Miles:
118 total / 0 in 2014
Goal:

First Marathon! Marine Corps 2010, Washington DC

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Summer logged 118 miles.

Last workout over 4 years ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. FIT
    alright MAC-Harbour East: Run & Flex/... 2.4 mi

    First day of Bingham's Run/Walk Marathon training: Run 3 min/Walk 2 min, repeat 7 times. Leg felt quirky during last two reps. and when walking around afterwards. Did a variety of stretches ... read more

    • Scott C.
      Scott C.

      That's quite an exercise routine, my love! Way to get back into it!

      over 4 years ago Like

  2. After some success at the BWC 5K yesterday, think I'll pick up the Bingham Run/Walk Marathon training schedule for the next 18 weeks leading up to the MCM. The Hal Higdon program is too much ... read more

    • John R.
      John R.

      Keep with it Summer; that is, the Bingham plan is great! All that counts is finishing the MCM. Also, keep focusing on your form; that is, it takes awhile to find it, but once you find it, you'll be able to knock out the miles without the injuries. Keep at it!

      over 4 years ago Like

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    • Wendy
      Wendy

      YES!!! SO glad to read this... I used Bingham for my first half and felt great, so I'm using Bingham for the full, too. It's awesome to read your new plan, and I'm PSYCHED to follow your training and be one of your fellow runners at the MCM! Made my day to read this--you are gonna be great!!! GO, SUMMER!!!

      over 4 years ago Like

    • Summer R.
      Summer R.

      THANK YOU! What a great outpouring of support. Truly appreciated. Always working one the form, John. :) I have A LOT to learn from all of you. Thanks, Stacey & Carolyn, for the encouragement--it's hard for me to adjust my expectations esp. for myself. Your support makes it easier. I'm just going to look at your profile pic, Carolyn, when in doubt. :) And, Wendy, you're awesome! Thank you for telling me about Bingham before--that's why I picked up his program for the MCM. You rock!

      over 4 years ago Like

  3. RUN
    injured Baltimore Women's Classic 5K 3.1 mi

    I was apprehensive about running the 5K, but it went fairly well! Ran with two friends--Team Tiny Cat Pants reunites! 23,000+ runners this year. I ran/walked the 3.1 with friend Nadia. The left... read more

    • Wendy
      Wendy

      Welcome back to racing! This rocks!

      over 4 years ago Like

  4. FIT
    injured Strength/Flex Training & Lap ... 01:00

    Did half hour of free-standing and machine based strength & flex exercises and half hour of lap swimming. I've been doing flex & strength training, using the massage stick, & icin... read more

  5. Sitting here, elevating my leg, icing my knee, and using the massage stick. Got some good advice from friend Nancy on how to handle ITBS.

    • Wendy
      Wendy

      Glad to see your post--hope you are seeing some hopeful signs soon! Hope dailymile can be a source of support for you in the meantime!

      over 4 years ago Like

    • John R.
      John R.

      I’m finally recovered from the Wasatch Back and caught up on my Daily Mile postings. Consequently, what is going on with your IT band? Keep using the massage stick on it.

      over 4 years ago Like

  6. FIT
    injured Lap Swimming & Pool Running 01:00

    Did a half hour of each at the plush Maryland Athletic Club-Harbour East. That's the way to work out! First time pool running. Felt very good to run and not have pain. Stretched the ITB a ... read more

    • Wendy
      Wendy You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      YES!!!! WAY TO GO, SUMMER!!! So glad to see your post :).

      over 4 years ago

  7. RUN
    injured YMCA - Waverly 1.5 mi

    By one and half miles at a very slow pace, I was in pain and couldn't continue. Seems worse. Any suggestions for ITBS recovery???

  8. RUN
    blah YMCA - Waverly 3 mi

    So, I refuse to follow good advice, even my own. Decided to do an easy run, i.e. very slow pace, and see how the leg reacted. Not well. Mile & half in and the ITB in my knee started to give ... read more

    • Summer R.
      Summer R.

