2017 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 29.01
(Run/Walked = 29.01, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Been Awhile....

I realize that I haven't done any real posting in a while. It's been kind of crazy lately and I wasn't sure what I wanted to say.

If you've been reading my Previews/Reviews you've probably gotten sick of hearing my whine. I know I have. My health and training are just not good right now, but I'm working on it.

I have booked my hotel and air for the Disneyland Half Marathon. A four day trip. Won't have a lot of time, but I'm really looking forward to it.

I have also booked my hotel and air for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon trip. Another short trip. Again, I am really looking forward to this one too.

Now I just need to get my fitness back on track so I don't suffer during these darn races.

I also booked a package for the January trip. I really wanted to do a monorail resort, but just couldn't justify the cost right now, so for now, I'll be back at Port Orleans French Quarter. If I can manage to upgrade later I will, but I wanted something on the books so that I would have an idea of what I'll be spending.

Last week was a travel week for work. I was back in New Jersey. I got a couple of workouts in before my back got worse again. Trying to add miles back in again this week.

Seems that nothing is easy right now. I've gained so much weight I'm very uncomfortable, but I just can't get the right combination of mental/physical aspects to gel right now. I'll get there. I have to get there.

Work has settled down a little bit and getting to work with some of my team members in person last week was great. I finally feel more like I'm part of the team and I hope they feel the same way.

That's it for now, just wanted to give some more information other than my failures as of late :)!

It's been kind of quiet on the Team Voice front lately - how are you doing with your goals?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #11

Dopey Training Preview - Week #11
MIND CHECK
Feeling very far behind the 8 ball right now...I have lost a lot of cardio fitness and running ability over the last month from all these injuries and illness. I sure hope I can manage to heal up so I can get back to work.
BODY CHECK
Need to take it easy this week and start gradually adding miles back in. Want to make sure the back starts getting strong again and not make it worse. The rest of me is feeling okay so I'd like to keep it that way.
NUTRITION
Going to do what I can here. I am having trouble being good so I'll take any small victories I can get this week.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 2 miles @ 12:47 per mile, cool down walk no target.
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4 miles no target.
Wednesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 3 miles @ 12:47 per mile, cool down walk no target.
Thursday
AM: Bike - 20 miles no target.
Friday
AM: Walk - 4 miles no target.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 5 miles @ 12:47 per mile, cool down walk no target.
Sunday
Rest

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #10

Dopey Training Review - Week #10
MIND CHECK
Travelling for work has made it tough this week, but I kept my focus and managed to get some workouts in. Unfortunately, my food choices weren't perfect and my back is not better yet. It's been a rough road right now and I feel very behind where I should be physically.
BODY CHECK
Still taking it slow so the body can completely heal. Got a couple of workouts in at the beginning of the week and I'm glad I was able to do that. Unfortunately, I've been back to nothing for most of the week as I can't get my back to ease up. Going to try to get some slow runs and walks in this next week and hopefully it will feel better.
NUTRITION
Eating at the hotel and in restaurants all week has been bad and I certainly didn't make the best choices, but I'll do better. I'll work at the food some more. I think I'm going to try to focus on getting energy from food this week.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
AM: Bike - 17.5mi, 46 minutes
Used the bike at the hotel and managed to get 17.5 miles in. This didn't bother my back too much and I felt that was a good sign. Hopefully, I can get more miles in this week and start getting my cardio back up and my body used to the work again.
Tuesday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
AM: Treadmill - .25mi warm up walk, 1mi @ 13:20, .25mi cool down walk
AM: Cross Ramp - 1mi
I started out on the treadmill - this is the first time I've run since the half marathon on March 6th. My back was really sore last night so I didn't want to over do it. Felt okay. Then I jumped on the Cross Ramp - it was a little harder on my back, but I managed to get a mile in on it. I was going to do the normal elliptical today, but it was too clunky so I changed my plan.
Wednesday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
No work out today. My back is back to pretty painful. I was having trouble sleeping and then sitting all day. Will have to take it easy again for a few days.
Thursday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
Same as yesterday...The back is still sore and rather than make it worse I decided to skip the workuot. Will have to see how it goes the next few days.
Friday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
Today was a travel day 5.25 hours on a plane and I was more than ready to be home and stretch my back out. It was tough to sit that long.
Saturday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
The couch and ice bags got a workout today, but I sure didn't. Really wanting to feel better soon so I can get some miles in and start building my fitness back up.
Sunday
Rest
Nothing new right now. Still trying to get my back feeling better. Going to try to walk tomorrow and see how it goes.

