Posts tagged marathon
Posts tagged marathon
The run that almost did not happen. 4 miles at dusk is better than 0 miles. I had planned to run right after work today. Instead there was a huge flood right as I was about to change into my running clothes. Thankfully I made it home safe and got some miles in. Less than 4 weeks to marathon 19!
Celebrating 8 Years of Running - Photos from my first half marathon. Long Beach October 2006. First photo is of me, Emily, and Dorothy at the start. Emily only ran one season with us. Dorothy and I are still good friends to this day. She is the one who took me to Vegas a few weeks ago. Second photo is me crossing the finish line. At that point, I did not have a garmin so I am looking down at my stop watch. I remember the whole thing like is was yesterday. Isn’t that the case for your first race? I ran with that huge pack for many years.
I plan to post photos from every race for the next week or so. I am going to have to do some digging on old laptops.
Running in the heat after weeks and weeks of illness felt as painful as it sounds. The good news is that I ran today. Not the long mileage I had planned but better than sitting on the couch. Alarm is set for early morning long mileage tomorrow. Let’s see how it goes.
Day off from work and running in the heat. Not the smartest move I have ever made but need to get some miles on these legs. The plan is slow and easy miles. See you on the other side!
4 weeks until marathon 19!
Slow as molasses long run done!!!! Thanks to Abby for slogging it out with me.
Marathon is 5 weeks away. First true long run tomorrow morning after weeks of illness. This training cycle has been unlike any other in my 8 years of marathoning. My goal for race day is to finish strong.
Training this week: Sun 6 mi, Mon 4 mi and 1 hr strength, Tues double spin AM, Wed spin and 1 hr strength, Fri Double spin
About to begin my long run. Kicking myself for not doing this earlier but still battling sore throat illness.
Longer midweek run for the win despite major DOMs from TRX with the trainer last night. I think she made me do a million squats. This run started out too fast and I barely made it through the first mile. I pulled back and took it easy the rest of the way. I think I may actually make it through 15 on Saturday (fingers crossed). Tomorrow mini brick session before the celebration begins.
Coming back from illness is a reminder to be grateful for your health. This 4.75 (4.2 + .56 cool down) was tough. I have to push out a long run this weekend and based on the run this morning I am going to need to take it slow. Hopefully as the week progresses things will get easier.
8 weeks to the Santa Rosa Marathon! After weeks of illness, I am finally feeling better and ready to get back to running. I have some catch up to do but at least I ran the 40 miler in April and have a base.
Also good news, I got into the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half. I am looking forward to it!