      Thanks, Wendy. I appreciate your friendship on dailymile. Hard to be benched right as I was starting off my training program for MCM. I think it's due to too much speed work and wearing my old sneaks past their prime. Cross-training here I come!

      over 4 years ago Like

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    • Wendy
      Wendy Get Better
      Get Better:

      Oh, wow... I'm so sorry to hear that, but it sounds like your doing exactly the right thing by planning to rest. I'll hope for good results from the rest, and also for encouragement in a discouraging time.

      over 4 years ago

    • Heather F.
      Heather F. Get Better
      Get Better:

      How are you feeling, Summer? I hope you got some good rest - looking forward to seeing you back here soon and healthy!

      over 4 years ago

  9. RUN
    alright NCR Trail 6.1 mi

    Actually a nice run with Scott at slightly faster than half-marathon race pace, but my left leg cinched up the last two miles and knee became sore. I kept the pace, but was thinking, "Oh-oh.&... read more

    • John R.
      John R.

      Those dang IT band issues... Sounds like a great plan; that is, rest it out and keep up with the cross training.

      over 4 years ago Like

  10. RUN
    good YMCA - Waverly 4.5 mi

    Just "banking" the miles. Solid run. Did a pyramid of negative-positive splits but nothing faster than half-marathon race pace. Trying to keep the legs healthy for distance. My left l... read more

    • Scott C.
      Scott C. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Excellent job with the two 4.5 mile runs! Still need you to explain the negative/positive splits to me. :-)

      over 4 years ago

  11. RUN
    good YMCA - Waverly 4.5 mi

    Again, hit 90 today. The gym was so hot, though, perhaps I should have run outside. Slow, steady run--legs felt good. Scott and I are kicking off the Hal Higdon novice marathon training schedule... read more

    • Summer R.
      Summer R.

      Thanks, Wendy! I'll be cheering right back! I am now very aware of the number of weeks before MCM. The time will fly by, though my running pace is more of a putt-putt. ;)

      over 4 years ago Like

    • Stacey K.
      Stacey K.

      I'd love to hear how you like the Hal Higdon program. Congrats on getting that underway. Look out, MCM!!

      over 4 years ago Like

    • Wendy
      Wendy Good Luck
      Good Luck:

      WOO HOO!!! Does it feel "official" now to be on your training program :)? I'll find out the week after next... Smart move adding the extra weeks. I hope you have a beautiful training journey, and I look forward to cheering for you!

      over 4 years ago

  12. RUN
    good Home - Lake Montebello - Herr... 7.04 mi

    Warm, warm, warm & humid. 80 degrees and 81% humidity. Nice to be outside and running with Scott after a week in the gym. Ran a steady half-marathon race pace.

    • Summer R.
      Summer R.

      I thought so! Thanks. :)

      over 4 years ago Like

    • Stacey K.
      Stacey K.

      It takes real determination to run in the heat and humidity. Nice work!

      over 4 years ago Like

    • John R.
      John R. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Nice distance and pace in the heat and humidity!!!

      over 4 years ago

  13. RUN
    good YMCA - Waverly 3 mi

    Over 90 degrees today. At 7:30 a.m., it was already hitting 80. Crazy. It's only May and feels like August! I stuck to the treadmill and ran a slow, steady 3 miles to give my legs a rest b... read more

  14. RUN
    good YMCA - Waverly 5 mi

    90 freakin' degrees outside, so I decided to stick with the treadmill today. I did see runners out all day (even at noon!) but I'm not that brave, unless it's a race day. Did a spe... read more

    • John R.
      John R.

      Wow, it is freaking hot back in B-More. We're just getting over a weekend snow storm in the mountains and plenty of rain in the Valley. By the way, nice 5 miler!

      over 4 years ago Like

    • Summer R.
      Summer R.

      Thanks! Yep, even hotter today. But, should cool down for long run on Saturday--will be humid, though. Rain coming through before then.

      over 4 years ago Like

    • Stacey K.
      Stacey K.

