Miles:
7062 total / 609 in 2014
Goal:

In 2014: Sub 3:35 Vancouver marathon, Black Diamond half IM, and lose another five pounds!

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  • 37 miles
  • 07:41 time
  • 3929 calories
  • 8 workouts
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  1. RUN
    tired Gutting it out 19.2 mi 02:47 08:41 pace

    There are runs that are hard, then there are runs that make you question what the heck you're doing out there, exactly. That was today. I knew I was in trouble when a hill at mile 7 seemed ove... read more

    • Rob B.
      Rob B.

      Damn, this is so impressive!!! 19+ under all kinds of adverse conditions, at that pace? Truly inspiring stuff!!

      about 23 hours ago Like

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    • Mike S.

      But you did it! That's the right answer to those questions!

      about 20 hours ago Like

    • Christine
      Christine

      Some runs are just brutal, yep. But it builds such great mental and physical strength to gut them out. Way to go Danielle! I hope the next one is better!

      about 19 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    Marathon pace 7 mi 00:58 08:13 pace

    Did the first six miles at marathon pace (7:50 to 8:05), then a "cool down" on the long, steep hill the last mile. It's a hard way to end a workout but great fatigue training. What a... read more

  3. FIT
    Legs and core 00:20

    Worked mostly legs, but also did a bit of core. Focusing on different muscle groups like the trainer showed me, with less weight. I think after a month it is making a difference!

  4. swim
    Arms of lead 1600 m 00:40 40:14 pace

    After swimming yesterday, then a tough upper body workout, my arms and back were really sore this a.m. Had to really push to do this. Tried to swim continuously, with a few kick drills thrown in.

  5. FIT
    Personal trainer 00:35

    Karen worked my core, arms and back really good today. She is an awesome trainer, really knows her stuff.

  6. swim
    Drills 1550 m 00:39 40:29 pace

    Didn't get to finish my workout due to spacing it was aqua class day. Oh well, it is a crazy, short-on-time week so I will just do what I can. Did an 800 meter warmup, 350 meters of kick drill... read more

  7. RUN
    Legs of lead 8 mi 01:12 09:00 pace

    This run felt more like a slog. My ankle really hurt the first mile or so, almost bagged the run but then it eased up. I am surprised by how sore I am from the half. I mean, it was really hilly and... read more

    • Rose B.
      Rose B.

      Geek better ankle

      5 days ago Like

    • Christine
      Christine

      Recovery takes time! Hope that ankle feels better soon!

      5 days ago Like

    • James D.
      James D.

      So to get you to slow down to my speed it takes actual lead weights strapped to your legs, eh? Good to know. :-) Hope you feel better soon!

      4 days ago Like1 person

  8. Shared Photo

    Probably the only race finish photo I've actually liked. :) This was Goat Mountain Gallop half on Saturday.

  9. swim
    Shake-out 1200 m 00:30 40:14 pace

    Just a very gentle shake out from the half. Right calf and hamstring aren't too happy with me.

    • Paul M.
      Paul M. Get Better
      Get Better:

      I dislike those type of activities. Mentally one wants to hit it hard.. but you know better to aid recovery :-(

      6 days ago

    • Rob B.
      Rob B.

      Smart work on the shakeout Danielle. You definitely earned a temporarily mad right leg. ;-)

      6 days ago Like

    • James D.
      James D.

      Well the right calf and the hammy may not think so but I think you're AOK!

      6 days ago Like

    • Danielle M.
      Danielle M.

      Thanks!!!

      6 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    Goat Mountain Gallop 13.1 mi 01:42 07:47 pace

    Warning, long race recap ahead:
    "I'm never doing this race again." -- Me. It was April 2008, and I'd just started running again two months prior, after taking time off when I h... read more

  11. FIT
    Core and arms 00:35

    Personal trainer worked my abs good. We did all kinds of torturous exercises and also some triceps/biceps/shoulderwork. Thankfully, I was able to do everything.

  12. FIT
    Legs and core 00:35

    Forgot to log this last night. Tried the "phoenix" move Shelly A. showed me, and that was painful! Also did one-legged squats, weighted squats, calf raises, hamstring curls on the stabili... read more

  13. RUN
    Marathon pace 6 mi 00:49 08:14 pace

    Decided to do a marathon pace run this a.m., kind of on a whim. I didn't sleep well last night so wasn't sure what to expect. The first five miles were all sub-8, the last mile was very s... read more

  14. FIT
    Hamstring and hip 00:20

    Deep hip and hamstring openers, great for runners.

  15. swim
    Kicked out by the aqua squad :) 1450 m 00:37 41:03 pace

    Man, these aqua seniors mean business! Got kicked out of the pool five minutes before their class started. I wasn't going to argue since it was 10 against one. :) Legs were a bit tired from sp... read more

  16. RUN
    Track torture :) 6.5 mi 00:53 08:06 pace

    Ok, so I have this love-hate relationship with the track...mainly I hate it. :) Haven't done track work in more than a year but the marathon plan called for 6 800 yassos, so who was I to argue... read more

  17. FIT
    Abs 00:10:00

    Did some exercises the trainer has shown me, after my track workout. Ouch.

  18. This is a feature story I wrote about an interesting person on our local trail. :)
    http://www.camaspostrecord.com/news/2014/apr/08/trail-friendships/

    • Curt K.
      Curt K.

      Well done, Danielle! Interesting story about a fine gentleman. (I don't know him, but based on your story, he must be a fine gentleman.)

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Amy R.
      Amy R.

      Wow cool story! I'm pretty sure I've passed him on the trail. Love seeing all the walkers and runners on that route!

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Danielle M.
      Danielle M.

      He is a sweet man, and the fact he walks 21 miles a week at 85 is inspiring. :)

      12 days ago Like

  19. RUN
    Monday mid-distance 9 mi 01:20 08:53 pace

    The plan called for an "easy" (snort) 9 mile run today. We chose a gravel trail because of Jason's knee issues, but it is my least favorite surface to run on, always feels like going... read more

  20. swim
    Active recovery 1650 m 00:40 39:00 pace

    Did this in the hopes of loosening up my back and legs after yesterday's long run. I tried to do some drills but my legs said hell no, so I stuck with just alternating easy swimming with some ... read more