Training is moving along

Posted on October 6, 2010. Filed under: Me, Myself, and I | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

So this week I logged 16miles. I can’t believe I am running in the double digits for the week. And enjoying it.

The big accomplishment this week was getting into the 4 mile range. Furthest distance for me yet in running. When I hit the 4miles it still felt good.

I did most of my runs around the neighborhood which means the big hills though I have started avoiding the really big one as I increase the distances. After running the same route 2 different times I was able to do the 2nd run beating my pace by 30 seconds. I don’t know if I was just more rested, or getting used to the hills and extra distance but it felt good to not only get the miles in but a little faster too.

Saturday I did another first….now usually TB is my running partner but until cools of a little bit more we are alternating mornings on our runs. When we run together I don’t talk (I can’t :)) so I usually get TB started and listen. On Saturday I went running with a neighbor. We headed down into the valley a little bit- got a little shade and some flat running tracks. We did our 4 miles and I pretty much talked the entire time….seriously 80% of me was chatting. Not a chatterbox like my girl….I was answering questions…and maybe a little chatter. She loved it as it made the run go easier and faster- was her first 4mile run. I was amazed that I was able to hold the conversation. Just shows that I am getting in better running shape and time to start pushing it further.

With the training schedule, Daisy troop, work and just life I haven’t been able to keep up with the yoga schedule like I would like…but tonight TB and I headed over to Yin (holding deep long poses). Wow it was hurtful in some cases while I tried to open up my hips and quads– but feels so good. I think Yin is going to have to become a regular part of the training routine to keep me open!

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Training for a Half-Marathon

Posted on September 19, 2010. Filed under: Me, Myself, and I | Tags: , , , , , , |

Am I nuts?

Yes, I am.

But I am up for the challenge and really want to see if I can tackle a full Marathon in 2012 so this is the first step.

A friend kinda talked me into it and then I got a few of my neighbors on board and TB too (well almost)

The training plan I got actually looks pretty reasonable, but I still cringe at thinking about running 8 miles let alone 13.

So this week was week 1. Actually week 4 on the plan, but the plan is stair-step from nothing to a 5K, to 10K, to a half.

This week was

Monday- Cross-Train

Tues- Speed Interval Running

Wed- Strength Training

Thur- 30min run

Friday- Rest

Saturday- 2miles

Sunday Rest

So far it is all feeling really good. It is amazing considering I was a non-runner this time last year to find that 30min of running in the AZ hills feels good, but it does.

I actually have been cheating a little and hiking/walking on the rest days…but so far it isn’t hurting so I am going to keep it up. It is my neighbor chat time and I don’t want to give it up…she would love to train with me but being pregnant puts her out this year.

I am laughing as I write this as I expect in about a month you are going to read some pretty miserable, whinny posts, but for now I am in high spirits.

Here we go…..

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