Sunday, July 31, 2011
July miles run: 131.68 (highest ever - again!)
July races: 0
July days run: 31 (100%)
Shortest run: 2.03 miles with Maddie
Longest run: 14.06 with Mr. JH (the coach)
Pain: none :)
July mileage really upped my yearly mileage. I set 1050 miles as a goal for the year with a secret goal of 1200 miles for the year. I only thought 1200 would be a dream and it may happen. Today I'm 70% of the way to 1050 miles for the year. Unless I get hurt I'll definitely hit my goal.
Coming up in August: My longest training run ever followed two weeks later by a long run even longer than the first long run of the month.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
|6 miles done, 5 or 6 to go|
|2 essentials for the long run: my garmin and my handheld (filled with Nuun)|
|I ran by here twice this morning. Good thing they aren't open early otherwise I may start carrying money when I run.|
|recent storm damage|
|entering the park again...oh so close to my car|
|the path through the park|
|the "other" path through the park. the shade is wonderful in here. the mosquitos attack me when i go in here.|
|between the "other" path and this main road is all housing developments. nothing interesting. nothing that caught my eye. nothing that screamed "take a picture of me" so i didn't take any pictures.|
Friday, July 29, 2011
- Don't forget to enter my Gotein giveaway HERE. It is easy to enter, so check it out.
- I will answer the Q&A questions you left me this weekend or early next week. Feel free to leave me more questions HERE.
- I'm trying to talk ADP into doing a guest post because I found out last night that he apparently did a century ride when he was young (no idea what age...but when he was still living in MT with his parents).
- I've been going to the pool everyday because my kids have lessons. When it is nice we stay and play in the water until we want to leave. It has me thinking...tri?? And then I asked Punky's instructor from last year how long the pool was and I did the math. Hmmm, I'd have to be able to swim this thing ~15 times but in open water to do the first part of a sprint tri. Maybe no tri for me...
- Yesterday we were at ADP's work picnic and while he was chatting with coworkers
about workthe kids and I went exploring around the park. I walked along the service road and the kids walked on the rocks. Ah, the joy of being a kid and walking on the rocks because they want to.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I feel like I've been in a tug-of-war during the long runs. At the beginning of July I ended up running with a couple different groups (I love running loops for this reason). The first four miles were relaxed with my red buddies. The last three miles were at a stronger pace with a yellow runner. The miles in the middle were with Mr. JH (who is one of the coaches) and we were playing pacing tug-of-war. We just couldn't settle into a pace. It was a lot of work.
Two weeks later Mr. JH and I ran 14 miles together and it was much better. We kept the yellow group in sight for a while and then they took off and we just kept plugging along. It is funny, when we weren't meeting up with others our pace was much more consistent and I didn't feel like we were playing tug-of-war. I don't know what it was, but it was a good run.
|7 miles out, 7 miles back on 7/16|
Does anyone use RunKeeper? (I think it's an iPhone app.) Mr. JH uses RunKeeper and I use a garmin 305. Mr. JH's first three miles came in at 10:15 and mine were 10:50/10:37/10:23. Those numbers don't match up at all. Any suggestions on why the discrepancies?
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
easiest questions and I'll get to them later this week.
Now the hard part...nominating 5 bloggers to do this who haven't already participated:
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Gotein website and look at their pretty pictures. I used my trusty nalgene bottle for mixing mine:
- Drink 1/3 of the bottle (it is formulated for a standard 16.9 oz water bottle).
- Open the stick pack, pour contents into the bottle.
- Swirl and shake!
- 16-17 g protein
- 5-6 g carbs
- 24 vitamins and minerals
- 100-110 calories
- When would you use Gotein?(+1)
- Like Gotein on facebook (+1)
- Follow Gotein on twitter (@Gotein) (+1)
- Share on your blog, tweet (tag @runningonmytime), share on FB, send an e-mail (+1 for each)
- Simply leave a comment letting me know you want to enter (+1)
3 entries for me...I'm commenting, I would use Gotein before a run, and I follow on FB.*Giveaway will end at the end of July, 2011*
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Last week and this week both Bugs and Punky ran my two warm-up laps with me. Then I drop them (well...I drop Punky as she slows down and Bugs flies past me as he picks up speed) and get down to business. Today was a different workout than I'd been doing. For the past four weeks the schedule had 30/30 (30 seconds fast, 30 seconds slow) and I had gotten better at them, or so I tell myself. This week was 60/60. Gulp! Um, 60 seconds is twice as long running fast in case you need help with the math.
I set my garmin and was off for 7 repeats of this craziness. It was hot. The third repeat I had sweat burning my eyes (so I tried to mop some of the sweat off while running faster). I finished the fifth and thought it would be great to call it a day. When the seventh was done I seriously considered dropping my cool-down laps, but knew better. My paces were all over, which I didn't find out until plugging my garmin in (7.8 to 8.9 mph). Hopefully next week will go a little smoother.
