Saturday, February 18, 2017


8.3 today, but spread out--maybe a triple? 3.2 with my oldest 2 this morning in the woods--mostly slow running with a few walking breaks (12:22/mile). Oldest DD wanted to go much slower than the younger, so I promised the younger one I would take her out again. Fed the baby, then ran 2.55 alongside my daughter to bike to the library (9:37/mile), picked out a couple of books that she'd been waiting for, then ran 2.55 home (9:19/mile). I swear that kid never gets tired!! This was supposed to be a very easy day for me and I kept having to ask her to slow down when we were biking.

42.3 for the week; 98.8 for February.

Friday, February 17, 2017


5 miles just under 10/mile. This is more miles than hours of sleep I got last night--I am completely trashed and my legs are even more tired than yesterday.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


7 miles & first run on new TM belt. 10 minute warm-up, a little more than 5 miles at 9:30, mile cool-down. Legs were just dead (finished at 10:30 PM).

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Officially dead. Half-mile warmup, then six sets of intervals (1 @ 7, 1 @ 7.1, 30 seconds @7.2 mph, then 2 at 6 mph...normally I like to do this one at 8 and 7, but I was afraid to go faster because it was really hard to keep my balance!! There was a HUGE fold in the belt and I lost about 5 inches on the side of the deck of runnable space). At the end of the last interval I just did not have a good feeling about it and stopped to check on the housing, and when I started it again I realized that the mileage and time clocks were no longer working. So...I'm done for the day at 3.5 miles and REALLY hoping that the new belt will be a good fit and that things will be okay and I won't have to buy a whole new treadmill...not what I want to invest in with a few months of grad school left. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017


12 at 9:51. Felt surprisingly good, probably because I spent most of yesterday in bed living on cough drops. Stopped at 6.5 to remove the motor housing on my treadmill, since the belt was sufficiently creased that it was catching and tearing on the housing (ordered a new one today and it should be here by the end of the week; it was still under warranty for 2 more years but the company was bought out and the new company won't honor the warranties, so that expense was a fun way to start off the week!). Ran another 3 miles and then had to adjust the housing again, another half-mile and baby woke up. Took 20 minutes to feed him, then got back on the TM (midnight at this point) and ran another 2 miles. Ah, the relaxation and euphoria of running...

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Had to stop running tonight because my treadmill belt is starting to tear and it was tripping me--also it's after midnight and I'm tired. 9 miles.

35 for an unplanned cutback week.