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I spoke too soon
Sunday, September 11, 2011      3 comments

Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? I am feeling that question this morning. In my blog yesterday, I spoke about noticing the pollen and needing to stay diligent about my lung health. I don't know if I was already starting to feel... Read more
Half Marathon training day 20
Saturday, September 10, 2011      1 comments

Scheduled run: 7 miles at 11:03 pace Actual run: 7 miles at 10:10 pace time of day : 8 am Time: 71 minutes Weather: 74 degrees with 92% humidity start (79/83% finish) Miles on new shoes: 29 miles Days until race: 77 Absolutel... Read more
Half Marathon training day 18
Thursday, September 08, 2011      1 comments

Scheduled run: none Actual run: none Time of day : n/a Time: 0 minutes Weather: 74 degrees with 92% humidity Miles on new shoes: 21 miles Days until race: 80 I really wanted to turn off my alarm clock and go back to bed this... Read more
Half Marathon training day 17
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      2 comments

Scheduled run: Tempo run (1 mile warm up, 3 mile 9:30 pace, 1 mile cool down) Actual run: warm up and cool down were a bit closer to 10 mph (vs suggested 11 mph) Time: 6:15 am Time: 49 minutes Weather: 74 degrees with 92% humidity M... Read more
Half marathon Day 16
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      2 comments

Today is officially a rest day for running. But my 2 mile easy run from yesterday just never got done - what with all the laundry, cleaning, shopping and then a movie out. So I got up at 4 am today to get my 2 miles in before spinning class... Read more
Day 14
Sunday, September 04, 2011      0 comments

Today was all about cross training and having fun. Our local bicycle sport organization had a "casual" social ride this morning. I expected a fun ride of 25-30 miles at a 20 mph pace. What I got was a full out 25-30 mph ride - 40 miles lon... Read more
Half Marathon training day 13
Saturday, September 03, 2011      0 comments

Scheduled run: 6 miles at 11:03 pace Actual: 6 miles at 10:05 average pace,but the first 2 miles were closer to 9:30 and the last was closer to 11 Time: 1 hour 2 minutes Weather: started at 76 with 81% humidity - ended at 83 with 63%... Read more
HM Day 11
Thursday, September 01, 2011      1 comments

Rest day from running Had a good spin class this morning at the gym. Forgot to mention yesterday that I blistered my back of my right ankle. Must look for socks that go a bit higher on my ankle. ... Read more
HM Day 10
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      1 comments

So speedwork did not go as well as I had hoped. emoticon The first inkling was when I opened the front door a... Read more
HM Training - Day 9
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      1 comments

I have been on a mini vacation in Cleveland and the beautiful country south of Cleveland for several days. But I did not let a little vacation get in the way of my training. As I committed to before I left, I moved my Saturday long run to S... Read more
Half marathon training - day 4
Thursday, August 25, 2011      1 comments

Today and tomorrow are scheduled running rest days. I did do a hard hour spin class this morning and I'm feeling pretty fatigued right now. My next scheduled run is set for Saturday and it is my 6 miles long run. Saturday is also the day... Read more
Half Marathon training - day 3
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday: Run: Rest Other: 60 minute spin class Today: Other: 45 minutes yoga before run Run: 5 miles at average 10 minute pace Weather: 80 degrees with 93% humidity Miles on new shoes: 5 ... Read more
Half Marathon training - Day 1
Monday, August 22, 2011      1 comments

Today begins my official journey to my first Half Marathon. In 96 days, I will be running in the 40th Anniversary Space Coast Half Marathon. I picked this race because the course is beautiful (right along the Indian River near Cocoa Beach FL) ... Read more

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