Monthly Archives: September 2007

September Recap

Here are my marathon training numbers for the month of September:



Running: 99.84* Elliptical: 17.6 Biking: 23.97 Total: 141.41 Scheduled: 191

August’s number for comparison: 



Running: 110.91 Elliptical: 32.72 Biking: 5.9 Total: 149.53 Scheduled: 157

 *My running miles were lower in September due to runner’s knee.

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Posted by on September 30, 2007 in Recap


22 @ home (13:02)

Comments: I did it! Slower than I had hoped, but I did it! I ran 6 miles out, came back (home), changed fuel belts, grabbed a bagel and out I went again. That time for a 10 mile loop.

Some random thoughts and comments:

  • Saw two runners with dog (unusual because I live in the sticks), which was a great ‘pick me up’.

  • Jumped into the median several time because cars came to close to me. 😦
  • I know now why a lady took her shoes off before the end of the race at the Flying Pig…I wanted to do the same thing!

  • By the end I was sick of Gatorade and GU and was craving water.

  • Saw two cows trying to make a baby cow. 😮

  • Seeing the hubby’s car coming towards me at mile 20 was great (I thought he was checking up on me). But him telling me that he was heading to the hardware store was priceless! lol My daughter was kind enough to give me her bottle of water. 🙂

  • Running uphill at mile 21 sucks!

  • In the end walking hurts just as much as running.

  • Soaking feet in cold water after a long run feels soooo good!

I was hoping to run the marathon under 5 hours, but I’ll have to adjust that goal. This years goal is to finish, next years goal is to run faster!

Next weekend I am going up near Cleveland to watch some running friends run in the Towpath Marathon. It should be very inspirational and I am looking forward to the trip!

>>>21 days to go to the Columbus Marathon<<<

Time: 7:00 am

Weather: 60’s?, partly overcast, windy

ClothesMiT Technical Shirt, Adidas Shorts, Fuelbelt


Distance: 22

Time: 4:46:39

Split: 13:02

Course: Out 6, back 6, 10 mile loop


Posted by on September 29, 2007 in Long Run, Running


My worst fear

My worst fear right now is getting sick, catching someone’s cold or flue.

Sitting in class last night the lady in front of me was sniffling like crazy, blowing her nose, etc. (You can’t afford to miss a class so I don’t blame her for being there). She turns around and my hand immediately flies up to cover my mouth and nose. :O She wanted to know if we (me and the lady next to me) were going to the library after class for research. Heck no, not with you and your germs! But of course I didn’t say it that way. Instead I politely declined and hoped she’d keep her germs facing the other way.

Today in the elevator someone is in there with a cold, my step son visited a couple of days ago with a cold. It is everywhere!!!

I find myself taking extra vitamins and also washing my hands longer than usual. I am also making a conscious effort not to touch my eyes or mouth with my fingers, and trying to get enough sleep. These next three weeks are gonna be hell!!! 😉

I am taking today off to give my body rest for the 22 miles it has to endure tomorrow.

>>>22 days to go to the Columbus Marathon<<<


Posted by on September 28, 2007 in Blogroll


Elliptical Rider ~ 5.87 miles

Comments: I was hoping for 6 miles on the rider in 50 min, didn’t happen. But, I did go further in that timeframe than I have ever before…so, yay me! 😉 The leg is still not well, but it is not getting any worse.

>>>23 days to go to the Columbus Marathon<<<

Time: 10 am

Workout: Elliptical Rider

Duration: 50 min

Miles: 5.87

Calories: 678

Shoes: Saucony


Posted by on September 27, 2007 in Elliptical Rider, Pain


5.38 @ work (11:32)

Comments: Rinse and repeat, same as Monday, except it was a hotter: Right leg was pretty stiff in the beginning, but after I warmed up it was bearable. The ball of my left foot under the middle toe still starts hurting raound mile 3. 😦

Found out today that my employer will reimburse me some of my marathon entry fee (Employee Activity Reimbursement). NICE! 🙂

>>>24 days to go to the Columbus Marathon<<<

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 76, 73% humidity, yucky, but windy

ClothesMiT Technical Shirt, Adidas Shorts


Distance: 5.38

Time: 1:01:59

Split: 11:32

Course: Goodale Park


Posted by on September 26, 2007 in Countdown, Pain, Running


Bike @ home 12.02 miles

Comments: With the hubby out of town (meaning I can’t run in the PM and leave the youngest unattended) and tons of research to do for one of my classes I was not able to run today. I managed to hop on the stationary bike at home though for an hour.

The last 20 minutes flew by; the youngest came into the bedroom (where the bike’s at until the workout room is done) and pretended, feet in the air, to be peddeling her bike. We “raced” up and down hills, went around imaginary corners, and played “catch me if you can”. It was actually fun. 🙂

>>>25 days to go to the Columbus Marathon<<<

Time: 6:30pm

Distance: 12.02 miles

Time: 1 hour

Course: Stationary Bike

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Posted by on September 25, 2007 in Biking, Countdown


5.37 @ work (11:25)

Comments: Right leg was pretty stiff in the beginning, but after I warmed up it was good. Now, afterwards I just have to remind myself to get up every ten minutes so it won’t get too stiff.

The ball of my left foot under the middle toe still starts hurting after about mile 3, but the toe box is big enough, and my toes are thankful! 🙂

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 70, nice

ClothesPearl Izumi Technical Shirt, Adidas Shorts


Distance: 5.37

Time: 1:01:17

Split: 11:24

Course: Goodale Park


Posted by on September 24, 2007 in Pain, Running