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #10

Dopey Training Preview - Week #10
MIND CHECK
Well, I think it's starting to sink in just how out of shape I've gotten. I really need to get back on the Goofy track and start kicking some Goofy tail...I can do this!
BODY CHECK
Need to take it easy this week and start gradually adding miles back in. Want to make sure the back starts getting strong again and not make it worse. The rest of me is feeling okay so I'd like to keep it that way.
NUTRITION
This is going to be a tough week. I am in business meetings all week which means that I'll be stuck eating whatever is presented - not a good thing, but I'll try to make the most of it.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
Tuesday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
Wednesday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
Thursday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
Friday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
Saturday
AM: Whatever I can fit in.
Sunday
Rest

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #9

Dopey Training Review - Week #9
MIND CHECK
Well...I am feeling a bit better mentally. I just need to refocus my efforts and get back in the game!
BODY CHECK
I go from half marathon recovery, to being sick with the flu, to having an injured back. Not good for working out at all. The back is starting to feel better - I think I either pulled something, pinched a nerver or some other undesirable thing. I can finally sit without cringing and I can walk again...That's a plus. Going to try to get back on the mileage train as it's been two weeks of nothing now. Had to buy some new fat clothes too...Wake up call!
NUTRITION
I did really good until Friday...Friday I fell off the wagon and I'm still running to catch up as of today. I will be eating out all week this week so I know that is not going to be a good thing either. Darn work ;)
WORKOUT PLAN
With my back being out, I didn't get any workouts in. I did get the treadmill put together and in it's new home - probably why my back isn't better yet! Hope to get back to some workouts this next week, but time is going to be scarce...

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next week!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #9

Dopey Training Preview - Week #9
MIND CHECK
Oh boy - I think I need a shrink...Or a good crying jag. It's been a rough few weeks and this week will be no exception. I have so much to do and I just don't know when I'm going to get it all done. I have work deadlines, home things that need to get done and who knows what else will come up. I just have to take this week one day at a time I guess.
BODY CHECK
Yes, I'm recovered from the half marathon and I think I'm getting over the stomach bug finally. I had no miles last week and I'd like to get some miles in this week. I'm just going to try to focus on low mileage and slowly getting my body back in to the groove. My back is very sore and I need to take it easy on the back this week.
NUTRITION
I've done my grocery shopping for the week and if I can just stick to the plan I should be okay this week. I know what to do, but haven't been able to make myself do it. Hope I can get back on track here because I'm at my heaviest in three years and I need to quite sabotaging myself.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3 miles @ 14:48 per mile, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Bike - 10 miles, no pace target
Wednesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3 miles @ 14:48 per mile, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 4 miles @ 14:48 per mile, cool down walk
Friday
AM: Walk - 3 miles, no pace target
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 6 miles @ 14:48 per mile , cool down walk
Sunday
Rest