And then I was done and trying to take a picture of myself in the car window. It was all of 8:30 and I wanted to get home and have breakfast.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
- Air Conditioning
- Lots of food
- Fresh fruits and veggies
- More food
- And... when I was shopping this afternoon I had to look for a can of beans on the bottom shelf. I got all the way down only to find out that there were none of my favorite Goya black beans on the shelf. Then I tried to stand up. I looked around, there were children nearby so all expletives on the tip of my tongue were swallowed and I considered just sitting down. I really didn't have to go home, the grocery store would make a fine home and then I wouldn't put my tired quads through the act of standing up. Eventually I thought of my loving kids and my husband, who surely would go hungry without me to feed them so I stood up (hoping that I didn't make too many groans in the process), finished my shopping and am now comfortable on my couch.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
|it was cool for a change!|
|my newest running accessory!|
|we ran a lot of this plus some, turned around and came back|
|all done & the ice is melted, so how am I still sweating?|
I do not have the auto-stop turned on (by choice) so my garmin pace graph comes out looking like this:
How do you do it? I want to know the actual time it is taking me to run and I plan to stop for water and water refills during my marathon. Is this a good way? Any other suggestions? Even with the stops, Here are the deets for today:
- 14.06 miles (.02 miles longer than my previous longest run...longer is longer)
- 2:29:51 (which included those 4-5 minutes of stopping)
- 10:40/mi ave pace
- Not enough calories burned to completely come out even after tonight's planned dinner out
- Ave heart rate: 158 bpm
Thursday, July 14, 2011
When I started this four weeks ago I did 8 repeats and I have worked my way up to 16. Next week it is back down to 7 but I'll be doing 60/60 instead. I finally have 30/30 figured put and the plan changes.
When I got home I mowed the grass and now I'm relaxing in my adirondack chair thinking about nothing much at all. It is a great Thursday!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
|Half Marathon, 1st Place AG and 10th overall, 10/10/10|
|10K, 7th overall, 1/9/11|
|Father's Day 5K, 2nd Place AG and 16th overall, 6/19/11|
I cannot wait to see what you do in your new age group. Although, you are getting old* so it is okay for you to listen to your body and slow down if you must.
*you may think you are old, but since I beat you to this age group by a few months I can say it isn't all bad.
Monday, July 11, 2011
My running is going great! As in unbelievably well! My runs are all great (not every single one of them, but almost all of them.)! I am mixing up road, treadmill, and track this summer for a change of pace.
So, what have I been up to? (Yeah, I know I just said I don't think you want to read it, but I'm listing some things anyway.)
- "Old fashioned" cross-training in the form of up and down the ladder for the lower body. Power washing, scrubbing, cleaning, and using the drill for the upper body.
- Wearing my kids out at a water park. I think I have two water bugs! This means one thing: they follow after their mom.
- Mowing. I love mowing so I decided that I would do it this summer so we have more family time on the weekend (I can mow during the week and ADP cannot).
- Gardening, of course. We have another round of mulch to buy and spread, but not today. My arms are still a little sore from taking the gutters down yesterday.
- Enjoying my running. I really love it and I am trying really hard to enjoy the heat that goes along with running outdoors during the summer.
- Perusing race listings. I would like to get in another half before my marathon, but none of them work out with my training schedule. I keep looking but none are showing up when I want and/or need them to. I want to do a race-pace race for many reasons: to see if I can hit the 13.1 mark about when I'm thinking I should for my marathon in October; to see how I feel after to gauge if the pace is ok; and to see if I can pace myself.
Friday, July 8, 2011
My running has been great this week! Yes, I'm still working on getting over the ankle issue, but it is as close to 100% as it is going to get. I never did explain the ankle...
Finally, I mentioned it to my chiropractor. The short of it: I LOVE ultrasound on injuries!! My chiro did u/s a couple times and after the last time he was massaging the tendon and then suddenly pulled on my foot. So was not expecting that! For the following week I felt like I was running with a flipper on my left foot. Talk about weird. Apparently, in not getting my ankle looked at the first time round the scar tissue formed in such a way that I had lost some movement in my ankle. This time I laid off any speed work and tempo runs until it felt like I could actually run without my foot going ku-plomp with every step. This week I did my speed work, long and short runs, and tempo run all ankle pain FREE! I didn't notice any ku-plomps either! Such a wonderful feeling.
I'll try to be better at getting around to blogs. I'm still settling into this summer vacation thing. It is going fast, but we are keeping busy so it is a good fast vacation so far.
Friday, July 1, 2011
June miles run: 119.91 (highest ever!)
June races: 2 (Freihofer's 5K with a friend, Mud Mania! with Amanda)
Shoes retired: 0
June days run: 30 (100%)
Shortest run: 2.01 miles with Maddie
Pain: Left ankle (recurring injury) that is at 95%! Right big toe (recurring injury), it'll be better when the humidity goes away.Longest run: 13.11 miles in three parts (see Freihofer's above), longest continuous run10.17 miles on the treadmill
2011 Mileage is coming along! I'm 57% done with my goal.