Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Shitty Day

I can't believe nobody has posted about the run!!!! It was long, difficult, painful. I finished in 3:02 which was hugely disappointing. I need to remember for next time that I must eat a substantial carb breakfast because I think that threw me. Anyhoo, I have been resting for almost two full weeks and it feels wonderful.

slow and painful 2

Not even quite 2, and a full minute slower pace than yesterday. I think it's all the sugar I have been eating the past couple days. I am going to see if I can not do that today... it's hard, I have pms, which is another reason the run was hard and slow.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Did 2.5 miles this morning. Without my ipod. 14.5 minute miles, how exciting! I went without my knee braces which was probably not the best idea. Nothing hurts but my right knee was a little touchy today. Probably I should just wear them.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sandy and I

did 2.28 miles, total time 28:36, 12:33 minute miles.

Ready for the race!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Well, this is really Mari and I did three on the treadmill at work.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It Wasn't Good People

I did 4 this morning in Denver. It was freezing. I did two in just shy of 24 min, so that was good, but the way home was almost all uphill and in total it took me 57 minutes. I walked most of the uphills. I did have some lung burn. I'm really focusing on hydrating to adjust to the altitude.

This is Sandy btw, just realized I'm posting as Mari.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

well . . .

I did two today. Intended on doing 6, but it wasn't to be. I had some stomach problems right before going, I think I must be dehydrated or something. When I went to switch treadmills I felt real dizzy, so I decided to call it quits. Could be bad for next weekend. But hell, it could be good. Only time will tell.

I was reading up on my training before the last half, and I did 10 miles the week prior. I pretty much crashed and burned the second half of that one. So maybe all the resting up before this one will do me better. Or, maybe it will suck. Either way, its getting done!!


My last long before the big day and I think I am as ready as I ever will be. My total time was 112:32, which is about 13:09 per mile. Good enough!!

Now, I will say this, just as some general advice and something I learned today. I started out the run in my sleeves with a tank top underneath. I ditched the sleeves when I got warm enough,which was around two or three miles. But then, around mile five a wind kicked up and it was pretty chilly and I was wishing I had my sleeves back. So, lesson being make sure you don't ditch your sleeves until you are absolutely CERTAIN you don't want them any more. And I think we should all three give Chris sweaters to bring to us at the finish line, since you might get pretty chilly again pretty darn quick after you stop running. It is going to be cool to cold here, not warm, so pack appropriately!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I had set out to do 8, in Pinetop, as a last-ditch effort to prepare my body for the half. I drove up highway 260 towards McNary and planned my route. Well it took me 20 minutes to do the first mile, so I thought that would probably be my pace. I got to my landmark where I was supposed to turn around, and looked at my time, and it was 12 or 13 minutes under where it should have been. The first part was almost entirely uphill, with an elevation gain of 260 feet. In order to have that time, I would have to be doing 17-minute miles. And since the first mile took 20 minutes, I had to have been going even faster than that for the next 3. Also I was walking most of the time. So I decided it didn't make sense, and there must be 2 overturned construction signs on the side of the road, and I needed to keep going till the next one. So I kept going and didn't see anything and said fuck it, I don't care if I went less than 4! Then about the last 2 miles I just walked because my feet were hurting and I was just too tired. When I got back to my car, I drove what I actually walked, and it was 9.3 miles. Then even with the 2 miles of walking at the end, my time was still just barely over 18-minute miles.
Could losing 10 lbs make that much difference? I must have done something wrong.

Not an easy three

I did three, a tough and hilly three.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Total time 37:01, 12:59 miles. All good. I am mad at Chris because he made a comment to the dog this morning that it takes me longer to get ready to run than it does for me to run. Then, later in the morning he asked me if I was paying bills and I said "no, I only pay those on Tuesdays" and he was all "oh yeah, okay" with sort of a tone. So, I got mad again and said he was welcome to pay them any time he wanted if he had a better way and then he accused me of being "sensitive".

So, now my plan is to not speak to him for the rest of the day.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


The good news is that I went. And, its also good news that I did 3.5. I guess by this point I can say that I skipped my last long run. I think I've done plenty of longs and frankly I just don't want to do another. I'm excited for the trip!!

Missy do you want to ask Lo if you can borrow her Traveling Blisters hat? So we can find each other?

4 Miles

Four miles on the treadmill this afternoon at work. All good, but it made me STARVING and now I'm going to get a pumpkin pie blizzard.

This is good stuff

Lifted from the Jeff Galloway blog:

The Choice is Yours

Posted: 05 Oct 2010 12:56 PM PDT

You can take control over your attitude, or you can let yourself be swayed by outside factors that will leave you on a motivational roller coaster: fired up one day, and down the next. Getting motivated on a given day can be sometimes as simple as saying a few key words and taking a walk.

1. Consistency is the most important part of conditioning and fitness.
2. Motivation is the most important factor in being consistent.
3. You gain control over your motivation - every day.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I did 3 today at the gym, indoor track. And, I have to say that whilst I dreaded going and was really quite grumpy about it, it wasn't so bad. You know how you can generally tell in the first few steps if its going to be a bad run or a good one? Well, I was expecting a bad one but my first few steps turned out generally light and somewhat bouncy, and I felt pretty good the whole 3 miles. And thank goddess because I've been feeling a bad exercise rebellion coming on. Just. Need. To. Get. Through. Next. Week.

I'm wondering if part of my misery is cause of my period. Do you guys find that its harder to run and/or get motivated when you're on your period?

Anyhoo, I think I will try 10 tomorrow night, and then only do 5 or 6 on Sunday.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Total time was 136:06, time per mile 13:15, which I think I can safely say will be my race pace, for the most part. Although I don't know, those last three miles might just do me in. These ten miles nearly did me in!


I only did 5 today. It was all I really wanted to do. I might try to do a long this week sometime.


I did a little more than 7 today, with 17:30-minute miles. As long as it's under 18 minutes, I'm good. I walked much of it. I would have liked to do more running at the end, it was mostly downhill, but I had to poop and jogging made it worse. So I walked with my cheeks pinched together.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I did 2 today. And I didn't even run the whole way. Pathetic.


If I am doing my math right I did 12:42 second miles. Not sure about that though. Total time was 43:26.

Getting geared up for my 10.2 tomorrow! Gotta get it done! I need to go to a goodwill store today or maybe walmart and pick up some cheap sweatshirt and long sleeve shirt so I can wear them tomorrow on my run and make sure it is all going to work.

I'm going to lose a bit of time, since I am going to have to drop the dog off when he is done and then finish up, but it won't be that much time, I'll just throw him in the house and keep going.

I'm trying to devise a ritual for the night before the race, do you guys want to do that? I'm thinking we could combine it with my family's thankfulness ritual, since it will be about that time.

Friday, October 1, 2010

I didn't go yesterday. And, I didn't go today. And, I really don't want to fucking go tomorrow.