Monthly Archives: August 2008

12 @ home (11:17)

Comments: One second per mile faster and I’ll be on 1/2 marathon PR time. I was hoping to be a bit faster today, but I think the fast 3 miler yesterday put a slight damper on that.That’s OK, overall it was a good run.

Mile 9 and 10 were a struggle though. At mile 10 I took my headphones off (I was listening to “P1llars of the 3arth“…great book!) and just listened to my breathing. Mental pep talk: You are two miles from home, your body is adapting to the mileage, work it!” So I did. I was paid back with some tremendous left side pains, but at that time was only 1/2 mile away from 12, so I ran through it.

I GUed at mile 4 and 8, and drank every 2 miles.

My next long run will be either further than that, but I haven’t decided if I want to go just 13, or maybe 14, or perhaps jump all the way to 15. It is my intentions to run at least one 15 miler before the 1/2 marathon. We’ll see.

Time: 6:00 am

Weather: Mid 60’s, dusk, sunny @ the end

Clothes: Orange MiT Shirt, NB Shorts, Fuel Belt

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (306.2)

Distance: 12 miles

Time: 2:15:22

Split: 11:17

Course: Past Park Rd & back.

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Posted by on August 30, 2008 in 12, Long Run, Running, Side Pains


3 @ work (9:54)

Comments: Wow! what a great run. I have not run this fast in years! The great thing about it was that I wasn’t dead afterward. I am so psyched! lol

Mile 1: 10:01
Mile 2: 10:05
Mile 3: 9:38 Oy!

No iPod, no walking, no side pains. I tried to tell myself during the second mile to just relax that I would try to pick it up during mile three.

Signed up today for the Columbus Marathon (1/2 marathon), which is October 19th. I was a little sad that I wasn’t running the full one this year. But my husband pointed out that I am a much happier running with not that many miles to run every day. And he’s right.

I am running 12 tomorrow and I am really looking forward to the mileage and on Sunday we are going Kayaking as our 8th wedding anniversary get away. I am looking forward to that as well. I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend!

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 75 Sunny, humid, with a little wind

Clothes: Old MiT Shirt, NB Shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (303.2)

Distance: 3 miles

Time: 29:42

Split: 9:54

Course: Under 670 (1.5 m out & back)


Posted by on August 29, 2008 in 3, Running, Strong Run


Biking & Strength Training

Comments: I enjoy going into the basement to ride the bike more and more. I just wish we had a little bit fancier bike. This one is OLD (a free-bee). One day! lol

Distance: 6.5 miles

Time: 30 minutes

Course: Stationary Bike


Comments: I bought a cheap yoga matt so I have something to lay on while doing stomach crunches. I must be getting old because I am having a tought time getting back up off the floor! 🙂


Set Rep Description Weight Comments
2 20 Hanging Stomach Crunches At Home
2 20 Chest Press 1 block After 30 min bike
2 20 Military Press 1 block  
2 20 Stomach Crunches   Yoga Mat
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Posted by on August 28, 2008 in Stationary Bike, Strength Training


4 @ work (10:24)

Comments: This run was better than yesterday’s, but only because I had no side sitches. I felt strong. Instead of playing the “run to there game” and then walk, I played the “let’s run to there faster” game. It worked, because this is my fastes 4 miler since I have been writing down my times religiously (since 1/9/2007). I know I used to run faster than this (9:30 min/miles); in 2005. But for now I am excited.

Certainly the cooler temperatures have something to do with this, but I would also like to think that all this strength training has helped too.

While in the gym after my run, I first stretched and then did some tricep bench dips. Instead of using one bench though I placed my feet on another bench. I did 2 sets of 20. It kicked my butt, or triceps rather. After I got up one of the regular guys made a comment.

JJ: I only see a few women who do the bench dip that way. It’s not easy.

Me: Yeah, I have big triceps.

In hindsight I should have just said “thank you” lol. I think that all those pushups that I have been doing really helped re-develop my tries. I am going to stop the Push-Up Challange though. I feel I need to concentrate on my upper body weight workout (all around) instead of trying to get to 100 push ups. The program is great though and I recommend it to anyone.

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 65, light rain

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (299.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: 41:35

Split: 10:22

Course: To Goodale Park, 2 loops and back.

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Posted by on August 27, 2008 in 4, Running, Strong Run


4 @ work

Comments: As soon as I turned my Garmin on it told me that it’s batteries were low. Well, I be dang! I had just recharged that silly apparatus. But, I must have had a blond moment and put it on the charger while still on, so when I removed it off the charger it died a slow, but certain death. Urgh! I see another charge in it’s immediate future.

The run was a very good one. One of my strongest so far, I think. I ran the whole 4 miles without stopping. 🙂

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: mid 60’s, sunny

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (295.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: ??:??

Split: ??:??

Course: To Goodale Park, 2 loops and back.


Posted by on August 26, 2008 in 4, Running, Strong Run


10 @ home (11:18)

Comments: Good run. My nutritional intake over the last week was really crappy and add to that it’s THAT time of the month is was an OK run. I will work on my food intake this week.

I only had one bout of side pains, but it faded quickly.

Time: 6:00 am

Weather: 60’s, humid

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts, fuel belt

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (285.2 miles)

Distance: 10

Time: 1:53:02

Split: 11:18

Course: Past Lake Rd. and back.

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Posted by on August 24, 2008 in 10, Long Run, Running


American Heart Association 5k Walk

Walked a 5k to benefit the American Heart Association with the hubby and a large number of co-workers (and many other people). According to the announcer 15k people registered to walk and over $800k was raised.

The walk was fun and it took us just over 52 minutes to complete.

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Posted by on August 23, 2008 in 5k, Charity, Walking


Biking & Strength Training

Comments: One daughter off to college, 2 more to go! After spending all day at the university that my oldest step daughter is attending I really didn’t feel like running, so I got on the stationary bike instead and then pushed some weights around.

Distance: 6.7

Time: 30 min

Course: Stationary Bike


Comments: Got it done! 🙂


Date  Set Rep Description Weight Comments
8/21/2008 2 12 Hanging Stomach Crunches At Home
  2 40 Bicep Curls 5 lbs  
  2 20 Chest Press 2 blocks  
  2 15 Military Press 1  
  2 12 Stomach Crunch    
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Posted by on August 21, 2008 in Blogroll, Stationary Bike, Strength Training


4 @ work (10:44)

Comments: Side pains again, starting around mile one. They did not get better until after mile 3. I wonder what’s up with that? Overall good run though. A bit hot (sunny) for my taste, and I didn’t have anything to drink with me.

Time: 10:00am

Weather: 75, sunny

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (281.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: 42:54

Split: 10:44

Course: To Goodale Park x2 and back.

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Posted by on August 20, 2008 in 4, Running, Side Pains


4 @ home (10:48) & Push Ups

Comments: Good run, negtative split. Met a new dog on the run. “Buddy”, who is really friendly, but doesn’t listen to his owner very well. I stopped my watch around mile 2.5 to greet him properly.

I did have side pains I had to work through starting at mile 1 through mile 3. 😦

Time: 7:30PM

Weather: 70’s, dusk nice

Clothes: MiT Shirt, Adidas shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (277.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: 43:13

Split: 10:48

Course: Over 256 and back



Week 4 – Day 1: 16 x 13 x 13 x 11 x 19 (72 total) (My body was tired from the 4 mile run and the strength training from the day before, but I did all the required push ups)

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Posted by on August 19, 2008 in 100 Push-Ups, 4, Running, Side Pains