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http://sugarmagnolia70.blogspot.com
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11244 total / 163 in 2016
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2015: Complete Vineman 70.3--and finish strong! Do a few half marathons, maybe a century, maybe another 2.4 mile swim. Try to stay as injury-free as possible.

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  1. swim
    500 yd

    10 lap swim. Nothing special. A sick kid today meant I couldn't swim in the morning as planned. I went after dinner, when the hubby came home---but then I got a stomach ache in the water. ... read more

  2. VELO
    good back on the bike 28.31 mi 02:21 12.0mph pace

    Trying to get myself back in bike shape. Tackled some hills---nothing huge but enough to challenge me. Got it done. Gorgeous day for a ride.

  3. VELO
    good Miramar Lake 24.31 mi 02:00 12.2mph pace

    Biked from my house to the lake, did 2 laps of the lake, and home. Still have lots of work to do in base building.

  4. swim
    great LA Fitness 2000 m 00:47 37:58 pace

    Nice swim. 40 laps.

    500 free
    500 pull
    200 fist
    200 catch-ups
    100 fast
    500 free

  5. FIT
    injured random

    Today is the last day of my fancy gym membership (have joined a less fancy gym, LA Fitness, that I will use starting tomorrow)....decided to go one last time for old time's sake. Already ran,... read more

    • Helene W.
      Helene W. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      As we say in French: "Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi !" (The (old) King is dead, long live the (new) King!")

      10 days ago

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Nice session!

      9 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    injured I'm an idiot 6 mi 01:22 13:43 pace

    I'm really upset. Today marks 2 weeks from my marathon, an event that I'm very proud of, and was very, very painful for me. Since then I haven't done much---a few swims, a bike rid... read more

    • Dennis S.
      Dennis S. Get Better
      Get Better:

      I,m so sorry to hear this Sugar, The only thing i would say is "listen to what your body,s telling you" it will tell you whether to run the race or not, and remember, you don,t have to make the decision whether to run, until the minute you cross the start line! ((Hugs))

      10 days ago

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    • Helene W.
      Helene W.

      Pretty much what everybody else said, Sug. Give your body time to recover, as 26.2 is not something easy for most of us. In the meantime, you can bike, swim, and even walk / power-walk.

      10 days ago Like

    • Peter H.
      Peter H.

      I wouldn't try to do more than 4 until 2 weeks after the marathon and even then 10 seems on the high end. Think about all the training you already have built up and simply run to maintain that!

      9 days ago Like

  7. Recap of my marathon is up on the blog. http://sugarmagnolia70.blogspot.com/2016/01/carlsbad-marathon-race-recap.html

  8. RUN
    good around the 'hood 3.1 mi 00:39 12:41 pace

    Sorry I haven't been around much. Just taking it easy. Today was only my 2nd run, I think, post-marathon. Still sluggish, and still in pain with sciatic and some quad stuff. UGH! I think ... read more

    • Barb
      Barb

      I hope you get it under control soon too. But you should be taking it easy after a MARATHON.

      14 days ago Like

    • Steve S.
      Steve S.

      I would expect it a good two weeks to feel decent in a workout.

      13 days ago Like

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Nice easy 5K, Sugar!

      13 days ago Like

  9. swim
    1500 yd

    30 lap swim. 3x500

  10. RUN
    great back at it. 3.5 mi 00:46 13:14 pace

    My first run since Sunday's marathon. Still hurting, especially my foot. Thigh was hurting the first mile but was ok the rest of the run. I have an appt with my podiatrist in a few weeks, hop... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Nice first run, Sugar! Hope your foot feels better.

      18 days ago Like

    • Barb
      Barb

      A run with a friend is a great way to get back at it!!

      18 days ago Like

    • Dennis S.
      Dennis S. Get Better
      Get Better:

      Well done Sugar, Take it easy as your still recovering, Hope your foot feels better soon!

      17 days ago

  11. VELO
    alright start where you are 13.19 mi 01:07 11.8mph pace

    Humbling.

    Ok, my last bike ride outside was EXACTLY 2 months ago. November 22. Since then, I have done an occasional trainer ride, an occasional spin class, but that's it.

    I have lost AL... read more

    • Jill F.
      Jill F.

      I'm sure it will come back quickly! For now your legs are still recovering from the marathon!

      19 days ago Like1 person

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    • Arin
      Arin

      Way to go! Haven't touched my bike since October :)

      18 days ago Like

    • Barb
      Barb

      It will indeed come back and probably faster than you think. Don't beat yourself up, keep pedaling away!!

      18 days ago Like

  12. swim
    good Recovery swim 1000 m 00:24 39:04 pace

    20 lap swim. My first swim as an official LA Fitness member....just joined today. Felt good to stretch my legs out. DOMS.

    2x200 (swim/kick/pull/swim. ..although with no buoy I had to improvise ... read more

  13. Riddle me this: 2 weeks ago I ran 20 miles and was pretty much fine the next day. Yesterday I did the marathon. Today I'm extremely sore....shuffling to the bathroom, wincing on the steps. An... read more

    • Frederick

      That sounds like me -- after only a half marathon! Sounds like easy stretching is in order. Huge congrats on the marathon!!!

      23 days ago Like

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    • Ted
      Ted

      recovery swim or spin, get the body moving again... and hydrate. Very well done yesterday!!

      23 days ago Like

    • Anne S.
      Anne S.

      That's what a PR effort will do to you! Great job!!

      22 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    alright Carlsbad Marathon 26.55 mi 06:07 13:49 pace

    Not the sub-6 I was hoping for...but a HUGE PR (my first full, in 2003, was 7:20)...this included 3 bathroom stops, having to stop at lights at intersections after being diverted and a major amount... read more

  15. FIT
    great recumbant bike 4 mi 00:20 05:00 pace

    distance estimated. Short, easy shake out spin before tomorrow's marathon.

  16. New post: thoughts on my upcoming marathon this weekend. http://is.gd/NjvgGL

  17. RUN
    great last training run 1.87 mi 00:25 13:23 pace

    Last taper run before the marathon this weekend. All at 1:1. Felt good. At this point, I've done all I could. Bring it!

  18. swim
    great LA Fitness 1000 yd

    20 lap swim. Tried a different LA Fitness today---this one had 4 lanes (vs the other had 3)---still there were 10 people in the pool!!!

    Just short swim---in taper mode.
    2x500 with 1 minute rest b... read more

    • Barb
      Barb

      This is my biggest deterrent to swimming. With my current schedule the only times I can hit our 4 lane pool, it's crowded. Excellent choice of taper workouts today!

      28 days ago Like

    • Steve S.
      Steve S.

      Nice! Why I swim at 4:00 AM

      28 days ago Like

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Two days until Carlsbad! Happy taper!

      27 days ago Like

  19. RUN
    good so many niggles! 2.2 mi 00:30 13:38 pace

    real or not real?

    woke this morning and apparently I slept on my knee wrong. WTF? It hurt. As the morning went on, most of the pain went away. Decided to do my prescribed run---30 minutes, all a... read more

    • Barb
      Barb

      I'm hoping so too!! Getting excited for you!

      29 days ago Like

    • Laura
      Laura

      I get sciatica in my back. I put it down to swimming. I'm sure it is those pre marathon nerves. Take a lot of hot relaxing baths. I'm sure you'll feel better!

      29 days ago Like

    • Steve P.
      Steve P.

      nice job SM!!

      29 days ago Like

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      I always get a few phantom pains during taper. I hope that's all it is!

      28 days ago Like