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Running my Twin Cities marathon in October 2014.

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  • 10 miles
  • 01:51 time
  • 1440 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    tired E for Extra Effort 4 mi 00:47 11:39 pace

    Running in snow kicks my butt. I felt like my legs were working so hard and my heart was pounding but my pace was often in the 12s. Checked my heart rate a couple of times and it was in the 180s. C... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Wow, yes it does make you work hard! It's a slog! Good for you for fighting through it.

      6 days ago Like

  2. RUN
    alright Over/Under 5 mi 00:56 11:11 pace

    Felt so much better in the first two miles than I have in a while. Then I kind of ran out of steam. But I did come up with a good intervals game. It's called Over/Under. Pick a pace that'... read more

  3. RUN
    good Pre-Trip 4 mi 00:44 10:59 pace

    I am glad I could sneak this one in.

  4. RUN
    tired Sucking Wind 3.5 mi 00:39 11:02 pace

    Yeah, this run kind of blew. I was feeling pretty worn out in the first leg but managed to keep a decent sub-11 pace. Then I turned around and ran smack into a fierce headwind. I realized my pace a... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Blerg. I wish there were a magic shift (like a stick shift!) to change your body's gears and get it to burn what you want it to. Sorry this was a sucky run. But I think it probably would have still be less delightful even if you'd been fueled up. Wind is not our friend on days like today...

      20 days ago Like

  5. RUN
    good Do the Mashed Potato 3 mi 00:30 10:02 pace

    I've become my mother, eating random leftovers for b'fast. This morning it was chicken cacciatore over mashed potatoes. It was terrific AND those potatoes kept me revved all morning, fue... read more

  6. RUN
    good Fleet of Feet in the Sleet 4.6 mi 00:53 11:32 pace

    Still not rooted in this new "fat as energy" source thang. So I felt worn out for much of this run. But I'm pleased that I did it. And a last minute to text to Chris meant that I had... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      I wonder how long it takes to make this adjustment. Running on cruddy footing in winter always takes the oomph right out of me, for what it's worth. Good job going when the body was feeling meh.

      27 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    good Run Happy 3 mi 00:32 10:41 pace

    Was planning to do a step aerobics class (hello, 1996) but the teacher was out, so I swapped in a run. Brooks had some of their Run Happy wear on sale, so I bought a t-shirt with the Run Happy logo... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      You are so good at swapping things up with a smile when things don't go as planned. Nice!

      27 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    good Get To The Point (And Back) 4.2 mi 00:43 10:16 pace

    Felt so much better on this run. It was mid morning so the full b'fast was good fuel. My legs were tired from yesterday's spin class but my overall energy was good. Glad to get this one i... read more

  9. RUN
    blah The Good Ferry 5.7 mi 01:06 11:34 pace

    A little better than Thursday's run. I did some more research and took some advice from distance runners who do W30. I ate a hard boiled egg before the run. (This is a big freakin' deal b... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      This is really, really impressive considering your huge dietary modifications, the weather, etc. go you!

      about 1 month ago Like

  10. RUN
    tired Leaden 4.22 mi 00:49 11:34 pace

    The Whole30 guide talks about taking the first week off from exercise - or cutting back a fair amount. I haven't struggled with my mid-morning runs at work but I think that's because I&#x... read more

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      I don't understand why Whole 30 would recommend fat and protein immediately BEFORE a workout. In my experience, that's a great way to make yourself sick during a run and to guarantee you have no energy at all.

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      the other hard thing about it is that you had zero transition from banana to nuts as fuel first thing. I transitioned myself off of pretty much anything at all on early morning runs and it was definitely a process. It's also possible that you're at the "peak" of your glycogen deficit as you transition from your previous eating plant to Whole30. I hope your day improves!

      about 1 month ago Like

  11. RUN
    good TM shortie 2 mi 00:20 10:00 pace

    TMs were all in use when I arrived in the gym so I hopped on the elliptical and did 1 mile. Then I moved to the TM and did 2 miles. Wore my BAMR shirt and it might need some odor re-invention beca... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      LOL you're killing me! Nicely done, way to squeeze it all in!

      about 1 month ago Like

  12. RUN
    good TM at JAX 3 mi 00:29 09:46 pace

    The guy next to me was going 6.5 miles/hour so I spent a lot of my time at that pace as well. It was fun to have a pace buddy (even if he didn't know that's what he was).

  13. RUN
    good 2016.v2 4 mi

    Kind of tired and stiff this morning, a combo of the cold and doing back-to-back runs. Met Melissa one mile into the run and we did 3 together. Grateful for clear roads and never running out of thi... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Yeah, adding that 4th run back in after skipping it for several months has done me in. Glad you and M Woman got out together!

      about 1 month ago Like

  14. RUN
    good 2016.v1 4.25 mi 00:46 10:42 pace

    Feeling kind of flu-y but when Chris texted me and Melissa this morning to go for a run, I was up for it. Better than sitting around feeling cruddy. We had a good pace going, because we stopped twi... read more

  15. RUN
    good TM at work 3 mi 00:29 09:39 pace

    TM runs get boring pretty fast, but good music and keeping the pace zippy helped keep this one from being plod-fest.

  16. RUN
    alright Into the Bluster 4.23 mi 00:48 11:16 pace

    Planning this run felt like planning a major event. The wintery mix we got yesterday + the overnight drop in temps meant that the roads might be slippery. BUT they might not be, and in that case, ... read more

  17. RUN
    great Run, Run Rudolph! 8 mi 01:22 10:14 pace

    This was a great run from start to finish. Maybe it was Christmas magic, maybe it was the unusually warm weather (52 degrees and sunny), maybe it was the three pieces of monkey bread I ate for brea... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      At first my eyes thought this said "a fair number of people in bikinis"!!! Hooray for a fun and zippy holiday run!

      about 1 month ago Like