Miles:
3802 total / 614 in 2014
Goal:

Running my Twin Cities marathon in October 2014.

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  • 15 miles
  • 02:38 time
  • 2038 calories
  • 3 workouts
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  1. RUN
    alright Tempo: 4 x 1 mile 6 mi 01:00 10:00 pace

    Third day in a row of running and Monday and Tuesday there wasn't much pep in my step. I was hoping I'd magically find a turbo boost for today's speed work. But no. The workout: 1... read more

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      This sounds sort of terrible, but I'm sort of glad you're struggling right now, too. That means we can totally both blame our blahs on the weather, right? :-)

      1 day ago Like

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      it's ALL about the weather. When it turns colder you will get major mojo points! Well done tempo intervals, my friend!

      about 22 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    tired Welcome to the Jungle 3 mi 00:33 10:58 pace

    Intensely humid this morning. Luckily the temps are mild so I wasn't boiling on the run, but I was drenched with sweat within the first mile. Legs felt even more tired today than yesterday. ... read more

  3. RUN
    tired Shrouded in Fog 6 mi 01:05 10:52 pace

    I swear I was more tired doing today's run than I was doing 14 miles on Friday. I took both Sat & Sun off and figured I'd have fresh legs for today's mellow 6 miler. I was drag... read more

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      Josh said it was like the jungle out there this morning. Also, I feel like Monday-Tuesday runs are ALWAYS hard. Are you off the schedule this week? I thought Mondays were always 3 easy or a fun workout.

      3 days ago Like

    • Sarah B.
      Sarah B.

      Yeah, another week of messing about with the schedule. We are probably going to North Haven on Saturday. The ferry is at 9:30 out of Rockland, so no time for a long run that morning, so I'll do it on Friday morning instead. Tomorrow morning is a 3 miler. Want me to overlap with your 5 miler?

      3 days ago Like

  4. RUN
    great Fourteen Miles 14 mi 02:29 10:38 pace

    Here's to cooler temps and less humidity. I had so much more energy for this run. Plan called for 14 miles with 20 min. strong finish. I felt good keeping the run in the mid to high 10s for ... read more

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      Nice! It's amazing what a difference the temperature and humidity can make, isn't it? As much as I love summer, I'm really, really looking forward to fall running.

      6 days ago Like

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      wowee, those are some awesome splits for this distance!!!!!!!

      5 days ago Like

  5. RUN
    tired Staying Positive With the Splits 7 mi 01:19 11:19 pace

    This was supposed to be a 3-3-1 negative split run but my pace was all over the place, all miles on the slow side. The final mile was the fastest though, so that's something. Here's to ... read more

  6. RUN
    VIP Cameo 5 mi 00:53 10:38 pace

    Yesterday Corin asked if he could run with me this morning. He was undeterred by the 6 a.m. start time and dutifully laid out his running outfit before going to bed last night. So dang cute. We ... read more

  7. RUN
    tired Sweet (not really) Sixteen 16 mi 03:02 11:21 pace

    Today was a long, slow distance run of 16 miles. I did 7 on my own, then joined up with Melissa for 5 miles, then did the final 4 on my own. I felt great for those 7 on my own and the 5 with Melis... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      I empathize with what happens past 15, though I've only done it a few times. At least there were big parts of it that went well. And you DID IT!!!!

      12 days ago Like1 person

  8. RUN
    tired Tempo Run 4 mi 00:41 10:16 pace

    This was supposed to be a 5 miler with the middle 3 miles at tempo pace. For this training cycle, tempo pace is 9:37-9:57/mile. Did a slow warm up and legs felt heavy but figured once I hit the s... read more

  9. RUN
    good Naked in the Rain 3 mi

    Had an easy three miles to run this morning and it felt right to do it without a watch or music. There was a light rain at the start of the run and it got heavier as I ran and it felt great. My t... read more

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      Good for you! My foot is killing me after yesterday's run, for some reason, so I decided to skip today. My shoes only have 250 miles on them, but I think it's time to retire them already :-(

      16 days ago Like

    • Deborah A.
      Deborah A.

      LOL! Your title for this run just makes me giggle.

