Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ready for 7

I did 6 miles this morning, 13:30 minute miles. So I am ready for 7 next week. I did my long run today instead of tomorrow because I got invited to a barbeque at someone's house who is not my family! And I am going to drink beer and have fun. So I didn't want to have to get up and run 6 miles the day after drinking beer. I never run the day after I drink... it's too hard!! I hope youse guys start posting soon.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Maybe this week

Ok, so last week didn't work out quite like I planned. On Thursday right after I blogged, I went to the dryer to put on my running clothes and they were still wet. I put the clothes in the dryer but didn't actually turn it on. Then Friday morning I was just too tired... my first week of work in 5 months whipped me! So I did 5.5 on Sunday - planned to do 6 but I got new shoes and insoles, and my feet were hurting real bad so I stopped and walked the rest of the way home. This week I have 11 miles so far. If I can get myself up from the couch, I will do 2.5 this morning and then I need to do my long run on Saturday instead of Sunday, so I will take tomorrow and Sunday off. I've lost another couple lbs so all is well. Woohoo!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

On track

I'm on track to do 15-16 miles this week. Since I started work last Thursday, I have lost 2 of the lbs I gained over the summer. I ran just over 3 miles this morning and did 13:36 miles. Yay!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's on!

Ok, I registered for the race. Woohoo!! My 5 miles went well on Sunday, I finished with just over 14 minute miles. I need to get some more clif shot blocks because that's what I decided to go with this time. I am doing either 2 or 3 this morning, depending on how I feel when I get out there. It's tough adjusting to being on my feet all day again... so I don't know how that will affect how my legs feel. Anyhoo I doubt anybody is even reading this but I think you'll all start posting again eventually.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Time to train

18 weeks until the big day. 16 weeks until it's time to taper. That's four short months, people! I'm practically starting over, having quit running and gained another 5 lbs. the last 2 weeks of my unemployment. So I am now 10 lbs over my last race weight, but I am still running faster, so it's ok. The weight will come off now that I'm back to work and on my feet all day again.
I ran 3 days this past week for a total of 6 miles. I am doing my long today which will be 5 miles. My goal for this race is to finish in 3 hours. That is just under 14-minute miles.
Looking at how the mileage will be increasing during the training period, we should probably be peaking right around thanksgiving through christmas. That will be awesome because then we can eat some holiday food guilt-free!!