Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cleansing, Wobenzyme and a 25 HR road trip (one way)...

Drove 25 hours one way to Fayetteville, NC for Thanksgiving and back. My mother-in-law smokes in the house so my week off of work was at best FFF ~ Forced Family Fun~ I did make the best of it though.

Ahead of time I searched online (in-laws have no Internet) and I found a running path about 15 minutes away from their house and went running there a few days. Of course I didn't get in my 12 mile run...for some reason when I am out of my routine I can't seem to follow my running schedule. I am working on this and is a great goal for me to work on....

On the computer note....it was a great feeling to not be on line AT ALL for 1 week. I don't have a smart phone so seriously NOTHING...this felt good and I will try to monitor my computer time more.

My Sister-in-law works at Mother's, a California health food store, and she taught us all about the ULTIMATE CLEANSE! My husband and I started yesterday...I will keep you posted.

Sister -in-law and I

Another great tip she gave us was Wobenzyme. Wobenzym helps everyday aches, pains and muscle soreness due to everyday activity. It also increases flexibility and mobility, promotes a normal inflammation response and supports joint and tendon health. So far so good on this as well! It's like an all natural advil!

Training is going OK. This week is 12 weeks out so plan to have a solid track workout today
(10 X 400) and a good long run Sunday and then I will feel confident to be back on track. This past week was a hiccup in my training....

Monday, November 14, 2011

Another week....

Crazy week (2 of 16)...Didn't reach my goal but sometimes LIFE gets in the way. I still have tons of time so I am OK with it.........

Woke up early 5:15am although didn't feel early thanks to daylight savings time. I ran the slowest 3 miles ever! I learned that after my Saturday/Sunday combo that I need to take Monday off. Glad I learned this early on. It may have helped get the lactate acid out but whatever it sucked!!!!

Went to the track around 5pm ran 1 mile warm-up and then ran 1 mile at 7:17...not bad! 400 recovery and 2nd mile 7:07! I was supposed to be at 7:17 so YEAH! It was getting cold and dark but pretty surreal running in the moonlight. One other lady came from running club. We don't have official track during the winter but have started an underground group for us hardcore ladies :)

Early 3 have a busy Thursday and Friday so no running until Saturday! My legs can't wait for a few days rest.


Ran 6 miles in Nebraska as I was visiting my parents. Went well only had time for this as I worked at the craft fair.

My sister and I working at the Holiday fair in Nebraska...

Is that Mrs. Claus???Nope just my mom! She was in charge of the Holiday Fair. It was a huge success!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Week 1 of 16

Week 1 was a success! I wanted to run 25 miles and I did! I also lifted weights twice. I think as I am getting older I am a bit more disciplined. However, this coming week will be difficult as I have a conference out of town Thursday and Friday and will be away for the weekend. I have it planned out though. I am a little afraid to post this since so many of you run tons more mileage but this is what works for me and I will build up more as the weeks come along.

was running in the dark by 5:10am. I had watched Halloween the night before and thought all the men walking their dogs could be Michael Myers.
Also first time running listening to a podcast...wine for normal people....I like running to podcasts!
4 mi at 9:00 pace

Met Running Buddy at 5:15am and we ran a 5 mile loop near our houses. A new loop for me. Lots of sidewalk, which I don't like, but great loop. It was dark in spots and still icy and showy in parts.Made to work on time so I know I can run a bit longer in the mornings.
6 mi at 9:20 ish pace

Hubby and I got up around 6:30 and he went to gym and I ran my new 6 mile loop. This was a marathon pace run so the first 2 miles or so was easy and then then last 4 were supposed to be at 8:15 pace. I was all over the place so I need to work on consistency. I was anywhere from 7:34-8:34 so I felt good about it.

Sunny and 28 degrees out...ran 9.1 miles on a hilly course. Averaged 8:48 pace so I am happy with that.
Marathon History:
Chicago 1998 I was 23 years old and had just finished my college track season the previous spring. I ran long runs but timed them not sure of mileage...didn't do speed workouts that I recall and ran a 3:27

Boston 2000 I had just moved to Colorado (June 1999) and knew I needed to start training. I coached cross-country and track at the high school I worked at so I was in decent shape I ran a 16 miler and a few hour long runs...It hurt but I had the altitude advantage and ran a 3:28. I think my brain remembered how to run???!!!

Las Vegas 2002 I met some awesome ladies and we had a 14 week plan and I trained HARD....track workouts...great long runs (2 20's) and tempo....highest mileage week was 54 ish
I ran a 3:19

Tucson 2004 I had just finished my Masters degree and hired my old roommate, a now running coach, and she trained me for this downhill marathon. Again long runs, track workouts every week I ran 10X 800's!!!
I ran a 3:27...my legs cramped up so bad I had to walk even though I trained hard on downhills....my goal was a 3:12.

Twin Cities 2005 I have no idea what happened here.....I ran great long runs, speed etc...my legs felt super heavy and it was the worst race ever for me!!! 3:55