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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. 😮

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

 

School is in session

With your help I have raised $2800 so far. THANK YOU EVERYONE! I am hoping that I can hit $3000 by the time I am running the 1/2. Wouldn’t that be awesome? That would be twice the amount of money I thought I couldn’t raise! 😉

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This quarter (school) is going to be a tough one; 3 classes *sigh*. But this is my running blog, not my “here I go again, complaining” blog ! 😉

My stomach has been giving me trouble, so I (finally) had a CT scan on Tuesday. But it doesn’t show anything *sigh*. I guess that’s a good thing, however I would like to know why I have pains on my left side. Perhaps my gastroenterologist will be able to answer that for me on the 23rd, when I have my next medical procedure.

I ran 10 miles on Saturday. It went well. Again slower than I have been in the past, but, like always, I got it done. I was very sore afterwards though, specially my left leg. (All my on and off pains are on the left side in my stomach as well), so I didn’t run on Monday. I did jump on the stationary bike at home and peddled 13 miles.

On Tuesday I had the CT scan. The stuff they made me drink messed my stomach up really bad (or perhaps it was the IV, I don’t know). I was in no shape to run, other than to the bathroom. *sigh*

I planned on running three at lunch on Tuesday, but my leg hurt, so I jumped on the elliptical rider for 30 minutes (3.14 miles) and stretched some afterwards. This sounds like a week of excuses. lol

Tonight my goal is to run 6 miles on the treadmill. We’ll have to see how that goes. As of right now I don’t have any leg pain.

My father in-law had his sixth chemo on Monday. He is now officially halfway through his treatment! They still hit him pretty hard, but I think it helps to know there is a routine to it.

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2009 in Pain, Run, Uncategorized

 

Some lifting and 4

I rode the elliptical rider for 20 minutes on Monday and then lifted some weights…upper body. I am pretty sore today even though I didn’t really push it.

The weatherforcast was 71 degrees and raining. When I stepped ouside, in shorts and t-shirt it was 49 and overcast. At first I thought it would be too cold, but turns out it was actually really nice. My hands were a bit chilled, but it was not bad.

I planned on doing 3, but felt good and did another loop. I think running on the treadmill is helping me keep my pace.  I did have a few walking breaks, but my overall pace was 10:35, which I am happy with, considering I have not run outside in almost 2 weeks. I need to have a sub 10:30 pace to beat my 1/2 marathon PR…I think that’s possible. Starting next week I plan on incorporating interval training again.

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Wet 6

Comments: Rain, rain, go away…” I don’t mind running in rain, but this one was cold…

I have come to enjoy running without a fuel belt and it’s starting to hinder my long runs. I went out without one today, but it’s mileage limiting. 6 is the max I am going without a belt. I did GU at mile 4, just to make sure I wouldn’t crash at the end.

My daughter (12 y.) donated $5 today towards my TNT training. I thought that was very sweet!

Time: 8:00 am

Weather: 45, rain!

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide ( 145.9 miles)

Distance: 6

Run Time: 1:02:24

Split: 10:24

Course: To New Salem and back.

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

Easy 3

Comments: My goal was to run 3 miles at an 11 min/mile pace. I ran it a bit faster than that. 😦 The trail was still littered with sticks and small branches from the high wind (Hurricane Ike leftovers) on Sunday, which made it a bit of a challenge, but I managed. 

Time: 10 am

Weather: 65, partly sunny

Clothes: MiT shirt, Adidas Shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid ( 360.9 miles)

Distance: 3

Time: 32:02

Split: 10:41

Course: Under 670 (1.5 miles out & back)

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

Bike 12 @ home

Comments: No pain 🙂

Distance: 12 miles

Time: 1 hour

Course: Stationary Bike

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2008 in Biking, Uncategorized

 

3.9 @ work (11:02)

Comments: I am so darn busy at work I don’t know if I am coming or going and on top of that my PC’s hard drive crashed. When it rains it pours. But today I am back at it, working late to (hopefully) get caught up!

I managed to get 3.9 miles in yesterday at lunch. It was a really nice run, the weather was great and I enjoyed the oldies I was listening to while running. I am really trying to concentrate on my form, chest out, arms in, don’t drag the feet.

On Tuesday night the hubby and I got me a ‘new baby’. A new quad (4 wheeler). She’s a beauty: an ’08 Yamaha 250 Raptor Special Edition. It leaves my ’06 Suzuki 250 Quadsport in the dust! She handles so much better (much lighter) and the shifting is so much smoother. Granted I am still improving my clutch work, but I no longer stall her! 🙂

Here is a shot of our newest addition with the proud “daddy” in the background, the hubby’s ’06 Yamaha YFZ450 Special Edition.    

I did not run today, but rather let my legs rest and worked through lunch. I am looking forward to the group run on Saturday. Should be fun!

Here are a few other pictures…not the best…but oh well. 🙂

Time: 10 am

Weather: 50…great weather

Clothes: MiT shirt and Adidas shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (74.4 miles)

Distance: 3.9

Time: 43:00

Split: 11:02

Course: To Goodale park, 1 circle & back.

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2008 in Uncategorized