30 weeks of Marathon training.

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Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Speed work Fail. total fail!

This work out was not at all what it looked like on paper. On paper it looked kind of basic.  1 mile warm up 3 1 mile repeats “run fast” 60 second rest between miles.  cool down. In reality this turned into a real total fail. It started last night.  We went out to Beef …

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Week of Crazy

SO the workouts have been pretty OK this week. Monday I had a teeny tiny Swim and then a 3 miler that went OK.  It was cold, and the whole running while wet I’m not always a fan of, but it worked out fine. Tuesday was a bigger swim…which I kindly saved for the afternoon. …

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Sunday’s realization…

I had a pretty good mid distance run today 7 miles.  Not really a long, but I was nervous about it, mostly because 7 just seemed so different than 6. It went a lot better than expected.  I even had mile 3 at what would be considered a good “tempo run pace”  for me.  The …

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Sloppy Saturday

Our miserable cold rain continues.  It is all relative.  We had a quality retreat today and our guest speaker was from the IHI and said “You all had me at Florida.”  He is in Wisconsin and did not even mind the rain, though really,  If I was a tourist from up north, this rain and …

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Just keep swimming.

The weather today did not cooperate with the actual forecast, or with my workout.   This is a painting by a group of artists known as “The Florida Highwaymen” Click for more info…pretty cool bunch of dudes, and one lady. On the workout was 3000 yards or meters swimming.  The weather outside looked like the …

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speed success

Thursday.  Speed work.  Treadmill. Again work is driving me crazy.  I kind of want a different job  but…I am not sure what that would be. Anyway because of a Work Retreat on Saturday ( Retreat- code word for 8 hour meeting)  I have to take a lot of extra time off this week that I …

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Wacky Wednesday

Today was not really my day in training… I had poor sleep again last night.  I’m not sure what is going on  but the lack of sleep thing is getting to me.  It’s kind of a never ending cycle.  I don’t seep well one night, then the next night I get all ready to sleep …

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Messed up Tuesday

I couldn’t get out of bed this morning.  I could not sleep last night.  My sports massage has a pattern.  Post massage my knees and other joints hurt.  I should have taken motrin but I was being stubborn and thinking if I just slept it would improve. I just couldn’t sleep though because things were …

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Handed my own ass to myself today

Today was a tough workout. I had the day off for bereavement leave, which is a bit of a strange thing  as I do actually feel bereaved, and being at home – not on my regular schedule- did nothing to improve this feeling.   I miss Grandma…or the idea of Grandma or something like that. …

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Whew, exhausted.

So so tired today. I stayed up late watching the Gabby Douglas story on Lifetime Last night. To be honest, I will say it wasn’t that worth it.  I saw a bit more on Lifetime this morning and that was more candid and interesting.  I remember watching her in the 2012 Olympics and really loving …

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