Miles:
4001 total / 812 in 2014
Goal:

Running my Twin Cities marathon in October 2014.

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  • 7 miles
  • 00:39 time
  • 837 calories
  • 2 workouts
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  1. RUN
    good Last Tempo in Hancock 4 mi 00:39 09:47 pace

    Just a few more runs before THE RUN. Today was a 4 miler, with middle 2 miles at tempo pace. I was hoping to hold a 10 min/mile pace for those two tempo miles. It's been awhile since I'... read more

  2. RUN
    good The Frizz 3 mi

    Easy three. Left the watch at home and just thought about getting organized for the trip and for marathon day. The super humidity left me with Sideshow Bob hair. Cracked myself up when I looked in... read more

  3. RUN
    great Happiness is . . . 12 mi 02:11 10:53 pace

    What a wonderful grab bag of a run. Twelve miles was on the training plan. My friend Alison was slated to run her first half marathon today on MDI and so I decided to do my 12 on MDI. I ran 6 ar... read more

  4. RUN
    good The Run Walks 6 mi 01:08 11:22 pace

    Today's workout was 6 miles, with a 2 mile WU, then 8 intervals of all out speed for 1 min followed by 2 min of recovery, then a 2 mile CD. I ended up walking the recovery breaks to help my h... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      I personally have zero problem with walking in between all out speed intervals, with or without a hamstring issue. Sounds like it was all good. Plus, this is really a good result after a long day on your feet!

      4 days ago Like

    • Deborah A.
      Deborah A.

      Did you check your data to see how much shorter your strides were? Nice accommodation for your lower half!!

      3 days ago Like

  5. RUN
    good Double Negative 4 mi 00:41 10:16 pace

    Today's workout was 4 miles, with 2/2 negative splits. I went into it thinking I'd run around 10:45/mile for the first 2 miles then 10:15/mile for the next two miles. I ended up doing 1... read more

    • Deborah A.
      Deborah A.

      You deserve a mild winter after last year. Sending vibes for a long and glorious fall!

      6 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    Speedy three 3.03 mi 00:31 10:04 pace

    This run flew by. Short distance and a bit of speed work. The training plan called for 8 strides at the end of the three miles, so I did 8 intervals of 30 sec speed/30 sec of jogging to wrap up th... read more

    • Deborah A.
      Deborah A.

      So jealous of the arm warmers!! It was 92 degrees last night at 9 pm!!! And I really want a picture when you bust out the knee socks. I'm grinning, just picturing you zipping on down the road.

      8 days ago Like

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      well zippity doo dah!!! Go you. Love the arm warmer season - it's my favorite! I bet you barely broke a sweat after all the training you've done!

      8 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    good Sixteen with a New Sidekick 16 mi 02:53 10:49 pace

    I bought a new Garmin this week and today was the first day I took it for a run. LOVE IT!! I am also loving the drop in humidity. This was the first run since the spring that had humidity less t... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      wow, what a great run! We were bicoastal today ;)

      Amazing how much that humidity can zap you. Great zippy mlies at the end there!

      10 days ago Like

    • Christy Z.
      Christy Z.

      yes! It is a-maze-ing how a little walk hits the spot. You totally have this Sarah (and Miranda).

      9 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    tired Speed-ish 7 mi 01:14 10:34 pace

    I'm easing back into the specific workouts on the training plan. I've been doing the distances but not incorporating the speed elements for the past few weeks while my hamstring heals. ... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      glad that the hammie wasn't irritated by the speed! More than likely an off day. Your speed is still there, promise!

      11 days ago Like

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      glad that the hammie wasn't irritated by the speed! More than likely an off day. Your speed is still there, promise!

      11 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    good Old School Jog 3 mi

    I was channeling the 1977 running scene this morning 'cause I wore shorts. It's been more than a year since I've worn shorts on a run. I'm such a running skirt geek that my tw... read more

  10. RUN
    good TWENTY!!!! 20 mi 03:48 11:23 pace

    That's a lotta miles! The last 4 took forever, in part because I needed to walk a few times because my right leg was getting tight from calf to piriformis. That hamstring is a crafty devil, ... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      I am beaming over how well you've handled this whole training cycle and especially this run. xo

      18 days ago Like

  11. RUN
    alright Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi 00:45 10:28 pace

    Ooof, this 100% humidity is hard to run in. I spent at least half the run talking to the running gods about weather on race day, requesting low humidity, cool temps and no rain. I know, picky pic... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      I have no problem with begging the running and weather gods for race day ;) Well done!

      19 days ago Like

  12. RUN
    good Accentuate the Negative 9 mi 01:40 11:06 pace

    Negative splits on today's menu: 4/4/1. I am continuing to take it easy and so my pace was 11:15-11:30 for the first 4 miles, then 11:00-11:15 for the next 4 miles then 10:30 for the final mi... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Sounds like a good run and that you paced yourself well. Oh soggy, oh my! So dry here - I guess that makes me a gritty chica?! Keep working the plan and the exercises!!!

