Dutchie I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.
Run the day, or the day runs you.
Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle
Last night I crossed 1500 miles for the year...
Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape...
Last night I crossed 1500 miles for the year...
Way to go, Kelly!! Yaaay!
Use your momentum...keep going. You know you can make it.
Russ - I had a bad run on Sunday also. I planned on a 14 miler but it just wasn't there. I thought the hills and relative altitude from my PA and OH trip might pay off but the heat just crushed me.
Today I had a much better effort. 75F and rain instead of 90F and sun, I guess it makes a difference. I did 6 easy miles and felt much better.
Congrats on the milestone Kelly.
Colonial 200 Relay Sep 20-21 -
Smithfield Hog Jog 5K 12 Oct -
Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...
Valley Harvest (Nova Scotia) HM October 2013
Hypothermic Half March 2014 - training run
Toronto Waterfront HM October 2014
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July
Hartford Marathon/Newport Marathon 12/13 Oct
Boston Marathon 21 April 2014
Ran the annual B eat the Odds race for the Cure this morning. I hat 5Ks...they hurt. My daughter came in 2nd overall (22:16) and I came in something like 20th (25:58). Great way to start the day. I am hoping for a slow and steady 9 miler tomorrow. You guys are doing great
Just in from my planned 10-miler. It's gorgeous out there, 80 degrees of blazing sunshine, but I was prepared with my Hammer Heed and ran through a couple sprinklers too. This route had no hills and consequently it was relatively pain-free; so I may limit my "rolling hills" route for now. I figured out my knee pain is from my quad tightening up and had to stop and strech that several times, but it resolved the issue; so it's all good. I walked one minute out of about 5 of the miles just for GP and I think that was a good idea.
Did I already tell you I signed up for a HM on Sept 26? I felt like I needed a goal to give me more focus. Right now, I would be happy to simply run the distance comfortably and pain-free.
HappyFeat: nice goal that. The half won't be a problem for you. Take care of those quads though.
Crabby: that's a really great finish time for a 5K. In my dreams...
Kelly: I missed it. Congrats on crossing the 2000K. My fingers are jealous. I had to type that number 3 times before I got it right
Perfesser: I'm so envious of your trails. We don't have that here. Anywhere. I'd have to drive to Belgium. Which I might have to do if I decide to run that solar eclipse marathon. Not sure yet. It seems like a really tough run. Up to 15% ascent!
My week didn't go so well. This staycationing thing is ruining me. I have no routine, no structure to my day and things are starting to go wrong. I missed two runs this week (1x10K and 1x13K). Defeating my goal of making 250K this month, sigh. In all fairness, the bad rain storms we've been having all week didn't do much for my motivation. Ah well, I still do better than last month.
Today was the beast of the week: 24.52 very slooooow kilometers (3h05). They forecasted rain storms and thunder/lightning for today. So I left the house early, hoping to make it back before the storm hit. No such luck ofcouse. I was doing alright, my legs were fine, though my R-leg felt a little funny. Did better than last week by any measure. During the whole run these dark threatening clouds were moving in. In the last 5 kilometers the wind suddenly picked up and felt much colder coming of the lake. Really like one second it was "OK", the next the wind was much more forceful, pushing me sideways. And it started to rain. As I went into the last 3.5K, all I could think of was getting to the tree line (a full kilometer away). That would get me out of that wind. It felt so good to finally get there. Didn't notice the wind much after that. But as I got home I felt really really cold. Even a nice hot shower didn't really warm me up. It's just one of those day again.
Boy, would I love to run a 25:00 5K!
Got through the long run yesterday, 12.85 miles due to poor navagation on my part. I did it as a 9:1 run/ walk. My pace was good through mile 9 (lots of hang ups with the tourists downtown mostly 11:40 m/m) then I really got a bit hot and tired and slowed down. I felt fine afterward and went for a long walk to pick up dinner later that night - hubby had a reunion with college buddies so I had the couch and TV to myself!
Today I warmed up on the elliptical and stretched, I noticed my feet and ankles were a little swollen today, very weird. Its hot here (30ºC) maybe that's it - I'm trying to hydrate as much as possible.
Picking up more running vs cross training now, HM is 6 weeks away.
Happy sunday, A
Thanks you all. I live in a town of super fast runners so I always feel sluggish but in reality sub 26 minute 5Ks are just great! I ran a slow 14 miler with a friend who is training for a marathon and I guess also for me who needs to runa 14 mile leg for a relay race in about 2 weeks. Always more fun than speedy!
Good luck training for the half ayola...Is it in Nova Scotia or have I not been paying attention?
Dutchie you are a high milage gal! I remember when you and me used to run together virtually that is
7 miles in humid Miami. Heat acclimation continues. Fairly good run and the new Garmin 310XT seems to be working well, tested the "return to start" feature for when I get lost on the trails, and it seemed to work.
Hey, upon further review, that was a 9:20 pace. I didn't think I was going that fast (hey, that's fast for me on an "easy" run). And GPS elevation data really is not good.
MTA: And that put me over 100 miles for the month, so that's something.
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