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http://www.livelaughrunbreathe.com/
Miles:
5603 total / 1229 in 2014
Goal:

In 2014 I vow to race less and with fewer injuries. Going to set 2 lofty goals only: 1/2 marathon in under 2 hours and full marathon in under 5 hours.

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  • 02:26 time
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  1. Taking a break. This little wisdom tooth surgery is going to frak up the rest of the week. Even if my mouth felt good enough & I didn't risk bleeding, lifting heavy and/or running 16 miles... read more

    • Barb
      Barb

      Your legs will probably appreciate the rest and you'll be refreshed and ready to jump back into the schedule next week! Hope recovery from the surgery is as pain free as possible!

      about 3 hours ago Like

    • Nancy B.
      Nancy B.

      If you aren't fully healed by Saturday that increased heart rate is going to make your mouth hurt like hell. All will be okay with some rest.

      about 1 hour ago Like

    • Wendy P.
      Wendy P.

      Big hugs to you on your surgery. It will be okay.

      40 minutes ago Like

  2. RUN
    good Forced speedwork 6 mi 00:59 09:54 pace

    Today's plan was 6 miles with WU, 3x1600 at 9:09 w/ 800 recoveries, CD. I ended up sleeping in again today (shut up, it's my last week of summer vacation) and by the time I got my arse o... read more

  3. FIT
    good Tabata 00:40

    Got sweaty & tired so I must've done something right. Flyes 10s, seated rows with tubing, overhead press 10s, squats 10s on shoulders, walking lunges, Russian twists, supermans, oblique cr... read more

  4. RUN
    injured The long run that wasn't 4.1 mi 00:47 11:24 pace

    Epic long run fail. I'm really bad at math but even I know 4.1 does not equal 16. I wanted to get in this week's long run today but my Achilles, knee & quad had other ideas. I was wor... read more

    • Barb
      Barb

      I'm sorry to hear you had a bad morning but glad that you listened to your body and stopped. You have lots of weeks before the marathon so don't beat yourself up over what happens (or doesn't happen) this week.

      4 days ago Like

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    • Brooke
      Brooke

      one upside to building mileage so early on is that you have the luxury of missing a run here and that. like they said - you listened to your body, that's the important part. getting to the start line uninjured is the best thing you can do for your marathon goals!

      3 days ago Like

    • Wendy P.
      Wendy P.

      I love this post. So raw and real and depicts what we runners face all the time. Just so you know, I think you ARE a firework and a fighter. Take good care of your achy bits.

      3 days ago Like

  5. walk
    alright 3 mi

    When you're already feeling down, Mumford & Sons probably isn't the playlist to listen to.

    Because of a stupid dental procedure this week I'm going to need to move my speed wor... read more

    • Christian M.
      Christian M.

      Good music, but not the tempo needed for smiles :)

      4 days ago Like

    • John H.
      John H.

      Need something to pump you up! Hang in there, get the mind right and the body will follow! All miles are good miles and they make us stronger.

      4 days ago Like

    • Wendy P.
      Wendy P.

      Dentist stuff gives me the willies. Good luck!

      3 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    good A little birthday run 20 mi 03:48 11:23 pace

    I definitely felt every one of my 44 years today. Oy that was tough. I'm happy with this run even though I didn't hit the time goal I set for myself. I just need to keep getting faster... read more

    • Jax Joe
      Jax Joe

      What a swell birthday gift to give yourself - a solid 20 miler. Be patient, Grasshopper. You just spent many weeks getting up to 20 miles. The next 6 weeks will be spent making 20 miles easier. You'll have plenty left in the tank to finish 6.2 more.

      6 days ago Like1 person

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    • Erin C.
      Erin C.

      I hope you enjoyed those cupcakes and that you're resting today! Excellent 20 miler.

      5 days ago Like

    • Bari F.
      Bari F.

      Thanks everyone. I'm taking a rest day but feeling pretty good. For about 5 min I thought about running a race tonight but then came to my senses. Decided to drink wine instead.

      5 days ago Like1 person

  7. FIT
    good Eh 00:30

    Woke up very sore & didn't want to workout at all, especially not the 90 min of heavy lifting on the schedule. Decided tabata arms (chest press, lat pulldown, lateral raises) with front &a... read more

  8. RUN
    great Tempo (goal 4 miles at 9:49) 6 mi 00:59 09:54 pace

    Beautifully cool morning to crush some speedwork. It's actually a little sad that some of the trees on the trail are already dropping leaves! I wasn't sure how this would go because I h... read more

  9. FIT
    good Tabata 00:40

    I really wasn't up to working out today but I knew I'd feel better if I did. Tabata workout, 8 :20/:10 rounds each, 1 min rests btwn exercises. Girlie push-ups, bent over rows (10s), alt ... read more

    • Lani Y.

      Way to get something done even when you didn't feel like it!!