      16 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    good Schoodic Eight 8 mi 01:29 11:10 pace

    This was Tuesday's workout, but I have some b'fast plans tomorrow, so I switched things around. Took it nice and slow this morning around Schoodic Point with Chris. Lots of fog = lots o... read more

  11. RUN
    good Here, There and Everywhere 15 mi 02:40 10:38 pace

    Today's workout: 15 miles with middle seven at race pace. I'm aiming for a 4:33 time for the Twin Cities marathon. It's 30 minutes faster than my MDI marathon time and it's a... read more

  12. RUN
    tired Hillacious 5.5 mi 01:01 11:09 pace

    Hill repeats on a wicked humid morning are a big old challenge. I gave it my all, helped by a woman walking her dog who ended up on the same hills as me on three different intervals; she cheered m... read more

  13. RUN
    good Seven, Slowly 7 mi 01:19 11:13 pace

    The mission today was to poke along at a mellow pace. The pain in my ankle is achilles tendon pain and I've been a champ at icing it and wearing good shoes for it. It improved with yesterday... read more

  14. RUN
    good Monday, Monday 14 mi 02:33 10:57 pace

    Usually I do my long runs on Saturday, but that big ol' storm came through Saturday morning, nixing running plans. We had a late night in Rockland on Saturday night, staying over and getting... read more

    • Christy Z.
      Christy Z.

      Wowser!!!! Look at you go. Way to run the Monday blues away!

      23 days ago Like

    • Deborah A.
      Deborah A.

      All those turns! I think I would have gotten lost. Did you ice your foot?

      23 days ago Like

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Wow! I love your street names. Hmmm, I'm wondering about that spot, esp. since it hurt for the whole run. I second the ice idea. Well done!

      22 days ago Like

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      I LIVE here and I can't even keep track of that route in my head! :-)

      22 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    tired Go Sixers 6 mi 01:09 11:26 pace

    Today was one of those runs where I felt like I was going fast and yet my watch was showing paces in the 11s. Oh well. I'm trying to catch up on the 180 day challenge so those 50 sumo squats... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      some days are just like that. But you know those squats will pay off in the end!

      26 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    tired And so it begins . . . 6.2 mi 01:09 11:05 pace

    First official day of marathon training. Yeah, not much downtime after Saturday's half marathon. I dovetailed the TLAM Half Own It Plan with the TLAM Full Finish It Plan and am jumping into ... read more

  17. RUN
    good Zooma Napa Valley Half Marathon 13.1 mi 02:16 10:22 pace

    I feel a rosy glow when I think about this race. Maybe it's the after-effects of the hot sun burning into my retinas?? Actually, I think it's the joy that comes from a great trip and lo... read more

  18. RUN
    great Final Speed Before Race Day 3 mi 00:30 09:56 pace

    Three miles with the final 2 miles at race pace. Hit splits of 9:22 and 9:37. Felt good - loose and confident, like I could hold it all day - or at least for another mile!

    • Deborah A.
      Deborah A.

      That's all you need. Just one more mile! (Times 10)

      See you tomorrow!!!!!!

      about 1 month ago Like

  19. RUN
    great Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi

    Gorgeous morning for a run. Easy 3-4 miles was on the schedule, so I did my favorite loop, soaking up the sun, the wildflowers and the views over the bay. The weather is likely similar to race we... read more

    • Deborah A.
      Deborah A.

      I can't wait to soak up the Napa scenery with my Grads! May the weather be a carbon copy of yours today!

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      Crossing my fingers that Napa cooperates and doesn't decide to throw a Northern California scorcher at you!

      about 1 month ago Like

  20. RUN
    good Last Long Run Before Napa 8.36 mi 01:30 10:47 pace

    Eight miles with a 10 min strong finish. Did the first half of this run on my own, then met up with Melissa, Carrie and Chris to do the second half. It was fun to have the ladies do the strong fi... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      woo hoo! Fast finish runs are hard but so satisfying. Put your big brains to good use this week and focus on finishing this half STRONG - regardless of the overall time. You can do it! xo

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Deborah A.
      Deborah A.

      Just the title of your post got me all goose bumpy! Last long run before Napa!!!!!!!!! Now imagine the boost you'll get from running with Grads!

      about 1 month ago Like