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #8

Dopey Training Review - Week #8
MIND CHECK
I'm in a super slump right now. Slump, nah, more like the grand canyon of slumps. My heart and mind just aren't in a good place right now. I'll get over it, it'll just take time to get to where I want to go. Time's a wasting though - better snap out of it soon.
BODY CHECK
My legs were pretty much recovered by Wednesday. Too bad I then got a stomach bug of some sort that has put me out of commission since. Not a good health week.
NUTRITION
I didn't make one good choice this week. Between recovery and illness I did whatever I felt would ease my mind and body - yeah, like food can do that.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Walk - 3 miles, no pace target
This was wishful thinking. My quads were shot, my hips still hurt and I've got an ache in my back. The joys of after a tough a race I guess.
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4 miles, no pace target
PM: Pilates 20 Minute Ab Sculpting
Still trying to recover. My hips feel pretty good today, but my quads are really sore. It's funny how the aches change location from day to day. I am starting to feel pretty good in the leg department, but didn't feel up to miles today.
Wednesday
AM: Walk - 3 miles, no pace target
The stomach bug has bitten me and it's not very friendly. I am feeling rotten. Left work early and just feel completely drained.
Thursday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3 miles @ 14:48 per mile, cool down walk
PM: Pilates 20 Minute Circle Workout
Still pretty sick today. I stayed home and worked from home today. Still super tired and sour, sore stomach. Tried to get some painting done and had to stop as soon as I started - racing heart and instant sweat. Guess I'm not quite well yet.
Friday
AM: Bike - 10 miles, no pace target
PM: Pilates 20 Minute Power Sculpting with Resistance Band
Back to work, but still not feeling very good. My stomach is still sensitive and I have a great headache to go with it. Put the first coat of paint on the walls in the workout room - painting will be done this weekend.
Saturday
AM: Walk - 4 miles, no pace target
Finished painting the workout room. That's about it. Still not feeling good, not sure about the race tomorrow.
Sunday
AM: St. Patty's Day 8K
Feel really guilty because I skipped the race today. I'm just not feeling well yet, have a ton of stuff to get done around the house and the thought of running today wasn't appealing at all. I hate wasting a registration, but I think it was the right choice. Had to spray weeds in the front yard today - they're taking over the world. Tried for hours to get the treadmill in to the workout room - no luck...Going to have to try putting it together first and then move it. My back is very sore - I know it's the extra weight I'm carrying and the painting and hauling furniture around - am I whining enough yet?

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next week.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #8

Dopey Training Preview - Week #8
MIND CHECK
Really need to start doing a mind check everytime I go to buy or eat something that is not good for me. I just need to get back on track.
BODY CHECK
Going to be doing a lot of walking this week for recovery. I really want to let my body recover from the half marathon so that I can enjoy my 8K on Sunday.
NUTRITION
Working on making good choices this week. That's it - start making the right choices.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Walk - 3 miles, no pace target
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4 miles, no pace target
PM: Pilates 20 Minute Ab Sculpting
Wednesday
AM: Walk - 3 miles, no pace target
Thursday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3 miles @ 14:48 per mile, cool down walk
PM: Pilates 20 Minute Circle Workout
Friday
AM: Bike - 10 miles, no pace target
PM: Pilates 20 Minute Power Sculpting with Resistance Band
Saturday
AM: Walk - 4 miles, no pace target
Sunday
AM: St. Patty's Day 8K

