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From Energizer Bunny Last Weekend, to...
Yes, during last weekend's long run I felt like the energizer bunny! ... Read more
21!!! Yes! (and Yoga...Yuck...Sorry!)
I really struggled with what workout(s) to do today. Since my daughter is now in school, I have lots of free/me time! And, there are so many classes at the gym(s) that I want to do. Today there were so many 'fun' things to choose from! But, I ha... Read more
"Hill" Workout! & Learning to FINISH STRONG!
Today I ran my first 'real' hill workout! Here's how it went...
First of all, I didn't get to start until 9 am as I dropped my daughter off for her first day of school! (She's 10, but we've homeschooled until now. BIG DAY for both of us!) S... Read more
Swimming Drill: Thumb to Thigh
Besides doing pilates on the reformer (with my daughter agian!) today, I did a short swimming workout. I would have done 30+ minutes, but my daughter really wanted to play. So, I asked her to let me have 20 minutes to swim laps and then we'd pla... Read more
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