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Don’t forget to honors those that gave all. How to Observe Memorial Day

This weeks was my best running week in quite a while. I covered over 18 miles; eventually I hope to be up to about 25 miles per week. I wanted to run more than 3 miles on the 26th, but thunderstorms put a halt to that, and then the hubby had dinner done after 3 miles…and of course I can’t let him down. 😉

On Saturday I ran with a the Columbus Eastside Running Club. I will run one more time with them to see if I really like it. If so, then I’ll join them and train with them for my full marathon. I was able to run 45 seconds per mile faster with the group than on my own. I take walk breaks on my own and that was not the case with the group. I am a much stronger runner than I give myself credit for, but can’t do it on my own. The only drawback is that the group meets about 50 minutes from my house, but I get to car pool with some running pees, so it might not be so bad.

I wanted to run 9 miles today, but I did not know the area we were running in and so I resigned myself to run whatever the pace group was running and will run my long run on Monday (Memorial Day).

Running since last post:

May 23rd: 5 miles outside (walked 1 mile at work on treadmill prior to weight lifting session with hubby)

May 25th: 4 miles outside

May 26th: 3 miles on treadmill (walked 1 mile at work on treadmill then stretched for 20 minutes)

May 28th: 5.56 miles with running club in Columbus

Overall mileage last week (May 23rd – May 28th): 18.56 (not including elliptical and walking)

May running mileage: 61.56 miles

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Posted by on May 28, 2011 in 5, Blogroll, Running w/friends, Strength Training


Tired body, but a good long run

Last week had its ups and downs. My treadmill mileage wasn’t what I hoped it would be. On the 19th my body told me it didn’t want to run on the treadmill further than 2 miles. The 8 miler on Saturday went really well though, perhaps because I took Friday off, so to speak. My sister ran with me and it was great having her there.

I need to increase my speed and will have to designate one day a week to do speed work. The way I have written my schedule, it will be Thursdays (now I just need to make sure my mind agrees with doing speed work! :))

Running since last post:

May 16th: 3 miles on the elliptical rider & weight lifting

May 17th: 4 miles – treadmill

May 18th: 2.05 on the elliptical rider & weight lifting

May 19th: 2 miles running, then 1 mile walking – treadmill

May 21st: 8 miles outside

Overall mileage last week (May 16th – May 22nd): 14 (not including elliptical and walking)

May running mileage: 44 miles


Sharing the road…

Over the last week I had the pleasure to run twice with my oldest daughter Michaela (14). She’s been running at school, but only short distances. Next year she wants to run track again, the 2 miler.

One morning told her I was going out for 5 (run/walk) and asked if she wanted to go. Yes, was the answer. It was nice having her there. We didn’t talk much, being that we both had head phones on and listening to music. At mile 2.5 (which is my turn around) she said she would would run the next two miles without walking and off she went. I made sure, because I am a protective mom, that I kept her in my sight, but she managed to get about a 1/4 mile ahead of me. At mile 4.5, after running two miles straight, she had stopped to rest (and wait for me). According to her, her legs were very wobbly. We ran/walked the rest home.

About 3 days later, we set out again for another 5 miler. I believe that the previous run and the wobble legs taught her something. She did not run nearly as fast that time than the first time. I was able to keep up with her for the most part.

It was great sharing the road with her. I know I’ll miss her during my next run and look forward to the next one she can run with me. (She lives with her dad)

My workouts have been pretty consistant throughout the week; a little bit of treadmill, elliptical rider and even some weight lifting. It is a good start.

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Posted by on December 1, 2010 in 5, Blogroll


Speedy 5

Comments: Yeah, I know a 10:08 pace is not really speedy, considering there are people that run twice as fast as I do…but hey…for ME it’s speedy.

We stayed home today to put a deck onto the house. My main priority was to get my 5 miler in though, and I did. It went well. I was worried about my left calve muscle, it’s been hurting again, but it was fine. My right one tightened up a bit, but after mile 2 that went away as well.

