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Day 5 – Group Run

Comments: I had a great run! It was nice to see familiar faces. There had to have been at least 400 people running, broken down into various pace groups, of course, but that’s a lot of people.

I hung with the 11:00 pace group, we ran 2.75 miles to the water stop, drank and turned around. The group stopped again shortly after mile 5, but I kept on going and finished out my 6 without stopping again. I have not felt this strong in a long time, AND I did intervals the day before. I am very happy about that.

School finals are approaching, I have two final papers to write and one final exam, plus another quiz. I can’t wait for this quarter to be over; just so it can all begin two weeks later again!

Time: 10:00am

Weather: 60, sunny, nice!

Shoes: Saucony Progrid Guide 2

Distance: 6 miles

Time: 1:06:26

Split: 11:05

Course: Olentangy Bike Trail

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2009 in Group Run, Long Run, Run, Running

 

Day 4 – Intervals

Comments: What great running weather! It could have been a titch cooler, but I take the below 60 degree run anyday. I need to do interval training once a week to become a faster runner. Today was the day. In the past I’d run 1/4 of a mile at a decent pace, then pick it up, then recover, pick it up, and so on. But usually by the time I get to my second to last set I am not running much faster than a snail. In order to be still able to pick up the pace at the end, I decided to walk a bit more during the recover period. For one, it makes me stronger at the end, and for two I enjoy the run just a bit more and don’t have my tongue hanging down to my feet when I finish. I don’t like those kind of runs.

Tomorrow is my first group run. 6 miles. I am looking forward to it, just not the hour long drive there and back home. šŸ˜®

Considering the amount of walking I did today during my run, I am very pleased with the time, and the fact that I didn’t kill myself out there.

Time: 10:00am

Weather: 58, sunny, nice!

Shoes: Saucony Progrid Guide 2

Distance: 3 miles

Time: 31:47

Split: 10:36

Course: Along Scioto River

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2009 in Running, Uncategorized

 

Day 3 – Rest…Mike Rowe’s “burpie” workout

I’ll have to try this one of these days, but I am afraid my knees will give me a fit!

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Blogroll

 

Day 2

Comments: The run was bit tougher today than yesterday. I think it’s because I hadn’t run in over a week and my legs were fresh yesterday. That’s ok.

Yesterday I signed up with Marathoners in Training (MiT). I wasn’t sure if I was going to train with them again, the Saturday runs are an hour away, but I am afraid that if I didn’t, I would not train right or at all. It is all silly I know and I am looking forward to this Saturday’s run.

I started listening to a new book on tape. The Scold’s Bridle by Minette Walters. I have read the book before, but it’s been a couple of years, and I don’t remember “who done it”. I really enjoy this auther, she writes the plots and twists really well. I have read DisorderedĀ Minds as well, and will listen to that next. After that I plan on starting with her oldest novel and work myself to her newest one, depending on what is available on CD’s on tape.

My legs are tired. I might make tomorrow a rest day or just push some peddles around.

Time: 10:00am

Weather: 71, sunny, humid!

Shoes: Saucony Progrid Guide 2

Distance: 3.1 miles

Time: 34 something

Split: Not sure

Course: To Goodale Park and back

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2009 in Blogroll, Running

 

Day 1

Comments: Today started DAY ONE of my half marathon training adventure (No. 10). My goal is to be able to cross the finish line in a faster time than last year.

I just read through some old posts of mine back from August ’07. Even thoughĀ I am not much faster now than I was back then, I have learned so much about myself and the sport. I would not trade it for the world.

An update on my father-in-law: He endured his 8th chemo last week and took a tumbleĀ that evening when he got dizzy and fell. We learned that the toilett is much harder than his head, and now he is sporting a good sized boo-boo on his forehead. He has 3 chemos left andĀ I will be so glad for him when this is over. He is just so miserable and each chemo treatment just hits him harder. I am so very proud of him for staying so strong (even though he feels so weak).

Last week the hubby and I went on our annual quadding (four wheeler) trip to Michigan. Just like the previous years, we had a great time and hated having to come back. If retirement is all about that kind of life, then I am ready to retire today!

Here are a few pictures from our adventure. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did when they were taken.

I found what appears to be a good application for my iPhone. I currently track my running on http://runningahead.comĀ (and plan to continue to do so). That website is now integrated with Facebook (until the app is approved by FB you can find the app link here). However, the technical geek that I am not, I am always looking for great gadget or application to tickle my fancy. I found this: Pace. I wish it would also allow me to add non-running workouts, perhaps that will come in future updates.

Time: 10:00am

Weather: 67, sunny

Shoes: Saucony Progrid Guide 2

Distance: 3.1 miles

Time: 33:09

Split: 10:42

Course: To Goodale Park and back

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Blogroll, Running

 

Ahhh, soo much better…

My shoes, they came in yesterday…hurray!

Even though they were not laced the way I usually lace them (haven’t had time to do that), the run today was a good one. My feet didn’t hurt like they did last Saturday. It is amazing what a pair of shoes can do for you. I am actually looking forward to running again.

I signed up for the Columbus 10k on June 7th. Last year that day was incredibly hot. I am hoping that it won’t be like that this year. It should be fun none the less.

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2009 in Running

 

The shoes gotta go

The four miles I ran today started to get painful after mile two. I am not sure why I even tried, that was rather silly. The run otherwise was good. Even though the feet hurt, it felt good to be running again.Ā  I ordered shoes last Wednesday. Hopefully they come in soon.

The colonoscopy did not show anything wrong with me and now it’s on to checking my small intestines. I have never gone without eating for a whole day and I now look at people that go on a hunger strike from a totally different perspective. I was allowed to drink water, Sprite and eat jello, and at the end of the day I was sick of that. lol The whole ordeal made me loose 5 lbs. The goal is to keep it off and loose some more along the way.

The family bought the Wii Fit. Our youngest is working her little heart out on that right now. I plan on using it as part of my cardio workout, just to make it a little fun.

We are going on vacation next Saturday. I am looking forward to that. After we get back I plan on getting onto the bandwagon for the 1/2 in October, training for the Spirit of Columbus 1/2 marathon (August) along the way.

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2009 in Blogroll, Running