Site:
http://runningskirtsandmanicures.blogspot.ca/
Miles:
7222 total / 1833 in 2014
Goal:

Sub 4 marathon upright and smiling. Running trails until I don't hate them anymore. Duathlon in 2015. Tri before my 40th birthday.

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  • 19 miles
  • 02:08 time
  • 1694 calories
  • 3 workouts
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Entries

  1. RUN
    great Home TM 9.74 km 01:00 09:54 pace

    Chose the TM today because a) I didn't feel like running in the rain b) I wanted to be somewhere safe in case my ankle caused me to bail. Taped up said ankle and it felt totally fine. Did 9/... read more

  2. VELO
    Spruce 20.31 km 00:53 14.2mph pace

    One more day off from running. Tried to run a few steps home from the bus stop and there were very mild twinges which I'm sure won't be felt with KT tape. Now that I'm used to ridi... read more

    • Nicole M.
      Nicole M.

      I just slow... I know I can get a ticket... but...

      1 day ago Like

    • Patty S.
      Patty S.

      lol I don't even slow if there are no cars coming.

      1 day ago Like

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      As long as you know for sure the way is clear...I've had some bad scares where I thought the crossing was clear and then suddenly a car came from nowhere. I don't know how this happens but paranoia must rule....

      1 day ago Like

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      easy does'er out there with the cars........you'll always lose against a car. glad to hear your ankle is feeling better. :)

      1 day ago Like

  3. FIT
    alright Upper body quickie 00:15:00

    3x8 Single leg DL 2x8 kg - a little wobbly on my bad ankle, but made it through.
    3x5 Floor press 12 kg
    3x5 1 arm DB row - 30 lbs

  4. Shared Photo

    New blog post: In which I DNF for the first time, but meet a really amazing lady.

    http://runningskirtsandmanicures.blogspot.ca/2014/09/my-first-dnf.html

  5. VELO
    good 9/28/14 51.17 km 02:12 14.5mph pace

    Garmin died partway and then mysteriously resurrected so this is the runkeeper info, minus 1 minute to account for the slow ass auto pause. Taped up my ankle, and didn't feel a thing. Saw su... read more

  6. It was shaping up to be a beautiful day with a nice chat pre-race with Robin B. and actually enjoying myself until I tripped on a root and went down hard on my ankle. It wasn't really my ankl... read more

    • Pranada D.
      Pranada D.

      I'm so sorry to hear you fell - and I get the shock/dizziness - it's amazing what a load of stress hormones dumped into the bloodstream will do. When I broke my wrist I couldn't even get to my feet for a while because I felt too dizzy to get up. There will be other hills and other races - take care of your ankle and yourself!

      4 days ago Like1 person

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    • Nicole M.
      Nicole M.

      Heal up Patty. Tough day out there.

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      Dude. That sucks. :( Take of your ankle!

      3 days ago Like1 person

  7. RUN
    great 9/25/14 8.3 km 00:50 09:46 pace

    Really loving the VFFs again lately, they make a huge difference in reducing elephant clomping. Weird weather - hot, clear and sunny near home and down by the lake it was DENSE fog.

  8. Shared Photo

    Z o r bl o g: In which I bomb a pace assignment for the first time ever. :(

    http://runningskirtsandmanicures.blogspot.ca/2014/09/oakville-hm-race-report.html

  9. RUN
    great BT 10 km 01:16 12:18 pace

    Had 8K on the schedule, but my legs felt fucking fantastic so I kept going. I felt like I could regulate my effort on the hills and every step felt light and fast. If I could feel like this on Sa... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Just one comment on CTC... there's a killer hill at about 800m from the start, just speed walk it and then the rest is much easier.

      6 days ago Like

  10. FIT
    alright 9/24/14 00:30

    Kept it easy on the lower body. I saw pics where my arms didn't look like a pile of flab yesterday, so I'd like to maintain that look.

    4x5
    1 leg DL, 2x8 kg, 2x12 kg for the other 3 s... read more

  11. RUN
    tired Aldershot track 9.9 km 00:56 09:04 pace

    I guess it's good that I was on auto-pilot this morning, better than feeling tight and sore in the legs. 2K w/u, 6x800, the last few repeats dodging a guy with an off leash dog running around... read more

  12. VELO
    alright 9/22/14 30.27 km 01:21 13.9mph pace

    Headed out towards Niagara and I was feeling great and hitting awesome speeds. Then I turned around and realized it was all thanks to a tailwind. There was no escaping that wind on the way back! ... read more

    • Robert G.
      Robert G.

      ☺ oh yes the tailwind…happened to me on Saturday when I was running. Nice when it’s at your back but a real pain when you’re fighting it on the way back with little energy in the tank. I’m impressed that you found motivation after doing half yesterday. Good for you.

      8 days ago Like1 person

  13. RUN
    blah Oakville HM 21.1 km 02:06 09:37 pace

    All those leisurely LRs this summer with long breaks caught up with me as I wasn't used to running continuously at that pace. Several walk breaks and I took off my ears when I realized I was ... read more

    • Pranada D.
      Pranada D.

      It's a real gift to know your sweet spot - now you can make 2:15 your specialty! Good work toughing it out and sprinting it in at the end.

      10 days ago Like1 person

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    • Patty S.
      Patty S.

      you got out there and finished! That's something to be proud of. I think it's an art to learn the appreciation to just be running and not judge yourself for taking time to run "leisurely"- nothing wrong with changing it up. I am sure if you trained for a faster pace, you would have nailed it!

      9 days ago Like1 person

    • Sarah M.
      Sarah M.

      You did awesome Patty!

      9 days ago Like1 person

  14. VELO
    great 9/19/14 23 km 01:07 12.8mph pace

    Really easy bike ride with Beth. Lots of coasting. Keeping legs fresh for Sunday.

  15. RUN
    great 9/18/14 7.19 km 00:42 09:30 pace

    Been feeling sluggish for the past while, so today was my do-or-die test of #oakvillehalf pacer pace (2:05 cont - 5:55/k) Legs were feeling fabulous, and I don't even have physio until later t... read more

  16. VELO
    great Milgrove/North Waterdown 44.2 km 01:49 15.1mph pace

    I meant to ride the same route as last Friday (32K) and it's pretty simple, so I headed out with no directions. Turned onto 6th Concession and was all, "this is flat! very nice scenery, i... read more

  17. RUN
    good BT - Guelph Line 6.5 km 01:02 15:25 pace

    I parked on Guelph Line and intended to do 1K out and back on the section east of Guelph, but it was a swampy, grassy mess, with grasses grown horizontally across the trail and other grasses taller... read more

  18. FIT
    good 9/16/14 00:30

    3x1/side - TGU - 12 kg
    3x5/side - single leg DL - 16 kg
    3x5 - double clean + double press - 12 kg
    3x5 double row - 12 kg

    I need a gym! I need to deadlift!!!!!

  19. RUN
    good Aldershot track 9.6 km 00:53 08:56 pace

    2K w/u, 6x800.
    Splits -
    3:45
    3:46
    3:43
    3:50 (was losing it on this repeat)
    3:41 (got my brain back in gear)
    3:38
    Was kept company by the caretaker spraying lines on the field and was pleased to ... read more

  20. RUN
    tired 9/13/14 22 km 02:16 09:55 pace

    Ran the first 13K with Emma I. and then I saw my friend Cam, whom I haven't seen for ages in the parking lot of JBH, waiting for his work to start, so I hung out with him for a bit and then fi... read more