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #7

Dopey Training Review - Week #7
MIND CHECK
Still having a lot of trouble with getting my mind around eating right and not skipping workouts. I know how important they are, but I'm having trouble convincing myself to do what I have to do. I know work stress is still playing a part and I'm not sure how to get around that at this point. It stinks because I really like the people I work with, it's just hard to work there right now. Need to get over it and just keep my head down and do my job the best I can I guess. Definitely time to crack down on the weight gain and start treating my body better for sure.
BODY CHECK
It's been a rough week on my body. First it was getting my right pinky toe to start healing and allow me to walk on it without trouble. Once I got that under control it was time for my fourth half marathon. That race kicked my butt - in so many ways. While I feel a little bit better today, I can still hardly walk. My legs are so sore after those hills. It really pointed out the flaws in my lack of training this last month that's for sure. I really need to quit slacking and get myself back in to better shape. I don't want my next Disney races to be this hard.
NUTRITION
What can I say about this? I've been indulging every single whim I've had regarding food. Instead of losing weight I'm gaining. My clothes don't fit well and I'm uncomfortable in my own skin. I need to stop this cycle and do better here. Why is it that I have had two weekends where walking around a grocery store just isn't possible? Must grocery shop tomorrow and do a better job with choices for the week.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Bike - 10 miles, no pace target
PM: Bike - 15 miles, 15.7mph average, resistance level 3
Thankfully, my right pinky toe was fine to bike tonight. I was able to put my running shoes on which I couldn't do this weekend. I think I'll probably have a little pain during the half, but I'll be okay!
Tuesday
AM: Bike - 15 miles, no pace target
PM: Bike - 12.5 miles, 15.6mph average, resistance level 3
Toe is still sore to walk on, but at least I got some miles in on the bike tonight. I was going to go for 15, but I just wasn't feeling it tonight so I decided to take it easy.
Wednesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 4 miles @ 14:48 per mile, cool down walk
Still have a sore toe and I'm afraid of trying to run on it. Worked on prepping the workout room for painting tonight.
Thursday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 4 miles @ 14:48 per mile, cool down walk
Still having trouble with the cut on my toe, but it is getting better. Running shoes are still causing a little pain so I skipped the run again today and painted the ceiling in the workout room instead.
Friday
AM: Walk - 4 miles no pace target
Why workout now right? After all I have a half marathon tomorrow what good is this going to do me....Wrong, but that's what I told myself. I did more painting in the workout room tonight. Tried not to do too much since I have to get up early for the race tomorrow.
Saturday
AM: Run for Ryan's House Half Marathon
AM: Run for Ryan's House Half Marathon - 13:37 per mile, 2:58:50 chip time
Well, this one definitely was the biggest challenge I've ever had in a race for sure. The elevation gain was not subtle - it was just a long continuous climb the entire first half of the race. I think I would have been better if there were some breaks between hills. There was no letting up, it was relentless. My left hip is incredibly bad and my right is suffering from supporting the left. I did finish the race even when I wanted to quit more times than I can count. Talk about back of the pack - I was 451 out of 457 runners. This really pointed out all my problem areas. Now I just have to convince myself to do something about it!
Sunday
Rest
I am definitely resting today. I can walk, but boy does it hurt. My whole body kind of feels like I've been run over. I'm sure it will start easing up tomorrow as long as I don't push myself too hard in recovery. This race was a good lesson for me and I'll do my best to improve upon where I am right now.

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next week!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Run For Ryan House Half Marathon Report

Friday I headed over to packet pickup to get my bib and shirt and get a feel for where I would be going in the morning. It got me out of work early as well so that was a nice bonus. There were about 5 vendors at the "Expo" - took me all of two minutes to walk through and head back to the car and home.

I was impressed by the shirt for this race. It's a Zorrell short sleeve wicking shirt. I got an XL and it was perfect. The sleeves were real sleeves, not those cap sleeves that so many companies are fond of. The sleeve actually came down a good distance and the length was good. I decided it wouldn't chafe so I was going to go ahead and wear it for the race.

Saturday started at 4:20am. I got up, grabbed a granola bar and some water then took a shower. Eating before a race is something I don't do, but I thought I should give it a try today and see how my stomach fairs. I took my time getting ready and gathering all my gear, etc...

At 5:20am I fed the dogs and headed on my way. About 1.5 miles from my house I realized that I didn't have my Garmin on. Could I do this race without it? Yes, did I want to, no. I turned around and headed back to get it. I like to have my Garmin with me so I know how I'm doing and where I am on the course.

Back on the road at 5:30am...Still plenty of time since the race starts at 7:00am. It was actually a very easy drive and only took about 40 minutes to get there. Parking was also quick and easy and very close to the finish line. I sat in the car for a few minutes to give myself a pep talk (which I had been doing the whole way there). I knew that I could do it, but how bad this course was going to be was still a big mystery for me.

At 6:20am I got out of the car and headed to start doing a nice warm up walk. Nothing fast, nothing fancy just walked around to get the blood pumping and the muscles loosened up. I had spent last night doing more painting in the workout room. Nothing to much, but enough that I thought my calves might get a bit tight. I stretched them out and my hips and stood around with everyone else waiting to get going. We listened to a very awful rendition of the National
Anthem - I applaud the girl for trying, but you don't need to embellish this song, especially when doing so off key.

The weather is beautiful today. Overcast and 55 at the start of the race. It would stay that way pretty much through the entire race which was absolutely great.

