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Running my Twin Cities marathon in October 2014.

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  1. RUN
    good Trying to Stay in the Moment 5 mi 00:59 11:52 pace

    I wasn't feeling very motivated this morning and I almost skipped this run. But I pushed myself out of the lazy mode and headed on out. Solid run. I need to stop thinking about my pace so much... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Oh I understand! When I am getting back on the speed bus, my fave workout is a mile warmup, then 10 sets of 1 minute hard, one minute barely moving and a mile cool down.

      3 days ago Like

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      Probably not what you want to hear, but maybe you need to leave the devices at home for a while. I've been doing this for a couple months, and I'm a much happier runner for it. It's good to track pace and all of that when you're in a training cycle and trying to hit a particular goal. But it's also good to take a break once in a while and just -run-

      2 days ago Like

  2. RUN
    good Three's Company 4.1 mi 00:46 11:05 pace

    Sunny and 38 degrees, not much wind, good conditions for a run. Chris and Tricia came to my house and we ran a loop. Fun to chat and run. Again, I felt like I was holding a tempo pace throughout bu... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Interesting on the feel vs the pace. I'm just glad you got out and ran and enjoyed it!!!

      4 days ago Like

  3. RUN
    alright Either/Or 3.1 mi 00:37 12:00 pace

    Alternated 1/2 miles of EE with 1/2 miles of what felt like tempo effort. I started to have a freakout that I would never get my solid speed back but talked myself off the ledge by remembering that... read more

  4. RUN
    good Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi 00:47 10:56 pace

    My first solo run since the race. Nice to just plug into some good music and go, keeping effort in the medium range. Beautiful day and lots of people out walking. And I even crossed paths with Finn... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Nice run on one of your favorite loops! I love that Finn is running.

      10 days ago Like

  5. RUN
    good Thanksgiving Run 4.24 mi 00:48 11:19 pace

    Wow! Running with three other people feels like a mighty herd after months of solo runs. Fun way to start Thanksgiving day and felt strong throughout. One good lesson from HRT is that I have faith ... read more

  6. RUN
    good Wild and Free!!! 5 mi 00:59 11:48 pace

    I've been feeling a little uncertain of the shape of life after training plan and race. Today was my first run and it was a good one. Melissa and I did 5 miles. I didn't wear my HRM (weir... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Interesting that you chose to skip the HRM! I wish I had HR data from before HRT. I would love to see what the differences are between runs where you care about HR and ones where you don't. But I'm also a data nerd. Glad you and M got out there and I hope your hips unscramble themselves in short order.

      18 days ago Like

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      Am I a bad friend if I say you should ditch the HRT so I can actually run with you again? :-)

      16 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    alright Harborside Half Marathon 13.28 mi 02:46 12:29 pace

    Great conditions for the run and I felt healthy throughout. Realized about 6 miles in that it was going to be a slow time but was still surprised that my time was so slow overall. I'm going to... read more

  8. RUN
    good Week 20, Run 2 4.37 mi 01:00 13:43 pace

    Ended this one smiling and grateful. Started this one a ball of sadness and stress. The election results left me feeling gutted. Felt like I was in a drained state all day. Couldn't do the run... read more

    • Sarah B.
      Sarah B.

      Avg HR 130 bpm

      27 days ago Like

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Wow. Proud of you for going the distance through hell and high water the last 20 weeks. May the weather gods grant your every wish at the race!!!

      27 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    great 4.46 mi 01:00 13:27 pace

    Week 20. WEEK 20!!!! And look at that pace! One of my fastest EE runs. I remain nebulous on how race day is going to work. I have a plan but I don't have much evidence that it will actually wo... read more

    • Sarah B.
      Sarah B.

      Avg HR 133 bpm

      29 days ago Like

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      WOOOOOO woo you!!!! I hope you are able to back off your XT so you have fresh legs. None of my EEs were faster than 13:10 before Nebo, and I averaged 9 something a mile for the first 9 miles before my lungs and gut blew up. You will be so pleasantly surprised!

      28 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    good Week 19, Run 5 4.4 mi 01:00 13:38 pace

    Last weekend run unit race day. Beautiful morning. 39 degrees, sunshine, no wind. May race day be just like this!

  11. RUN
    good Week 19, Run 4 3.2 mi 00:45 14:06 pace

    45 minutes! Felt like such a wee run! Shifted the schedule a bit, taking Friday off because of early dearture for Portland for D's surgery.

  12. RUN
    good Week 19, Run 3 4.42 mi 01:00 13:34 pace

    Treadmill at work after bootcamp. My HR was high towards the beginning of this run and I was poking along at a pretty slow pace. But then it dropped and I was able to raise the pace up to about a 1... read more

  13. RUN
    good Week 19, Run 2 4.2 mi 00:57 13:30 pace

    Did this just before bootcamp class on the TM. I also mixed in some speed as part of a November challenge I'm doing with some friends.

  14. RUN
    good Week 19, Run 1 4.17 mi 01:00 14:23 pace

    Week 19!!! It seems like I've been on this plan forever, yet it's still surprising to be reaching the end. Maybe I thought it would never end?!? This one felt really easy. The last few ru... read more

  15. RUN
    good Week 18, Run 4 6.52 mi 01:30 13:48 pace

    I think my garmin was possessed by aliens. It worked well throughout the run but as I now download the info from the run, it says that I ran almost 11 miles when I know I ran more like 6 miles. All... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      go figure - yours must have slurped up mine somehow, because I lost my 6.35!!! I can't believe it's taper time for you!!!

      about 1 month ago Like

  16. RUN
    great Week 18, Run 3 5.72 mi 01:20 13:59 pace

    This run should have stunk: 5:45 a.m. so totally dark; rain. Got in late last night from a work trip. Ate carp at the airport for dinner. But I slept solidly for 6 hours and my legs don't hurt... read more

  17. RUN
    good Week 18, Run 2 4.12 mi 01:00 14:33 pace

    At conference in NYC so treadmill run. Nice view from the 35th floor while I ran.

  18. RUN
    tired Week 18, Run 1 5.2 mi 01:03 12:05 pace

    My final EAT. I assumed I would get faster with each one. Nope. I did 3 EATs and got slower with each one. To be fair, I was running on very sore legs from last week's mega squat workout. Also... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Wow, those are great EAT numbers for dead legs! I hope you're going to lay off the weight starting right about now?! I too had a very hard time getting my heart rate up high. You've also had quite a bit of LIFE going on, to be very fair. If I could have one running wish right now, it would be to see what my HR was in previous uncoached/unloved workouts and races. Proud of you for sticking with the plan!

      about 1 month ago Like

  19. RUN
    tired Week 17, Run 4 10.82 mi 02:55 16:10 pace

    Slowest of slow long runs. Legs still super sore and stiff from Thursday's squat-fest. I thought it would shake out after the first couple of miles but I was sore every step of the way. It... read more

  20. RUN
    tired Week 17, Run 3 5.23 mi 01:20 15:18 pace

    One of my slowest runs ever -- the result of yesterday's boot camp class monthly challenge that involved more than 200 squats, some of them with a 50# weight. Hobbling along today, wondering h... read more