2006 total / 797 in 2014

To become more fit, encourage my family to be more fit and within the next year beat my 5K of 28:55. Training for my 3rd half marathon (RW half) in Oct.

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  • 10 miles
  • 01:35 time
  • 1407 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
  2. RUN
    Turkey trot 3 mi 00:31 10:13 pace

    Pushed hard. Ready for pie!

  3. Shared Photo

    My daughter and my grandpuppy.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to all my DM friends! I'm thankful for each of you and for the ability to run.

  5. That moment when it's recommended that you skip today's run so you can run the Turkey Trot in the morning and you kinda freak out because you know you'll be down 8 miles from last we... read more

  6. RUN
    Recovery run 5.17 mi 01:04 12:22 pace

    Legs were stiff and I was bored. I should have probably done 6 but I did this and walked another mile. Rest day tomorrow!

    • David S.
      David S.

      Miles are miles and they are done - you didn't give in to the voices that told you to go sit on your sofa. Rock on and stay strong Patricia.

      3 days ago Like

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    • Rick M.
      Rick M.

      Go with how you feel. Walking for a mile was probably a good idea.

      3 days ago Like

    • J J
      J J

      Nice recovery run and enjoy your rest day, Girl! :)

      2 days ago Like

  7. #dailymission Morning, noon or night...When's the best time to exercise?
    I prefer morning, but anytime is great!

  8. Shared Photo

    My running buddy this morning.

  9. RUN
    Training run 13.1 mi 02:36 11:54 pace

    A nice day for my longest training run before my half marathon in three weeks. The rain cleared up and it was in the upper 50s when I started. I ate some overnight oats, got dressed, drove to stash... read more

    • Helene W.
      Helene W. Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Can't wait to see you at the expo, Patricia!

      4 days ago

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    • Marc B. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Rock on

      3 days ago

    • J J
      J J Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Beautiful training run and HM, Patricia! Love it! :D

      2 days ago

  10. Shared Photo

    Hug a Runner virtual 10k!

  11. RUN
    good Warm up and cool down 1.8 mi 00:29 15:49 pace

    Warm up and cool down before and after the 10K

  12. RUN
    good Virtual 10k 6.2 mi 01:09 11:10 pace

    Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day Virtual 10K with my best friend and virtual running buddy Brian H. Although I am deep into training for a half marathon in less than 4 weeks, he still beat me. ... read more

  13. Shared Photo

    Happy Hug-a-Runner Day!!!!

  14. RUN
    Wonderful 6 mi 01:11 11:51 pace

    I have not had much of an appetite lately. I wasn't sure how this run was going to go because of lack of carbs or anything much at all. Buuuut...

    It was glorious. Fueled by some perfect sunsh... read more

  15. RUN
    Monday Zapper 6.24 mi 01:11 11:22 pace

    Zapped the zero. Waited for the sun to warm things up a little bit. 41 degrees at the finish with some cold wind. My legs felt heavy but I pushed it out anyway.

  16. RUN
    Weekend long run 12 mi 02:18 11:28 pace

    I didn't feel like doing this. It was cold and drizzly. Headed out anyway with some amazing virtual support. Thanks Brian H! This was mostly a fun run, except at mile 11 runkeeper paused for ... read more

  17. RUN
    Non tempo-tempo 6 mi 01:06 11:04 pace

    This was supposed to be a tempo but I knew I just couldn't do that. I had food still in my stomach (plus pie). I talked to my Bestie and told him how I just didn't want to run. He said, ... read more

  18. #dailymission Are you training to get faster? If so, how?

    I always thought you got faster by going faster...

    • Carolyn B.
      Carolyn B.

      curious to see the responses to this one...personally I'm training because I love training!

      14 days ago Like1 person

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    • Mark U.

      Agreed! Then there's this: Caballo Blanco (from Christopher McDougall's 'Born To Run'): “The problem with most people is they only care about getting fast, and think that once they get fast, running will get easy. They got it backwards. First focus on getting easy, because if that's all you get, that ain't so bad. Once you can run easy, focus on light. Once you get light, focus on smooth. By the time you're easy, light and smooth, you won't have to worry about getting fast--you will be.”

      14 days ago Like

    • Patricia R.
      Patricia R.

      Mark, that is great advice. I had never heard that but it makes so much sense.

      13 days ago Like

  19. RUN
    First cold run 5.02 mi 00:54 10:43 pace

    Ran with my son. He had to stop at 2 due to his asthma. I decided to run one more, then I kinda zoned out and noticed I had run 3.8. Then decided to go around the block one more time. Then when I g... read more

  20. #dailymission
    Is there any temperature that will keep you indoors for your workout?

    I don't like cold, but cold + wind will keep me in more than anything. Days like that I wish I had a tread... read more