The most surprising part were my splits, usually I am ALL OVER the place, not this time, Baby!

Mile 1: 10:13 (including nasty dog encounter)

Mile 2: 10:14

Mile 3: 10:03

Mile 4: 10:01

Mile 5: 10:11 (Again, nasty dog encounter)

The nasty neighbor dog and I seem to have to come to an agreement: He sees me, charges at me, I start to slow down to a casual walk, and he’ll just bark at me, trailing off after a minute or so. I guess I am boring after all. Good!

I should rest tomorrow, but might run 3 in the early AM, however I reserve the right to change my mind. 😉 I do will lift some weights tonight. On the other hand, lugging all that lumber should count towards something!

Time: 10:30 am

Weather: 70, partly sunny

Clothes: Shirt, Adidas shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide (25 miles)


Run Time: 50:40

Split: 10:08

Course: Almost to New Salem and back.

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Posted by on September 26, 2008 in 5, Running


5 @ home (11:29)

Comments: Ran at the In-Laws house. Pretty flat, but not much shade. After about a mile there is a bike path on either side of the road. One time a car slightly got onto the bike path and I moved further towards the side, stepped off berm, and twisted my ankle. 😦 I was able to continue running, but it sore now the next day.

Other than that I had a really good run considering the heat. I played the mental “run to this next, than run to that” games, which helped quite a bit, specially between mile 3 and 4.

Once again I slept like crap and I think I am overdoing it, so I am reluctantly taking today off to be fresh when I run 11 on Saturday. I am not particiapting in the 10 mile race. With it starting at 9am and with temperatures forecasted around 90 degrees, I’ll just run at home in the early AM.

Time: 7:00pm

Weather: 87, sunny HOT

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (198.1 miles)

Distance: 5

Time: 57:22

Split: 11:29

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Posted by on July 18, 2008 in 5, Running


4.9 @ work (11:29)

Comments: My legs were tired. Walked every mile. It felt hot. Tomorrow is a rest day. I am looking forward to that. I will do push ups tonight.

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 80, sunny

Clothes: Adidas Shirt, Adidas shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (131.2 miles)

Distance: 4.9

Time: 56:12

Split: 11:29

Course: To Goodale Park, 3 loops and back.



Week 2 – Day 2: 4 x 4 x 3 x 3 x 10 (Did them in the evening…Not too bad for being very tired)


Posted by on June 25, 2008 in 5, Running


5 @ home (10:37)

Comments: We are going on vacation tomorrow to go quadding (riding 4 wheelers) at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan. Unlike last year where we stayed at a hotel, this year we are staying at a friend’s cabin about 1/2 an hour away from the dunes. Originally our friends were going to stay with us, but life got in the way and now it’s just the hubby and I until Thursday.

Thursday my parent’s in law and our youngest daughter are coming up to join us until Sunday. It should be a lot of fun!

So, with that said….I ran my long run today, being that we will be stuck traveling in the SUV most of the day.

Overall I had a great run, other than the neighbors’ dog chasing me. I tried to be friendly, but learned (once again) that it doesn’t work for that dog so I just stood there until he lost interest in me and started to wander off, still barking. I was trying for the rest of the run to push negative thoughts about that dog and its no good owner out of my head. Luckily I did not encounter him nor the neighbor on the way back. The dog had wandered too far into their back yard to be a threat to me. Thank goodness.

Like I said, I had an overall good run: I ran three miles straight and then walked for just a little bit every mile after. It worked out well considering at mile 2.5 it’s uphill for 3/4 of a mile. But I know it’s only making stronger and in turn faster.

I am not sure what the roads will be like up north, but I’ll make an effort to get a couple runs in.


See you all next week.

Time: 3:00pm

Weather: 58, overcast,  windy

Clothes: NewBalance shirt and shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (66.4 miles)

Distance: 5

Time: 53:02

Split: 10:37

Course: To Pleasantville Rd and back

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Posted by on May 16, 2008 in 5, Blogroll, Running