Monday, February 24, 2014

Back to running after a break

After my 11 mile long run a couple of weeks ago, I needed a little extra time to recoup. Then my grandbaby arrived so no running while I was traveling to see her. Finally got back to it today with a nice four miler. I continued with the 4/1 run/walk intervals but tried to speed up my running time a bit after I warmed up. The plan is to do another 11 mile run this weekend. The half marathon is only about a month away. I still have doubts that I'll be able to finish in less than three hours. Would love to do it in 2:45 or less, but....not sure if that is a reasonable goal for me at this point.


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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Long Run

It was so beautiful outside I thought it a good day to try my long run. I tried to do it on Thursday but that was a disaster. Not sure why, but I quit after only five and a half miles. Today I did 11! It took forever, 2:21:06, with a average pace of 12:46 but I am pleased. One thing I've realized...the Fitbit can't be that accurate. I don't think there is any way I did ten miles last week in 1:52:49.

This is the first time I've got that salty feel to my face afterwards. Wierd. Feels like fine sandpaper.



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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Never mind running.....

Emma trumps running......

Sigh....I am in love with this little fuzzy headed, chubby cheeked girl.....I did notice she has these nice muscular thighs. She will be a great runner....


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Long run

I did it. My daughter in law was sent to the hospital yesterday to possibly be induced so I didn't run yesterday but instead drove up to Louisville, trying to beat the bad weather, so I'll for sure be here for my little granddaughters birth! They ended up sending her back home yesterday, so we went out to eat and visited.

This morning I did ten miles on the indoor track. I knew I couldn't keep up with how many laps (12=1 mile) so I used the Fitbit to track the distance. Not sure if it was very accurate because I did the ten miles in 1:52:49. That is about six minutes faster than I did 9 miles. Doesn't sound right to me although I did the 4/1 intervals today and did the 3/1 intervals on the nine mile run.

Anyway, it was a great long run. Nothing really hurts, my legs are just really tired.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ten Miles

Just saying it causes a bit of excitement...or is it apprehension? Tomorrow's long run is ten miles. It will (again) set a record for distance. I want to go back to the 4run/1walk intervals but am a little worried that I can sustain that for ten miles. I want to find that inner strength to do it, but don't want to ignore any discomfort that might cause an injury.

I think there is a very fine line between pushing yourself beyond what you think you can do, and pushing yourself beyond your body's capabilities, causing an injury. I've not had a running injury since July, so I must have figured where that line is. I hope I pay attention to my body tomorrow and give it the right push. I'm excited about this long run. I love that sweaty, spent, feeling of accomplishing something you never thought possible. Ten Wish me luck.