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Week 16 of Marathon Training & my 4 Year "Aha!" Anniversary
It's been an interesting week. Started out well, then as the week progressed, I supposed I came to realize I was running the biggest race of my life in 2 weeks and the anxiety symptoms started again. So I've been doing some "mind" exercises I'... Read more
Week 15 of Marathon Training & my 20th Half Marathon!
Had a great week of training! On Wednesday, did 4 x 800's of speedwork and keep my speed around a 6:45 pace for each interval. Was very encouraged by this! My coach is having me do a run/walk method as I've been challenged with maintaining my... Read more
Week 14 of Marathon Training - 20 Mile Run!!!
The folks from Competitor Group flew out for the Kick Off Party for Rock n Roll St. Pete and for the Women's Half Marathon (WHM) St. Pete Race, so I was busy with them. Kick Off Party went well, then the WHM Expo. While I was ... Read more
Week 13 of Marathon Training
Challenging but good week!
Had a couple easy runs, an interval run and a 16 mile progressive run. Progressive meant that I was to start at a super easy pace and finish just under race pace. I was super tired but did it!
On Friday and... Read more
Week 12 of Marathon Training UPDATE
Not sure why I posted that blog on Saturday, when I normally do it on Sunday. Guess with all that happened last week, everything was off!
Just wanted to update about the Half Marathon on Sunday. I went into it with no real expecations and... Read more
Week 12 of Marathon Training
This was not the training week I would want, but made it through. Last week, I missed my first Half of the season due to my Stepfather being in serious condition at the hospital.
Here's how the week was SUPPOSED TO GO:
A couple of easy r... Read more
Week 11 of Marathon Training
Had a great and interesting week! Had 3 easy runs ranging between 3-5 miles, an interval run and a long run. Easy runs are usually pretty easy but my 5 mile run was rough. Legs felt like lead. I've heard that usually one run a week can be ro... Read more
Week 10 of Marathon Training
Had a great week last week! Did a challenging Interval Run, a Tempo run and my longest run of the season so far at 15 miles. I had a really busy schedule last week so when I did my Tempo run, the only time I could do it outside was around 1pm... Read more
Week 9 of Marathon Training
So after getting sick, something else! During my run last Sunday, I got bit or stung by something and I had an extreme reaction to it. The bite was just behind my knee and it turned into a huge blister with swelling and redness about 3 inches ... Read more
Week 8 of Marathon Training
This week was a bust. After the Tower of Terror Race, I think from walking around for 4 hours soaked from sweat, and then not getting enough sleep, I caught a nasty cold. I usually catch it early by eating a clove of garlic when I first feel s... Read more
Week 7 of Marathon Training
Had a good week of training last week. Did my first Tempo Run on the schedule. I've been running pain free so far and thankful for it.
Did the Disney Tower of Terror 10 Miler on Saturday night. This was my first night race, and may be my... Read more
Week 6 of Marathon Training
It has been a great week! Logged a total of 29.75 miles this week and have never felt better! I'm running 5 days a week but it doesn't feel like it's that much. I LOVE my coach! After a long run, I take two days off from running, one for foa... Read more
Week 5 of Marathon Training
Figured I would start blogging at the end of each week. This past week was great! This past Sunday ran 10 miles! I was all ready to go run on the trail and when my alarm went off at 5:30am, it was storming outside. It rained most of the day ... Read more
Week 4 of Marathon Training
So far, things are going really well! No aches, pains or breathing problems praise Yahweh! I'm enjoying my training! Did my highest mileage since April with 8.81 miles on Sunday. Goal was to run for 80-85 minutes. I went the 85 and felt rea... Read more
3 Years at my goal size this month? Really? Wow!
Time does fly!!! It really doesn't seems like it's going on 4 years since I had my "Aha!" moment and started my journey!
Had the Aha! moment Dec. 2008 at a size 14, joined Sparkpeople Jan. 2009 and by September 2009 was wearing size 4, whi... Read more