The race started right on time at 7:00am. I knew I was in trouble the minute I started. This course wasn't going to be a joke and I was going to suffer. We started right out with a short little hill, but that was just the beginning.

I was feeling okay and didn't think I was going too fast during mile one and that mile passed in 12:20. I am still looking a the massive looming hill that we are on and wondering how I'm going to do this.

Mile two was done in 12:51 and by the end of this mile I was seriously considering quitting and heading back. I didn't know how I was going to make it through this race. The hill is never ending. I continue on knowing it will have to level out at some point in time.

Mile three was another 12:51 and by the time I hit the 5K and I was using some not very family friendly words in my head...Hopefully they were in my head. I was drained and I had barely even started. One of the volunteers said one thing I never want to hear that early in a race - you're almost there. I said, not even close trust me. I grabbed an Accelerade at the water stop. Figured at this point it couldn't hurt. It was green. I'm not sure what flavor it was, but it was palatable although I had to wash it down with plenty of water. I also grabbed a water and I was carrying my water too.

And now I start walking. Yep, that's right, I was already walking. and we're still heading uphill. I look back and see that there are not very many people behind me. I don't care that I'm at the back of the pack. This mile passed in 14:00 minutes.

The hill is very steep now and it's getting hard to keep walking. I just keep pushing myself and moving forward one step at a time. My legs are like jelly and I have a long way to go. Finally there are people that are starting to come back the other way. I cheer them on and most return the favor telling me to keep going. There are also a ton of cyclists on the road today and all of them cheer and provide moral support. I sure appreciated that. This mile passes in 15:02. I take a Hammer gel. It doesn't help, I'm feeling totally depleted.

The hill levels out just a little bit and I can't even jog faster than a 14:30, but I try it just to keep my legs moving a little bit and try to ease the stiffness. Finally, the turn around point is close. I make it around the corner and there's a water stop. Another Accelerade, orange this time, but not orange flavor - maybe it mango or something. Again, something that I can tolerate and it's not making my stomach ache yet. That's a bonus. As I reach the half way point I'm at 1 hour and 30 minutes. I'm so tired, but I'm no the downhill side of the miles now. Mile six passes in 14:23.

I do a little jogging again since it's a good downhill and gravity can help me do the work. My left hip is really starting to hurt now and it's throwing my stride off and making it hard to run. I walk some more to try to ease my hip. Not much relief but it is helping a bit. I keep plodding on wondering why I keep putting myself through this torture. This mile passes in 13:40.

I am still going, but I'm not sure why. I want to quit so bad that it kills me. I know I'm not getting a medal since there are only a few people behind me and there are only medals for the first 600 finishers. Of course, I'm really not sure that there are 600 runners here today. Regardless, I don't care about the medal at this point. I'm just focusing on walking and jogging when I can. I have to keep moving. This mile passes in 13:32.

This next mile I was able to get a good stretch of running in. I find a pace that makes my hip not hurt to badly, but I notice that my right hip is starting to feel the strain of supporting the left hip. The balls of my feet are on fire and I know that I'm developing some massive, painful blisters. I find that running this mile helps me keep going with a little less pain. This mile passes in 12:04. Wow - really.

Didn't think I was going that fast, but it will take a toll on me during this next mile. I'm coming up on 10 miles now. I'm watching the clock and I think I'm going to come in right around three hours. I'd like to do better, but I'm just not sure that's going to happen. I've only done a little running during this mile, but I'm walking as fast as I can. I take another Accelerade - red this time, fruit punch I think. I think I'm going to have to invest in some of this stuff. I could water it down a bit more than they have and I feel like it's helping to hydrate me pretty well and not upsetting my stomach too much. This mile passes in 13:33.

I only have a 5K to go. I can do this right? Push through this and finish. Wrong - I'm suffering now. I feel like I can't finish. I take this jut that we had to make and I tried to cross to soon. I tried. I was just ready to be done I guess. This mile passes in 13:52.

