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Running my Twin Cities marathon in October 2014.

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  • 9 miles
  • 01:38 time
  • 1272 calories
  • 2 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good Get Out! 5 mi 00:59 11:48 pace

    Alleluia! A midday run OUTSIDE at work! First time I've done this since working at JAX. I had 5 miles on the books and I just couldn't bear to do it on a TM. I checked the weather last ni... read more

  2. RUN
    good Week 3, Run 1 3.5 mi 00:39 11:11 pace

    TM run in the middle of my work day. Did my usual slow start and then ramped it up to a 10 min/mile pace for the last 5 minutes.

  3. RUN
    good Spring-y 5 mi 00:59 11:53 pace

    Gorgeous morning - blue skies, bright sun and in the low 40s! I ate some quinoa with lunch yesterday and had part of a cupcake at dinner. Both did trigger flushes of heat within about 10 minutes of... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Such a tough balance with carbs and runs. I'm still figuring it out. I'm taking in way fewer carbs (esp the simple kind), and doing with less gu during workouts... but still seeking the magic balance. I DO think that Ellie's method (0-1 c carbs breakfast, 1-2 c lunch, 2-3 c dinner) has merit in terms of the whole cortisol thing, as well as giving you reserves for morning runs. Hmmm...

      1 day ago Like

  4. RUN
    alright Week 2, Run 4 4 mi 00:46 11:36 pace

    Upside of this run was that it was with Melissa. Downside was that it was supposed to be at pace and it was not even close. I need to figure out the food thing. I feel great with my current eating ... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      I'm catching up to this original post... about the fueling issues. I hate that it's complicated for you! I'm not saying it's been easy for me... and can't really compare since I've been doing HRT- which automatically has a lower carb demand. Thinking thinking thinking

      1 day ago Like

  5. RUN
    good Week 2, Day 3 3 mi 00:33 10:50 pace

    Started slowly (12+ min/mile) and added speed bit by bit, with the last 5 minutes at a 9:40 /mile. Thought I'd be fried from yesterday but I felt solid throughout. DOR tomorrow!!

  6. RUN
    tired @Pace = @Gasp 4 mi 00:44 11:01 pace

    Oh sweet cracker. This was a HARD run for me. Conditions weren't ideal: I'd worked extra hard with a double workout yesterday afternoon, so less than 24 hours to recover. Plus a visit fro... read more

  7. RUN
    tired Week 2, Run 1 3 mi 00:35 11:39 pace

    Tacked a TM run on after doing the monthly boot camp team challenge at work. Whew! Running after a bunch of box jumps and wall sits and planks is hard. I started very slowly and eased into a not-qu... read more

  8. RUN
    good Sunday Runday 4 mi

    This plan has runs on Sat and Sun. So back-to-back weekend runs it is. Melissa and I did this one together. Roads are still packed with a layer of snow but it was 12 degrees and no wind, so decent ... read more

  9. RUN
    good Yakkety Yak 3 mi 00:39 13:00 pace

    Had every reason to bag this run (1 degree, snow and ice on the roads, tired legs) but I did it anyway. And I'm glad I did. I wore my yak trax and just kept a nice steady slow pace the entire ... read more

  10. RUN
    good Week 1, Run 3 3 mi 00:32 10:42 pace

    Same exact pace as Tuesday's TM run. (and same exact TM!) The best part about TM boredom is that it inspires me to go faster. My intentions of taking it easy on this run were trumped by boredo... read more

  11. RUN
    good Week 1, Run 2 4 mi 00:52 12:57 pace

    Sat back and took it easy on the pace today. Yesterday's double dip of step aerobics and TM run felt like an great workout, but I don't want to push my legs too hard, esp. as I ease back ... read more

  12. RUN
    good TM 3 3 mi 00:32 10:42 pace

    Starting a new training plan because I'm going to sign up for a 15K in the spring. Feels good to get back on the structure wagon.

  13. RUN
    good Moving on up. To the East Side. 4 mi

    Did this run with Melissa. Decided not to wear a watch. I just wanted to go but I feel and I had a feeling I'd be pretty tired. I worked all day yesterday in Connecticut and then drove 6 1/2 h... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      So glad you got out and enjoyed a "naked" run with the divine miss M!

      18 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    tired Holy Hot Thermostat, Batman 3 mi 00:37 12:14 pace

    In CT for work. Hotel gym thermostat was cranked to 77 degrees. I asked at the front desk and they put out an APB on the guy with the key to the cover of the thermostat. He never turned up so I pok... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      BLECH!!!! Kudos to you for not giving up. 77?! What were they thinking? Hot yoga?!

      20 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    good In the Words of Jesus Jones 4 mi 00:42 10:35 pace

    I was just going to do an interval run on the TM, no big goals but 15 minutes in I realized that this was my last chance to run before the end of the month and if I was going to try to meet my Jan ... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Wow! Way to go. 4 is such a nice distance, though. There are worse places to be stuck!

      20 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    alright Early 4 4 mi 00:47 11:50 pace

    Needed to be at the office early this morning (Friday is usually a work from home day) and wanted to get the run in because I'm away this weekend. So early wake-up and run for me. Me and the f... read more

  17. RUN
    alright 4 mi 00:46 11:35 pace

    Went into this one full of piss and vinegar, thanks to 45 minutes of trying to put my contacts in (and one of them getting lost in my upper eye for about 20 of those minutes. Grrr.) David was in Po... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Gah! How frustrating!!!!!!! Thank goodness for runs to get shiz out of our systems.

      29 days ago Like

  18. RUN
    good Four & a Quarter 4.25 mi 00:52 12:07 pace

    Got this one in on the early side, since there's a lot to do today before boarding the bus for DC. Decided to hold a tempo effort for the entire run instead of doing intervals. Kept an eye on ... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Good question. I think it would be hard unless you work on "good carb" ing up? Either way, you are doing great things. Xo

      about 1 month ago Like

  19. RUN
    tired Four miler 4 mi 00:47 11:42 pace

    Mellow warm up, 2nd mile at speed (10:07), used the third for recovery (very slow: 14:07) and then was planning to hit speed again on the 4th. The effort was there but the speed was not. That final... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      You are still
      Doing a LOT of leg work. Sometimes it's more about the effort than the time? Thank you for going to D.C. Xo

      about 1 month ago Like

  20. RUN
    good Sunshine Sunday 4 mi 00:43 10:47 pace

    In the upper 20s with some wind, but bright sunshine. Wanted to do the middle 2 miles at 10:30 pace. The other day I reconfigured my watch since I'm not using the HR monitor much. I made a mis... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Ah, technical difficulties! Nice paces there! Jealous of your sunshine. I feel like SLC has been co opted into the Pacific Northwest this winter.

      about 1 month ago Like