimming laps sounds like drudgery right now. ... Read more
48 Days to Speed: Day 16 - Interval Running & Pilates
I REALLY doubted my ability to do the interval run my coach assigned me for today. I was to warmup for a mile then do an 11:00 pace for 2 mins followed by an 10:00 pace for 2 mins. I was to repeat this 6 times. Then, finish up 'easy' for a total... Read more
48 Days to Speed: Day 15 - Endurance Spinning
I wish I would have kept up with the first 14 days with my running coach like this, but I just thought of it today! So, I'll do a quick, backwards recap at the end.
So, today's workout was 45 minutes of endurance spinning. I used to do spin... Read more
Sunday's 5 Miler..WOW!
I had a great 5 mile run on Sunday! Since my bike fall on Wednesday, I'd taken 3 days off. My back was finally feeling up to it, and I went out and RAN!
Here are some stats on my run:
Nutrition: I had 6 oz of Lean Body before run. Onl... Read more
Today's Run...a 5K PR
I enjoyed Zumba with my daughter last night, and a great 3 mile run today. My coach had given me a challenging workout, and I went to bed worried that I couldn't do it. But, I was determined to do my best!
My assignment was to run 3 miles.... Read more
Group Ride...& Fall...& Ride!
Last night I went on my first local group ride. It is with a local group & is for beginners/intermediates. I invited a friend along, and we had a great time chatting on the ride back & forth! She is a new friend & started riding last year, but h... Read more
They will tell you 'no', and you will tell them "YES!"
SUZWARNR posted an incredible Nike quote that really spoke to me. I gave a pretty emotional response - both through my tears & my words! I thought I'd share it here...
"All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they... Read more
4x400 speed workout (& a 5K PR!)
On my schedule from my new running coach today was a 4x400 speed workout. I was supposed to run 1 mile as a warmup and 1 mile as a cool down. And, basically, we use the McMillan Running Calculator to figure out how fast I should be going. My tim... Read more
What makes a good coach/trainer?
One of my groups had this question posted today. I wrote a response and thought I would share it here, too!
Great question!!! I've had 3 different personal trainers and I just hired a running coach last week. Here's some of what I've found ... Read more
Are you pushing yourself enough? (I'm not!)
When I lift weights, I feel I really push myself. When I run, I thought I was pushing myself. But, my running coach thinks I'm being too comfortable! And, from today & the past couple of months, I think she's right!
Today was a TREADMILL TE... Read more
Today I got my bike out of the garage. How excited it must have been! She's just sat there with air slowly leaking out of her tires for almost 2 months. Shame on me! But...I'm back into training mode!!! I have faithfully worked out 6 days/week f... Read more
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