      9 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    alright Working out the kinks 3.1 mi 00:34 11:00 pace

    Took a good 2 miles to warm up. Lots of crap complained. Got it done. Tried to do some strides near the end but those sucked.
    11:24, 11:07, 10:31, (11:02 pace last .1)

  11. walk
    good 4.5 mi

    Just an easy walk to shake out the legs after this weekend's relay.

  12. RUN
    great Fred relay leg 3 4.3 mi 00:44 10:15 pace

    #runthefred leg 36 - bringing us home! This was by far my favorite leg of the race. Even though I started at 3:40pm & it felt like running on the surface of the sun, I finally felt like I was c... read more

  13. RUN
    good Fred relay leg 2 7.05 mi 01:18 11:05 pace

    #runthefred night leg! Started at 5am on an out & back paved trail after a few hours of semi-sleep. Thought this would be easier considering it was only 55* but this was tough. I ran this secti... read more

  14. RUN
    good Fred relay leg 1 6.34 mi 01:07 10:32 pace

    Started at 4:30 in the afternoon & it felt a lot warmer than 77 degrees. Started great, died but had a kill at mile 2 & 3, got better at mile 4 & got another kill in the last 100 yards.... read more

  15. FIT
    alright Tabata 00:20

    Arms & abs tabata since I'm still on the DL for running & legs. I did flyes, rows (with a band in a door) and shoulder press on a ball. None of the weight was right cuz I just used wha... read more

  16. Captain's log: Self-imposed rest day 2. This sucks. Chiro worked on me yesterday & my hass is still angry today. So is my ankle. I start my relay legs in a little over 48 hours & I... read more

  17. RUN
    blah Watchless-ish failed sweat th... 6 mi 01:08 11:20 pace

    Time is a guess based on the wall clock. I headed out because I needed some sweat therapy but instead I got more doubts about everything. I feel like taking those walk breaks on my long runs have... read more

    • Erin C.
      Erin C.

      Whether you run it or walk the entire thing, you're still doing a marathon. I don't count the half marathons where I had to walk a lot at the end any more than the half where I ran the entire thing. I still persevered through 13.1 miles, which is more than many people do. And persevering through 26.2 miles, whether you walk 17% or less is still much, much more than many people do.

      17 days ago Like1 person

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    • Wendy P.
      Wendy P.

      I wish I had a great solution or knew the perfect thing to write to you but just know that I think you are a strong mother runner.

      17 days ago Like1 person

    • Rebel Run Girl

      Hang in there, Bari. You are still plenty far from that October marathon. Just listen to your body constantly and ease up when needed to be sure the nagging things go away enough by race day to have a good experience. With run/walks I think it's better to not structure them, but run when you can then walk when you need to, even if it's frequent. Relax and enjoy the ups and downs. To me, this running thing is a bit of a comedy show. We runners never really get what we want, do we?

      15 days ago Like

  18. walk
    good 5 mi

    Just a nice, easy walk this morning to get the legs moving. Now I'm ready for more coffee.

  19. Today is a rest day and I feel like I'm starving from yesterday's long run. I've already consumed about 350 calories and it's not even 9am. I'm screwed.

    • John H.
      John H.

      I seem to devour everything in sight for 24 hours after a long run. Protein seems to help some for me. Scrambled eggs are a go to for me.

      20 days ago Like

    • Rebel Run Girl

      I 2nd the eggs...get some pure protein in to keep the insulin spikes down. Protein is hugely helpful to me. I've dramatically cut down on carbs the last week or so and protein (with some fat) is the only thing that keeps me from that constant hunger feeling during carb withdrawals.

      20 days ago Like

    • Bari F.
      Bari F.

      I had a shakeology shake (a friend gave me a sample & I'll never drink it again) plus eggs & bacon at mcd's. Still hungry.

      19 days ago Like1 person

    • Rebel Run Girl

      ha...then eat more eggs. I have a friend pushing shakeology..no thanks for me, too.

      19 days ago Like

  20. RUN
    good Long Run Friday 16 mi 03:01 11:20 pace

    Tough to pick an emoticon because this was really like 2 separate runs in the course of the same 16 mile long run. The first 8 miles sucked balls and were capped off by stomach cramps all of mile ... read more

    • Barb
      Barb

      There are just so many variables on a long run. I think for most of us (read: regular runners, not super talented athletes) those variables affect us differently from day to day. It's great that you didn't give up and those training miles are still doing their job for you - even the ones that didn't feel good. Congrats on another seriously long run!!

      20 days ago Like

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    • Kimberly
      Kimberly

      Woo hoo for long run Friday! I am sorry it didn't go better but we all have to get in those shitty runs (ha!). It makes the good ones that much better.

      You are still far out from the marathon. Don't worry about the time now. Put in the work and it will shake out.

      20 days ago Like

    • John H.
      John H.

      Way to hang in there and get it done despite the GI issues. It warmed up a lot on you during that run too, which is tough. Way to be a badazz and finish strong!

      20 days ago Like