Monthly Archives: July 2007

July’s Numbers

In the month of July I…

Ran: 55.13 miles (June 80 miles)

Elliptical Rider: 14.51 miles (June 25 miles)

Biked: 59.22 miles (June 0 miles)

My training schedule showed me running 142 miles. With the injury in the beginning of the month I did not come close to that, but with biking and the elliptical rider I got a total of 128.86 miles under my belt shoes.

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Posted by on July 31, 2007 in Running


6 miles @ work (11:34)

Time: 8:30 am

Weather: 73 when I started, 84 on the last lap, sunny

Clothes: Adidas shorts, Adidas technical shirt

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

Distance: 6 miles

Time: 01:09:23

Split: 11:33

Course: COSI Loop x 6

Comments: Tried to make it a slow run, but at the end I just wanted to get it done and pushed myself a little harder that might have been good for me. My right hamstring is tight (it seems like there is always something tight at the end of a run lol).

Took a bottle of gatorade with me. Ran the first 2 miles without stopping after that I walked one 10th of a mile every mile and also GUed at mile 3.

I am glad my boss let me take my lunch early and make it a long lunch to boot. Good thing he’s a runner and understands how heat can have an effect on runners.

Now I just gotta make it through a very boring 1 hour long meeting without falling asleep! lol


Posted by on July 31, 2007 in Running


Toe Nails: Casualty of Running

Edit: I noticed that quite a few people look at this page, which leads me to assume they are trying to find out some info on toe nails, or the loss there off. I did some research a while back when I first ended up with bruised/lost nails.

You can find that research here. I hope it helps!


Original Post: It appears that my middle toe nail (right foot) will be a casualty of last Saturday’s 1/2 marathon, but it also could be from today’s run; I am not sure. What I do know is that it is sore and wearing shoes is unpleasant right now. I’d rather not loose another nail, but it won’t stop me from running.

The good thing is that the hubby tells me he’ll love me no matter how many purple/missing toe nails I have. woot!

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Posted by on July 30, 2007 in Blogroll, Pain, Toe Pains


4 miles @ work (11:00)

Time: 9:50 am

Weather: 82, sunny, hot, high humidity (76%)

Clothes: Adidas shorts, Adidas technical shirt

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

Distance: 4 miles

Time: 44:00

Split: 11:00

Course: COSI Loop x 4

Comments: I want to increase my speed; looking back I used to run 9:30 min/miles without problems. I want that back, so I am adding speed workouts. This particlar one works for me because each stretch that I run is 1/4 mile long (think square instead of circle) and I won’t have to look at my Garmin to see where I am at.

Ran 1/4 mile normal pace, then 1/4 mile at 9 – 10 min/mile pace. Walked 1/16 of a mile, ran 1/16 of a mile normal pace. Ran 1/4 mile at 9 – 10 min/mile pace. Then repeated the 1/16 of a mile walk, 1/16 of a mile normal pace run. Repeated this pattern until I reached 4 miles

  • Basically I ran hard (not too hard) for a 1/4 mile and recovered the next 1/4 mile for a total of 4 miles

I was tired afterwards and sweating/breathing pretty hard. My left quad muscles feels a little tight now (thinking that’s from Saturday’s race, there was a big curb we had to jump up on). I’ll have to make sure I’ll stretch it when I get home. Is Motrin openly traded on the stock market? I should buy some shares. As much as I use that now I should be able to get some kind of divident! 😉

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Posted by on July 30, 2007 in Running


1/2 marathon

Time: 7:30 am

Weather: low 70’s, high humidity

Clothes: Adidas shorts, MiT technical shirt

Shoes: Izumi Pearl

Distance: 13.1/13.36 miles

Time: 2:35:44/2:38:50

Split: 11:55

Course: Lifeline of Ohio Dash for Donations

Comments:It is amazing how you can spend 4 months training for a 1/2 marathon (in my case, I have done that twice), and then when you are training for a full marathon you sign up for a 1/2 just because you are running 13 miles anyway, and you are only 2 months into your training.

They had us starting down hill, but the actual 1/2 marathon didn’t start until we reached the flat part, which was about 1/4 of a mile. So saying that my actual time is 2:38:50 with a 12:08 split is not correct, it should be 13.1 miles in 2:35:44 or 13.36 with a split time of 11:53. My mileage seemed off the whole run and I wasn’t sure why until I confirmed my mileage with another runner after afterwards. Her Garmin showed 13.36 as well and then she explained the ‘delayed’ start. (I think it was more convenient to have everyone gather at the hill then at the flat part; space wise.)

Overall I had a good race. I tried to drink something every mile and GUed every 3 miles. I dehydrated in my last 1/2 marathon so I wanted to make sure I didn’t do it in this one. I was even able to drive myself home (45min drive) where as the last one I had the hubby take me home.

I am looking forward to my rest day tomorrow. 🙂

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Posted by on July 28, 2007 in 1/2 Marathon, Long Run, Running


Eliptical 5.05 miles

Our internet is not working…blogging via the hubby’s Blackberry:

Did the eliptical rider at work today @ 9am for 5.05 miles burning 585 calories for 45 minutes.

It is now in the later PM and my legs feel like bricks and my stomach is acting up; nerves? More then likely.

I think I’ll just head to bed early…5am will come fast.

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Posted by on July 27, 2007 in Elliptical Rider


4.01 miles@ Work (11:42)

Time: 3:30 pm

Weather: 80

Clothes: Adidas shorts, MiT technical shirt

Shoes: Izumi Pearl

Distance: 4.01 miles

Time: 46:55

Split: 11:42

Course: COSI Loop

Comments: It was hot…but I made it. I am so excited about Saturday, that’s what kept me going. 

I saw something you don’t see to much…a young couple holding hands…wait, you think that’s not too unusual, but both were males! They were both handsome/cute, I could not help but smile at them. I wanted to both give them a hug for encouragement, but it didn’t look like they needed any, they knew their place in this world. I mentally wished them good luck and went back to concentrating on my breathing.

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Posted by on July 26, 2007 in Running


No Group run this weekend

because I am doing a half marathon instead.

I have to run 13 miles so I thought I might as well run a 1/2 marathon and there happens to be one in town. Woot!

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Posted by on July 26, 2007 in Running


3.5 miles @ work (11:24)

Time: 7:30 am

Weather: low 70’s, 61% humitidy 

Clothes: Adidas shorts, MiT technical shirt

Shoes: Izumi Pearl

Distance: 3.51 miles

Time: 40:04

Split: 11:24

Course: Goodale Park times 1.5 then back to work 

Comments: Could have gone faster, but I am not ready to push it just yet ’cause of the leg, AND it’s budget deadline today, so I didn’t want be too exhausted to read all those numbers, AND it’s gonna be another 10+ hour workday this week (but who’s counting), AND…oh, I can’t think of any other excuse right now as to why I didn’t push myself harder. I need a running buddy lol


Posted by on July 25, 2007 in Running


Eliptical Rider ~ 5.2 miles

Time: 10:00am

Workout: Elliptical Rider

Duration: 45 min

Miles: 5.2

Calories: 601

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

Comments: Went well, no pain. Might run a mile or two tonight, depending on the time I get home.

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Posted by on July 24, 2007 in Elliptical Rider