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Marathon Training- Week 3

Marathon Training- Week 3

Well, it’s been several weeks since my last running post. I have still been running but have just been too busy getting the house ready to sell (which it did!) and my oldest started kindergarten. John also returned to HU for the new semester so we were adjusting to all kinds of new things. In the midst of the chaos my marathon training began. After a date conflict I decided to change race dates. My sister will be getting married…

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Back from Vacation… I miss running on the beach!

Back from Vacation… I miss running on the beach!

Well, we’ve been back almost a week now and obviously it has taken me that long to get back online to my running blog. We had a great time and I actually got 3 days of running in. I even met a friend from Searcy who happened to be vacationing there at the same time. We met one morning at 6:30 and did 8 miles together before it got too hot. Another day I went 3 on the treadmill and…

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A New Running Habit…

A New Running Habit…

My Garmin and my new favorite post-running drink! Yes, I have become a big fan of Mountain Mudd’s APB, Half Colada with protein smoothie. Yes, it’s a long drink order but SO delicious! I treat myself to one a week after the hardest workout- usually my long run. I went ahead and bought a pre-paid drink card (10 medium drinks) because it is $1.50 cheaper per drink to do it that way. (Thanks for the tip, Kem!) So here is…

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Easy week… very nice!

Easy week… very nice!

Abi and I on her 5th birthday, this past week. My little girl is growing up! Last week I was able to clock in 30 without any trouble. I even took 2 days off… very nice!! Sunday- 5 mi. Monday- 8 mi. Tuesday- Off Wednesday- 4 mi. Thursday- Off Friday- 10 mi. Saturday- 3 mi. This was the second week in a row I’ve done a “long” run (10 mi.) and it was great. We didn’t even have to stop…

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One HOT week!!

One HOT week!!

Yes, the temperature was pretty much at 100 degrees every day this week. My goal when it is all said and done is still 35 miles. Monday was the worst run of the week. I went at 8:15 with the running class at Health Corp. We ran 5.5 in the humidity on hills at about an 8:40 avg. pace and it wore me out! Today was my longest run since the Half Marathon and it felt GREAT. I even treated…

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Most Mileage yet… & NEW SHOES!

Most Mileage yet… & NEW SHOES!

Rocky and Abi wearing our stuff.Abi’s wearing my running shirt-“My sport is your sport’s punishment.” Well, last week was my best week as far as mileage is concerned. On Thursday I went 8.5 with Kem in the heat of the morning. Friday I went at 6:15 (a.m.) with Meg and it was wonderful. The temperature was so much more bearable. I may actually convert to early a.m. runs temporarily. Meg and I did 5.5 which brought my week to a…

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Hot Runs on some Hot Days…

Hot Runs on some Hot Days…

Yes, it is blazing outside. I know I need to go earlier in the morning but I need to get my kids all sleeping through the night first. Anyway… Tuesday morning Kem and I went 8 around a 9 minute pace. Then today I went 5 with the running class (same pace). It was harder today than yesterday because of the heat. I did Body Pump tonight at Health Corp and the gym felt like a sauna. So I am…

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Late Night = No Running!

Late Night = No Running!

Casey and I- Body Pump Buds Jana, Meg & I- Running Friends just me! Well, I’ve been running twice since my last post. Friday morning I went 7 in the heat of the morning with the running class. One word- HOT! Saturday I did not run- just did Body Pump. Push-ups are getting easier. Last night (Sunday night) I went 5 with Meg and Jana. I came home and before going to bed Anthony woke up hysterical. He ended up…

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Harder with jogging strollers?

Harder with jogging strollers?

Yes, today we went on a “family run.” When we do this, John pushes the double jogger and I push the single jogger so we can all go together. I enjoy these runs because we get to go with the kids but it is definitely a workout! We went 3 1/2, although it felt like 7. Today was a nice recovery day for me so it was fine. Yesterday was 5 1/2 and Body Pump. Tomorrow I’m running in the…

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2 More Morning Runs…

2 More Morning Runs…

Yesterday I went running on a Sunday morning for the first time in a LONG time. I met Meg at 6:55 and I must say it is a different world out there at that time. There was hardly any traffic, the weather was great- I could get used to this! We did 6 miles, partly on the trail and then road. This morning I ran with Kem 6.5 around Searcy. I will be taking tomorrow off since I will be…

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