30 weeks of Marathon training.

just a spot to write about the next 30 weeks….of running.

Category Archives: Racing plans

Today’s Long and the short of it.

Today is my Long run day. So I ran 4 miles. 4 you say and scratch your head a bit. Yep 4.  And they weren’t that easy.  Especially because darn it my pants were falling down. No I have not lost any weight.  I think there was something odd about the tights.  Eventually I got …

Continue reading

End of Week Recap

What a FANTASTIC week of training. I really really had fun. This was probably due to lower miles, and being back in my home gym, but whatever. It was also a week of BIKE shopping. Whew, what a hassle. I shopped Craig’s List daily, several times daily when I wasn’t at work.  I looked all …

Continue reading

Wednesday Fun.

And the Fun theme continues.  Thank goodness.  I don’t think I’m set up yet for a grinder of a week. Today the gym is closed. I woke to chilly, wet weather, and a raging headache.  I’m a wee bit annoyed about the headache.  I had no alcohol last night or anything, it just came on. …

Continue reading

Ho Hum….

So it looks as if I am in rehab mode. Today I looked at my workout as I was blowing into the gym.  It looked dinky.  I changed out of my adult clothing into my play clothing and went to renegotiate. (Ok so this video is kind of cute and funny, negotiations with my coach …

Continue reading

And…she’s off and running.

Yesterday was my first run since December 4th. That is a super long time for me to not run. I did do “other” activities that were delicious and fun, but for me, I was a bit distressed about not actually running.   So combine not doing any long runs, with Holiday cheer (I actually seem …

Continue reading

2014 Race Calendar

Truthfully, I am not supposed to even THINK about racing until I can run 5-10 miles and not get hurt. Well..  In my defense, a little thinking can not hurt.  In fact, it kind of takes the sting out of this years mess.  If I look at the year from January to January, I did …

Continue reading

Mobilizing the resources. Injury Update

I had a realization this morning as I was swimming… Having any kind of coherent thought while doing laps is an achievement for me.  I tend to focus on lap counting, set counting and the like.  Thoughts drift in and out like jelly fish, but rarely do they stay. I dragged myself out of bed …

Continue reading

OK so.. WTH

Can I admit…. I swear I have a stupid black injury and pain cloud over my head. After I wrote my entry for yesterday my back just got tighter and tighter.  I noted that I was having trouble walking.  I knew it was obvious because my poor poor long suffering dog was giving me the …

Continue reading

Update on injury and training.

Well, I am actually on the road to recovery. Now, don’t laugh.  This song really is more for use with 12 step groups. I don’t have a substance abuse issue, but I sure have had an actual injury. I gotta give some high fives to my coach.  This groin/adductor injury was actually kinda bad.  Since …

Continue reading

3 miles

I was given the go ahead to run 3 miles today.  Kinda a tester if you will. My Hip failed. The first mile was OK.  Towards the end of the small incline I started to note that there was some tugging and pulling in my hip/groin area. I finished to 1.5 and turned around and …

Continue reading