I can't jog at all any more. My body just isn't going to allow it. I'm fading so fast and I am wondering if I'm going to make it to the end. I keep plodding along - more like shuffling at this point. This mile passes in 13:41.

The last mile is the easiest right? Not at all. I have been mostly alone the entire race and I know I should be getting close to the last turn in the course, but I'm not exactly sure where it is. I'm so afraid that I'm going to get lost and end up going further than I need to. I don't like this feeling. There were really no race volunteers around to guide us. There were cones on the road, but it was a construction area so it was a bit confusing. I make a turn where I think I need to and it's another uphill - great. I keep walking and finally I see more police directing traffic and helping runners cross the road and I know I'm in the right place. Thank goodness. I start doing a very slow shuffling jog. I'm very close to the end now. This last mile passed in 14:48.

I have made the last turn and am almost to the finish. They are packing everything up. Geez, how to make a runner feel fast. I keep slogging along and I finally hit the last timing mat. Guess what? There are a ton of little kids handing out medals. Yes, I got a medal. That makes me pretty happy. This last .12 miles took 2:09.

My Garmin time was 2:58:51, my official chip time was 2:58:50. How's that for close? So, I made it through under three hours - barely. My second slowest half marathon. Am I upset by this? Absolutely not - this was a killer course and I wanted to quit so many times, but I didn't.

I can't tell you what was available for the runners at the end of this race. I didn't stop, I didn't look, I just hobbled to my car. I could barely walk and I was afraid if I stopped I wouldn't be able to drive home. Straight to the car where I had a Powerade Zero and two mini Clif bars waiting for me. I headed for home immediately. I was hurting pretty good and wasn't sure how fast I'd be freezing up. Needless to say, I made it home safe and sound.

I came in 451 out of 457 people. Can't be much more back of the pack than that. It did make the run a little lonely, but that's okay.

The after math is pretty bad right now. I'm not sure I've ever been this sore after any race. My left hip is so sore it hurts to sit, stand, walk, lay down, move, etc...The right hip is sore, but manageable. The blisters on the balls of my feet are huge and deep - they aren't just surface blisters, they're further under the skin. I've never had blisters like this from any runs I've done. I guess it had to happen at some point. I totally forgot to mention just how shredded my lungs are too. The effort was so great that I was breathing pretty hard the whole time and I now sound like a chain smoker when I breathe and when I cough. Crazy.

I know that I need to do a lot of work on myself after this race. That's kind of why I did this race. I wanted to see just how much damage I've done in the last two months. Now I know, I've done way too much damage. Time to change that for sure.

Here's a breakdown of my thoughts after my fourth half marathon:
1. This was no where near as fun as a Disney race.
2. The water stops were too far apart for as steep as the course was and they should have offered bananas or some food items on the course.
3. I will pay much more attention to the elevation maps on any future races I contemplate running.
4. Hills are not my friends.
5. I must lose this extra weight.
6. Treadmill hill training is in my future.
7. The mind is an amazing thing. If it wasn't for my will to not fail, I would have stopped after a couple of miles. I saw many people on the course turn around between miles 4 and 6.
8. People are supportive - cyclists and motorists were kind and thoughtful on the course today.
9. I love volunteers and supporters. It really did make the course more doable.
10. I think I need to revise my training plan to sort of reset my mileage and start over on the build up. 11. I may be walking the Goofy, but I will finish.
12. Strength training cannot be avoided any longer.
13. Core training cannot be avoided any longer.
14. I finished my fourth half marathon and it had nothing but hills.
15. Whoever said that what goes up must come down wasn't running.
16. Downhills don't help if you're dead tired from the uphills.
17. Pain sucks!
18. I am envious of people that can make this look easy.
19. I like running a longer race with more people than this. Company and misery loves company!
20. I wonder why I keep torturing myself...but even as sore as I am I love it!
21. It would be good to get some running miles in, in the month prior to a race.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Good Luck Princesses

Good luck to everyone running the Royal Family 5K and Princess Half Marathon this weekend. May all your race dreams come true. Remember to take time to enjoy the race and think of those of us that aren't able to be there with you!

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