      90 is too hot! Can we average with Portland's low 60s and find a nice middle ground? Glad things should cool off a bit for you before the weekend.

      over 4 years ago Like

  15. RUN
    good YMCA - Waverly 2 mi

    A quickie on the treadmill--negative splits, every quarter mile.
    BTW, immediate and repetitive icing of my bruised knee did the trick! No swelling or soreness. Amazing. I can run on it without a... read more

    • Scott C.
      Scott C.

      And not to be an idiot, but what do you mean by a negative split?

      over 4 years ago Like

    • Summer R.
      Summer R.

      Funny. Stacey asked the same thing. A negative split is when you divide the run into equal distances or "splits" and each split is run a bit fast than the last.

      over 4 years ago Like

    • Scott C.
      Scott C. Get Better
      Get Better:

      Take care of that pesky knee- you're amazing for keeping up your running with that nasty fall!

      over 4 years ago

  16. RUN
    good Herring Run Trail 2.4 mi

    Met up with my friend Nadia for a relaxing run and breakfast at Pete's afterwards. Nice to get out and warm up the legs a bit after long run yesterday. Trail was pretty. Humid and damp from... read more

  17. RUN
    great NCR Trail 7 mi

    We changed the plan and went for the flat & soft NCR Trail because Scott's knee was giving him trouble during the week. Will save the Loch Raven hills & asphalt for next weekend'... read more

    • John R.
      John R.

      Nice run and at solid pace!

      over 4 years ago Like

    • Scott C.
      Scott C. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      You are an awesome running partner. Thank you for going with me and being such an inspirtation!

      over 4 years ago

  18. RUN
    good Goucher Track 3.21 mi

    Opted for the nice cushy, flat track so that my legs will be in good shape for the asphalt, concrete, and hills on the weekend. Surprised by a faster pace despite the heat. Legs still feeling str... read more

    • Wendy
      Wendy

      excellent! For my half marathon training, I followed a fall back every third week. At first, I wasn't sure if I could trust it, but I think it really helps to rest the legs a bit. My marathon program does the same thing. Enjoy your Asics!!!

      You are inspiring me to try to find ways to switch up surfaces more often. Sounds like it's all working for you :)!!!

      over 4 years ago Like

    • Summer R.
      Summer R.

      Thanks, Wendy! It's helpful hearing what has worked for you and what hasn't. I'm glad we connected. :) I hope it's all working--we'll see as I get deeper into the MCM training. Great that we're both training towards the same goal: our first marathon!

      over 4 years ago Like

  19. RUN
    good Goucher College 3.31 mi

    Perfect running temp--low 60's plus a cool breeze. Legs felt strong. Got in a lot of small hills. The only bummer was an inordinate amount of cars coming and going on campus--probably for c... read more

    • Wendy
      Wendy

      Excellent :). That's so funny--there is this one road I cross each night that's kind of a bear with traffic, but I love the route so much that I just keep on crossing it! I love your perspective on it--so true!

      What do you do at Goucher?

      over 4 years ago Like

  20. RUN
    good YMCA - Waverly 3 mi

    Dreary, wet morning so I went to the Y. Drank a green monster smoothie beforehand (my own concoction, which includes chia seeds & spirulina). Yum, yum--seriously. Legs felt very strong durin... read more

    • Stacey K.
      Stacey K.

      What's a negative split? And what's your green monster smoothie recipe? So many questions!

      Oh, by the way, nice workout :).

      over 4 years ago Like

    • Summer R.
      Summer R.

      Neg. splits: doing equal distances, each one a bit faster than the last. Some track speak I wanted to show off. ;P My green monster smoothie version: chunky slice of tofu, vanilla flavored almond milk, maybe some yogurt or soy milk, 1/2 banana, lots of frozen fruit (berries, cherries, pineapple, whatever), heaping tbs of chia, level tbs of spirulina (what gives it the true Frankenstein color). Blend that puppy and drink up!

      over 4 years ago Like