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Week 16 of Marathon Training & my 4 Year "Aha!" Anniversary

Monday, December 03, 2012      13 comments

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!

Monday, November 26, 2012      3 comments

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!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012      12 comments

Crazy week! 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

Sunday, November 11, 2012      6 comments

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

Monday, November 05, 2012      11 comments

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

Saturday, November 03, 2012      7 comments

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

Sunday, October 28, 2012      7 comments

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2012      4 comments

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

Sunday, October 14, 2012      7 comments

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

Sunday, October 07, 2012      8 comments

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

Monday, October 01, 2012      7 comments

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

Sunday, September 23, 2012      15 comments

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

Sunday, September 16, 2012      8 comments

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

Tuesday, September 04, 2012      11 comments

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!

Saturday, September 01, 2012      20 comments

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


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