      22 days ago Like

  13. RUN
    good A Date With Desitin-y 14 mi 02:33 10:55 pace

    Alleluia! Lots of good news to report from this run. The warm-ups that the PT has me doing for my hamstring are working! My hamstring made the mildest little complaints on today's run, but ... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      woo hoo! hahaha - Desitin-y :P So glad this was a great run on a great day for you.

      25 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    alright Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi

    After about 8 wobbly steps, Monday's run turned into Monday's walk. The hamstring was miserable. I gave it a go again today and was able to slowly run one of my usual loops. I see the ... read more

  15. RUN
    What Doesn't Kill You Makes Y... 19 mi 03:33 11:13 pace

    Hard to pick an emoticon for this one. Surviving a 19 mile run deserves a happy face, no matter what, right? But I was gimped out for a lot of this run, so maybe the injured emoticon makes more s... read more

    • Sarah B.
      Sarah B.

      duration despite stretching and massaging it was like a strain. I walked for a bit and then very slowly started to run. And for the next 10.5 miles I celebrated my past life as a turtle by creeping. Slow running = discomfort. Fast running= pain. Going uphill was more painful than downhill or flats. I stopped to stretch every couple of miles and walked up a couple of hills. All stretch breaks were off the clock. All walk breaks were on the clock. Occasionally the need to be done with the

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Sarah B.
      Sarah B.

      run was so great that I just turned up the speed for a minute even though it felt cruddy. IF I bent forward at the hips and took tiny steps I could reduce the pain. Believe me, I had a lot of time to experiment with various form and cadence. I am super proud of completing this run (I stopped in at the house at mile 16 to change my shirt and refill water and was so tempted to call it good). But I wanted to see this through.

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Be well, dear friend.

      30 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    good The Good Ferry 5.7 mi 01:01 10:44 pace

    I was hankering for a challenge and wanted to go fast, but I am also trying to be cautious with my achey legs and hip. So I chose the middle ground and picked up the pace here and there during the... read more

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      Sounds like a good plan. Also, take it relatively easy this weekend. If you do a shorter long run this weekend (14 instead of 18), and then do a longer one next weekend when you're meant to go a bit shorter, it's not going to really hurt your training that much!

      about 1 month ago Like

  17. RUN
    good Seven, Slowly 7 mi 01:21 11:33 pace

    Beautiful morning, wore my green grad tank top, and tested my aching parts on a longer run. Felt about the same as yesterday's 3 miler, which is good news. I thought a longer run might cause... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      I'm thinking hopeful and positive thoughts for you as you work through this. xo

      about 1 month ago Like

  18. RUN
    good Pretty good 3 mi

    This run gets a smiley face 'cause I was just so dang happy to be running again. A week off can make a person a little wacky. My hip feels a lot better. My hamstring feels okay but it'... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      sounds like an excellent plan. Since I'm going to the chiro in the morning to talk hamstrings, I'll see if I have anything worthwhile to pass along. Mine is up high at the insertion point into the butt region. Used to always be left, now is both. Anyway, welcome back to the land of the running, may you stay a good, long time!

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      Yay! Glad you're running again. Hope today goes well, too!

      about 1 month ago Like

  19. RUN
    injured Hamstrung 2.87 mi 00:30 10:36 pace

    &@*>#! I took yesterday off, skipping an easy 3 miler, to let my hip rest a bit. This morning I headed out resolved to take it slow. I had my new shoes on to help cosset the hip and corre... read more

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      Oh no! :-( Sorry to hear you're injured. Sounds to me like you're taking the right tack -- a little time off is not going to kill your race goal. It's going to let you get healthy so you CAN do the race! And FWIW, Jess pulled her hamstring with 6 weeks to go before her marathon last spring, took 10 days off, and still got a 20-minute PR :-)

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Sarah B.
      Sarah B.

      I need an inspirational story like Jess' right about now. frustration about running leaves me with too much time to think about sampling the new lay's potato chip flavors. I'll focus on Jess and her PR instead. Thank you!

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Wwwaaahhhhh! I am wondering if I can find a video of a particular stretch that I do that works wonders for my hips AND helps to release my hamstrings (which have also been tight lately). Also, I have started using The Stick to help with hamstring stretches while lying on my back and it's been huge. Having the structure swiped out from under you is no bueno. Make kale chips and flavor them - instead of the Lay's. :) xo

      about 1 month ago Like

  20. RUN
    tired Acadia Long Run 17.34 mi 03:19 11:28 pace

    I'm grateful for Chris' motivation to trek to Acadia to run in the park. Gorgeousness in every direction as we went up and down the hills of various carriage roads. And no, Chris, I... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Oh I feel for you, for this not being the most awesome run ever. Some runs are just... like that. I aadmire that you don't stop a lot (since I do). I can say though that once you get past 10-11 miles, as much as you WANT to stop (for traffic lights, etc. haha) - it hurts to get back running again. At the end of our 12 yesterday we were both wishing for no red lights so we wouldn't have to stop! Glad you got a change of scenery and that you had someone to share the bumpy ride with.

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      New shoes will TOTALLY help! I only get 250 miles out of my light-weight running shoes before my knees and hips go south, so I'm surprised you can walk at all at 400 miles on yours :-) Thanks for the company -- it was nice to have someone with me for my whole run for once :-)

      about 1 month ago Like